WASHINGTON, DC, Dec 16 – An overwhelming segment of America’s population celebrates Christmas. Polls show that more than 90% of U.S. Christians enjoy a Merry Christmas; most of them are inspired to observe the original religious aspect of the holiday – the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. But there are those who would like to do away with the tradition of the season, not just for nonbelievers, for all of us, including those who are motivated by the religious origin of the holiday.
It used to be that our kids looked forward to a Christmas Break from school; now, they get what is called a Winter Break. The cheery Merry Christmas greetings we received when shopping or eating out have been replaced, in many cases, by happy holidays. And the office Christmas Party is now the not-so-traditional holiday party. The powers that be seem to have decided that very word, Christmas, regardless of its original meaning, is offensive and non-inclusive.
Columnist and radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, penned an article a few years ago that was headlined, “Leftism is a secular religion, and it deems all other religions immoral and false.” In it, he pointed out that “… it takes a breathtaking level of narcissism for a non-Christian to be offended by mentions of Christmas and a breathtaking level of meanness to seek to deprive the vast majority of fellow Americans of the public mention of their holiday … The ‘inclusive’ argument is so absurd — I am a religious Jew and cannot even fathom being offended or feeling ‘not included’ by invitation to a Christmas party — that there have to be other, or at least additional, reasons for the left’s neutering of Christmas.”
Prager said that what we call the socialist progressives who have infiltrated virtually every aspect of our daily lives, indeed, has its “reasons.” For one thing, they believe as Karl Marx and his communist cronies believed that religion is their enemy. In addition, they view the U.S. to be a “Christian” nation— that it is a fundamental aspect of our national heritage, and they want us to replace it by having us identify ourselves as citizens of the world. He added that these wanna-be communists are also angry and unhappy lot.
Christmas is also under assault on another front as the Black Lives Matter [BLM] movement openly declares war on its observance, complete with a dedicated Website with the link, blackXmas.org. In a statement issued shortly after Thanksgiving, BLM said: “As we prepare ourselves for the holiday season, we are bombarded with ads that seek to whip us up into a consumerist frenzy. Black Friday sales are being rolled out weeks in advance of Thanksgiving and, at every turn, white-supremacist-capitalism is telling us to spend our money on things that we don’t need, to reap profits for corporations … As BLMLA [Los Angeles] organizer, Jan Williams, reminds us, ‘Capitalism doesn’t love Black people.’ In fact, white supremacist-capitalism invented policing, initially as chattel-slavery-era ‘paddy rollers,’ in order to protect its interests and put targets on the backs of Black people.”
Earlier this month, Fairleigh Dickinson University [FDU] in Madison, NJ, issued the results of a poll it conducted on the “War on Christmas” that found a record number of us believe that it is real. The last time FDU conducted this survey was in 2013, when the survey found that 29 percent of respondents that believed there has “been a concerted effort on the part of some politicians to take ‘Christ’ out of Christmas.” The newest poll found that 37% believe there’s a war on Christmas. Interestingly, the school’s analysis of the survey concluded that “2 out of 3 (66 percent) Republicans agree with the War on Christmas idea, up from 40 percent. In 2013.” There was no increase in the number of Democrats who were polled.
From our family to yours, Merry Christmas!
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