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War On Christmas
Some of this story will be old news to VDARE.com readers--Tom Piatak wrote about it in 2001. Today's Daily Telegraph writes
In retrospect it's clear that the backlash against the War Against Christmas, entirely grass-roots and spontaneous, was a precursor of this year's Tea Parties and Town Hall uprisings, stunning the Establishment Left, but almost equally discomforting to Establishment Right, notwithstandi
If thereâ€™s one thing John McCain and the President-select now calling himself â€śBarack Hussein Obamaâ€ť agree on, itâ€™s the need to abolish the border and meld with Mexico, even though anyone explicitly stating the idea is hooted down as a â€śnativist,â€ť â€śxenophobe,â€ť booger-eater, etc.
Ilana Mercer has a powerful World Net Daily column, O'Reilly won the battle â€“ but lost the debate (December 19), arguing that while Bill O'Reilly has succeeded in embarrassing Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire for permitting an anti-religous placard alongside the traditional nativity display in the state capitol, he has no effective answer to her claim that the U.S.
Max Blumenthal objected to the use of the phrase "faux-Christmases" to describe the December celebration of Hannukah, Kwanzaa, Bodhi Day, and other such holidays. But it seems to many of us that these holidays are promoted not for their own sake, but as a deliberate antidote to Christmas.
This year, with coverage of direct â€śWar against Christmasâ€ť so much more extensive than it was when Peter Brimelow revived the issue here in 1999, I had decided personally to focus on the comments carried on the threads attached to various articles. It is a gruesome business. Not conducive to respect for oneâ€™s fellow men.
Hat Tip, Scared Monkeys for a classic War Against Christmas atrocity.
Falling obediently into line behind the flag raised by Max Blumenthal, MSNBC's resident thug Keith Olbermann had a rant tonight on his Countdown show on Thursday night naming Peter Brimelow as the originator of the War on Christmas. He gives poor Bill O'Reilly a Worst Person in the World award for adopting an idea from the evil VDARE.com site.
Caleb Howe, at Political Machine on the AOL news website, has been posting a series of fine essays on the War against Christmas. 'War on Christmas' Controversies Spread , [December 7th 2008,] which began the series, was particularly incisive: