MILO praised Christmas’ modern capitalist links during his talk at Minnesota State University on Thursday, pointing out that it was capitalism and Ebenezer Scrooge’s wealth that allowed him to pay for Tiny Tim’s medical treatment at the end of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
“Americans spend lots of money on Christmas. It is a big part of the economy” declared MILO. “The left likes to pretend there is some kind of problem with this, but it’s totally cool with Jesus.”
“Think about the lessons from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”. Unlike the entertainments of today, where rich Hollywood liberals bellyache about rich Americans being evil, Ebenezer Scrooge isn’t the bad guy because he makes good money” he continued. “He is the bad guy because he lives a joyless and miserly existence, and doesn’t treat his employees well. Dickens’ issue with Scrooge isn’t that he made a lot of money, it is that he didn’t use any of it for charity and to help his fellow man.”
“Think about all of the good Scrooge does after he realizes the errors of his ways. None of them would be possible for a poor man” MILO explained. “He pays for Tiny Tim’s medical treatment, he donates to charity, and he treats his employees better. He already had wealth thanks to capitalism, he merely added some charity and virtue to go with his money.”
MILO continued by adding “We know that in general conservatives who favor capitalism are more charitably generous than liberals who favor a big government” before claiming “Capitalism encourages charity, while socialism discourages it.”
“Once charity happens in the form of taxation, it turns us all into Scrooges, the early Scrooge who was a bastard to everyone. I call him the cool Scrooge” joked MILO. “From black Friday through the last shipping day from Amazon, which is a very important day for young people who seem to forget you can purchase presents in person instead of having them shipped.”
“Christmas is a vital part of America’s capitalist culture.”
Written from prepared remarks.