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Easter seems so long ago, but the invisible enemy is still ruining holiday celebrations:

Young white women with college degrees standing strong in defense of a hallowed American tradition? You go, girls!

It wouldn’t have anything to do with the trend over the last couple of decades of the holiday morphing from one centered around children trick-or-treating to trixies playing pixies, would it?

If it provides cover for those shepherding their little ones from house to house soliciting simple sugars, more power to them. In a year like this, we’ll take wins where we can find them.

 
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  1. Haha, I was going to bring up your exact point about the vixies turning trixies, and your picture was still exactly just below the browser window. What a trick!

    I got no treat for you, because I don’t take this one as a win. I think Halloween is an all-American fun holiday. (I do know the sordid history too.). BTW, what’s with 65+? Too old to just hobble over to the door and hand out some twizzlers, old man?

    My wife is all wary. I was thinking of participating as some kind of Ghost of the Kung Flu. Any suggestions, anybody?

    • Replies: @Fluesterwitz
  2. Anonymous[362] • Disclaimer says:

    Two years ago I went as Tyler Cowen:

    View post on imgur.com

  3. songbird says:

    Halloween in the ghetto must be interesting.

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Corvinus
  4. Talha says:
    @songbird

    I always saw Halloween as mostly white thing. I mean do black people really participate in it in the first place? It seems to basically have pagan, European roots.

    Peace.

  5. @Talha

    Halloween isn’t pagan at all, unlike Christmas.

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Talha
    , @Johnny Smoggins
  6. Talha says:
    @Alexander Turok

    Are you sure about this?
    “Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1.

    This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred. On the night of October 31 they celebrated Samhain, when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.”
    https://www.history.com/topics/halloween/history-of-halloween

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous
    , @Twinkie
  7. @Talha

    Yeah. I think what happened is that the Catholic Church tried to replace the pagan holiday with a Christian one (All Saints Day/All Hallows Day and the night before, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween) as they did with Christmas and Christmas Eve. However, for some reason, the pagan roots broke through.

    Personally, I find Halloween slightly off-putting for its celebration of evil. Yes, it’s all “in good fun,” but it is still a promotion of evil. Maybe it’s not a very strong cause-effect relationship, but I don’t think it’s an accident that our society which loves seeing children dress up as corpses also loves watching TV shows that focus on gruesome murders, like Criminal Minds.

    The fact that Halloween also promotes low-quality sugar and now excess alcohol consumption and kitschy revealing clothes for women doesn’t speak well for it either.

  8. My impression is that in its transition from a children’s to an adults’ holiday, Halloween has become increasingly celebrated by homosexuals, who love to play dress-up.

  9. @Achmed E. Newman

    Probably not quite the look you seek to emulate, but nevetheless rather fetching:

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
  10. Twinkie says:
    @Talha

    The supposed Celtic origin of the Solemnity of All Saints is speculative at best. Catholics celebrate the Solemnity beginning with the sun down the previous day. Of course, the modern Halloween is a secular monstrosity in so many ways, but the origin is quite Christian: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Saints’_Day#History

  11. @Talha

    Talha, where I live black people drive their kids over to the White neighborhoods to trick-or-treat over here. It’s safer, and there’s more and better quality candy. When I’ve been at the door giving out candy, I’ll give only one (the littlest) piece of candy to the black kids that don’t even put on ANY kind of costume. They are just out for the free stuff that Socialism has gotten 3 generations of them used to.

    You’re never too young to learn from Achmed’s school of Libertarianism.

  12. @Talha

    It seems to basically have pagan, European roots.

    Lol. They don’t care or even know. It’s a chance to get free stuff. As Achmed E. Newman describes, they don’t even need a costume since white people automatically hand out treats to everyone (can’t discriminate!), and if the candy is too slow in coming, just steal it from some other (preferably small and white) trick-or-treater, or steal the bag straight from the homeowner’s hands. What’s she gonna do, chase a strapping black teen out into the darkness?

    Another thing I used to see, back when collecting money for Unicef was a thing, was (black) trick-or-treaters bringing fake Unicef collection boxes to get cash in addition to sugar. That that took a bit of foresight, planning and preparation still impresses me.

  13. Won’t it be great when the Dems win and the chicks will be required to dress in feminista-fashion Mao pantsuits?

    • Replies: @Neuday
  14. El Dato says:
    @Almost Missouri

    Europeans now DO know, because rampant commercialization of US-centric memes has made it visible. But it’s mainly followed by the demographic which looks some reason to get drunk and then get laid.

    COVID-19 lockdowns and the Allah U Akbars mushrooming will keep things calm this year.

    fake Unicef collection boxes to get cash in addition to sugar

    “Help Africa nearer to you” boxes!

  15. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous

    The fact that Halloween also promotes low-quality sugar and now excess alcohol consumption and kitschy revealing clothes for women doesn’t speak well for it either.

    You say that like low-quality sugar, excess alcohol consumption and kitschy revealing clothes for women are bad things!

    • Agree: botazefa
    • LOL: iffen, Talha, TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @songbird
  16. @Alexander Turok

    Both Christmas (Noel) and Halloween were Pagan holidays and should be celebrated as such. In the case of Christmas, the alleged birthday of Jesus the Magical Jew was just grafted on top.

    • Troll: Dumbo
  17. @Almost Missouri

    They also do the same scam by selling chocolate bars to support a charity or sports team, or to “help keep kids off drugs”.

    • Replies: @Libre
  18. songbird says:
    @Talha

    Once, when I was in college, they bused in kids from the ghetto to go trick-or-treating there. many didn’t have costumes. I can’t really say definitely, but I imagine there is some public or quasi-public program to get these kids candy, today. A lot of businesses seem to have political pressure exerted on them to give out candy, which I think is relatively a newer thing – not necessarily directed towards ghetto kids originally, but I’d be surprised if they didn’t somehow benefit.

    I’m not sure if the idea for celebrating at around the equinox is wholly European. A lot of people seem to think Dia de los Muertos is syncretic between Catholicism and the original native religion of Mexico. If so, I wonder if they might have a similar thing in Africa, somewhere.

    When I was young, I was surprised to learn about Halloween’s Irish roots. I knew older people who grew up in Dublin, and I asked them whether they went trick-or-treating, when they were kids. I was surprised to hear that the answer was essentially “no.” They tried asking for candy once, and a guy said “get out of here” or something. Of course, nowadays, you can find decorations there.

    I recall reading a traditional account of Halloween in Ireland, in one of the books written by someone from the island of Great Blasket, which was once one of the most isolated spots in Ireland (now abandoned). A community of very poor fishermen. I forget whether it was Twenty Years a Growing (probably) or Islandman (though I’d recommend both to anyone Irish.) It was really strange, like kids hunting birds at night, with a lantern, in order to eat them later. But perhaps that was just on Great Blasket.

    I guess telling ghost stories used to be a traditional part of Christmas in England. Seems pretty weird to think of now, but A Christmas Carol though a unique story, was based on this tradition and Dickens helped publish other people’s Christmas ghost stories. I think it is probably true that Europeans put more emphasis on some holidays in the darker times of the year – that there is more social need for them.

    • Thanks: Audacious Epigone
    • Replies: @Talha
    , @dfordoom
  19. songbird says:
    @dfordoom

    I’ve tried eating leftover candy, as an adult, and, as a result of the experience, (it tastes like poison) I have more sympathy with those dentists who used to give out dimes or toothbrushes. I used to love candy corn, and now, it just tastes like a bunch of toxic chemicals, sealed in wax.

    As to the costumes, I remember one friend telling me that he appreciated how it was an excuse for some girls to dress more revealingly than they would otherwise, so I don’t think it necessarily translates directly into whoredom. I look at it as an interesting balance to the morbid themes.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  20. @Achmed E. Newman

    Same here, Achmed. My parents live in a nice, white neighborhood and it’s incredible how many ~16 year old blacks come wearing a football jersey or something low effort. Though to be fair, I’ve seen more white teenagers out trick or treating the last few years as well. It’s the delayed onset of adulthood where teens who can drive and work still expect to be treated like children and participate in childhood rituals.

  21. Talha says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    I think what happened is that the Catholic Church tried to replace the pagan holiday with a Christian one (All Saints Day/All Hallows Day and the night before, All Hallow’s Eve, or Halloween)

    That is the impression I get from the multiple sources I have read on it; integrate an existing and widespread cultural phenomenon into a new paradigm.

    find Halloween slightly off-putting for its celebration of evil.

    It seems to have some significance to card-carrying Satanists:
    “Halloween, October 31, is the Fall climax and may be celebrated as a time when one’s inner-self might be explored through the use of a costume, or one might recall those of importance in one’s life who have died – as was done on that night in European tradition….Satanists embrace what this holiday has become, and do not feel the need to be tied to ancient practices. This night, we smile at the amateur explorers of their own inner darkness, for we know that they enjoy their brief dip into the pool of the ‘shadow world.’”
    https://www.churchofsatan.com/faq-holidays/

    low-quality sugar

    Sniff…the days when I could live off of a lunch of just a Twix bar, a bag of jalapeno chips and a can of soda are well behind me. Good times.

    alcohol consumption and kitschy revealing clothes for women

    Sex and booze sell. And anything that can be exploited to make billions on whatever occassion for whatever reason will be in our day and age.

    Peace.

  22. Talha says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I asked the people who follow me on Twitter if there were people, who grew up in the black community in black-majority neighborhoods, that had experiences of whether or not Halloween was adopted in their community and some chimed in.

    The answers were all over the place; some said it was not regarded much and others said it was a common thing – so this may be something of a regional/local difference.

    Some did say what you mentioned; that they didn’t go door to door in their neighborhoods but would go to white neighborhoods for free candy without any costumes.

    Some said that going out after dark in some neighborhoods was not safe, so that made the decision for them when dealing with little kids. But in those same neighborhoods, there may well be Halloween parties for young adults you would get dressed up to attend. This also depended on location; for instance New York had more of these parties than Baltimore.

    Others mentioned it being celebrated in public schools, with candy and costumes just like you’d expect it anywhere else.

    So, there was no consensus on the level of adoption or experience from what I could tell from the responses I got.

  23. Talha says:
    @songbird

    Of course, nowadays, you can find decorations there.

    I read from someone that visited Oslo recently that they celebrate Halloween much bigger than Americans do.

    I guess telling ghost stories used to be a traditional part of Christmas in England.

    Did not know this, thanks.

    I think it is probably true that Europeans put more emphasis on some holidays in the darker times of the year – that there is more social need for them.

    Makes sense. One thing I definitely like about this time of year; voluntary fasting feels like a breeze compared to the summer days!

    Peace.

    • Replies: @songbird
  24. Neuday says:
    @The Alarmist

    Won’t it be great when the Dems win and the chicks will be required to dress in feminista-fashion Mao pantsuits?

    I’m looking forward to the famines and the resulting weight loss.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  25. PhilK says:

    In the first decade of the century, I worked at a large, well-known software death-star in the Seattle area, where Halloween was a huge event. The admins put up outrageous decorations in all the building lobbies, and employees brought their kids in to take them trick-or-treating thru the offices for the first few hours of the evening. I would always just leave a big bowl of candy on a chair outside my office and go home, but lots of people stayed in their offices to see and interact with the kids. For a week or so beforehand, everybody had gotten several emails from security with Halloween rules, such as no toy guns, and no masks on adults. For parents with small kids, it was much easier than walking around their neighborhoods, most likely in the rain, and for the kids, it was a target-rich environment. A good time had by all!

    Not sure what they’re doing this year, with the coof and all.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  26. Mr Epigone says:

    Young white women with college degrees standing strong in defense of a hallowed American tradition? You go, girls!

    I say:

    Those young White women with college degrees want to show off their wares and they ain’t forgoing no opportunity to do so, including the Pagan Halloween Folk Ritual, and some of the White broads yet to graduate discard their clothes and disrobe to protest this or that and the young White men on the campuses don’t complain much about the bare broads protesting about this or that.

    White Core America, the new political party that will replace the rancid and imploding Republican Party, has a very clear answer how to win the votes of White Women With College Degrees and White Women Without College Degrees: BRIBE THEIR WHITE FEMALE ASSES!

    The rancid and collapsing Republican Party is about to get demolished by Greedy White Geezers and White Over-Educated Ape Females and White Government Workers and Upper Middle Class White Globalizers and non-Whites and a whole bunch of other White types and that is a political opportunity for all patriotic Americans in the new political party called White Core America.

    I wrote this in November of 2019:

    White government workers — between 10 and 15 million of them — out of a total of between 22 million and 30 million government workers — vote for their jobs and pay and benefits and pensions.

    I bet if you count all the workers as government workers who rely on the government for contracts and employment, you would see that way over 30 million people work for the government.

    The Democrat Party gets the teachers and the government school workers and the bureaucrats and the sick care government workers and the like.

    The Republican Party gets a good number of the military vote and the war production and war manufacturing vote and the cops and the road guys and the like.

    This is why a plan to bribe voters is cynical but necessary for the new political party called White Core America.

    White Core America will bribe the White broad voters and they’ll stay bribed.

    Values never mattered for crud in colonial America or the USA since Virginia Company times and up until ten minutes ago.

    This sonofabitch country has been cash on the barrelhead and grab like a bastard and ain’t nothing changed. Some of us have blood ancestors who were indentured servants and some of us have blood ancestors who were contracting with others to indenture them while the original was still under indenture. Might have got the terminology wrong, but that’s colonial America and the USA.

    Values are for politician bullshit artists to scream about while they’re looting the Hell out of everything in sight.

    Shelly Adelson and Trump and Ham Sandwich Saban and Hillary Clinton don’t give a shit about no so-called “values.”

    That’s why the Pewitt Plan is to give ten thousand dollars a month to every American citizen who has all blood ancestors in the USA or colonial America before 1924. Bribe those voter bastards!

    I guarantee you the voter bastards will start thinking about what they’ll do with the ten grand and then you tell them which politician sonofabitch will prevent them from getting their ten grand a month and watch the action.

    Currency collapse has been baked into the monetary extremism cake anyway, open up the spigots and let the rain fall down.

    Trillion damn dollars a year deficit and 23 trillion in debt and hundreds of trillions of dollars of unfunded government liabilities says this current global monetary system is completely and totally dodo.

    https://www.unz.com/anepigone/how-white-black-and-hispanic-conservatives-voted-in-2016/#comment-3558638

    • Replies: @ThisIsAnon153Replying
  27. Van Morrison for a seasonal two; White Women With College Degrees and White Women Without College Degrees loved Rod Stewart singing Van’s Have I Told You Lately That I Love You song.

    Van Morrison must have got a good chunk of cash from that Scottish boob Stewart for that Have I Told You Lately That I Love You song, and I always preferred the more intellectual and spiritual and mystic Van Morrison to that showoff dickweed scratchy-voiced Scottish bastard named Rod Stewart.

    Rod Stewart is a Scottish blockhead and Van Morrison is a Scottish shaman and the White Women go for the blockhead. Van Morrison is Scottish in Ireland you dunderheads!

    I can’t wait until November 4 when it is clear that the rancid and treasonous Republican Party is about to go DODO!

    Van Morrison Pagan Streams and Van Morrison’s All Saints Day:

    • Replies: @V. Hickel
  28. @Talha

    An FYI Talha, the “Church of Satan” is an entirely Jewish creation founded by a Jew (Anton Szandar Levay) with the sole purpose of blaspheming Christianity.

    If you want to learn about Halloween, European witchcraft, paganism etc. don’t use them as a source unless you want the kosher version.

    There’s a great thread about the link between Jews and the occult here.

    https://gameruprising.to/index.php?threads/the-jewiness-of-the-occult.11279/

    • Replies: @Talha
  29. Talha says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    I wasn’t really using them as a resource other than to state what they state; that the holiday has some level of significance to them. I actually posted a very nice article on the origins in post #25.

    Here is another statement from the Satanic Temple regarding Halloween:
    “Halloween

    Holiday to celebrate indulgence and embrace the darkness and it’s aesthetic

    Halloween is consistently described as evil, demonic, and satanic by those steeped in religious dogma. Costumes, candy, and facing fears are to be embraced.”
    https://thesatanictemple.com/pages/holidays?_pos=2&_sid=567658af5&_ss=r

    Peace.

  30. @Chrisnonymous

    I don’t know about worshiping evil.

    But it shore does give license for assholes whole hog and then some.

  31. Incidentally, in the 1930s, in the US, it was the adults who got all disguised.

    Your neighbors would come to the door, all in mufti, you’d let them in and offer them coffee or tea or cider or something more fortifying, they wouldn’t say anything, and you’d try to guess who they were.

    This children begging thing was invented by the candy companies.

    Man, is that one suppressed fact.

    • Replies: @Talha
  32. White women wearing form-fitting cat suits on Halloween and Muslim Mass Immigration to European Christian nations and France and Le Pen and Macron and the deliberate introduction of ISLAMIC TERRORISM to France by the evil and treasonous French Ruling Class and the oncoming looming Civil War II about to break out in the USA leads me to remember the Interloper Invader Muslim Demographic Weapons brought in to European Christian nations by evil ruling classes to destroy cultural cohesion and to destroy and attack the ancestral core populations of European Christian nations.

    France and Australia and the USA and Germany and Canada and England and Sweden and many other European Christian nations are under demographic attack by their evil ruling classes and these evil ruling classes use Muslim Invader interlopers as demographic weapons to attack and destroy cultural cohesion and civil peace and decency.

    I wrote this in May of 2017 about scantily clad White women and Muslim Invader Interlopers:

    Australia is under attack from financialization, globalization and mass immigration. When civil war breaks out in Australia, I hope the patriotic Australians will have the fighting spirit of the Australians who stopped the Japanese Empire in Papua New Guinea on the famous Kokoda trail.

    Historians will look back and say the Australian Civil War era started with the Battle of Cronulla in 2005. The Battle of Cronulla was started by the interloper immigrants who presumed to sully the honor of the Australian beach babes. The culture clash brought on by mass immigration and multiculturalism created the conditions for the Battle of Cronulla.

    Australian men had inculcated within themselves a method of superb nonchalance and stoic reserve while admiring their beautiful Australian females while at the beach. Pretty soon the beautiful Australian women were wearing next to nothing in the way of bathing suits. This was a wonderful thing that allowed the men to appreciate the gals and the ladies to show off in a highly civilized manner. Then the Muslims showed up. All was torn asunder. Darkness descended across the beach.

    Muslims brought to Australia by the destructive policy of mass immigration started to dishonor the beautiful Australian females at Cronulla Beach. The proud and brave Australian men would not tolerate for one second their beautiful women to be mistreated by the Muslim marauders just because they were wearing skimpy attire on the beach. Battles broke out between the patriotic Australian men and the Muslim Misogynists.

    The Battle of Cronulla will be refought again and again until such time that patriotic Australians can one day regain control of their beautiful country.

    GOD BLESS AUSTRALIA AND THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF AUSTRALIA

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/the-end-of-the-australian-dream/#comment-1857120

    GOD BLESS FRANCE AND VOTE FOR MARINE LE PEN IN 2022

    Tweet from 2015:

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  33. Talha says:
    @obwandiyag

    This children begging thing was invented by the candy companies.

    Certainly makes sense…do you have a source for this? Thanks!

    Peace.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
  34. songbird says:
    @Talha

    I read from someone that visited Oslo recently that they celebrate Halloween much bigger than Americans do

    Not going to lie: I enjoyed trick or treating as a little kid. But today, I honestly kind of resent how Halloween seems to be an American cultural export to Europe. Like, how superficial, commercial and plastic-fantastic it is. How it seems to be making every place like America. Part of the process of flattening local cultures, even as they are giving up some of their unique customs and celebrations, under the brunt of multiculturalism.

    I just can’t look at candy the same way, after this outbreak of woke capital. (ex: Skittles sold some kind of gay packaging.)

    On a related note, I was just reading a book that mentioned how popular rap has become in Africa. I know they are rapidly urbanizing there and rap seems to appeal to urban blacks, but I got to wonder, if it would have ever happened, if it had not been exported from the US. I mean, blacks often talk about the other influences that went into the industry, and how it was promoted.

    • Replies: @Talha
    , @dfordoom
    , @Mr. Rational
  35. Talha says:
    @songbird

    Skittles sold some kind of gay packaging.

    Noooooooo!!!!! Not Skittles!

    how popular rap has become in Africa

    I personally enjoy rap when it is done well as a form of poetic expression and rhyme. Depends heavily on the content. The vast majority of it is trash though.

    Still, once in a while you come across some raw talent. The best expression of this is in freestyle and very few master it very well since it’s on the fly:

    if it had not been exported from the US

    No way. No way in the world. This is uniquely an American export. Part of the very unique African American in the US and part of its urban culture. It has been exported by the powerful presence the US has in influencing world culture.

    Peace.

    • Replies: @Audacious Epigone
  36. @Talha

    Sniff…the days when I could live off of a lunch of just a Twix bar, a bag of jalapeno chips and a can of soda are well behind me. Good times.

    Wow, that’s some good eatin’. I had to make do with a Milky Way® bar and a can of Jolt Cola®.

    • LOL: Talha
  37. Anonymous[801] • Disclaimer says:

    Young women without college degrees are far more slutty than those with. It’s telling how you notice in these polls a similarity between white Republicans and blacks, but haven’t noticed the similarity between oldsters and Democrats in these coronavirus polls.

  38. dfordoom says: • Website
    @songbird

    As to the costumes, I remember one friend telling me that he appreciated how it was an excuse for some girls to dress more revealingly than they would otherwise, so I don’t think it necessarily translates directly into whoredom. I look at it as an interesting balance to the morbid themes.

    Yeah. Girls like wearing sexy outfits. It goes with being a girl. It’s a perfectly normal healthy thing for girls to want to do.

    The danger of getting upset about the wickedness of Halloween is that it’s easy to end up looking like a humourless killjoy.

    Personally I don’t care if Halloween is Christian or pagan and I don’t care if it’s been commercialised. People need to have some fun occasionally.

  39. V. Hickel says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    how can you not love the pre-‘Atlantic Crossing’ Rooster?

  40. dfordoom says: • Website
    @songbird

    I guess telling ghost stories used to be a traditional part of Christmas in England. Seems pretty weird to think of now, but A Christmas Carol though a unique story, was based on this tradition and Dickens helped publish other people’s Christmas ghost stories.

    It’s amazing how much of what we think of as the characteristic features of the Victorian age were actually invented by Charles Dickens. It was Dickens who made Christmas such a huge thing in England.

    Dickens also made a huge contribution to the Victorian sentimentalisation of childhood.

    Although I believe it was Prince Albert who started the whole Christmas tree thing.

    The Victorian Age was actually an age of very rapid social and cultural change. There was a kind of Victorian Cultural Revolution.

    • Replies: @songbird
  41. dfordoom says: • Website
    @songbird

    But today, I honestly kind of resent how Halloween seems to be an American cultural export to Europe.

    Halloween was pretty much unknown in Australia when I was a kid. It’s definitely an American cultural export and I do resent American cultural exports.

    But I have to say that I think Halloween is one of the least offensive American cultural exports.

  42. @Charles Pewitt

    White Over-Educated Ape Females

    Woo hoo! Pewitt 2020! The uhhh.. ape white females are finally seeing the error in their ways thanks to brave chuck.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  43. @dfordoom

    It’s just an excuse for children to dress up and eat some candy, its an excuse for teens and young adults to party and mingle.

    Non-whites hate all of our holidays/fun days just like they hate everything else about us (except our money and nice countries).

    They have a hard time understanding that sometimes you just wanna have fun for a day.

  44. @songbird

    You can read Negroes in Negroland at archive.org.  The roots of “rap” were obvious back in the nineteenth century.

    Read the rest of the book too, it’s very enlightening.  The OCR version has lots of un-corrected errors, but the images are easier to interpret.

    • Replies: @songbird
  45. songbird says:
    @dfordoom

    But I have to say that I think Halloween is one of the least offensive American cultural exports.

    The interesting thing about Halloween is how it is a strange dichotomy. On one level, it seems like the most superficial and fake holiday that a wide swath of people get excited about (ignoring lesser holidays like Valentine’s day). But even though it is so superficial and commercial, on some level, it is also weirdly the most communitarian holiday – the one where you are actually walking around your neighborhood and seeing your neighbors and even trusting them to a certain extent – like was probably the case with traditional holidays among rural peasants.

    The Victorian Age was actually an age of very rapid social and cultural change.

    Used to be a history show on British television called “The Victorians.” It catalogued some of the amazing and inspiring accomplishments of the Victorians. Some people think that the average IQ of the English in about 1850 was like 115 – that they’ve lost a full 15 IQ points, since then. I don’t know if I would go that far, but I can appreciate how some people would believe an estimate like that. (And they’ve certainly lost something.)

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  46. songbird says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Thanks, I skimmed it a bit before, but never read it.

    A while back, I bought an E-reader. (They can be had quite cheaply in the US, if you don’t mind getting something second hand. $20-30) Well, worth the money, IMO, and very convenient. My main disappointment is how poor OCR of old books seems to be. Even when you can guess at the words, it really seems to interrupt the flow of reading. And I hate reading from a computer screen.

  47. dfordoom says: • Website
    @songbird

    But even though [Halloween] is so superficial and commercial, on some level, it is also weirdly the most communitarian holiday – the one where you are actually walking around your neighborhood and seeing your neighbors and even trusting them to a certain extent – like was probably the case with traditional holidays among rural peasants.

    Maybe it’s something we really need and don’t get enough of.

    In many Catholic countries they have Carnival which seems to serve the same purpose – a time that brings people together but also allows them to loosen their inhibitions a little.

    Maybe it’s because Protestantism isn’t really big on the whole having fun and loosening inhibitions thing so in Protestant countries people were craving something like that.

    To return to my earlier point about Dickens and Christmas, I think that’s what Dickens was aiming for in pushing Christmas so heavily – he saw a need for a holiday that would bring people together. Although without the loosening inhibitions thing (mind you inhibitions used to get loosened quite a lot at office Christmas parties).

    These days so many things that represent simple enjoyment have been banned by the Fun Police.

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  48. anon[169] • Disclaimer says:
    @dfordoom

    Maybe it’s because Protestantism isn’t really big on the whole having fun and loosening inhibitions thing so in Protestant countries people were craving something like that.

    Or…maybe you are really ignorant and provincial?

  49. @dfordoom

    People need to have some fun occasionally.

    I find July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and “Fat Tuesday” all fun.

    Also, when I was young, I had costumes like Zorro, a knight, a spy… one year, my mother made me a “shirtless” costume with Schwarzenegger-like muscles sewn into it. One doesn’t need to dress up like a denizen of Hell, a torture victim, or a cat in heat in order to have fun.

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  50. Libre says:
    @Johnny Smoggins

    Hey i don’t fault any enterprising person. Sell me a good i want and it’s your business what you do with the proceeds. Better that than stealing, unless they stole the product to begin with.

  51. @ThisIsAnon153Replying

    ThisIsAnon153Replying says:

    Woo hoo! Pewitt 2020! The uhhh.. ape white females are finally seeing the error in their ways thanks to brave chuck.

    I say:

    Thank you for bringing much needed publicity to my presidential write-in campaign!

    My shady propaganda firm — Howard J Porcupine Public Relations — thanks you too!

    Write-in CHARLES PEWITT 2020 for president of the USA and you’ll get ten thousand dollars a month if you’re eligible!

    The Pewitt Conjured Loot Portion(PCLP) will pay each American who has all blood ancestry born in colonial America or the USA before 1924 a cool ten thousand dollars a month. The US Treasury and the Federal Reserve Bank shall work together to conjure up the cash out of thin air, just like the ruling class is doing now.

    I want the White Over-Educated Ape Females to vote for Biden and the Democrat Party so as to completely and totally destroy the rancid donor-controlled Republican Party. Some experts have determined that White females are fickle, so when the new political party called WHITE CORE AMERICA comes calling with a pledge of ten thousand dollars a month for all eligible White females, I think the gals will abandon that globalizer geezer boy Biden and they’ll be happy as vertical clams voting for and supporting White Core America.

    White females — whether or not they’re over-educated apes or not, are key for my plan to electorally crush the disgusting politician whores in the putrid Republican Party. Greedy White Geezers are also part of the plot to utterly smash the shit out of the rancid Republican Party.

    White women don’t want to be liked, they want to be loved and when these White females get their ten thousand dollars a month they’ll have nothing but love in their hearts and shoes or cars on their brains when they go to spend the money.

    WHITE CORE AMERICA LOVES WHITE FEMALES

    I LOVE WHITE FEMALES — THE ONES WORTHY OF LOVING

    WHITE CORE AMERICA RISING

    THE EVIL AND RANCID REPUBLICAN PARTY MUST BE DESTROYED

    I LOVE ANN COULTER AND MARINE LE PEN

    Tweet from 2015:

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  52. @V. Hickel

    Mr V. Hickel says:

    how can you not love the pre-‘Atlantic Crossing’ Rooster?

    I say:

    I just Googled that album and now I see that Scottish blockhead Rod Stewart was banging Britt Ekland at the time of that album and I’m even more jealous and furious at this scratchy-voiced bastard Stewart. The Wicker Man had Ekland and so did Rod Stewart, but I think Van Morrison grabbed a Mrs. Ireland or something. Britt Ekland looks a bit like Kathy Ireland too.

    I brought up Irish people and Scottish so to bring the Welsh in how about an absurd version of Burning Down the House by Tom Jones.

    This is better than talking about the election and we’ ll find out about that soon enough.

    Tom Jones singing Scottish blockhead David Byrne’s and Talking Heads’ Burning Down The House:

  53. The Halloween slut shaming truce is a rare example of semi stable female cooperation that should probably be studied in more detail.

    • LOL: Talha, dfordoom
  54. @V. Hickel

    Rod Stewart was great in his pre-crooner, strutting rooster days.

    He could write touching love ditties like You Wear It Well or Mandolin Wind, or outrageous stompers like Stay With Me, a university disco favourite.

    Couldn’t do it now. These lyrics would get him barred from every university on both sides of the Atlantic.

    In the morning don’t say you love me
    ‘Cause I’ll only kick you out of the door
    I know your name is Rita, ’cause your perfume’s smelling sweeter
    Since when I saw you down on the floor

    You won’t need too much persuading, I don’t mean to sound degrading
    But with a face like that you got nothing to laugh about
    Red lips, hair and fingernails, I hear you’re a mean old Jezebel
    Let’s go up stairs and read my tarot cards

    Stay with me, stay with me
    Cos tonight you’re gonna stay with me
    Stay with me, stay with me
    Cos tonight you’re gonna stay with me

    So in the morning, please don’t say you love me
    ‘Cause you know I’ll only kick you out the door
    Yeah I’ll pay your cab fare home, you can even use my best cologne
    Just don’t be here in the morning when I wake up

    • Thanks: Achmed E. Newman
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  55. @Talha

    My grandparents.

    • LOL: Talha
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  56. Talha says:
    @obwandiyag

    I’m going to steal that one from you as a future response to someone asking for a source. Though, I can only truthfully say “my grandmother” since both grandfathers passed on before I was born.

    Peace.

  57. Dumbo says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Interloper Invader Muslim Demographic Weapons brought in to European Christian nations by evil ruling classes to destroy cultural cohesion and to destroy and attack the ancestral core populations of European Christian nations.

    Jews promote Islamic immigration to Europe, and then crazed Muslims kill people in Christian Churches and not in Synagogues. Go figure…

  58. Dumbo says:
    @dfordoom

    The danger of getting upset about the wickedness of Halloween is that it’s easy to end up looking like a humourless killjoy. Personally I don’t care if Halloween is Christian or pagan and I don’t care if it’s been commercialised. People need to have some fun occasionally.

    The problem of (modern) Halloween is,

    a) it used to be mostly an American (and maybe Irish) holiday, but now it morphed into some weird global holiday celebrated everywhere from Germany to Brazil. It just doesn’t make sense in some places and it became too much, too soon.

    b) it used to be a fun holiday for children and families, now it became an “adult (?) holiday” more associated with homosexuals, slutty women, “party people”, more like Carnival than the original holiday.

    c) commercialization ruins everything. If you go to Europe, in some places there are still local festivals (both of Christian and Pagan origins) that still retain their traditions and can be quite nice. But when festivities go (too) commercial they just literally lose their soul.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
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  59. I hope everyone has clear skies tonight (Halloween night). There’s a Blue Moon. Check it out before midnight.

    Mr. Epigone,
    I hope you put up another politics-related post before the election, even if open thread.

  60. Corvinus says:
    @songbird

    “Halloween in the ghetto must be interesting”.

    It’s called Steal and Beat in the hood, as you are well versed in such urban highway robberies. The crack whore moms give Skittles to the kids, who run like the wind with their LeBron’s on so as to not get whack o’ moled by the Trayvon’s and Shitavious’ of the world.

    I can’t wait until your caravan of Coolies come knockin’ on my door tomorrow lookin’ like Buckwheat. That is your costume of choice for your own rugrats, right, songbird? Keep them under control, and we’ll be fine.

  61. Corvinus says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    Man, I bet the lil’ boys and girls in your neighborhood can’t wait to come to your door for Trick or Treat.

    You, parading as St. Breivik, shreik out to the kids as you open the door “HEY, KIDS, MAKE SURE THE JEWS DON’T STEAL YOUR CANDY. WHITE CORE RISING”. To your horror, instead of giving you the White salute, they yell out in unison, “Um, sir, we just want Mike And Ikes”.

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  62. Corvinus says:
    @Almost Missouri

    “Another thing I used to see, back when collecting money for Unicef was a thing, was (black) trick-or-treaters bringing fake Unicef collection boxes to get cash in addition to sugar. That that took a bit of foresight, planning and preparation still impresses me.”

    I can do you one better. Back in the day, when white Europeans came to Africa seeking gimmedats and free stuff, they brought with them disease and their problems. As if the natives getting cannonballs and gin was not enough! To this day, that foresight, planning, and preparation astounds me, as we are paying dearly today for their “Invade the World, Invite the World”.

  63. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous

    One doesn’t need to dress up like a denizen of Hell, a torture victim, or a cat in heat in order to have fun.

    True, but if people do want to dress up like a denizen of Hell, a torture victim, or a cat in heat for one day a year I personally have no problem with that.

    They aren’t actually denizens of Hell, torture victims, or cats in heat. Just as you weren’t really Zorro. It’s called make-believe.

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  64. @Chrisnonymous

    A Catholic friend informed me about the “evil” nature of Halloween, in light of the next day, All Saints Day, and the following day, All Souls Day. It seems that the dressing up in costumes is an effort to mock Satan, that ur-SJW, who cannot abide being mocked. The living show no fear of devils, ghosts, skeletons, to let him know he has no hold over them.

    Enjoy the day.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
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  65. Thomm says:
    @Talha

    I always saw Halloween as mostly white thing.

    True. Most other cultures have no equivalent day. A pumpkin harvest makes sense, but dressing up as undead creatures is odd when viewed from the outside, Celtic-pagan roots notwithstanding.

    Remember that it is not a ‘serious’ day in America either, since it is not a bank holiday (and the stock market is not closed on Halloween).

    As a child, the most fun part of Halloween was in the days before it, where we got to do tons of art in school. We were given more construction paper than ever before, and all sorts of other supplies, and effectively allowed to go to town. Orange and Black were the two colors we were told to use the most. This merry festival of art generation went on from October 25 all the way to Halloween.

    When I was a kid, ‘Trick or Treating’ was a big deal, but even then, I felt uneasy with how many types of high-sugar ‘candy’ existed, tied to the marketing of the whole thing. Charlie Brown’s Halloween special with the ‘Great Pumpkin’ was a staple.

    The sheer combinations of candy types was (is) extreme. It is amazing that Milky Way bars had the audacity to claim that the spongy stuff was ‘nougat’, and the Three Musketeers bar had only ‘nougat’, with no caramel. Talk about exaggerated advertising. But the most extreme concoction of sugary fat ever invented was the Cadbury Creme Egg. That was (is) over the top. It is so opulent that it only comes in packs of four.

    The other big (legit) scare at the time was the nationwide story that some people gave kids candy with pins in it, or that some sicko was poisoning candy, and this was still less than a decade after the Adam Walsh murder and other crimes against children. It was national news, but there were no real statistics around it.

    When I was in college, like everyone else, we were told that some ‘children’ from the inner city were going to come to our dorms for Trick or Treating. We, of course, were expecting some kids aged 6-10 with a woman as their chaperone. Instead, the ‘children’ appeared to be age 17 (and thus just 3 years younger than we were), and one of them was over 6’8″. They had no costumes. It was a little scary, as I doubt they were checked for weapons.

    I am pretty sure the SJW organizers knew that everyone was expecting actual children, not people who are minors only by the narrowest of margins.

    (This comment, like hundreds of others I have written, prove to anyone with an IQ above 70 that I am not a South Asian immigrant. Remember, Ron Unz admitted that he propagated that myth just to distract WN w*gg*rs from the true purpose of this website, but he resurrects it as needed, as his targets aren’t smart enough to keep track of his 4D chess).

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  66. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Dumbo

    c) commercialization ruins everything. If you go to Europe, in some places there are still local festivals (both of Christian and Pagan origins) that still retain their traditions and can be quite nice. But when festivities go (too) commercial they just literally lose their soul.

    You could use that argument to justify banning Christmas.

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  67. Talha says:
    @Thomm

    As a child, the most fun part of Halloween was in the days before it, where we got to do tons of art in school.

    Check.

    This merry festival of art generation went on from October 25 all the way to Halloween.

    Check. I was one of the top two artists in my class to it was always a contest between my and the other kid (who was Latino) to see who would create the best zombie picture or goriest artwork (back then drawing a werewolf carrying a severed head did not get you a meeting with the principal).

    Charlie Brown’s Halloween special with the ‘Great Pumpkin’ was a staple.

    Check.

    It is amazing that Milky Way bars had the audacity to claim that the spongy stuff was ‘nougat’, and the Three Musketeers bar had only ‘nougat’, with no caramel.

    Check. That was my least favorite. Mars basically had derivates that they pulled various people in with:
    1. Nougat and chocolate covering – Three (maybe should have been Two) Musketeers
    2. Nougat, caramel and chocolate covering – Milky Way
    3. Nougat, caramel, peanutsand chocolate covering – Snickers

    The other big (legit) scare at the time was the nationwide story that some people gave kids candy with pins in it, or that some sicko was poisoning candy

    Check.

    we were told that some ‘children’ from the inner city were going to come to our dorms for Trick or Treating.

    Never dormed.

    I am not a South Asian immigrant.

    I have no problem with you being white at all and I don’t personally think you are a South Asian immigrant. But I am a bonafide South Asian immigrant and you kind of described my childhood…so I’m not sure where that gets us to be honest.

    Peace.

    • LOL: songbird
  68. Thomm says:

    But I am a bonafide South Asian immigrant and you kind of described my childhood…so I’m not sure where that gets us to be honest.

    Well, of kids your age, who were in America at the time (1985 or whatever), perhaps less than 1 out of 1000 nationwide were of your racial (let alone ethnic) background, given how most immigration from your region of origin happened well after that. On top of that, Pakistanis were probably under one-tenth of that already small racial pool.

    So that is how uncommon your specific example is. There was no such child of your national ethnicity, of my age (+/- two grades), in my own elementary school. So that already means zero out of a couple hundred in terms of statistical representation.

    Plus, the groups that I always praise here are Jews and mainstream white Republicans, not South Asians (other than a few comments over three years ago).

    • Replies: @Talha
  69. @TomSchmidt

    That sounds like a Catholic with bad theology trying to justify why he isn’t moved to resist a secular/demonic holiday.

    If you really wanted to mock Satan, you would dress up in costumes showing the historical/imaginary tortures of Hell. “The anguish of being separated from Christ? Ha, ha, ha, ha… ” But no.

    There is definitely a strain of emotion that considers evil cool, and no one is immune from it, including me. However, we can try to be cognizant of it rather than denying it.

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  70. @dfordoom

    They aren’t actually denizens of Hell, torture victims, or cats in heat. Just as you weren’t really Zorro. It’s called make-believe.

    You know what’s funny? George Orwell wrote Nineteen-Eighty-Four in the 1940s, before the Chinese Cultural Revolution. But when you read Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism, it seems like Orwell must have based many of his ideas on the later true history of totalitarianism (unless you believe that the Chi-Comms took notes from his novel…).

    Yes, Halloween is all in fun and make-believe, but what the human imagination can imagine in fiction, it can also imagine and instantiate in history. When we encounter evil and find it fun or un-affecting, it sets us up to belittle its effect on the lives of real people.

    I think Halloween is less a problem than other things in society, and I have fun on Halloween with jack-o-lanterns and Sleepy Hollow stories and such. But I am not completely comfortable with it.

    • Replies: @dfordoom
  71. Dumbo says:
    @dfordoom

    That may be, but I didn’t suggest to “ban Halloween”. Christmas is even more commercialized, of course, but you still have some nice local religious traditions or celebrations in some parts of the world which remain nice.

  72. @YetAnotherAnon

    Thank you so much, YAA. Early Rod Stewart was a real rock and roller – it’s not just the lyrics, but he wrote some great melodies and had a rock sound. He started to suck right around the time he got really famous. “Isn’t that ironic, like rai-e-ain, on …”

    My favorite un-PC song (with no chorus, BTW, just verses) is Every Picture Tells a Story from just about 50 years ago!:

    Just one verse – this is after he got arrested for inciting a peaceful riot in Paris. Yeah, see, they had peaceful riots even back then. Thing is, all he wanted was a cup of tea.

    I moved right out East, yeah.
    On the Peking ferry I was feeling merry,
    sailing on my way back here.
    I fell in love with a slant-eyed lady
    by the light of an eastern moon.
    Shanghai Lil never used the pill;
    she claimed that it just ain’t natural.
    She took me up on deck and bit my neck.
    Oh, people, I was glad I found her.
    Oh, yeah, I was glad I found here

  73. @Corvinus

    Corvinus says:

    You, parading as St. Breivik, shreik out to the kids as you open the door “HEY, KIDS, MAKE SURE THE JEWS DON’T STEAL YOUR CANDY. WHITE CORE RISING”. To your horror, instead of giving you the White salute, they yell out in unison, “Um, sir, we just want Mike And Ikes”.

    I say:

    Hey…Corvinus…Did you pilfer that prose from Elton John and Bernie Taupin?

    Elton John and Bernie Taupin — Bennie And The Jets:

    Hey, kids, shake it loose together
    The spotlight’s hitting something
    That’s been known to change the weather

    Say, Candy and Ronnie. Have you seen them yet?
    Ooh, but they’re so spaced out
    Ooh, but they’re so spaced out

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/eltonjohn/bennieandthejets.html

    Bernie Taupin says that Robert Palmer and the slender beauties in the background of the song and video “Addicted To Love”(1985) — are what he had in mind to be Bennie and the Jets(1973), some kind of futuristic music band of glamour and such.

    Robert Palmer was born in Yorkshire and so was James Mason and Yorkshire is being overrun by Muslims and other Interloper Invader mass immigration demographic weapons brought in by the evil and treasonous English Ruling Class to destroy cultural cohesion in England.

    This is more fun than the election and we’ll know more about that by Wednesday or next month or whenever.

    DESTROY THE RANCID REPUBLICAN PARTY NOW!

    WHITE CORE AMERICA RISING!

    WHITE WOMEN VOTERS & GREEDY WHITE GEEZER VOTERS WILL DESTROY THE GOP

    Yorkshireman Robert Palmer sings Addicted To Love:

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  74. Corvinus says:
    @Charles Pewitt

    LOL, you are harmless and very entertaining, like your brethren PrissFactor and Whiskey.

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  75. @Corvinus

    Corvinus says:

    LOL, you are harmless and very entertaining, like your brethren PrissFactor and Whiskey.

    I say:

    I am a dangerous handsome rascal — dangerous to the evil JEW/WASP Ruling Class Globalizers and other treasonous trash — although not as handsome as Robert Palmer. I believe that Mr Palmer sold his soul to Satan for that full head of hair. I could be wrong, James Mason had a full head of hair, too; Yorkshiremen must keep most of their hair, I guess.

    Happy Halloween

    Destroy The Rancid Republican Party Now!

    White women voters and White Geezers shall win the day for the globalizer geezer boy Biden.

  76. @Chrisnonymous

    He did write a book on the Catechism which is both funny and taught me more about the faith than any religious studies class.

    You can read his argument here

    Excerpt:

    In England, as Eamon Duffy documents, the popular faith in Purgatory was so overpowering that last wills and testaments typically included generous grants to chantries, whose only job was to say Mass, over and over again (sometimes for hundreds of years), for the soul of the deceased. (My Irish side tells me the English knew they needed it.) King Henry VIII coveted the cash, closed the chantries, and shuttered Purgatory.

    This left a gaping hole in the cosmos and the English psyche, as literary critic Stephen Greenblatt observed in Hamlet in Purgatory – which argues that this play reflected a national obsession in Shakespeare’s day: wondering where souls really went right after they died. And indeed, this play must have been seen quite differently by the Catholics and Protestants in the audience. (England was still split almost 50/50 at the time.) For Protestants, the import of Hamlet’s father’s ghost was pretty clear: He wasn’t from Heaven, and Purgatory was a Romish superstition, so the ghost must have come from Hell. Hence his call for Hamlet to kill his usurping uncle and avenge his father’s death was tinged with brimstone. For Catholics, it was at least plausible that the ghost had risen from Purgatory, and his call for rough justice one Hamlet ought to be heed. The endless dithering Hamlet indulges for four more acts could be seen as a metaphor for England’s back-and-forth between the poles of icon-smashing Calvinism and Catholic restoration.

    Halloween provokes contention among American Christians to this day. Some homeschooling friends of mine confessed to me that they felt torn over whether or not to let their son dress up and go trick-or-treating; their Protestant friends kept telling them that this holiday was pagan or even Satanic. And given their theology, you can see their point: The souls of the dead are either in Heaven – in which case they’re not walking the earth and need not be appeased, represented, mocked, or even commemorated, depending on which reading you give to the way we Catholics appropriated old pagan customs that marked this time of year – or else they’re in Hell, and not worth remembering. Anyone who’s dead and suffering deserves it, and will go on suffering forever. There’s no sense in attracting his attention.

    We, on the other hand, picture the Church in three unequal slices: a golden sliver, already enjoying beatitude; we dung-spattered soldiers still slogging through the trenches here on earth; and the vast military hospital where most of us hope to end up, a very big tent indeed where souls heal from the damage they did themselves on earth and are made whole enough to be welcomed into Heaven. When we do ourselves up in costumes and tromp through the streets on Halloween, we are marching in a kind of Veterans’ Day Parade in honor of the sinners who went before us, not yet into glory but into the painful, therapeutic shadow it casts outside its doors.


    Of course, there are practical issues in marking this most solemn and Catholic holiday. Some pious folk insist on dressing their children only as saints or angels. This works very well for girls up to the age of ten and boys too young to pronounce the word “lame.” It’s cute for parents to doll their children up as friars like St. Francis or nuns like St. Therese, but the kids know perfectly well they’re being cheated: This holiday, the night before the Feast of All Saints, has always been our way of confronting the eerie, appalling fact of death – the uncertainty of our individual fates, our powerlessness before the scythe that cuts down the just and unjust alike. We want – we need – to face these fears, to play on the brink of the abyss, to shudder in “haunted” houses and whistle by the graveyard. The next day, the actual feast day, we should go to Mass and honor the saints – and maybe go to a graveyard, as they do in Catholic Louisiana, to clean up and decorate the place. But skipping the horror and jumping straight to the glory creates the same kind of empty feeling Shakespeare had, and tried to fill with Hamlet.

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  77. dfordoom says: • Website
    @Chrisnonymous

    Yes, Halloween is all in fun and make-believe, but what the human imagination can imagine in fiction, it can also imagine and instantiate in history. When we encounter evil and find it fun or un-affecting, it sets us up to belittle its effect on the lives of real people.

    That’s possible but I’m not convinced that it’s true.

    Should Grimm’s fairy tales have been banned?

  78. Talha says:
    @Thomm

    On top of that, Pakistanis were probably under one-tenth of that already small racial pool.

    Yes, it was rare. It was many years before I even recall coming across another Muslim in school, let alone another person from Pakistan.

    Plus, the groups that I always praise here are Jews and mainstream white Republicans

    You don’t have to convince me, man. I’m not the one saying you’re not white. I don’t have a dog in this fight.

    Peace.

  79. @PhilK

    That sounds more exciting for the kids than “trunk-or-treats” in parking lots. At least the kids get to explore an unfamiliar place.

  80. @Talha

    Noooooooo!!!!! Not Skittles

    Its tagline has long been “taste the rainbow”. What did you expect?

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