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We Hear, But Do We Listen?
"Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer."
Now we all know how the story goes, saw all the movies, cartoons, and even sang along with the song, but have we ever really listened to the words.
Let me break it down for you...
Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer (Already calling him out of his name.)
Had a very shiny nose. (That means there was something special about him.)
And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. (That means he was unique.)
All of the other reindeer, used to laugh, and call him names (There\'s some jealous, player hating going on here, and their not being very nice to Rudolph.)
They never let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games. (They totally made him an outcast, isolated him, and gave him low self esteem.)
Then one foggy Christmas Eve (Now check out the language here folks...ONE foggy Christmas Eve, which means many other Christmas Eves have past. That means Rudolph\'s abuse went on for years, not just one, like the song, and all the cartoons would have us believe.)
Santa Came to say, "Hey Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won\'t you guide my sleigh tonight?" (Now all these years, Rudolph was being abused, Santa sat on his fat butt, and never said a word about the treatment of Rudolph. Not once did he come to his defence, or even tell the other reindeer, that it was wrong to treat him that way. All those clear Christmas Eves, Santa didn\'t need him, he never once asked Rudolph to join the team, but now, Fat boy can\'t see, and the reindeer need light, and all of a sudden, Santa needs a favor, and who does he turn to? Not Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, but Rudolph, with your nose so bright. And of course, by now Rudolph\'s, self esteem is so low, all those years of being alone, lonely, depressed, no one to play with, he would do anything to have a friend, so of course he said yes.)
ARE YOU FEELING ME YET?????????
Then all the reindeer loved him. (All of a sudden, they love him, when for years they wouldn\'t even talk to him.)
As they shouted out with glee. (Cheering his name like they were always down with him. What a load of crap!...This is how the phrase, "Fair Weather Friends", came about.)
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer (Still hatin\')
You\'ll go down in history (Yeah! as the biggest joke in Christmas history. Rudolph should have said, "Hell no!", and went back to sleep, and let Santa\'s fat butt walk. He could have used the exercise. Did he ever get Rudolph a gift? I think not.)
Now that I have given you the breakdown, what do you think now? This is the kind of thing society wants us to teach our young. It is fine to treat people like outcasts, just because they don\'t fit in with what our culture says is "normal", or stand by, and do nothing, but when you need a favor, it is cool to ask for one.
Not to mention, BUT I WILL, the mental pain Rudolph endured for years, breaking him of any backbone, and self esteem whatsoever.
We all know, or have known a Rudolph, how did we treat them?)
Like I said..."we hear, but do we listen?" Draw your own conclusion.
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