Friday, December 16, 2005

The War on Christmas

Call it what it is - a right-wing snow job. Conservative talk show host Bill O'Reilly and friends are now trying to convince us that there's a "war on Christmas" in America. As proof, they point to the growing number of secular "holiday" celebrations obviously designed to drive out the more Christian-focused word "Christmas."

Shame on the Ebenezer Scrooge who uses the term "holidays" to refer to the series of events from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's Day. Rebuke the mean old grinch who steals "Christmas" so that he can be inclusive of his friends who are Jewish or Muslim and celebrate their own holidays. No God-fearing, Wal-Mart loving, red-state Christian would dare exclude the name of his savior from the most sacred holiday in capitalism.

Let's be honest. There is no war on Christmas. If anything, there's a war on intelligence in America, and the lefties didn't start it. Every few years, the conservatives dream up some other evil threat to American civilization and they convince all the hinter-state yahoos to send money to stop blacks, women, Communists, environmentalists, the ACLU, pacifists, flag burners, liberals, gays, Christmas-haters from taking over America.

These people thrive off of hatred and fear. Their survival seems to depend on their ability to convince their followers to be afraid of all that is different from their white Anglo-Saxon Protestant middle-class American upbringings.

No, the liberals didn't start some new war on Christmas. This was a pre-emptive war started by the right-wing lunatics looking for weapons of mass distraction from the real issues facing America. These Sunday morning moralists don't want to deal with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, the lack of health care, or crumbling inner city schools.

The War On Christmas
By Keith Boykin
December 16, 2005


Hypoxic said...

I totally agree this supposed "War on Christmas" doesn't exist except in the minds of the people at Fox News. It panders to their religios right base, might help their ratings, and helps sell more copies of Gibson's stupid boo on the subject.

Qivan said...

Don, I love your Christmas look. I don't pay attention to what is going down in America that much, so much of it is just seems a way to garner more votes from the crazy right in the next election, and keep them paranoid, and how their country is going down the drain to those evil liberals. Sad, how it works. Why don't they expend that energy in homes for the homeless and food for the hungry. Happy Holidays.

Rob said...

Hey Don...I, too, love the Christmas look - very nice.

As for the "war on Christmas," what else is new? The religious right and these "Bush huggers" make up the biggest bunch of unintelligent, ignorant, pathetic excuses for morons in this country and they don't know what to do with themselves if they're not badgering this group and that group and the other group.

They will never look in a mirror or point fingers at each other for anything - God forbid - that would make them almost human (and we all know they're not).

This administration doesn't know anything BUT war - so why not a "war" on Christmas. War consumes them and they want as many wars as they can possibly muster in one 8-year period of time.

I have completely stopped watching the news because I am just tired of hearing about it and being depressed by the fact that this lunatic facist dictator continues to get away with all this shit.

And don't even get me started on Fux News (sorry, Freudian slip), I meant Fox News...

Oh - and Merry Xmas - or is it Happy Holidays? Happy Hannukah -- whatever is most PC...ah, to hell with is...MERRY CHRISTMAS!