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Old 11-13-2018, 07:31 AM   #21
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Default Re: Halloween and Other disgraceful Holidays; Memetic Seasonal Warfare.

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I read somewhere that "A Visit from St. Nicholas" aka "'Twas the Night Before Christmas" by Clement Clarke Moore was part of a early 1800s memetic campaign by various authors and public figures to change Christmas from a drunken party to a family oriented holiday.
I'll look the book that talks about that, and gives solid evidence for the possibility, and post it here. Moore was an unrepentant racist, class bigot, pro-slavery, anti-Semitic piece of nasty. So there are some ugly buried memes in that poem.
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Old 11-14-2018, 07:37 AM   #22
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The book in question is The Battle for Christmas. There's a review here.
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