We first went live with VDARE.com on Christmas Eve, 1999, with a leaked internal memo from Clinton Administration Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo, (now Governor of New York). VDARE.com editor Peter Brimelow wrote at the time that
The ongoing Kulturkampf against Christmas has now extended to any direct mention of it at all, even when other “holidays” are ritually specified.
Google’s logo for today is a picture of Christmas toys, and the message “Happy Holidays from Google.”
That same logo is used by Google all over the world, frequently with messages that mean “Merry Christmas” rather than Happy Holidays. The problem for Google is that those other countries don’t necessarily have a War On Christmas, so that there isn’t even a phrase for “Happy Holidays” in the sense of “Don’t mention Christmas!”
You can see the same thing in this Craig Nelsen photograph of the Main St Post Office in Queens, NY, ca. Christmas 2000.
No matter how you say it, “Happy Holidays”? Well, the people saying “Buon Natale,” “Joyeux Noel,” and “Fröhliche Weihnachten” think they’re saying Merry Christmas.
VDARE.com has been here for a good many Christmases past, and continues celebrates the Christmas Present. (What Charles Dickens called the Christmas Yet To Come will depend largely on your generosity.)
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No matter how you say it, Merry Christmas From VDARE.com!
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