Political Opinions#3: Merry ****ing Christmas

The plague of political correctness has infected and tainted much of our communication and discourse in American society. The most salient question then becomes where is the line is drawn? Where do we as a nation say enough is enough with skirting certain topics to spare the feelings of other? In a sense political correctness is extremely invasive and in my opinion has forced us to engage in an insurmountable amount of self censorship. Might I add, which seems to be extrapolated into absurdly irrational terms. The politically correct vocabulary seems to change day to day, week to week, and year to year. Even to make matters more absurd, sometimes defunct terms once again become acceptable labels for specified groups of people. However, I am not here to address politically correct labels and their schizophrenic variance, but rather the absurdity of its attack on Christmas. It all started with altering the phrase “Merry Christmas” to “Happy Holidays”. Then the P.C. Nazis decided to pressure municipalities and private business from having Christmas displays. Now as of the 2016 Christmas Season, I have heard rumblings of the phrase “Happy Holidays” now being considered offensive. Why because Jehovah’s Witnesses choosing to abstain from any type of celebration? This is completely absurd and it is connected to my previous post on Flag burning and free speech. As I previously mentioned about the “Domino Effect”, once one variation of self-expression is aimed to be prohibited others have a tendency to follow and then we head down a very slippery slope of self-righteous censorship. One thing that we need to remember here folks is that the constitution gives us freedom of expression not freedom from being offended.

 

Now, please note that I am relatively a young man (I am currently in my late 20’s); I do not remember Christmas being such as controversy as a child. When I was in Elementary School we use to have Christmas parties at School (gasp, I know the horror). These gatherings coordinated by my school had candy canes, Christmas trees and other holiday specific decorations, Christmas cookies, etc. Also, to further confirm the absurdity of this “War on Christmas”, let me state, I had non-Christian classmates. Never once, did any of the parents express their grievances about the school arranging an in-class Christmas party. I had classmates whom were Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists and not once were there any issues. So my guest becomes what in the hell happened? What is the drastic paradigm shift that has transpired between the 1990’s and 2016? It seems like within the past 10-15 years Christmas has been demonized and perceived as an insensitive holiday to celebrate. My non-Christian classmates and their parents/Guardians didn’t seem offended 15-20 years ago, something just doesn’t seem to be adding up here. My cognitive dissonance is really contorting seven ways to Sunday with befuddlement; something is really non-linear from the stand point of sound logic. It felt like just yesterday, no one really viewed Christmas as bigoted and marginalizing holiday.

 

Now, today, December 27, 2016, I am going to surmise why a holiday about joy, giving, family, kindness, love, peace etc. is now public enemy #1, which is the liberal agenda. Before I continue, yes I understand that it is theologically significant holiday for Christians; however, the spirit of the holiday itself can transcend theology. Now, why does the left want to prohibit displays that commemorate this holiday, well it seems to be heavily connected to political correctness. From my observations, it is essentially a self-righteous pissing contest, who ever can appear to be the most liberal wins. What do I mean by that, is most likely what you are asking yourselves? Well, each year the anti-Christian rhetoric seems to become more intense and more in extreme in the denial of this holiday. It has been a steady progression of “Your ignorant for saying merry Christmas, it should be Happy holidays”, etc. To the point where now that term is perceived as being obsolete and offensive. This same logic has been applied beyond our language but as seem to have been extrapolated to holiday displays as well. This variety of rhetoric is reinforced and encouraged by our media, press, and institutions of education, all of which are infamous for their Left-wing ideology. Individuals of this mindset promote this train of thought like a fashion statement, it’s was cool to deny the existence of this holiday by doing (blank) this year, that was so last year. Then the comments become “I thought you were more progressive than that, I guess you are nothing more than an ignorant knuckle-dragger”. Through this shifty adaptation of peer-pressure , liberals always feel the need to one up each other and push these insane beliefs upon the general public. As I stated earlier, please keep in mind the ideological biases of the individuals whom present information to the public (media, education, etc.). Especially, in age where most of the information we are bombarded with is filtered through this very paradigm.

 

While in the previous paragraph, I detail how the liberals approach spewing anti-Christmas rhetoric, did not address what their agenda is. At its basic core it is essentially what I describe as cultural homogenization, were we pretend as if there are no cultural differences between cultures. They attempt to do so by deny the validity of the predominate culture of the United States by denouncing and censoring it. From my observations, it is essentially “Guilty White Liberal Syndrome”, essentially demonize the dominate culture then condescendingly speak the virtues of the minority culture. They do so by promoting minority culture and denouncing the culture of the majority, to the extent of refusing to acknowledge Christmas , however, promoting Hanukah, Eid-al-Adha, Kwanzaa, etc. While speaking from the other side of their mouth stating “ We are all people, we are not all that different”. While this is a valid statement, because we as humans essentially all want the same things in life, the execution is essentially reverse discrimination. Essentially, attack the majority holiday due to the fact it is the majority holiday , state that minority cultures are superior, and then pretend as if this rejection of majority culture makes up for all of the inequalities of the world. The liberals believe that justice will be served through fusing all of the minority cultures together and rejecting the majority culture. However, those skilled in logic will see a major flaw here, through the fact that discriminating against the majority culture being equally as wrong as doing so to the minority culture. So I hate to break it to the Leftists, however, reverse discrimination does not atone for the sins committed by a very slim minority of Caucasian Christians. Not only is their logic flawed, their goals are disingenuous and are self-serving (done only to make them feel better about themselves).

 

Let me state for the record , I am not a Christian and that I personally do not participate in any form of organized religion, therefore do not cite me for bias. Also, these statements above are based purely on my opinions and observations and I do not purport them as object facts. However, while not a Christian, I personally belief that this attack on Christmas is absurd and really is an example of Political correctness run amuck . Based on my observations the vast majority of non-Christians do not find Christmas displays, greetings, etc to be offensive, so why behave in a knee-jerk and reactionary manner? That the real reason for this attack against Christmas is a self-soothing and hypocritical attempt by liberals to atone for the injustices committed against minority groups. However, does this absurd string of logic really accomplish what it strives to achieve? I would say no, I can’t even name a non-Christian (not connected to the trendy liberal inner circle) that feels as if this denial of Christmas is justified. Guilty Liberals, please just go to therapy if you cannot cope with the fact that you were born Caucasian and raised as a Christian. For the rest of us Merry F&$#ing Christmas, if you do not celebrate this holiday, celebrate whatever holiday you wish to celebrate, that is your right as an American.

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