Why Should Children (And Adults) Believe In Father Christmas?


“Humans need fantasy to be human.  To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape.”

“Tooth fairies?  Father Christmas?  The Easter …”

“Yes.  As practice.  You have to start out learning to believe the little lies.”

“So we can believe the big ones?”

“Yes.  Justice.  Mercy.  Duty.  That sort of thing.”

“They’re not the same at all!”

“You think so?  Then take the universe and grind it down to the finest powder and sieve it through the finest sieve and then show me one atom of justice, one molecule of mercy.  And yet … And yet you act as if there is some ideal order in the world, as if there is some … some rightness in the Universe by which it may be judged.”

“Yes, but people have got to believe that, or what’s the point …”

“My point exactly.”

With due apologies to Terry Pratchett

#LetsTalkAbout Race; A white perspective on Challenging Rising Racism



Two articles in The Guardian caught my eye this week, the first considers a rush by Ofsted to tackle extremism in education as being “symptomatic of a political frenzy born of hatred“; the second is the editorial identifying “an overlooked report shows that employers trying to fill low-paid jobs draw migrants to the UK“.

Both of these posts allude to the current establishment revealing their true attitudes and apparently, despite the numerous changes to Law over of the past 50 or so years, the Elite along with I suggest many others, still hold Racist beliefs. Whilst this may not in itself seem shocking, I’d go so far to suggest it could with some work by us all, prove positive!

On the surface, this claim from a white woman may well seem plain wrong but please bear with me. I’ve argued for years that it’s so much easier to positively…

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