Tonight (September 20) is the Vigil of St. Matthew
, preparatory to his Feast Day tomorrow
. Matthew, one of Jesus' Apostles and author of one of the gospels, had the interesting distinction of being a tax collector, making him highly relevant to today's Americans
. He's the Patron Saint of tax collectors and also, weirdly, of actors.
Oh, and Rosh Hashanah begins at sunset.
VDARE.com does not advocate a War On Rosh Hashanah to counter the War On Christmas
. But it has now become a multicultural must to step on Christmas by never mentioning it except in connection with other “holidays”, notably Hanukkah
, aptly described by American Heritage'
s Frederic Schwarz (December 2000) as the “Jewish Kwanzaa”. Somehow, however, the MSM neglects to provide the nearest Saint's Day in the Christian calendar
to each year`s Rosh Hashanah
, Yom Kippur
—there are a lot of saints!—so it has become a VDARE.com service (as so often) to fill the gap.
The War On Christmas has been through ten phases since the mid-1990s by my count
, ending with last year's Trump Trauma
. Judging by the Left's continuing totalitarian tantrum
, we can expect a real fight this year.
Still, unlike the unpleasant War On Christmas perpetrators
, VDARE.com does wish everyone a Happy—sincerely.