Thursday, December 13, 2007

War Against Christmas Has Its Roots In Anti-Christian Bigotry

Vdare formally starts its "War Against Christmas" competition. As keenly noted previously, last year we were bombarded with articles from mainstream media claiming no such war existed, which only illustrates just how desperate the ones waging that campaign are to keep people from learning the truth. We here, well me here, at this blog am pretty damn un PC so I will spell it out:

Yes Virginia there is, and the main instigators are the ADL, ACLU, and activist judges and lawyers. Of course reading between the lines one might ask 'is it a Jewish conspiracy" to which I would answer, no, most Jewish people I know, and I am guessing, in general, find the whole thing silly - it is a few loud, well funded aggressive, manipulative activists, including some ultra orthodox Jews, who, ironically are about the most bigoted, and hyper-ethnocentric people on the planet, which doesn't stop them from appealing to our mis-guided sense of fairness and inclusion.

Let's be frank.....Hanukkah is a bs holiday - about as important as St. Catalina's day to most Christians -which was only up-played to specifically 'compete' with Christmas and claim it was 'unfair' that Christian holidays were recognized and Hanukkah wasn't. Could you imagine the furor in Israel if the tiny Christian minority pulled an obscure Saint's day out of its ass and demanded it be on equal footing with Rosh Hosshanah, Passover or Yom Kippur (all far more important than Hanukkah to observant Jews)? That would be like 1933 all over again, wouldn't it? Why is it that Hanukkah decorations always come down right after Christmas even when it comes a month earlier as it does this year? The answer is quite obvious - it is not a real, living holy-day - it is a weapon against Christmas and only serves to try to marginalize Christmas - an in some twisted sense, it is actually following the spirit of that holiday which was at least in some sense, about resisting assimilation. But I'll take a page out of their book -quite frankly, it's offensive and insulting. Oh gawd, I know, I am a bigot, anti semite, nazi, Hitler, blah blah blah. I was told as much when I mentioned to one fanatically pro-Israel Jewish women that I thought Queen Rania was hot (she is) so I can only guess what sort of condemnation this will bring ( you see, according to the woman - a 'liberal' pro abortion lawyer, all Palestinians were animals and liking them meant you hated Jews, no I am not making this up, and needless to say I am off her party invitation list) . But I digress.

Of course, the ADL is pretty aware that more and more people are beginning to see the war on Christmas for what it is - a small minority within a small minority with no real love of "separation of Church and state" - for they adamantly support Israel, but rather an increasingly thinly veiled and deeply felt hatred of Christianity and the Christian west (same advice I give to all leftists and immigrants off the boat who complain about racism - pack your things and get out).

Conscious of this, the ADL is trying to corral as many Sikhs, Hindus, atheists, wiccans, pagans and 'other' it can find, but all the pawns they shove in front of the media doesn't hide the fact this is driven by distinctly Jewish organizations. Much to their credit few are wiling to participate - they like Christmas, as the Non-Christian Japanese and most Asians do.

The ADL has even stooped as far as to try to get some Muslims into the game and have had some mild success. Unfortunately for Foxman, Muslims have great reverence for Christ and the Virgin Mary and of course...there's that whole Palestinian thing..... It's so hard to find good, reliable anti Christian bigots these days! Pathetically enough, they often get help from Christian in Name Only 'churches' like Lutheran Social Services and much to this Anglican's chagrin, the remnants of the Episcopal Church - the Episcopal Church is so far gone I would not be surprised to walk into Christmas Eve services in New York City and find a rabbi and Hindu priest telling us about the spirit of the Diwali, and learning carols have been banned for being offensive . (oh come oh come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel" was stricken from a folk festival in Chicago last year)

Of course after posting something like this, one is immediately a bigot and anti-semite - for pointing out another group's bigotry - - so, for the record book: Fire Foxman ::
The Passion fiasco was hardly the ADL's only effort to alienate and insult American Christians. In November 2005, Foxman delivered a widely publicized speech in which he warned that American Christian organizations were engaged in an insidious campaign to “Christianize” America. It’s a shocking allegation: firstly, because Jewish interfaith groups have developed very strong ties with precisely such organizations in the past decade; and secondly, because conservative Jewish groups have been just as aggressive in their efforts to breach the wall between church and state. While Christian groups can’t get the ornaments of Christianity placed in government buildings, Chabad has succeeded in publicly erecting enormous, gaudy menorahs throughout the country.

From WND:
The Jewish grinch who stole Christmas

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 it will offend?

Schools are being forced to replace "Christmas vacation" with "winter break" in their printed schedules. At Macy's, the word is verboten even though they've made untold millions of dollars from their sympathetic portrayal in the Christmas classic, "Miracle on 34th Street." Carols, even instrumental versions, are banned in certain places. A major postal delivery service has not only made their drivers doff their Santa caps, but ordered them not to decorate their trucks with Christmas wreaths.

How is it, one well might ask, that in a Christian nation this is happening? And in case you find that designation objectionable, would you deny that India is a Hindu country, that Pakistan is Muslim, that Poland is Catholic? That doesn't mean those nations are theocracies. But when the overwhelming majority of a country's population is of one religion, and roughly 90 percent of Americans happen to be one sort of Christian or another, only a damn fool would deny the obvious.

Although it seems a long time ago, it really wasn't, that people who came here from other places made every attempt to fit in. Assimilation wasn't a threat to anyone – it was what the Statue of Liberty represented. E pluribus unum, one out of many, was our motto. The world's melting pot was our nickname. It didn't mean that any group of people had to check their customs, culture or cuisine, at the door. It did mean that they, and especially their children, learned English, and that they learned to live and let live.

That has changed, you may have noticed. And I blame my fellow Jews. When it comes to pushing the multicultural, anti-Christian agenda, you find Jewish judges, Jewish journalists, and the American Civil Liberties Union, at the forefront.

Being Jewish, I should report, Christmas was never celebrated by my family. But what was there not to like about the holiday? To begin with, it provided a welcome two-week break from school. The decorated trees were nice, the lights were beautiful, "It's a Wonderful Life" was a great movie, and some of the best Christmas songs were even written by Jews.

I know, it's 1933 all over again.... Okay onto the article:

War Against Christmas 2007 Competition [II]: Diversity Is Strength! It’s Also…More War Against Christmas

By Brenda Walker

There's more ailing Christmas in 2007 America than ACLU attacks on crèches and the dispiriting disappearance of traditional well-wishing. The whole Diversity Industrial Complex has been brought to bear in order to transform Christmas into another celebration of multiculturalism and immigration. America’s unwelcome demographic transformation in combination with leftist politics has been used as a tautological excuse: diversity is already happening, so we citizens should get with the program of welcoming our cultural destruction.

Back in the old days of American America, “Happy Holiday" cards were handy in case you didn't get your Christmas cards mailed in time. But these days, "the Holidays" may include (but are not limited to) Diwali, Kwanzaa, Santa Lucia Day, Hmong New Year, Winter Solstice, Ramadan, Boxing Day, and Las Posadas.

Some defenders of Christmas blame secularization. That’s certainly involved. But we shouldn't forget the part that immigration diversity has played. It has simply become more difficult for public institutions to manage ritual demands for “holiday” inclusiveness. The jellyfish in charge simply find it easier (and less lawsuit-engendering) to celebrate the generic season. Happy Winter, everybody!

The controversy about decorations at the Sea-Tac airport in Washington State is illustrative of the forces at work. In 2006, a local rabbi wanted a menorah to be erected near the airport's seasonal Christmas trees. The bureaucrats reacted by removing religious symbols entirely. According to the Seattle PI, "The port defended its decision by saying its lawyers believed that putting up a menorah would have invited other religious groups to clamor for their own symbols' inclusion." [Airport will celebrate winter, but not Christmas, October 19, 2007]

The Port of Seattle has a whole webpage explaining the "Winter Displays at Sea-Tac" in perfect diversity-speak:

“Advisory Committee Recommendations:

"The Committee recommends that decorations should reflect the Pacific Northwest environment and our diverse community, and convey universal values, such a peace and harmony. These values have roots in many religious faiths and cultures. Our goal is to create an inclusive and warm environment at the airport."

The display's official name is "Seasonal Migration"—honest! (Watch a video here.) The installation is a "monument to winter," according to the designer.

Typically, human societies endure the hardships of winter and celebrate the arrival of spring's renewed life and promise with genuine relief and joy. The diversity agenda seeks to overturn this normal psychological reaction to the physical world into a lifeless political belief.

Another problem that has come with welcoming all cultures willy-nilly is the lack of discrimination, including the inability to tell friend from foe. One of the worst examples in recent memory was the decision of the Empire State Building to be lit up green in October to honor the Islamic holiday Eid-al-Fitr.

It was the first time for the Muslim religion to be so acknowledged, and was not accepted by many who remembered the 9/11 terror attacks just six years before. Investor's Business Daily called the ill-considered recognition "Sharia by the Inch" [October 12, 2007] and derided it as a new low in politically correct appeasement of an avowed enemy.

Jihadists have declared war on the West. Giving this sort of homage to Islam disrespects all things western, in particular Christianity.

Even the actual celebration of Christmas by some nationalities can have a troubling anti-American aspect.

Consider the act of a posada procession in San Francisco: the parade was as much about establishing a Mexican presence as it was remembering Joseph and Mary looking for a room.

“On the nights leading up to Christmas, hundreds of Latin American immigrants tromped through the rain-slick Tenderloin streets enacting a traditional Mexican posada. The parishioners carried statues depicting Mary and Joseph on the road to Bethlehem and ritually knocked on doors, singing ‘In the name of God, I ask you for shelter. My wife is so tired, can we get a place to pass the night?’

“After being repeatedly turned away and told ‘there's no room at the inn,’ the procession arrived at the Golden Gate Avenue church, where all were welcomed with hot drinks, tamales and a piñata for the children.

“‘They sing so loudly,’ Sister Ruiz said. ‘They really identify themselves with José and Maria, the idea of being immigrants in a land that's not your own. [Tenderloin turning into new Latino neighborhood, By Tyche Hendricks, San Francisco Chronicle, January 2, 2006]

Lest you think that the San Francisco posada is an unimportant blip, consider another example of how cultural-religious activities reflect the political. The Virgin of Guadalupe is omnipresent in Mexican religious life, particularly around Christmas. But more than that, the figure is a symbol of Mexican identity, period. You can't go to a reconquista rally without seeing many people carrying the image along with their Che Guevara flags.

So when Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Mahony wears a cassock embroidered with the Virgin of Guadalupe, he is declaring his support for amnesty and open borders for his Mexican flock.

The celebration of Christmas is family- and culture-oriented. America is about freedom, and whatever people want to do in their homes is their own business. But when foreigners demand the public square be given over to their ethnic expressions against America, a line has been crossed.

Open-borders extremists are happy to use Christmas in order to propagate their multicultural agenda. In Britain, the Christmas story beloved by millions is being used as a cheap plot device for a pro-immigrant guilt extravaganza, complete with Beatles songs and other popular music. (Lady Madonna is a great pop tune, but does not relate to Christmas.) The BBC will broadcast a "modern" Nativity play called Liverpool Nativity in which Joseph and Mary are transformed into asylum seekers sent to a Liverpool passport office.

To emphasize the central political message, the evil Herod figure cracks down on immigration to hold on to power. Subtle, eh?

Nothing is sacred when diversity cultists are writing the script. It's all about the indoctrination.

Britain has been at the forefront of the anti-Christmas jihad for some time. In 1998, the Birmingham City Council came up with a new celebration called "Winterval" to create a more multicultural atmosphere.

As Tom Piatak has reported, more recent attempts on the island to remove Christmas include a report from top Labor think tank proposing to "expunge" the festival from the national calendar and "downgrade" Christian celebrations generally were part of a larger scheme of diversity utopianism. British parents would be urged to participate in "birth ceremonies" to pledge a partnership with the state to raise the kiddies in a properly diversified manner. The traditional countryside would be opened up to more minorities so there would be no escape from the new multicultural Britain. [Christmas should be 'downgraded' to help race relations says Labour think tank, Daily Mail, November 1, 2007.]

But America is not much better. The Mainstream Media try every day to beguile us with the new secular religion of diversity über alles: all human problems will melt away magically in the new, improved non-melting pot, they suggest. But as we have seen in the perfect petri dish of Mexifornia, reality is quite different.

Diversity the ideology is doomed to failure because it ignores human nature. Every tribe on earth, including the American tribe, wants to inhabit a community with others who share their values, speak their language and understand their jokes. It's a hard-wired part of human nature.

Christmas is a vital part of the West's cultural heritage and an important battle in the larger war. We must defend it.

The vile hatred of Christmas will NEVER be satiated , as evidenced by the fact that now the demand is to remove the colors red and green from displays, lights, ect. It will never stop until we just start ignoring these idiots, of course activist judges and lawyers will always be there, since Bush, since the Neocons and since liberals ignore our laws on immigration, declaring war, and increasingly, free speech and free association, we can start ignoring their silly anti-Christmas edicts. Let me make this clear, I don't blame Foxman or the ADL or the ACLU, I blame we, the people for not standing up to these hypocritical bullies and for not being more angry and wary of their blatant abuse of our good will and trust.

Okay, that's my last bitch about the anti-Christmas bigots. Not going to let someone like Abe Foxman (who made the most loathsome New Yorker list the same year Bruce Ratner won) spoil things, in fact it just adds more joy to saying "Merry Christmas". ...Heck, I might even turn the next ten daily postings into an advent calendar with images so iconic and Virgin Mary like they might even make my Protestant sensibilities uneasy, just imagine what it will do the bigots!

Cheers, and Merry Christmas Readers.

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