Two things happen every winter downtown in St. Paul: Santa gets a police escort (fucking yikes!) and the winter carnival mythological figures do a little parade, including the frequently-accused of sexual harassment fraternal organization that represents warm weather, the Vulcans.

It's striking to me how both of these events carry all this baggage of (masculine) violence and aggression, and for no good reason! Both are just gratuitously tainted.



@lawremipsum Santa (and his creepy-ass Elf on the Shelf) partners with cops as part of the surveillance state.

@Chelseaknits astutely diagnosed, Elf on a Shelf is definitely a cop.

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