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Cracked Christmas Carols — A Yuletide Musicological Post Mortem

Cracked Christmas Carols — A Yuletide Musicological Post Mortem

"Life" Issues, 14th Amendment, 5th Amendment, Abrahamic Traditions, Advent, awareness, bible, Christ Child, Christianity, Christmas, conservatism, critical judgment, culture, December, faith, Gospel of Luke, Holy Mystery, Ideology, misogyny, monotheism, Mystery, Myth, Numinous, praying with music, Religion, Secularity, Uncategorized, Women
Now that Christmas is over -- unless you celebrate Christmas from the first Sunday of Advent through and including the Feast of the Epiphany -- it might be a good time to examine the political and ideological questions raised by Christmas carols ... which I do in this week's "Skeptic's Collection" column in hopes of increasing the "woke-ness" level for Christmas of 2019. No reason to thank me ... ===================================================== Recently, the cultural outrage factory, never short of work, has managed to evoke a sense of high dudgeon about the allegedly sexist lyrics, amounting to an advocacy of date rape, attaching to the well-known Christmas carol “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. Before following the controversy on Facebook, I would have thought that this kerfuffle
3-Dimensional Woman-Ball … A Game Worthy Of Trump’s America

3-Dimensional Woman-Ball … A Game Worthy Of Trump’s America

"Life" Issues, football, gynophobia, misogyny, pro-sports subculture, Uncategorized
Well, I guess it’s about time for me to throw my 2 cents worth into the pot regarding the current uproar over the woman-shoving and -kicking incident involving the Kansas City Chiefs superstar Kareem Hunt.  After all, I myself set the precedent when I commented on the Ray Rice / Janay Rice (nee Palmer)  “Battle of the Elevator”. But that latter instance of astute sports commentary occurred 'way back in September of 2014, i.e., back before virtually every dimension of our collective life as a Nation had been polluted and degraded by the virus of rampant Trump-ism. So please be advised, I herewith announce my Damascene conversion:  I have decided that if I cannot beat ‘em, I will damn well join ‘em. So, instead of, as in 2014, excoriating the NFL, Roger Goodell, the Chiefs, the profe