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Theme of School Christmas play: ‘Occupy North Pole’ (Video)

posted at 1:41 pm on December 19, 2011 by

The Quaker-based George School in Newton, Pennsylvania, has come up with a clever new angle for its annual Christmas dance performance. Unlike typical holiday pageants, which focus on of the birth of Jesus and similarly stale topics, this one centers on the other key personage in the Christmas story, Santa Claus.

But it doesn’t stop there. This “new Christmas tradition” focuses on corporate greed, outsourcing, the evils of capitalism, and other societal ills that can be cured through wealth redistribution and, one guesses, the singing of “Kumbaya.” The title of the production is “Occupy North Pole.”

Here is the synopsis, according to the school’s website (h/tMissouri Education Watchdog via Gateway Pundit):

This year’s dance theme is based on an original story written by Barbara Kibler, who has been a George School dance teacher for twenty-eight years. The action takes place in the North Pole with Santa Claus and his elves losing their workshop as a result of eminent domain. Soon, the elves’ work is outsourced and the workshop is taken over by a new corporate conglomerate, whose acronym is GREED. The sad and unfulfilled executive in charge begins using background checks to determine if children have been naughty or nice.

From this plight, Occupy North Pole is born.

video clip from the performance reveals an odd agglomeration of Irish step dancing (including by Santa), narration, and too much more.

The school website quotes the story’s author as saying, “We all need to be politically and socially aware. We have to step up and help each other.”

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It’s a private school, you know.

Dante on December 19, 2011 at 2:32 PM

Of course, no mention will be made that ‘Eminent Domain’ is a governmental power, not a corporate power.

SpikeRHSC on December 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Of course, no mention will be made that ‘Eminent Domain’ is a governmental power, not a corporate power.

SpikeRHSC on December 19, 2011 at 2:33 PM

That would require Occupying a clue.

squint on December 19, 2011 at 2:42 PM

It’s a private school, you know.

And a great one, quite obviously.

Howard Portnoy on December 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

If the North Pole is in one of the more liberal Dem controlled of our 58 or 60 states, then it makes perfect sense that the government would use eminent domain to give the property to one of their crony capitalist union run companies……

dentarthurdent on December 19, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I’m guessing naughty or nice would then be based on whether you are a member of the union – a la card check…..

dentarthurdent on December 19, 2011 at 3:21 PM

And a great one, quite obviously.

Howard Portnoy on December 19, 2011 at 3:09 PM

That’s the great thing about religious freedom, personal choice, and the freedom of association: they’re choices we make, not ones imposed upon us by government.

If you were going after government schools, that’s one thing, this is something entirely different.

Dante on December 19, 2011 at 5:06 PM

That’s the great thing about religious freedom, personal choice, and the freedom of association: they’re choices we make, not ones imposed upon us by government.

If you were going after government schools, that’s one thing, this is something entirely different.

My main objection is not the perversion of a religion but that schools are teaching this rot-gut to impressionable kids.

Howard Portnoy on December 19, 2011 at 5:11 PM

It’s hard out there for a Santa.

It must be hard for the children of liberals too. Why can’t they just let their kids be kids and have fun? Does EVERYTHING have to be some sort of propagandized lesson in liberal truth and unhappiness?

MississippiMom on December 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Again, it’s a private Quaker school. They’ve been around for years. Their mission statements and beliefs reflecting their Quaker religion aren’t exactly being kept from anyone.

“Schools” aren’t teaching it; this private Quaker school is. I’m dure their parents are very much aware.

Would anyone be shocked that Catholic students attendMass, and Jewish students at a Catholic school must sttend as well?

Dante on December 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM

It’s hard out there for a Santa.

Anyone else take notice of the Best Buy T.V. ads this season: all featuring women who successfully found the gifts they were searching for (presumably at BB), therefore rendering Santa irrelevant (and each with an attitude about it)?

Struck me as an odd way to push your store/merchandise.

rjd27 on December 19, 2011 at 6:56 PM

Again, it’s a private Quaker school. They’ve been around for years. Their mission statements and beliefs reflecting their Quaker religion aren’t exactly being kept from anyone.

“Schools” aren’t teaching it; this private Quaker school is. I’m dure their parents are very much aware.

Would anyone be shocked that Catholic students attendMass, and Jewish students at a Catholic school must sttend as well?

Dante on December 19, 2011 at 5:53 PM

Sure, they’re free to teach whatever stupidity they want. And we’re free to point out the stupidity. Or do you believe that just because it’s a private school, we aren’t allowed to point out blatant error and foolish thinking?

psrch on December 19, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Oh no, this will give an idea for Christmas, Winter Solstice 2012 at the Seattle Public School District. Thanksgiving is a celebration of oppression so it’s wrong and should be a time of mourning, and Easter eggs are “spring orbs”.

On the other hand, will the remaining occupiers feel compelled to make their way north in solidarity with the tykes? It is a season of hope.

Registered Nic on December 19, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Private school, so they can do this. They’re still retarded, but they’re allowed to be.

Vegi on December 19, 2011 at 8:44 PM

Regardless if this is a private or public school, the student stated the plays were based on Christmas traditions.

After exactly which Christmas tradition is this play fashioned? Is the tradition of the Occupiers now what students will be celebrating during the “winter holiday”?

manateespirit on December 19, 2011 at 9:33 PM

I can hardly wait for the scene where someone poops on Santa’s sleigh, rapes one of the reindeer, and removes lice from the elves’ ears.

princetrumpet on December 20, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Sophomoric narcissism wrapped in a blanket of righteous indignation and protected by academic elitism. Nice.

The future is thoroughly boned…

Bob_B on December 20, 2011 at 10:33 AM