DOOFUS of the DAY: Columnist Blames Teh Eevil Jooz for the ‘War on Christmas’
BURT PRELUTSKY writes in World Nut Drooly:
I never thought I’d live to see the day that Christmas would become a dirty word. You think it hasn’t? Then why is it that people are being prevented from saying it in polite society for fear that it will offend?
Why, after 60 years, is the city of Santa Monica, Calif., no longer allowed to erect its traditional crèche in the palisades overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and why is the governor of Rhode Island insisting on calling the state’s Christmas tree a holiday tree?
Schools are being forced to replace ‘Christmas vacation’ with ‘winter break’ in their printed schedules. At some major retail chains, the word is verboten, replaced as a matter of policy by the generic Happy Holidays. Carols, even instrumental versions, are verboten in certain locales. All across the country, grammar schools are banning Christmas pageants.
And then he sez:
I am getting the idea that these self-righteous secular Jews won’t be happy until they pull off their own version of the Spanish Inquisition, forcing Christians to either deny their faith and convert to agnosticism or suffer the consequences.
You can read the entire screechy diatribe at wnd.com (WARNING: This link goes to a site that is run by delusional stupid crazy people. You may lose brain cells.)
The mind boggles. I thought it was supposed to be Muslims and their “stealth Sharia” who were leading the War Against Christmas! There is so much wrong with this diatribe that I don’t even know where to begin. Let’s begin with the hysterical claim that wishing somebody “Happy Holidays” is the equivalent of burning somebody to death in an auto-da-fe. Uh, no it’s not.
Also, nobody is even being FORCED to say “Happy Holidays.” It’s just a generic greeting, like “How are you today?” People who say “How are you today?” are not expecting a full run-down of your medical condition.
Now is is possible that some people are concerned that public funds or public space are being designated for religious objects that are not inclusive of many citizens. At the same time, the same “conservatives” who are in such horror of a “War on Christmas” also complain that the White House is spending too much money of holiday decorations during a time of recession and unemployment and OMG a Blackity Black Man is President!
I can look all around and see Christmas symbols everywhere! My favorite TV shows are either pre-empted for Christmas specials, or else have a Christmas episode, but it is very rare to see a TV program that has a Hanukkah episode. Which reminds me, “South Park” has not done a Christmas Special since the infamous “Woodland Critters” episode. I haz a sad!