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Michael Snyder, herald of the Decline, juxtaposed a 100-year-old letter to Santa with the holiday revels of the modern affluent. It’s interesting to see how far we’ve come down the road of materialism.


Seven year old Homer politely requested some paint and a sack.


These days …

I looked through the pictures at Rich Kids of Instagram. I like nice things but I detest the tacky. The only thing that impressed me was a Cuban Bolivar. Okay, some of the ladies impressed by sight though I would dread a conversation.

I’m impressed by the simplicity of Homer’s letter. I also wish the children of the super-rich well. Again, nice things are nice. They are also, sadly, historically signs of societal decay when taken to constant extreme.

And, mind you, none of this has anything to do with Christ. Remember Him?