Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Has To Go!



VDARE.com`s
2001 War Against Christmas Competition!

Before you O.D. on Christmas
cheer this season, you might want to check out an

article
by writer Tom Piatak in the December issue
of

Chronicles
, the magazine of the Rockford
Institute in Rockford, Ill., as well as a few other
sources of useful information. According to Mr. Piatak,
the nation is at war—not just with terrorists in Tora
Bora but with

Christmas itself.
And his argument is compelling.

You may have noticed the same
trends Mr. Piatak has. In shopping malls, public streets
and even private stores, Christmas and any mention
thereof is vanishing. There are still bells ringing,
Santa Clauses chuckling, and store clerks pushing the
usual junk on none-too-reluctant customers. But what`s
going on is not called Christmas anymore.

"In order to avoid giving offense
to anyone anywhere," Mr. Piatak writes, "millions of
Americans are now seemingly content to

keep quiet
about the holiday they do celebrate and
to act as if all sorts of other minor festivals—Kwanzaa,
Hanukkah, Bodhi Day, Diwali, Ramadan, the winter
solstice—are equally important." Mr. Piatak`s charge is
not the stale "Keep Christ in Christmas" sermon we hear
from pulpits every year. What is going on is not so much
the disappearance of the religious faith that created
Christmas as the shrinkage of the civilization that
sustained the holiday.

Mr. Piatak offers example after
example of school children being either discouraged from
engaging in observances of Christmas by their teachers
or outright forbidden to do so. "My sister`s children
until very recently attended a public elementary school
in an affluent Detroit suburb…. teachers are forbidden
to mention Christmas. Instead, they teach about Hanukkah
and Kwanzaa. So thorough was the indoctrination that my
nephew asked two years ago why we did not celebrate
Hanukkah or Kwanzaa."

Mr. Piatak isn`t the only one to
document the war against Christmas. The Washington
Times
recently carried a

story
that offered more details. A teacher in
Plymouth, Ill. was warned not to read her class a book
about Christmas, even though the book was in the
school`s library. The school board in Covington, Ga.,
dropped reference to "Christmas" from the school
calendar after the ACLU complained about it. Two
students in Rochester, Minn. were disciplined for
wearing red and green scarves in a Christmas skit and
saying "We hope you all have a merry Christmas." The
details could go on.

What is happening is not that
Americans are ceasing to care about or observe
Christmas. What is happening has no popular foundation
at all; it`s rather a concerted campaign by the nation`s
elites to obliterate observance of Christmas per se.
There`s no objection to observing a major holiday at
this time of the year, and there`s really no objection
to other holidays from other cultures that fall around
this time of year. The objection is to Christmas itself.

What is happening is the same
culture war that attacked the

Confederate flag
and

other symbols
of traditional identities, and it
bears out those who

warned
that the attack on the Confederate flag was
only the beginning. As the enemies of one civilization
gain power—in school boards, city councils, law
courts—they make war against it and seek to replace it
with—what?

Their own civilization? Well,
sometimes. Some non-Western peoples in the West want
their cultural symbols to replace ours. But in most
cases of the war against Christmas, those waging the war
don`t have any civilization at all. What they have is
the globalist-humanist peanut butter of the

New World Order
, where no one has any nation,
religion, race, or heritage and we all vegetate together
as "Humankind."

Mr. Piatak to his immense credit
sees through this fraudulence easily enough.

"Giotto
never painted a Kwanza scene.

Bach did not write a Hanukkah Oratorio, and

Dickens
did not pen A Ramadan Carol." Real
civilization isn`t about and doesn`t revolve around the
oleomargarine versions of Christmas, and the fake
"civilization" that the multiculturalists and
multiracialists babble about and try to force everyone
else to observe never created anything. No one ever
fought for it or died for it or even planned their
schedule around it, so almost by definition it can`t
possibly produce anything like a real holiday. Nobody,
except the thin-blooded munchkins who concocted it,
cares a hoot about it.

"Ultimately," writes Mr. Piatak,
"we should be free to celebrate Christmas publicly and
joyously, because it is a great holiday, and because it
is our holiday—one of the //crowning glories of the
Western culture that gave birth to America and sustains
us still." If, of course, you are not part of the "we"
to which "our" refers, then maybe you shouldn`t
celebrate Christmas. But then maybe you shouldn`t be in
America—or anywhere else west of Tora Bora.

COPYRIGHT 2001 CREATORS
SYNDICATE, INC.

December 17, 2001