Monday, December 25, 2017

Tweets of Christmas

’Tis the season to separate the Christmas tweets from the rest, which will appear here on New Year's Eve, the last day of the year, as usual.

Harriet Tubman stole her three brothers from slavery on Christmas 1854. Throughout history and across the diaspora, because they were excused from their work, our enslaved ancestors used this time to resist and escape bondage, to get free. The Christmas spirit is a rebellious one.

Today many celebrate the birth of a boy in a poor family who fled to Africa to escape the police. He organized his people in a liberation struggle for which he was executed by the state. Later, that same state mythologized him as a hero to tamp down rebellion.

Dear Santa,
I just want one thing for Christmas. I've been very good all year.

Wil Wheaton

midwestern christmas drinking game: take a shot every time someone says “ope, let me just sneak right past ya”
Iowa Chill

Pretty typical how moms make Christmas happen, but all the credit goes to a white guy who works one day a year.
lyz lenz

It's that time of year again where we fetishize old timey, walkable neighborhoods while continuing to ban their existence:

David A. Garcia

True story: When I was a kid, the Christian Right's xmas bullshit was exactly the opposite. They wanted stores etc to stop "commercializing" their religious holiday by putting up christmas shit everywhere so they wanted it all changed to 'happy holidays.’ Just fyi for the youngins

Treason for the season:

Nick D'Ambrosi

in retrospect, the "war on Christmas" was one of the loudest and clearest warnings of how toxically stupid politics would become
Simon Maloy

I can't un-see this:

Molly McKew

A Christmas Carol is good because it recognizes that rich people suck and will only change their ways if they are made to feel absolute terror.
michaela joffe
That's it for Christmas this year... if you haven't seen it before, I recommend an annual listen to Tim Minchin's song "White Wine in the Sun."


Michael Leddy said...

Thirty-two years in the Midwest and I’m pretty sure I’ve never heard “ope.” I have to start listening more carefully. :)

Daughter Number Three said...

It may be only an upper Midwestern thing... Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas. Not sure about Iowa.