Thursday, December 2, 2010
In defense of Scrooge...
As the Christmas season once again begins it's assault, I turn my eye towards a great injustice in our time.
The man was persecuted by 'the forces of good'. Tortured, maligned, despised, and berated till he fell apart emotionally and gave in to his torturers. He was verbally, emotionally, and physically assaulted in the name of 'The People', all with the goal of breaking him into a gibbering idiot.
All the man ever required of the world was to be left alone. Sure, he amassed wealth, but he did it honestly. People saw him as cruel when he asked no more than to be dealt with honestly, and to have contracts honored as written. He was derided as 'miserly' and 'mean', all for the crime of not throwing away his hard earned wealth in ways pleasing to do-gooders who were sure they knew better than he how to spend his money.
Ebenezer Scrooge was hounded by a Communistic society who's motto of "Share The Wealth" gave them the power to reach not only into mans pockets, but into our very souls.
Tomorrow I shall make my views known on the creature called 'The Grinch', as well.