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1 freetoken  Thu, Oct 31, 2013 9:06:24pm

unHoly Hegemony!!

2 Vicious Babushka  Fri, Nov 1, 2013 4:18:17am

If this is all a result of “British cultural colonialism” how come the UK is not pink?

3 CriticalDragon1177  Fri, Nov 1, 2013 7:52:18am

re: #2 Vicious Babushka

Good question. I’m not sure exactly why that is, but I don’t think that that by itself refutes what Max Fisher wrote.

4 EiMitch  Fri, Nov 1, 2013 9:00:17am
“For people like my mother, it’s a deliberate rejection of the kind of U.S. imperialism that suckered her generation not into witches hats and candy, but Australian participation in the Vietnam war.”

So a fun, apolitical holiday is being rejected because “Vietnam something something”?

I don’t think the people resisting Halloween will win in the end. Kids would rather have harmless fun than hold onto old grudges. Having said that, maybe we should convince Palestinian and Israeli kids to start trick-or-treating.

What? We’ve tried everything else, haven’t we?

5 SpaceJesus  Fri, Nov 1, 2013 11:31:29am

Dumb on many levels

6 aagcobb  Fri, Nov 1, 2013 5:30:58pm

re: #2 Vicious Babushka

If this is all a result of “British cultural colonialism” how come the UK is not pink?

According to the article, its because Halloween fell out of favor in England during the Victorian era, so pre-Victorian colonies, like the US and Canada celebrate Halloween, and Victorian era colonies, like Australia, don’t. When I was a kid in England, we didn’t go trick or treating on Halloween. Instead, we celebrated Guy Fawkes Night on November 5.


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