Saturday, December 07, 2013

Even Santa Claus has lost his freedom

Politics has seeped even into the Santa Claus’ territory.


From Reuters (picture and quote):
A U.S. military website showing Santa Claus delivering his presents while guarded by warplanes has some children's advocates worried.

In a twist to its tradition of tracking an animated version of Santa Claus' sleigh and reindeer as he flies around the globe on December 24, the military is adding the animated fighter plane escort to give a realistic feel to the popular feature, said a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

"We wanted to let folks know that, hey, this is a NORAD video, and we're the military and this is our mission," said the spokesman, Navy Captain Jeff Davis.
The Aha moment:
A video on the NORAD website shows military personnel seemingly preparing for a test flight by Santa, who has the call sign "Big Red One."

"We all know that Santa travels faster than starlight," an officer says in the video, "but this is nothing that our technologies can't handle."
In the eyes of the US government, Santa Claus' actions needs to be regulated. Even Santa Claus has lost his freedom! 

Goes to show how politics has been corrupting on people’s morals.

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