Posted by Charity on December 26th, 2006

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas (or a wonderful Monday, if you prefer).

I have little time to post today, but I just thought I would bring you this entertaining bit of left-wing propaganda, courtesy of our neighbors to the north.

I was looking at the TV listings for a Canadian network we get and I found this little gem:

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol (1951)

Saturday Dec. 23 at 8pm ET - An old miser who makes his excuses through de facto neo-conservative economic ideas learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Liberal propaganda is everywhere.

Don’t pay any attention to the fact that the term neo-conservative did not exist in 1843 when “A Christmas Carol” was written, or even in 1951 when the movie was made, and therefore has absolutely nothing to do with this movie. Just remember: neo-conservative=Scrooge=bad.

Oh yeah, and enjoy the movie! In fact, watch lots of them. It’s easier for us to brainwash you when your brain is mush.

I don’t know which one I love more, Canada or the television industry.

6 Responses to “Scrooge was a Neo-Con”

  1. It’s funny, though because it’s true! , regardless of the historical inaccuracy. If our press were only so bold…

  2. Neo-conservative doesn’t mean Scrooge, it means compromiser.
    Since they’ve proven it again and again and that compromise has effectively sold out the “Republican” Party, let me borrow Glenn Beck’s phrase and take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Ramahanukwaanzmas!

  3. “If our press were only so bold…”

    I don’t think it is bold to infuse political opinion into TV listings. I think it is disgusting. It cements stereotypes into the brains of unsuspecting people, who are largely uninformed and unaware of it.

    In this case, you think it’s funny because you believe that caricature of neocons, but you would not think it was funny if it was an atheist or anti-capitalist or some other category you might fit into that they were maligning. At least, I don’t think you would think it is funny, but you are a hard one to pin down.

  4. If it were a caricature of an atheist that were true (as the neocon one most definitely was-it wasn’t ‘maligning’, just stating the obvious), I’d still get a laugh out of it.

  5. It is not true that neocons are Scrooge-like. It is true that they support policies that encourage economic growth and discourage a government-run welfare system, or at least want it to be minimal. That does not mean that neocons do not pay their employees well, or that they don’t give to charity, or are in any other way like Scrooge.

  6. Well, what you’re talking about sounds more like a traditional con position. The more that I think about it, the neo-con/Scrooge thing wasn’t technically correct, because a lot of what defines a neo-con is in regards to foreign policy.