ShowReparations in Action!
Broadcast TitleThe Truth About Santa Claus and Parasitic Capitalism: A RIA Holiday Classic
Broadcast Date2015-12-20
Record Date2015-12-20
SummaryOn the Sunday before the colonial holiday known as Christmas, Reparations in Action will be playing a classic episode of our show featuring an interview with Penny Hess, Chair of the African People's Solidarity Committee, about the origins of the Santa Claus phenomenon, including a recorded talk with African Socialist International Chairman Omali Yeshitela who states, "Santa Claus was born of the Dutch 'Sinterklaas.' Sinterklaas was the patron saint of shipping in Holland. The first African captives to come to America were brought by the Dutch. I would imagine that the 'Good Ship Jesus' that brought us here was probably blessed by Sinterklaas. You could say that we were a gift from Santa to America."