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The Chronic Capitalism of Christmas Movies

Posted on December 28th, 2017 at 15:52 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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The way Christmas movies tell it, the generosity of individual tycoons is sufficient to mitigate the harms of class inequality.

Well, even Dickens knew this. A Christmas Carol is the heartwarming tale of how rich people must be supernaturally terrorized into sharing. And not even that much sharing either, it makes Scrooge turn into the kind of paternalist who will at least not actively murder a child with poverty, and who buys a turkey for his friends once a year. Be happy with your crumbs, peasant.

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