Thursday, November 19, 2009

Is dread Cthulhu a symbol of the Christmas spirit?


Jewish date:  2 Kislew 5770 (Parashath Toledhoth).

Today’s holiday:  Thursday of the Thirty-Third Week of Ordinary Time (Roman Catholicism).

Worthy causes of the day:  “Alliance for Climate Protection | Send a message to the EPA: Tell the EPA you support strong fuel efficiency standards” and “Take Action: Will President Obama Attend the Copenhagen Climate Talks?

Topic 1:  Latest anti-Semitism articles:  “Under Attack: HR Accused by UK TV Documentary” and “What Does "Pro-Palestinian" Really Mean?”.  I like the second one especially since it makes the good point that being anti-Jewish, anti-Israeli, and anti-Zionist is not the same thing as being pro-“Palestinian”.  Attacking Jews accomplishes spreading hate.  It does nothing that actually benefits the so-called “Palestinians”, who have been treated as pawns by other Muslims in political games and tyrannized by their own leaders.  Aiding and abetting the continuing abuse of the “Palestinians” does nothing to help them.

Topic 2:  A bit of humor:  Even this long before Christmas, Christmas humor has started spreading.  The first of two I have collected so far is “Cthulu Holiday Decorations”.  Cthulhu, you will remember, is a fictional pseudo-deity who does not care for humanity at all.  The other is “Just Who is This Guy?”:

song chart memes

Notice that Santa Claus combines three traits people do not usually appreciate.  This is a bit odd for the symbol of a favorite holiday of love and joy.