If you are a resident of earth, you are familiar with the wildly popular, award-winning Charlie Brown Christmas Television Special produced in the 60's. I grew up with it. In Charlie Brown's world, nothing goes right. He buys a crummy little tree; his Christmas is overwhelmed with commercialism; he can't get anyone to cooperate to produce the annual Christmas play; and nobody sends him Christmas cards. Even his dog doesn't understand him. Like everything else in his life, he is a failure, even at Christmas. Poor Charlie Brown!
At the moment of his deepest distress, when he cries out in emotional agony, “doesn't anybody know the true meaning of Christmas?” Linus steps up to save the day and the season. He stands dramatically in the center of an empty stage and recites:
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.