A Tender, Unitarian Christmas

A Tender, Unitarian Christmas
A Tender, Unitarian Christmas\r\nby Aaron D. Wolf\r\nYankees Touching Harps of Gold\r\nAppropriately, it was 1984. The Reagan-Bush ticket had\r\nwon reelection. The U.S. Olympic team had destroyed\r\neveryone else at tlie Summer Games in Los Angeles. 'I'he HIV\r\nvirus had heen identified, and a cure for AIDS would surely follow.\r\nHezhollah terrorists had bombed tlie U.S. embassy northeast\r\nof Beniit, and the CIA was busy training terrorists to carry\r\nout covert operations in Lebanon to stamp out terrorism. All\r\nwas right with the world.\r\nExcept in Africa, where people were starving, while American\r\nyuppies sat at home in the lap of luxury. Fortunately, a collective\r\nof British pop stars decided to do something about it.\r\nChristmas was approaching, and American consiuners were\r\nhitting the malls. Wliy not harness the horsepower of the American\r\nmallrat by letting him fill his stockings with cassette recordings\r\nof a new rock 'n' roll Christmas anthem and then send all\r\nof the profits to Africa to feed the hungry? Boy George, George\r\nMichael, Bono, and Simon le Bon—Christmas emissaries, one\r\nand all —joined hands, hearts, and voices under the name\r\n"Band-Aid" to produce "Do They Know It's Christmas?" in\r\nwhich they chanted:\r\nthere won't be snow in Africa this Christmas time\r\nThe greatest gift they'll get this year is life\r\nWliere nothing ever grows\r\nNo rain or rivers flow\r\nDo they know it's Chrishnas time at all?\r\nSeems kind of a...

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