Every year I complain about how fast the Christmas decorations go up. Used to be, when I was a kid, the turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving were actually cooling before the Christmas decorations and sales and such started jamming our airwaves, filling our store shelves, or filling the papers with ads.
OK. Those days are gone. I’m ok with that. We’ll call it “progress”. Sure.
Today, what we get is a slow holiday build commencing somewhere around (or even before) Halloween.
Ok. Ok. Things change. But some things change that I just can’t stomach without calling “foul”.
Increasingly, every year, there are more and more from the “left” who are becoming more emboldened to attack, thwart, and stifle Christmas images. They attack pilgrim and Indian imagery being portrayed in our schools for Thanksgiving. They show up at manger scenes and defile them. The rant and rave in churches about “gay” being “ok” during services.
I don’t need to give you links to the most recent stories. I don’t need to give you links to the past stories. All you need to do is simply pay attention to any local or national news and over the next 4-5 weeks you will see an army of assholes who are going to come running from the shadows screaming out for “equality”, and the way they will try to prove it is by trying to remove the rights of others. Think about the ridiculousness of that. “I will make myself equal to you by silencing you, terrorizing you, vandalizing your efforts, or beating you into submission.”
And the left preaches that they are the more peaceful of the two partisan pieces of pie.
Gays will attack Christianity by disrupting sermons with drag queens kissing and transvestites looking like some abomination of sexuality; atheists will attack the Créche; overzealous parents will complain that the word “Christmas” appears on a school calendar; schools will be pressured into calling their “Christmas Trees” “Holiday Trees”; “Happy Holidays” will be shoved down your throat as a moderate attempt to please everyone, even though it ignores the overwhelming high percentage of Americans who wish it to remain “Merry Christmas”… and the list will go on and on…
It is hard enough for me to think about the changes in our holiday season starting earlier than it ever has. I have a hard time with the old standards we all loved on TV losing their popularity to more modern shows. But while traditions of every sort may naturally come and go, I have a hard time seeing some of them go simply because people on the right buckle to assholes on the left who toss dog crap on Jesus statues.
People, it is a battle. It is ongoing. It is for you to save, not “the other guy”.
Write your appropriate representatives every year, at every level, down to the City Council, regarding your local issues concerning the preservation of our holiday heritage. Write your local papers (letter to editor, etc…). Show support at events that support your views. Pressure your schools and school boards to keep Christmas on your calendars; on the tree name; on the pageant/show/concert name. Patronize stores who have Salvation Army bell ringers, and those who say “Christmas” in their ads. Patronize stores whose employees freely say Merry Christmas at the checkout stand.
Do not quietly allow yourselves to be pushed into the margin by the minority. It is very hard to reverse if you let it go too far.
And, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas.
Will the Obama White House have a Christmas Tree? (You may choose up to three)
- Yes. He would be an idiot to thumb his nose at the nation. (33%, 8 Votes)
- Christmas Tree? Didn’t you mean “Holiday Tree”? (33%, 8 Votes)
- Yes. Because he thinks you will be watching. (21%, 5 Votes)
- Yes. Because he he wants to “prove” he is open minded. (8%, 2 Votes)
- No. (4%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 24