Today’s generation has become too sensitive to even utter the word “Christmas” or even the phrase “Merry Christmas”, because they want to be “inclusive” by excluding one “holy day” Christmas itself, now how is excluding Christmas from among the “holy days” even “inclusive”?
There used to be a time when we weren’t afraid to utter the word “Christmas” or even say “Merry Christmas”, and no one felt “offended”, back then there were a lot more Christmas ads, advertisements and programming than “holiday” ones, and no cared about it.
I don’t necessarily have a problem with the phrase “happy holidays”, what I do have a problem with is what goes along with it, the PC culture, proponents of saying “happy holidays” claim to do it for “inclusiveness” yet while at the same time trying to rid our country of everything Christmas and Christian. How is that even inclusive?
This year’s targets are the Christmas TV classic “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”, based on the classic Christmas song of the same name according to the left “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” is “bigoted” and “seriously problematic”, and the other target this year is the classic Christmas song “Baby it’s Cold Outside” and a few years back the Christmas song “White Christmas” was and is still being under attack from the left for being “racist” and “insensitive”, however they seem to be forgetting the “white” part of the song is the snow.
On November 28, left-wing propaganda outlet The Huffington Post retweeted a 2017 video on their official Twitter with a description that read “The holiday TV classic ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is seriously problematic”.
The holiday TV classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” is seriously problematic. 😳 pic.twitter.com/dOgqPF3bAP
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) November 29, 2018
Every year, we’ve seen the left’s War On Christmas start up, in back in 2011 the producers of HIT Entertainment’s children’s TV show “Thomas The Tank Engine” made a “holiday” episode with Christmas trees, Christmas presents, Christmas lights, and even a Christmas party, except with one distinction there’s no mention of Christmas yet its just a “holiday” party,
It’s not just TV shows that do this regardless if they’re for children or not, its also stores and other retail places, they’re all deck-out for Christmas yet you don’t see the word Christmas, only “holiday”
Also, schools, from K-12 to even colleges are also getting in on the anti-Christmas bandwagon for the sake of being “inclusive” forgetting by excluding Christmas you’re not being “inclusive” by excluding a “holy day”, a school in Oregon even banned Santa Claus, as well another teacher (more precisely a substitute teacher) in New Jersey told students that Santa Claus is “not doesn’t exist”, which of course a lot of parents were outraged about the incident.
Another incident during the 2016 Christmas season, an Indiana town was sued for having a cross on top of their Christmas tree.
Some people take offense of Christmas, because it is associated with the Christian religion and is among one of the holiest Christian “holy days”, along with the Easter, and Advent “holy days”.
They constantly bring up the supposed “separation of church and state” which that does even exist in the first amendment, and to counter the “separation of church and state” argument., Christmas was designated as a national holiday along with Thanksgiving and New Year’s in 1870 by President Ulysses S. Grant.
While this article may, be focused on Christmas, because its December and the Christmas season, Christmas is not the only “holy day” (holiday) that liberals are “offended” of, they don’t like Halloween, they don’t like Thanksgiving, the don’t like Father’s Day or even Mother’s Day, nor do they like Valentine’s Day, and the certain ally don’t like Columbus Day, or even the Fourth 4 July (US Independence Day Day) I can list all the other holidays that they don’t like either, but that would go on forever.
Another target of the left, is now Santa Claus back in 2013 the liberal website Slate wrote an entire article about how Santa Claus should not be white anymore, and suggested he become a penguin.
Well, yes the current image of Santa Claus we know of today, is a fictional person, but Santa Claus is actually based on a real person a Christian bishop named Saint Nicholas.
The left has gotten even crazier, with them being all “gender-neutral” now, they are now suggesting Santa become “gender-neutral”, and some liberals even say we should change Santa to be a female, forgetting that Santa already as a wife Mrs. Claus.
Another attack on Christmas though minor is that a U.S. Postal service canceled a customized postal stamp because it features the St. Basil’s cathedral on it, which the is no longer a cathedral it is now a museum.
Anyways, I’m kinda getting of topic here, every year during this time we see this type of attitude towards Christmas from the left, they don’t want anything to do with Christmas in the public square yet they claim to do it to be “inclusive”.
They way liberals speak now remind me of two terms from George Orwell’s 1984 novel Newspeak and Doublethink.
In his “1984″ novel Orwell describes Newspeak by saying this “the purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits of proper to the devotees of Ingsoc, but to make all other modes of thought impossible.
On pages 50-52 he writes about a conversation Winston Smith (the protagonist) is having with Syme whos creating the Eleventh dictionary of the Newspeak dictionary, in that conversation Symes tells Winston “you think I dare say our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words, scores of them, every day. We’re cutting to the language down to the bone. The Eleventh Edition won’t contain a single word that will become obsolete before the year 2050”.
At the end of the conversation Symes tells Winston “don’t you see the whole aim of Newspek is to narrow the range of the thought? In the end we shall make thought crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.”
Doublethink is another term found in George Orwell’s 1984. The definition. of doublethink is the act of holding, simultaneously, two opposite, individually exclusive ideas or opinions and believing in both simultaneously and absolutely. Doublethink requires using logic against logic or suspending disbelief in the contradiction.