This is how pathetic the people who need an enemy so they can make a public show of saving Christmas from all the liberal heathens are: A casual joke defending Christmas is twisted into an attack so Christmas can be very loudly defended.
The details are here (click!) but here’s the jist: NPR political reporter Nina Totenberg went to a “holiday” party at the Department of Justice and later, on TV, referred to it as a “Christmas” party, preceeding the word Christmas with the phrase “I was at — forgive the expression…”
Wow, the holly hit the fan.
Totenberg was ripe for attack because she works for NPR, which we all know is a liberal cabal on the direct payroll of Moscow trying to spread a socialist America defeating agenda, and here she proves it.
“Forgive the expression” about Christmas?? Oh. My. God.
So anyway, the blogs exploded because that’s what you do when you are defending Christmas, and keeping Christ in Christmas. Everyone knows Christ never checked his facts first, he just charged ahead, so that’s what all these so-called Christians did.
I’m seeing this a lot — I’ve had half a dozen e-mails sending Christmas greetings and telling me not to let those politically correct heathens take the Christ out of Christmas. What’s interesting is I have, so far, not received one single e-mail asking me to take Christ out of Christmas. I have yet to hear of one public campaign to do that, either.
Nor have I heard anyone say that taking Christ out of Christmas is a good idea, nor have I heard of anyone being prohibited from saying Merry Christmas to anyone.
Yeah, I know, the ACLU won’t let you pray at city council meetings, but that does constitute government endorsement of religion and, anyway, from what I can tell, prayers at government functions have had no sanctifying effect on those governmental bodies, which still act like complete jerks.
And, yeah, some stores do say “Happy Holidays.” There are other holidays this season, you know: Saturnalia, Hannaka (sp?), Ramadan, and I’m sure Native Americans, Hindus, Buddhists and others all have their winter festivals, or Solstice festivals.
Why do stores cater to all holidays? Because they’re trying to sell stuff, that’s why. In case you didn’t hear, 70 percent of the American economy is based on stores selling stuff, and the holidays is when they sell the most. You want them to exclude all but the Christians? OK, but better check to see who writes your paycheck, first.
The only complaints I’ve heard, in short, are from people who claim — with no proof or evidence — that Christmas is under assault. It’s a manufactured war, designed to get attention, designed to give the complainers a forum. They need enemies and, lacking any real ones, send out warnings of imaginary ones, or make enemies up.
If you read to the bottom of that story I linked to you will see that Totenberg was actually defending Christmas. She was putting it were it wasn’t. She want to a “holiday” party and said it was very obviously a “Christmas” party. She was being ONE OF YOU, for crying out loud. Her “forgive the expression” was a tweak at the Justice Department.
But, oh, that’s a fact. Sorry, didn’t mean to interfer with your lovely and very pathetic little rant.