Kids' Letters to Santa Demonstrate Everything Wrong with America Today

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This Sunday The Oakland Tribune ran a selection of kids' letters to Santa. Some clever editor or layout person made a point about things by placing the following two letters right on top of each other:
Dear Santa, I'm so happy I am saying a hello to you. I'm also happy that you exist because that's how you can help us. This year our mom can't give us nothing because she lost her job and you're the only hope I have. I would love some boots because the ones I have are ripped and I can't keep them together with glue any more. If you can I will be so grateful. And if not, I'll be happy just for saying a hello to you. Sincerely, Ingrid (Oakland)

The very next letter:

Dear Santa,
I really like Harry Potter and Twilight. So could you get me lots of Twilight and HP stuff please? I believe in you!
From Madison (Pleasanton)

Occupy kids' letters to Santa!

Here's a blurry shot of the originals. The problem is my camera got all misty-eyed reading 'em.

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Here's another sad Christmas story: Walgreens' $6.99 Charlie Brown Christmas Tree Is Everything Charlie Brown Hated

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Dog
Dog

This isn't terribly surprising considering in which city each of the kids live..

billy
billy

....Can't tell if Troll or Just stupid       fry.jpg

ZangVoo
ZangVoo

That actually is pretty scary. Meanwhile, the US Government is too busy playing World Police, wasting endless Billions in places it has no business to actually care lol.

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Bitemeharrd
Bitemeharrd

What a bunch of duech-bags trashing a child's dreams and hopes in times like this, YOU ALL should be beat to the ground.

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

"Deuch bags" is the German term for "coin purse," right?

Shrugk
Shrugk

"And if not, I'll be happy just for saying a hell to you"

I wish that wasn't a typo

Alan Scherstuhl
Alan Scherstuhl

Ouch! Thanks for spotting that. Again, typing through sad Christmas tears is tough.

Shrugk
Shrugk

Your version was definitely better. That kid is being far too nice to Santa. 

SANTA
SANTA

 Dear Spoiled Snot Nosed Brat White Kid from White Suburbia. im not real your parents lied to so go kill them.  Love Santa the Bearded Red and White Con Artist.

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Whoa!  So staid, so grounded.  I wonder what the spoil brats that sprang from the loins of the 1%ers would wish for. 

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