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(The Raw Story)   Neal Boortz on 'white Santa': "You know, I'm going to scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black"   (rawstory.com ) divider line
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2013-12-16 03:25:34 PM  
A brilliant argument from a brilliant man.

/with the most annoying voice on radio
 
2013-12-16 03:28:08 PM  
Another ridiculous argument from a racist living in his own reality. Although to be fair, Martin Luther King is probably imaginary in his reality while Santa is real.
 
2013-12-16 03:28:32 PM  
Oh wow... he actually farking said that!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*deep breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*passes out*
 
2013-12-16 03:29:58 PM  
Friend of the site! Hey, I heard he's a Farker!

"Everything has got to be black now, it doesn't matter what it is," the caller laments.
"You know, I'm going to scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black," Boortz quips. "It just ain't right."
 
2013-12-16 03:32:02 PM  
Are you guys sure he was serious?  I've seen him troll both sides very skillfully in the past.
 
2013-12-16 03:33:02 PM  
Took my kids the other night to a children's musical at a local theater putting on a Christmas. Santa and Frosty were portrayed by black actors. While there were no boos or anything worse, you could sense that people were shocked when Santa came onto the stage. The guy behind me said "what the" rather incredulously. It was rather amusing to me. I guess the argument is you better lie to your kids in the traditionally acceptable manner
 
2013-12-16 03:34:34 PM  
Is this that guy who announces his retirement from radio every 6 months?
 
2013-12-16 03:35:14 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: You know, I'm going to scream and complain because Martin Luther King is always portrayed as black,"


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Not according to the MLK memorial
 
2013-12-16 03:37:07 PM  
Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian
 
2013-12-16 03:37:54 PM  
they're not even pretending to be not racist anymore.
 
2013-12-16 03:38:22 PM  
lmaobama.com
 
2013-12-16 03:38:50 PM  

dr_blasto: Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian


I thought he was a germanic pagan...
 
2013-12-16 03:42:31 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: dr_blasto: Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian

I thought he was a germanic pagan...


He's actually a Greek who lived in Turkey.
 
2013-12-16 03:44:36 PM  

dr_blasto: Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian


Him being real of fictional doesn't really matter - fictional people can have races. Atticus Finch is white, and there's really no way around that.

The issue here isn't that Santa is fictional and therefore should be able to be black. It's that "whiteness" is in no way an important characteristic of Santa, and that the desire to ensure Santa remain white is completely pointless other than as an effort to impose "whiteness" as a sort of cultural default for all things.
 
2013-12-16 03:45:30 PM  
And why the f*ck is the Easter Bunny always depicted as a rabbit? Speciesism at its finest!
 
2013-12-16 03:45:38 PM  
Nobody told him Santa isn't real? Well, at this point I don't want to be the one.
 
2013-12-16 03:49:08 PM  

KarmicDisaster: Nobody told him Santa isn't real? Well, at this point I don't want to be the one.


what do you mean, Santa isn't real!?!

SPOILERS, man, SPOILERS!
 
2013-12-16 03:51:18 PM  

FlashHarry: they're not even pretending to be not racist anymore.


Whoa, where did that come from? Way to play the race card, racist!
 
2013-12-16 03:51:20 PM  
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2013-12-16 03:53:51 PM  
Everybody is missing the real issue here:
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2013-12-16 03:54:51 PM  
How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?
 
2013-12-16 03:55:32 PM  

vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?


There were some black people in Lake Town in the newest Hobbit movie.
 
2013-12-16 03:57:22 PM  

DamnYankees: vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?

There were some black people in Lake Town in the newest Hobbit movie.


I havent seen that yet. But, good to know.
 
2013-12-16 04:00:24 PM  
I think it's been pretty well established at this point that Boortz is a dumbass.
 
2013-12-16 04:07:03 PM  
It seems to me a dark skinned Santa would have a very difficult time producing vitamin D at the North Pole.
 
2013-12-16 04:09:51 PM  
Angry old white man with radio show desperate for more listeners said something racist?

That almost never happens.
 
2013-12-16 04:12:52 PM  

Cagey B: I think it's been pretty well established at this point that Boortz is a dumbass.


well, this pretty much cements that firmly in place.
 
2013-12-16 04:15:24 PM  
notsureifserious.jpg
 
2013-12-16 04:15:48 PM  
Krampus is always portrayed as a monster.
 
2013-12-16 04:17:45 PM  
www.failking.com
 
2013-12-16 04:18:37 PM  
Tell you what, I'll grant you that Santa was a white guy if you admit that Jesus wasn't.
 
2013-12-16 04:19:25 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Peter von Nostrand: dr_blasto: Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian

I thought he was a germanic pagan...

He's actually a Greek who lived in Turkey.


Technically, I think you're both right.. Santa Claus is a combination of St. Nicholas of Myrna and a Germanic pagan story that I just can't quite recall the details to; some Odin thing probably. Either way, there's no obligation for him to be white for the mythic character to be what he is.

DamnYankees:
Him being real of fictional doesn't really matter - fictional people can have races. Atticus Finch is white, and there's really no way around that.

The issue here isn't that Santa is fictional and therefore should be able to be black. It's that "whiteness" is in no way an important characteristic of Santa, and that the desire to ensure Santa remain white is completely pointless other than as an effort to impose "whiteness" as a sort of cultural default for all things.


Because this is also true. The whining is just a representation of the worry of some white people that the gradual increase of melanin in the US is somehow a threat to "whiteness" as they perceive it. The demand that certain things must be white for whiteness' sake is pretty lame. It does seem to reflect a general fear that they are on the verge of losing their dominant societal position.

Boortz is a dumbass for making the false comparison of a real person to a fake person and his false equivalency is a painfully stupid argument even if he's just trolling.
 
2013-12-16 04:25:20 PM  

vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-16 04:25:21 PM  

cretinbob: [www.failking.com image 500x397]


Y U NO go to FAILKING.COM

farking kill me
 
2013-12-16 04:28:38 PM  
Are people still talking about this?

What does it matter what color Santa is?
 
2013-12-16 04:29:48 PM  

vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?


Here you go.

i595.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-16 04:33:33 PM  

Jackson Herring: cretinbob: [www.failking.com image 500x397]

Y U NO go to FAILKING.COM

farking kill me


I try hard to find pics w/o banners or watermarks, but sometimes I fail too
 
2013-12-16 04:33:39 PM  

dr_blasto: Benevolent Misanthrope: Peter von Nostrand: dr_blasto: Has anyone told these people that Santa Claus isn't real?

/he's really an Asian

I thought he was a germanic pagan...

He's actually a Greek who lived in Turkey.

Technically, I think you're both right.. Santa Claus is a combination of St. Nicholas of Myrna and a Germanic pagan story that I just can't quite recall the details to; some Odin thing probably. Either way, there's no obligation for him to be white for the mythic character to be what he is.


Well, actually, if you're looking for historical accuracy, there is.  But honestly, I think of Santa as more of a concept than a representation of a real person.

DamnYankees:
Him being real of fictional doesn't really matter - fictional people can have races. Atticus Finch is white, and there's really no way around that.

The issue here isn't that Santa is fictional and therefore should be able to be black. It's that "whiteness" is in no way an important characteristic of Santa, and that the desire to ensure Santa remain white is completely pointless other than as an effort to impose "whiteness" as a sort of cultural default for all things.

Because this is also true. The whining is just a representation of the worry of some white people that the gradual increase of melanin in the US is somehow a threat to "whiteness" as they perceive it. The demand that certain things must be white for whiteness' sake is pretty lame. It does seem to reflect a general fear that they are on the verge of losing their dominant societal position.


Yeah, yeah, yeah... as noted above, if you're looking for Santa to be a representation of the historical figure, then he's as white as Boo Radley.  But I agree with you that Santa is more of an anthropomorphic personification than an historical representation.


Boortz is a dumbass for making the false comparison of a real person to a fake person and his false equivalency is a painfully stupid argument even if he's just trolling.

True dat.
 
2013-12-16 04:33:40 PM  

vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?


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2013-12-16 04:37:05 PM  

cretinbob: Jackson Herring: cretinbob: [www.failking.com image 500x397]

Y U NO go to FAILKING.COM

farking kill me

I try hard to find pics w/o banners or watermarks, but sometimes I fail too


i just want you to know, you may have found the worst watermark in the history of the internet
 
2013-12-16 04:45:57 PM  
I think The Black Santas would make a fine name for a band.
 
2013-12-16 04:46:42 PM  
Yet he was killed like a white president.
 
2013-12-16 04:48:05 PM  
You know, I'm going to scream and complain

We know, we know. You're Neal Boortz.
 
2013-12-16 04:48:27 PM  
LOL you loosers totally got faced by the FAILKING
 
2013-12-16 04:48:57 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Is this that guy who announces his retirement from radio every 6 months?


Let me know when he annouces his retirement from the inhalation of oxygen.
 
2013-12-16 04:51:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Well, actually, if you're looking for historical accuracy, there is.  But honestly, I think of Santa as more of a concept than a representation of a real person.


Historically likely accurate depiction of a real person, St. Nicholas:
upload.wikimedia.org

Santa Claus, who is not the real person Nicholas of Myrna, but a combination of different myths/legends:
www.theepochtimes.com
Not a lot of similarities. However:
www.headingfortheexits.com
 
2013-12-16 04:52:24 PM  

Diogenes: A brilliant argument from a brilliant man.

/with the most annoying voice on radio


There are people who are brain-dead...and then there's Neal Boortz.
 
2013-12-16 04:52:46 PM  
Boortz saying something stupid isn't news. On the other hand Herman Cain has a farking show?
 
2013-12-16 04:53:07 PM  

vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?


In The Earthsea Trilogy the main character was black.  In the TV movie he was white.
You can't explain that!
 
2013-12-16 04:53:13 PM  

DamnYankees: vernonFL: How come Hobbits and Elves and Dwarves and Wizards are always white?

There were some black people in Lake Town in the newest Hobbit movie.


I'm not sure what it says about me or the movie that I noticed that immediately.  I guess Tolkien never explicitly made any characters black.
 
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