Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer & Knight’s Tale: Legends of Venerated Hypocrisy
Everyone is rushing to clean their houses, buy paint they can’t afford, spend on ham and jug-jug like there’s no tomorrow and humming on Christmas songs all the while they’re engaged in this seasonal insanity.
(No, I hardly ever do any of that, at home I am known as Ebeneezer or the Grinch – I even have a ringtone from the cartoon, my views on Xmas have been warped due to my father’s obsession with venerating the season)
One of those tunes my very well be “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” – did you ever stop to consider how hypocritical it is?
All of the other reindeer (reindeer) Used to laugh and call him names (like Pinochio) They never let poor Rudolph (Rudolph) Play in any reindeer games
So at first the reindeer discriminate on Rudolph for difference, but, then all of a sudden? He’s ok! WHY?
Then one foggy Christmas Eve Santa came to say (Ho Ho Ho) Rudolph with your nose so bright Won't you guide my sleigh tonight? Then all the reindeer loved him (loved him) And they shouted out with glee (yippee) "Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer (reindeer) You'll go down in history!"
So Santa decides he’s not investing in foglamps and exploits the handicapped! All of a sudden this makes Rudolph acceptable, SMDH!
This is just as bad as the scene in “A Knight’s Tale“ when Heath Ledger’s character is revered at first since he beat Count Adhemar, but when it’s revealed he falsified his credentials to fight? Then ‘Sir Ulric‘ is literally pilloried and the crowd starts pelting rocks and rotten vegetables until his real friends step forward and a riot is about break out…
Then Prince Edward shucks his cloak and steps forth to save Heath and he dubs him as Sir William Thatcher descendant of nobility (Or so Edward says, since in those days no one dares question the son of the King), what does the crowd do? Suddenly cheer him again after pelting minutes before and worshipping the day behind – more hypocrisy!
So in my view, the crowd and the reindeer should be pilloried! Thing is; are we that terribly different?