The All-Seeing Eye of Santa
What started out as an idea for a spoof children's rights poster to spotlight Conscience Media's special offer to campaign groups, has thrown up some mixed reactions. So I will attempt to explain the meaning behind the message.
'Stop Santa Claus!' is a rallying cry to all responsible adults to break with tradition and stop inflicting the lie of an all-seeing omnipotent bearded old man on young children. The tubby cartoon character who bears an uncanny resemblance to Christian depictions of God, has been awarded a higher moral authority than parents, leaving a trail of cognitive dissonance and mistrust. This outmoded control fantasy, essentially a bribe, encouraging greed and materialism in the young, has had its day in this era of conscious awakening. It’s time to restore a culture of truth and honesty during the season of goodwill. Santa is one icon we can safely delete as Fake News.
Who is Santa then?
Who is this deified figure who has captured the public imagination since the middle ages anyway? Scriptures speak of a canonised fourth century Bishop known as Saint Nicholas of Myra from ancient Greece, renowned for his generosity and kindness towards children. Saint Nicholas was renamed Santa Claus when the cult of Nicholas spread North to German and Celtic pagans and reached Holland where he was pronounced Sint-Nicolaas and Sinterklaas.
When Nicholas merged with their chief God, Woden, he lost his Mediterranean looks, grew a long white beard, changed the date of his journey (originally in Autumn) for December, took to travelling by flying horse, and swapped his clergy robes for some cheerful fluffy red and white winter garments.
Western culture pressures parents to play a dangerous game in lying to their children about the existence of a mythical character they must obey. This subtle form of bribery coached in loving, playful language, could lead to gaslighting – a form of psychological abuse.
When falsehoods are repeated constantly, psychologists call this a kind of psychological warfare leading the victim to doubt their perception of reality or even their sanity. So, not only are children coerced to ignore their own intelligence and intuition and believe the lie of a gift giving Santa ('Saint' in English) flying through the sky on his sled to visit every well behaved child on Earth, they must deal with the resulting cognitive dissonance isolated and alone.
The Big Lie about Santa perpetuated in books and schools and shopping arcades has damaging repercussions for the family structure. Authors of a study at the University of California say: "The actions of parents suggest that they do not believe that the lies they tell their children will impact the child's own honesty. The current study casts doubt on that belief." Children are more likely to lie to their parents if they believe their parents have lied to them.
Saint co-opted by the Elite
The cult of Santa Claus with its Big Brother-style fear and consume-at-all-odds doctrine has been exploited by the Saturnalian-worshipping sociopathic elite, a cult in its own right, situated at the pinnacle of the New World Order (NWO) power structure. How often do you see balanced discourse on the relentless imposition of Santa on the collective psyche? The hive mind swallows up the warm, fuzzy image presented on TV and cinema screens, in the octopus tentacles of the control system.
The Christmas message to children is clear: if you don’t do as you are told and dare to question authority about the true nature of Santa, you may not get any Christmas presents.
In today's age of mass surveillance, behaviour modification psychology through TV programmes, and the encroachment of artificial intelligence into every domain of our existence, the annual rite of lying to children about a fictional character is one delusion we can safely erase in the sanctity of our homes. We can all participate in creating a brighter future for the next generation by acknowledging and celebrating the true meaning of this winter festival and leave our children free from psychological harm and our consciences intact.