What is a "Bad Santa?" Is it a Terrorist in disguise? Find
29, 2003—Ground Zero Plus 808
Bad Santa--A Symbol Of Internal
Editor, New York City Combat Correspondent News
GROUND ZER0, New York, N.Y.--Nov. 29, 2003--
It's not a good idea to turn Santa Claus into a Terrorist. But,
it appears, Hollywood has waved it magical wand over the jolly old
symbol of Children's Vigilance and turned him into a raging Beast of
turned a symbol of Children's Vigilance into a raging Beast of
At least, that's what the promotions of the film
I haven't seen the movie, only the trailers,
those cuts and splices that tease and tantalize one during the preview
section of the movies to lure you into the theater when the movie hits
a full run.
But what is displayed on the preview screen
washes away any idea that Santa might be "good" or that he will bring
"joy" and "happiness" into the life of a disenfranchised child.
This "Bad Santa" chews lumps of coal for breakfast, lunch and dinner
and appears to spit them out on all who pass within spittle distance
One might wonder why Hollywood would craft such a
film, go to the millions of dollars to manufacture it, and then the
additional millions to promote and release a film so bluntly designed
to make Santa's image equal to that of Kim Jong Il of North Korea, or
Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein all rolled into one.
Unless there is a nefarious tactic none of us
really want to accept--that "killing Christmas spirit" is just as
important as undermining the ethics of morality of America as the
homeland of the Sentinel of Vigilance.
"Bad Santa" is
seducing audiences and strip the Sentinel of Christmas Cheer
Evil likes to corrupt Good. It's in Evil's
nature to consume Virtue, to gnaw at its bones as starving vultures
ripping at the half-dead body of a fallen straggler in the middle of
By frontal appearances, it seems "Bad Santa" is
seducing audiences to rip off the mask of Christmas and strip the
Sentinel of Christmas Cheer bare so that the world can scoff once more
at another institution designed to make children laugh and leap with
joy. This "Bad Santa" will set them screaming and running to hug
the Beast of Terror.
I'm sure that as the film ends, there will be
some redemption. Hollywood will have to tie some knot in
the grotesque bow it is promoting and vaingloriously attempt to show
viewers that even the "worst" can become "good." But, this
transformation will obviously consume only a few minutes at the end of
the caboose, kind of like the child abuser after beating the children
to bloody stump hugs them in the aftermath and says raspily:
"Oh, I'm sorry, I love you so much I lost control."
It seems little salve can save the true intent
of a movie that shows a drunken, ugly Santa accompanied by an "evil
elf" vomiting venom on everyone and everything in sight, especially
the little children.
gloomy Zoloft days into sunlit Hope
the impossible possible.......
Belief is in itself a magical
quality. It has no scientific foundation.
It cannot withstand the rigors of logic in the mathematical or
intellectual sense. Belief is the ability of the
mind to seek an innocence, a purity of thought that makes the
impossible possible, that turns dark gloomy Zoloft days into bright
sunny spring bouquets of Hope and Aspiration.
It's like believing that the world might one day
be rid of war and peace will prevail. Or that one day the
children of the world won't go hungry. Or, that one day a
political campaign might be launched in which each candidate has to
promote only his or her merits and not sling mud at one another in an
attempt to slaughter or cripple another to win the favor of voters.
Belief drives individuals, societies and
nations to evolve above the primordial ooze of reality, to not accept
the worst of human nature but to seek to pole vault over our defects
toward the epiphany that we can arrive at some pedestal of self and
cultural respect for ourselves and all others without doing it over
the bloodied bodies and bleached bones of those who stand in our way.
"Bad Santa" is
about vilely thrashing the image of the "Spirit of Christmas"
But, by all frontal appurtenances, "Bad
Santa" is all about eviscerating the image up front, smashing and
grinding the image of the Spirit of Christmas into the ground with
jackboot heel of a vicious script whose previews make one stiffen in
the seat regardless of age.
Terrorism is not just about the war in
Iraq, or some madmen flying planes into buildings or setting off bombs
or blowing aircraft out of the sky.
Terrorism is about destroying institutions
of belief, especially those designed to provide sanctuary for the
children, and their Children's Children's Children.
For a wide number of children throughout
the world, Christmas is a time of love and caring, a day when the
children's hearts and souls become the most important centers of the
universe. It is a day when Terrorism of the Child is
supposed to put on the shelf, shoved back into the deep recesses of
the closet and the Beast of Terror becomes muffled and chained so he
can't rip and shred the child.
Part of that day includes the belief
in Santa, a belief that there is a group of men and women and elves
who labor all year long to bring gifts of love and happiness to even
the most disenfranchised of us all.
Christmas Story, Scrooge is a "bad Santa"...
Christmas Story, Charles Dickens created a "Bad Santa" by the name of
Scrooge. He was a mean curmudgeon of capitalism, more concerned
with making a buck than in a holiday of joy and happiness.
The story is about his revelation of belief, and while "Bad Santa"
might claim it is nothing more than a parallel to Dickens's story, the
least that can be said of it is that it is a pornographic parallel,
one that seeks to rip and tear at the guts of Christmas spirit rather
than reveal the true essence of it.
hides behind a similar veil.
Terrorists claim to be fighting for
justice, and employ the "means justifies the end" to promote the
wanton use of tyranny and oppression over others.
The world, however, doesn't buy their proposal.
Still, the Beast of Terror alleges his right to abuse to achieve, just
as a parent who emotionally or physically abuses a child claims such a
right as a "parent."
"No one can tell me how to raise my
child," shouts the abusive parent, just as some nations claim they
have the sovereign right to employ tyranny and oppression upon their
citizens, and that no country has the greater right to usurp their
tyranny and oppression.
But we all know there is a greater
duty than sovereignty, and that is when the common good of the
innocent is put at risk. When an adult abuses the power of
parenthood, he or she loses such rights. Society steps in.
"Bad Santa" is such a case in point.
It is a film whose singular goal is to eviscerate belief in a symbol
of good, and, in the process of showing it, to drive a wedge deep into
the hearts of those audience members that cruelty and dishonor are
privileges that should be allowed, even if the victims of such actions
are the children.
I think often of the 2,800 souls who
died on Nine Eleven and what they died for. For me, they
died to protect the Children's Children's Children. They have
become Symbols of Belief that our world will no longer duck, weave or
dodge the bullets of Terrorism.
souls who died on Nine Eleven are Symbols of Belief
The unilateral attack America
launched against Iraq while the U.N. sat on its hands symbolizes the
willingness of the United States to stand up for the future of the
Children's Children's Children. At the risk of
endangering our nation's credibility in the political global arena, we
have willingly offered the lives of tens of thousands of our young men
and women so the "Bad Santa" of Iraq will have no place to spread his
lumps of coal.
More importantly, we issued by our attack a
warning to other nations of tyranny and oppression that they cannot
continue to treat their citizens, their children, with such disrespect
without the potential consequences that drove Saddam Hussein from
So, it surprised me that Hollywood would
make a film promoting the Terrorism of the child at a time when the
world is faced with one of its great moral questions of the 21st
Century--Will We Stand Up As One Against Tyranny And Oppression
Il could be a star in the film
"Bad Santa" appears to be
slap in the face of this question. It's like the bully coming
into town after the previous bully has been run off and taunting
everyone--"Come On, take a piece of me. I'll show you how
tough I am."
"Bad Santa" is
like a Terrorism film
I hope few go to see "Bad Santa."
The title tells us all it's a Terrorism film, starring Saddam and
Osama produced and directed by the Beast of Terror.
Thank goodness there are Sentinel of
Vigilance films to see this season such as Elf. I suppose,
if one wanted to find out who didn't believe much in Christmas, he or
she would go take pictures of people standing in line to see "Bad
For me, I'm going to stay home and
wrap presents, and perhaps one of them will be a lump of coal for the
people in Hollywood who are trying to Terrorize others in the name of
art and entertainment.
Nov. 28--President Bush: Thanksgiving Sentinel