Filosofa Is Sorry …

I fear that I must apologize this morning, for I know that you all look forward to the Wednesday morning ‘Good People’ posts, and I come to you today with empty hands.  It isn’t the fault of the good people, for they are out there, but only my own fault, for I was simply … unable last night.  I promise to have a good people post next Wednesday, perhaps even sooner.

But my hands are not completely empty, for I have a humorous Christmas poem with a delightful surprise ending, so I hope you’ll take the time to read all the way to the last line.

A Politically Correct Christmas
~ Anonymous

Twas the night before Christmas and Santa’s a wreck…
How to live in a world that’s politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to “Elves”,
“Vertically Challenged” they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the North Pole,
were alleged by the union, to stifle the soul.

confused santaFour reindeer had vanished without much propriety,
released to the wilds, by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear,
that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his beautiful sleigh,
because the ruts were deemed dangerous by the EPA,
And millions of people were calling the Cops,
when they heard sled noises upon their roof tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe, had his workers quite frightened,
and his fur trimmed red suit was called “unenlightened”.

To show you the strangeness of today’s ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
He went to Geraldo, in front of the Nation,
demanding millions in over-due workers compensation.

confused santa-4So…half of the reindeer were gone, and his wife
who suddenly said she’d had enough of this life,
joined a self help group, packed and left in a whiz,
demanding from now on that her title was Ms.

And as for gifts…why, he’d never had the notion
that making a choice could cause such commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur…
Which meant nothing for him or nothing for her.
Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot,
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls and nothing for just boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific,
Nothing that’s warlike or non-pacifistic.

No candy or sweets…they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish upon the truth.
And fairy tales…while not yet forbidden,
were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden,
for they raised the hackles of those psychological,
who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football…someone might get hurt,
besides – playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist and should be passe.
and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

confused santa-3So Santa just stood there, disheveled and perplexed,
he just couldn’t figure out what to do next?
He tried to be merry he tried to be gay,
but you must have to admit he was having a very bad day.
His sack was quite empty, it was flat on the ground,
nothing fully acceptable was anywhere to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might,
give to us all, without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy – with no indecision,
each group of people in every religion.
Every race, every hue,
everyone, everywhere…even you!
So here is that gift, it’s price beyond worth…

“May you and your loved ones enjoy peace on Earth.”

Peace on earth

29 thoughts on “Filosofa Is Sorry …

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  2. I have often heard that a good apology has 3 parts : 1) I’m Sorry. 2) It’s my fault. 3) What can I do to make it right? It appears that you have managed all 3 quite admirably…but, totally unnecessary. As the White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland says : “The hurrier I go, the behinder I get!” I could go on at great length, you well know my propensity for loquacity! Fortunately for you, it seems Benjamin has a few things that he’d like me to tell you as he doesn’t type yet. As you also know, Benjamin likes me to read to him from the good people posts…I see them as role models for him. When I read this post to him earlier today, he said : “Gem, Miss Jill is a good people. She makes a yummy breakfast and remembers my juicebox now. She takes good care of Jolly and she always sends me special videos!” Benjamin and I agree, today’s and everyday’s Good People Doing Good Things is Miss Jill! “Namaste!” Thank-you x 2!! P.S. I stopped reading aloud at ‘perhaps even sooner’!

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    • rawgod, Bee; You are both right. I don’t do Christmas (no presents, no big dinner, no time with friends, no buying useless stuff, no waste, no fuss, no cameraderie, no remembering Christmases past. And you know what… It isn’t much fun!
      The commercial aspect doesn’t have to be there. Just getting together with people who truly love you can be the best thing in the whole world and it is the one thing that we are losing more and more. It is not the time for differences, recriminations, disappointments. It is the time for reaching out and touching, hugging, and kindness to each other. ❤️ That is the true gift! 🎀

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  3. Peace on Earth may be closer than we think. If we don’t correct climate change while we still can there will be no one left to fight wars of any kind.
    Peace on Earth has long been a goal of life. We must make it a goal for people, because it is not life that fights wars, but people.
    Santa, St. Nick, or whatever you want to call him, has to go. He is not politically correct. Not everyone can afford to have him come to their house. And the stress that puts on poor folk at this time every year, seeing all the beautiful glitzy ads on TV, in magazines, the movies, etc. It is white privilege to the nth degree. Is Santa going to visit the Caravaners this year, or those Rohingas lucky enough to still be alive and living in dangerous refugee camps? I highly doubt it. But white folk will be spending thousands of dollars on their undeserving kids,, the ones who DEMAND the latest supertoy.
    WAKE UP PEOPLE! Christmas is not about religion. It is about showing off! And it makes poor parents look bad in the eyes of their children. But who cares about them? As long as you can show off, all is good.
    BAH HUMBUG!!!!!


    • Blimey, there is a lot of anger showing in you rawgod. And while I agree with you on many points I am not sure if angry words will make a difference. I feel one will only make a difference if we work together instead of against each other. Just because someone can afford a present doesn’t make him or her necessarily look good in the eyes of their children. And just because you can’t doesn’t make parents look bad in the eyes of their children. Life and humans are so much more complicated. But I suspect our ways of expressing ourselves are as individual as we are…

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      • No anger, just facing the facts, Bee. If you have never had a parent grovel in front of you, or you grovelling in front of your kids, trying to explain why christmas cannot come this year, you have never seen the bad side of christmas.The same goes for people of different religions. At school everyone is asking you what you got for christmas, and those kids do not understand that you might not celebrate it. Everyone gets presents at christmas. I was the foolish kid asking that of Jewish kids, and hindus. They were almost in tears. When you see their pain, you do not tend to forget it. And I was poor. Imagine how superior the rich kids acted. It might sound like anger, but it is the expression of pain that no one else even realizes is there. And I call that privilege.

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        • Pain and anger are brother & sister. They go hand in hand most of the time and I am someone who has no income currently. I couldn’t buy my husband a birthday present this year and Christmas meant for me more abuse as a child. Please do not decide what I know and what I don’t without knowing anything of my story. I am not a fan of Christmas for different reasons but I don’t think I have the right to destroy other ppl’s happiness because I know the dark side of life.

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      • Chritmas presents, by the way, are an expectation for most kids in industrial societies. Good, bad, or indifferent, children quickly learn to expect to be given presents. And, please believe me, I am all for working together, but it cannot start at the top of society, forcing everyone to be like them. It was to start at the bottom of society, learning how others exist. If you don’t understand the weak and poor, you have no idea what you are working towards.

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  4. I would think his perfect present is the only one all of us really need :-). Sorry to change the topic so fast but I am a bit on a mission at the moment: may I ask a favour of you? The daughter of a friend of mine has done a song on YouTube for a school project and needs comments in English on YouTube. Would you mind to check it out and give her some feedback? Its perfectly fine if not but these kids try to do something against climate change and plastic pollution and I believe they deserve some support. I’ve written about it here:

    Thanks very much!

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  5. That is such a clever poem. Perhaps Good people doing good things is, well, just Santa Claus (the German name just adopted over the years). After all St. Nicholas was, is, still there in our hearts. A symbol of charity and good tidings. So we’ll done… A perfect choice after all! 🎅🎄🎀💝

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