He knows when you’re sleeping
He knows when you’re awake.
He knows if you’ve been bad or good
So be good for goodness sake
Santa Claus. Portrayed as, and instilled in us in childhood, as a benign figure. The above though, speaks volumes. It reads more as a statement that would describe a CIA or KGB director than a man who has dedicated his life to pleasing children. What sort of creature resides behind that cottony white beard?
Joulupukki, AKA Santa Claus, AKA St. Nick, is Finnish, and is known all too well here, although parents have begun masking the truth in this generation, to avoid traumatizing children, praying he won’t show up at their doors on Christmas Eve and destroy the façade created in an attempt to protect them.
Santa is as much beast as man, and appears half human, half goat. For centuries, Santa showed up on Christmas Eve, drunk and demanding more booze. He didn’t come to give gifts to children, but to collect them. An appeasement in return for safety. His transformation through misinformation emanating from the highest powers is one of the best kept secrets of the modern world. The below is a rather forgiving portrait of the monster. But the Finns haven’t forgotten. They know. They recall the horror only too well.
Let the truth ring out, and Devil take the hindmost.
I wish you joyous holidays – Jim