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[–]hennaojichan 5 insightful - 4 fun5 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 4 fun -  (3 children)

Looks like he's from the Indian Sub-continent to me so he's probably Tamil. That is one ornate garden gnome. Wonder why he hasn't beeen stolen yet.

[–]goonmessiah 5 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 4 fun6 insightful - 5 fun -  (2 children)

Wonder why he hasn't beeen stolen yet.

I’m just waiting for them to show their address.

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 3 insightful - 4 fun3 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 4 fun -  (1 child)

It's at a Walgreens in Raleigh. It hasn't been stolen because this is the South, not some West Coast shithole.

[–]GuyLeDouche 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Just wait a few years, sadly…

[–]Noam_Chomsky 4 insightful - 6 fun4 insightful - 5 fun5 insightful - 6 fun -  (0 children)

He's not black.

There's a shitload of people getting coal this year.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 3 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 5 fun -  (1 child)

"Mommy, why are all the Christmas gifts malt liquor?"

[–]Tiwaking 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

[–]BadumTsh101 3 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 3 fun -  (1 child)

Who...cares? There's black Santas, white Santas, black Jesus, white Jesus, Asian Jesus.

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Fair enough. But there weren't any white Santa lawn gnomes for sale. If we cannot have tradition as it has always been, then why not instead of this total replacement of all we hold dear, can't we have a world where tacky Santa themed lawn ornaments of every race stand side by side in a tacky Christmas-themed rainbow of kitschy unity?

[–]noshore4me 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why not? You think an imaginary serial breaker and enterer would be white?

[–]usehername 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (16 children)

Which snowflakes are offended by Santa being the "wrong" race? lol

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (15 children)

I'm not offended, I merely think it doesn't quite seem like a coincidence that in a time of destruction of traditions, the traditional appearance of a cultural figure based in large part on a Christian saint is being intentionally deviated from. It doesn't matter in-and-of-itself, but the greater context of current cultural trends makes me think that this belongs here.

[–]usehername 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (14 children)

He's a fictional character, and most people who are heavily Christian and think of Christmas as a religious holiday don't do the whole Santa thing. That's more of a heretical tradition. So I guess you consider yourself extremely conservative if you get offended over the "destruction" of a "tradition" only embraced by non-Christian/barely-Christian Christmas-celebrating normies, in which the only difference constituting the "destruction" is the color of the skin of one of the figures. And the way you word it lol. So there's a huge conspiracy against Christians and this is your evidence? Hilarious.

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (13 children)

Nah, I just think it's a bit weird that there aren't every color of Santas for sale if there's black Santas for sale. Multiple skin tones of Santas would make it look like this is some '90s-cartoon-tier go at making everyone feel included, which is admirable, if in some contexts a little bit dumb. Only one skin tone of Santa and it isn't the one the traditional depiction of Santa has makes it seem like there's somethin' suspicious going on. Either that or whoever is the wholesaler for Walgreens went woke and is trying to atone for their probably-imagined racism by giving lawn gnomes a paint job.

[–]usehername 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (12 children)

Did you take this photo yourself?

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (11 children)

My Dad took it and sent it to me with the caption "New Santa is from Atlanta".

[–]usehername 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

Okay. Because it looks like that's the last Santa left and that's why it's on clearance. So there could have been other races of Santa. But again, even if there weren't, this is such a snowflake thing to be offended about. The fact that a single image of a black Santa provokes this reaction is fucking strange.

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (9 children)

Fair enough. Merry Christmas and have a nice day.

[–]usehername 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (8 children)

Christmas... already happened.

[–]CleverFoolOfEarth[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

Hadn't yet when I posted the original picture. Check the post date, friend.