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Friday, November 25, 2016

Santa is a lie

Dr Kathryn McKay, Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith), B.A(Hons)(Griffith), B.A(Griffith), B.Law(Hons)(Griffith)

 

This fine specimen of a woman, Dr Kathryn McKay, Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith), B.A(Hons)(Griffith), B.A(Griffith), B.Law(Hons)(Griffith), has just published an article in the Lancet psychiatry journal, suggesting that children can be traumatised when they discover their parents have maintained the magic of Christmas with stories of a jolly, bearded man in a red suit.

She bizarrely claims that Santa is a “lie” and that parents are damaging their children by telling them St Nick is delivering their presents from the North Pole because children are forced to “reconceptualise everything” when they eventually find out that Mr Claus is a lie. "If all of a sudden you have that ripped out from under you, there is the potential to question ‘if my parents lied about this what else are they lying about?’ ... and having to all of a sudden reconceptualise everything can be very traumatic when everything you know becomes unsettled." Can you see a class action coming up?

And to prove her point, she adds that she currently works on Nauru where children are quite happy not believing in Santa Claus. I seem to remember that Nauru also has the world's most obese population. So, extrapolating from Dr McKay's, Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith), B.A(Hons)(Griffith), B.A(Griffith), B.Law(Hons)(Griffith), "research", does it follow that if you don't believe in Santa Claus, you finish up looking like him?

It's part of our tradition, our cultural heritage, Dr McKay, Doctor of Philosophy (Griffith), B.A(Hons)(Griffith), B.A(Griffith), B.Law(Hons)(Griffith). Why, even in India they believe in Santa:

Open several YouTube screens of this jingle simultaneously
as background music to your next chicken tikka masala ☺

I'd like to know how many taxpayer-dollars were wasted on that "research". And I'd like to know how many (Hons) she would receive if she sat for a Degree in Common Sense.

With academic "research" like that, is it any wonder the rest of the world thinks we're a bunch of sissies and walk all over us?