Friday, December 8, 2006

Crucifying Santa

My heart goes out to Jimmy Wright of Vancouver BC. His attempt to "encourage dialogue" and raise public awareness through art about the rampant consumerism in our society soon to cause the earth to burst into flames, has been criticized by his greedy neighbors.
A Vancouver Island artist has put an effigy of a crucified Santa Claus on his front lawn, causing some neighbours to complain it’s traumatizing their children.

Jimmy Wright said the figure is intended to be a comment on society’s growing appetite for consumer goods.

"I don’t know how it came into my mind but I thought I’m going to take Santa Claus and I’m going to crucify him."

Wright said his latest work is not for sale.

[..] Critics are concerned the effigy will spoil the magic of Christmas for children.

"If that magic is Santa and if that magic is ‘oh boy lots of stuff,’ well then that kid needs the message right away and so does the parent," Wright said.
The parents who have verbally attacked Mr. Wright have since been advised to undergo sensitivity training that will include a mandatory viewing of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth."

This important public service announcement has also been published at Mitchieville.


Honey Pot said...

Now that is creative art. Makes you think and pretty well says it all.

mason said...

Get your head out of Gore's rear and do the research. You heard the call when they said send in the clowns.

God save us from sheep that follow political fools and idiots.


Mark said...

Jimmy Wright is a jackass.

Temujin said...

Thank God they finally did something about that fat red bastard.

Hey, what's gonna happen to his robe? It is up for auction on eBay? Perhaps we could cast lots for it...