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Richard Crowson Commentary

Richard Crowson: The Real Spirit of the Season

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For too long we have suffered under the delusion that the “spirit of the season” is sweetness and love. Truth is, nowadays it’s bitterness and hate! So here’s a seasonal song to fit our times:

Deck the next guy who says “Happy holidays!”

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Tis the season to argue ‘bout Santa’s race!

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Shop while you gripe that it’s too commercial!

Hum-hum-hum hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Everything’s now controversial!

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

We shouldn’t help the less fortunate anymore

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

Charity just makes them want to stay poor

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

It’s the rich to whom we should cater

Hum-hum-hum hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!

‘Cause Ebeneezer Scrooge was a job creator!

Hum-hum-hum-hum hum-hum-humbug!