It’s long been the feeling that opponents of Christmas festivities and observances were just anti-Christian, anti-traditionalists, anti-everythings, with a fringe that was just plain insane.
Now it seems the lunatics have seized total control in the annual War on Christmas and the inmates are calling the shots.
Things were bad enough when atheists throughout America staged mindless, envious, wars against community Nativity scenes, when naked homosexual Santas pranced through San Francisco, when North Korea threatened war with South Korea over Christmas trees, when the USPS ordered a Bellevue, Washington mailman to stop dressing as Santa Claus, and when Rhode Island Governor Chafee refused to call a Providence Christmas tree a Christmas tree.
Now, the anti-Christmasers have entered the realm of the truly bizarre.
And, no, I’m not referring to the Saugus, Massachusetts school system banning a half-century-old tradition of firefighters visiting elementary schools and distributing coloring books because school Superintendent Richard Langlois felt “there is a conflict between the church and the state in that regard.” Supt. Langlois must have gotten coal in his stocking as a kid or bats in his belfry as an adult. (http://bit.ly/vFZyDf)
Nor am I referring to the thousands of drunken Santas who overflowed Manhattan’s South Street Seaport area with beer and urine earlier this month during their annual Santacon pub crawl, a spectacle Santacon organizers promised to clean up next year, assuming the drunken Santas aren’t too inebriated. (http://bit.ly/vqraMN)
And, I’m certainly not alluding to the certified fruitcake Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez who, to his temporal credit, did allow a Caracas Nativity display but to his eternal discredit had himself depicted standing next to it “hugging a child” along with scenes of his “flagship socialist projects.” (http://bit.ly/rIUzKn)
Allowing for the sources, all those inanities are forgivable. Unforgivable are the actions of the government of the United States and the waste of space on the East River, the United Nations. Both our government and the U.N. are waging active campaigns against both Christmas and Christianity.
As HumanEvents.com reported, thanks to the Barack Hussein Obama administration, bibles are now prohibited at the Walter Reed National Military Center.
That prohibition follows an Air Force Academy apology for Operation Christmas Child, a “Christian-based charity and relief program designed to send holiday gifts to impoverished children around the world” and was preceded by pressures to remove a Camp Pendleton cross meant to honor fallen heroes and the cessation of the Air Force’s 20 year old religious curriculum on “just wars.”
When Obamians gets rolling on an anti-Christian tear, they leave no irreverent stone unturned. Of course, Islamic stones are sacrosanct.
When the last, best hope for mankind gets rolling on tradition revisionism, it leaves even Obamians in its dust.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund ostensibly dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to kids in under-developed nations and which suckers American children into collecting money for its enterprises, is busy this year destroying those collectors’ dreams.
Exceeding Obamian religious and tradition bashing and trashing and its hypocritical self in a video depicting Santa Claus as a crotchety grinch, the god-less U.N. did its small bit in the War on Christmas.
In a pitch designed to get people to buy Christmas gifts from UNICEF, Mr. Claus, sporting a mangy beard, essentially tells kids in Africa to get lost, disses Christmas cards, and vaccines. His tone and diction more befitting a Brooklyn panhandler than a jolly, old elf, he specifically says, “I don’t do poor countries.”
(See UNICEF’s version of Santa here http://tiny.cc/k5klh.)
The video is obviously intended to be satirical. However, its impact comes at the expense of exploding cherished childhood beliefs in a generous, beneficent Claus who disdains the poor and is portrayed instead as a mean exemplar of Western civilization’s greed and insensitivity toward the Third World, which just happens to comprise the vast bulk of United Nations membership.
One jaded U.N. video will hardly make a dent in Christmas, anymore than concerted efforts by the Obama administration to denigrate and excise Christianity from the American landscape will succeed soon.
Nevertheless, combined with the many other battles in progress to dismantle tradition and undermine religious faith–and Christian tacit willingness to let them get away with it–future Christmas holidays in America may not include Christmas.