Rudolph? Seriously? Is there nothing the PC/Left killjoys won’t happily ruin for sane people?
First they came for “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, and I did nothing because I was too busy watching her put some records on while I pour.
Then they came for “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. Following my appearance with Tucker on Thursday, mein host spoke to Dave Rubin about the usual tosspots taking umbrage over “Rudolph” because it’s “seriously problematic”. As Dave said, it’s easier to destroy than to create. But the quivering pearl-clutching cries of “Seriously problematic!” suggest even destruction requires a creativity of which our moribund age is increasingly incapable.
My general line on “Rudolph” comes from a Life magazine editorial in 1950: “They discriminated against Rudolph for not being just like every other reindeer in the herd. They drew the color line against his nose.” But the editors also correctly noted why the little fellow was so effective in rising above the deeply ingrained erubescophobia. “The run-of-the-sled reindeer began shouting his praises, not because they really loved Rudolph, but because Rudolph was suddenly a Big Shot.”
No doubt the red-nosed reindeer, heading the A-list on the sleigh list, knows Prancer and Comet don’t really love him, but why should he care? He’s learned a quintessentially American lesson: don’t get deep and crisp, get even.
Steyn links to the backstory, and yep, sure enough they’re talking about one of my absolute favorite Christmas perennials from my childhood:
HuffPost, a liberal news site, was lampooned after saying Christmas classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” was “seriously problematic” over claims that it features sexism and bullying.
“Viewers are noticing the tale may not be so jolly after all,” the outlet’s video said. “And they’re sharing their observations online.”
“Yearly reminder that #Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a parable on racism & homophobia w/Santa as a bigoted exploitative prick,” read one comment shared by HuffPost. “Santa’s operation is an HR nightmare and in serious need of diversity and inclusion training. #Rudolph,” read another.
Oh for fuck’s fucking sake. Burn in motherfucking Hell for a thousand years, you fucking obnoxious prigs. Thankfully, though, at least some of us still retain a lick of fucking sense:
But HuffPost’s effort to highlight the perceived bigotry of the beloved movie attracted tens of thousands of negative comments, most of them mocking the video.
“Oh look! Something people like and enjoy; let’s go ruin it!” tweeted Rebeccah Heinrichs.“If you try hard enough you can find offence in almost anything,” Chloe Westley seconded.
Even President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. weighed in on the topic, tweeting “Liberalism is a disease.”
It damned sure is. A mental disease, crippling and debilitating, horrifically contagious but not fatal. Which is too bad; it means the rest have to go on putting up with mental malfunction like this from these logorrheic freaks, more and more of it each and every year.
If you enjoy the Rudolph special as much as I do, might be a good idea to go ahead and buy the DVD while you still can; they probably won’t be airing it very many more years, I’d bet. It’ll just quietly slip away from us under liberal pressure, like so many other good and enjoyable things already have.
They won’t stop—not ever, they won’t. Not, at least, until each and every one of us is as hopelessly miserable as they are. Maybe not even then.