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Yet another attempt to take the Christ out of Christmas

You must forgive my simple explanation for this curious phenomenon: Liberalism is the attempt to disprove or refute or solve the problem of evil. One proof that Christ is God is this: God alone could face up to evil fully & conquer it. So then liberalism may be said to reason, if there is no evil, then there is no God. Any man of sense can see a problem there, but suffice it to say for now that the notion of the superfluity of good things seems utterly to have seized the liberal mind…

Perhaps the most beautiful phrase that summarizes the demonic daring of liberalism was FDR’s: ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ You may laugh to think that this is now the stuff of animated comedies, but perhaps farce is an improvement on tragedy, & that might after all be the meaning of progress.

This is the story of two sisters, one of whom has the power to freeze things & stands to inherit her father’s throne. Her kid sister, aside from being playful, also thinks on romance. Their parents one day disappear at sea; then ships from across the sea come forth, bearing notables interested in the assumption of the crown. A palace intrigue is in the making, regarding the sisters’ marriages.

But no. Why should the new queen’s powers be ice-like? Because power is inimical to life. But it also gives life to lifeless things. The story starts with people making a living out of ice. They sell it, of course, but it’s also useful, because it preserves things. Probably, you can also use ice to fight the cold. The queen’s power scares her into abandoning the kingdom to strangers & winter. Her sister must persuade her to return.

The queen is scared she might kill the princess by her power. Power hurts people, so the powerful are alone. Acting on this opinion, her parents had isolated her. This is politics, really, or else why should they have also isolated the lively princess? Is there any political art like the craft that helps the icemen make ice good?

Supposedly, love solves this problem. Love make rule possible, isolated from the spirit of commerce. You might think love & marriage would save the princess from the queen’s power, thereby saving the queen. But she learns salvation only comes from sacrificing for her sister. Marrying a prince is making weakness into strength – by making a princess a wife. Sacrifice, however, means preserving the princess or the queen as they are. So the solution is not making a whole, but preserving a part. Love, power-like, defends individuality then. Maybe love is the flipside of ice.

This year’s Disney show for the entire family…