Sunday, November 3, 2013

If the government messes with the Black Pete...then where does it end ?

Hello World,

I thought it was time to dust off my blog. And to broach a serious topic. Now for  the non-Dutchies, I will give you the cliff notes: 

Over here in NL we have the typical Dutch party of Sinterklaas. Anyway, Sint has an aide called Black Pete (Zwarte Piet). And somebody felt that was a racist stereo-type and complained about that with the UN. And now the UN wants the Dutch government to basically alter celebration and outlaw Black Pete. Now, I'm not going start the discussion if Black Pete is racist or not, that is not the subject here.

The subject is.....where does it end ? I mean, what the US going to outlaw eating Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinner because eating the traditional turkey dinner might be insulting to Turkish people. Are we going to outlaw the (Muslim) Sugar Feast because it might be insulting to people with diabetes ? Oh, a while we're at it, let's outlaw the Easter Bunny before Animal Rights groups begin to complain about that.

And don't even get me started on Santa Claus, because there is no way that sleigh of his is FAA approved....

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