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I’m happy to say that VDARE.com’s annual War On Christmas competition—to find the most disgusting attempt to abolish Christmas, or (sometimes) the most heartening report of its survival—has already been Harked by Cultural Marxist
Herald Angel Bill Berkowitz [email him
]: Right-Wingers Morphing Phony "War on Christmas" Into War on American Muslims, Truthout,
December 8, 2015:
…since the San Bernardino massacre, some longtime "War on Christmas" combatants are morphing over-the-top "War on Christmas" rhetoric into an all-out attack targeting all American Muslims.Peter Brimelow, one of the early architects of the modern "War on Christmas" is one of those combatants. In a recent column at the VDARE website, Brimelow maintains that immigration should be suspended – an argument he has made for years – and, he's added a new wrinkle; Muslim Americans should be subject to expulsion from this country.The subheads of Brimelow's story do not mince words. Under one titled, "This attack was a real War on Christmas," Brimelow wrote: "Although with impressive discipline the MSM [mainstream media] refers to the site of the killings as a 'Holiday Party,' and I'm quite sure that's what the liberal bureaucrats at the San Bernardino County Department of Public Health called it, of course it was actually a Christmas party. ... 'Holiday Party' already represents massive self-abnegation—and it didn't work. My message to Christians: you can wimp, but you can't hide."Brimelow added: "If Christian churches in the U.S. were not completely degenerate, they would be raising hell about Christophobia right now. Imagine the uproar if this was an attack on a Jewish gathering. (In fact, you don’t have to imagine)."
(VDARE.com links added—the ones in quotations added back, because Berkowitz had deleted them.). This, of course, is part of the MSM War on Trump, the frantic effort to smear the GOP front runner
and Muslim immigration skeptic
with guilt by association with any Politically Incorrect source who has a kind word
for him or anything he has ever advocated. Similarly, Max Blumenthal
wrote about us in the Daily Beast back in 2008
only because of the then-current War Against Fox’s Bill O’Reilly
The War Against Christmas is one of my personal favorite topics. Reporting on it has got me, at least as of this writing, one of my few mentions
in Wikipedia (right up there with O’Reilly—wow!) although it misdates my interest, which go back to 1995
when I got poor John O’Sullivan
, then Editor of National Review
, to start a War Against Christmas Competition
. (We called it “War Against Christmas”, but “War On Christmas” has obviously won out in popular usage, so I’ve adapted, with characteristic grace.)
The last NR
competition ran in 1997, at which time William F. Buckley
for his own discreditable
reasons had already fired O’Sullivan, but had not yet leaked the disinformation that O’Sullivan was “resigning to write a book.” The War Against Christmas Competition was promptly dropped, along with the cause of patriotic immigration reform
—not coincidentally. In 2000
itself actually published a “Holiday Books Guide”
. (NR has fudged since then to gull the outraged peasantry, but the National Review Wine Club still has a ”Special Holiday Season Offer
” in 2015).
One of the reasons we fight the War On Christmas is that, as the late Sam Francis
wrote back in 2004, the War On Christmas is A War On The West
. This became even clearer more recently with the unfolding in Europe
of what the French writer Renaud Camus calls “The Great Replacement
.” As the historic American nation that celebrates Christmas is replaced by non-traditional immigration, the festival will go the way of the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner
. Indeed, one of the 2015 shots we’ve already recorded
was by one Paul Waldman who managed simultaneously to sneer at the concept of a War on Christmas and also to gloat that “as the country grew more diverse in all kinds of ways” American Christians’ “position of cultural dominance was undercut”—an unusually blatant expression of combined immigration enthusiasm and Christophobia.
When I declared the winner
in our War On Christmas Competition 2014, I noted that the War Against Christmas in the U.S. had gone through eight distinct phases:
- Guerilla War 1990s-2000
- Gathering resistance, 2001-2003.
- The Khristmaskampf goes Mainstream, 2004.
- War On Christmas Denial 2005-2007
- War on Christmas Finally Gets Nasty 2008-9
- “War On Christmas Is Over!!” 2009
- War on Christmas Redux 2010-2011
- Going in for the Kill? 2012
But I had concluded
in 2013 that, not for the first time, I seemed to have been early—as I was in 2004, when I predicted
the first outbreak of nastiness, which didn’t show up until 2008. Just as on the Western Front a century ago
9. Trench Warfare
seemed to have established itself. I thought this pattern had been confirmed in 2014.
As in 1914, trench warfare does mean that the enemy (if you identify with the Allies) is in possession of much of the field. You need only glance at the pictures of Cleveland Christmases past
in Tom Piatak
’s most recent VDARE.com annual
survey of the War On Christmas, or read about this 2006 Los Angeles Times editorial
, to realize how far the Cultural Marxist
Khristmaskampf has gotten.
And the Christophobes were still able to launch successful local offensives
which the national MSM now generally will not report. Obviously local bureaucrats all over America have gotten the message.
My preliminary sense this year, again, is that the War is intensifying, one aspect of the increasing desperation on the part of what I have called Anti-America
to suppress America before the latter wakes up and ends its own dispossession through immigration.
Overall, I continue to think that that E.G. Kontorovich
was right back in 1997
Unless society draws a line—and the only obvious place to draw it is at Christianity—an unmanageable tumult will ensue: gridlock in the public square.
And this line must be drawn by Federal legislation
Fortunately, we have reason to think
this will be high on President Trump’s agenda!
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