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War On Christmas
The War on Christmas has come to the Island of Sodor. Sodor is that mythical home of the wildly popular Thomas the Tank Engine series. This year’s Thomas “Christmas” DVD is titled “Merry Winter Wish.”
Britain has always been an interesting front in the War Against Christmas---there's actually an Established Church there, so the usual separation-of-church-and-state nonsense doesn't apply at all, but the War goes on anyway. This morning, I see it has provoked an interesting reaction in the English city of Milton Keynes:
In the end, it all comes down to who is more important. That is the inevitable conclusion reading Susan Estrichâ€™s volley in the War Against Christmas: Merry Christmas INDENVERTIMES.com December 23rd 2009. This article is basically a mildly- phrased but lethal claim that Christmas symbols should be driven from public property:
This year a remarkable numbers of exiles on the hardscrabble fringes of the MSM seem to be trying (rather pathetically) to advertise they are too! real journalists by writing utterly fact-deprived and essentially dishonest articles denying that there is a War Against Christmas - for instance here and here. It seems to be (so to speak) a catechism.
I continue to think that the volume of War Against/On Christmas items thrown up by the Google news search engine is heavier than last year. Not from the MSM of course. There the subject is been declared taboo.
If Peter Brimelow dodges the snow driving home this afternoon, he plans to start writing the VDARE.com War Against Christmas essay. So this is a good time to consider the intellectually dishonest shell game tactics to which the War Against Christmas Deniers have resorted.
Although it is still early in the Season, my impression is that this is going to be a bumper Christmas for War against/on Christmas action. The traffic generated by Google News alerts for both phrases seems heavy.
And both sides seem to be getting more serious. Maybe the passage of time has made them realize how important the matter really is.
Bob Livingston's Personal Liberty Digest has a fine essay The War on Christmas by Chip Wood (Dec 11 2009). Noting
From the Catholic League's War On Christmas coverage: