The left hates Christmas as a result of it hates all expressions of religion in our society. On a deeper degree, nonetheless, the Warfare on Christmas is a warfare on America.
In some ways, Christmas is as a lot an American vacation as a Christian vacation. (No bushes or tinsel in Bethlehem.) Right now, solely 63% of People name themselves Christians, whereas 93% have a good time Christmas. In different phrases, nearly a 3rd of those that have a good time Christmas are non-Christians.
Greater than Thanksgiving, Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, Christmas unites us as a folks.
Something that brings People collectively, the left fears — just like the flag, the nationwide anthem and statues of our heroes.
That is mirrored within the push to get Christmas bushes out of public parks and libraries (which don’t have any drawback celebrating Delight Month and having “drag queen story hour”) and the holy warfare towards vacation decorations in faculties and different public locations. Gross sales workers danger life and limb by wishing clients a “merry Christmas.”
The mainstream media tries to gaslight us by telling us the Warfare on Christmas was invented by conservative teams to lift cash and mobilize the bottom.
You actually can’t make these things up.
The King County, Washington, Human Rights Fee has banned Christmas and Hanukkah decorations from the workplaces of county staff — together with digital workplaces. Even holiday-themed clothes is verboten.
“Some staff might not share your faith, apply any faith, or share your enthusiasm for vacation decorations,” a memo from the fee explains. This beautiful sensitivity applies solely to spiritual holidays. Everybody should participate in Delight Month and do homage to Black Lives Matter.
On the opposite facet of the continent, the Warfare on Christmas has taken a nasty flip.
The Needham, Massachusetts, Public Library determined it will break 28 years of custom by not displaying a Christmas tree this yr, as a result of unnamed folks stated that final yr, the evergreen made them “really feel uncomfortable.” What, they thought the Tannenbaum would assault them, or attempt to convert them to Christianity?
After a public outcry, the library relented. The reversal, in flip, set off a member of the city’s Human Rights Fee (HRCs are basic headquarters for secularist witch hunts), who went full Grinch, calling the woman who championed the tree’s return a “egocentric f—-ing b——” and “disgusting trash” who had in some way endangered the lives of municipal employees as a result of “that’s what your magic sky daddy needs.” The billet-doux closed with the creator wishing “nice struggling” on the tree’s proponents. She has since resigned from her place.
If the suitable invented the Warfare on Christmas, why are there so many enemies of Yuletide cheer, who vary from the mildly obnoxious to the downright hysterical?
Partly, it’s a way of entitlement. Liberals consider they’ve a proper to not be confronted with indicators of a vacation they don’t have a good time. Nevertheless it goes far past that to a matter of nationwide id.
The left is for every part that divides us — multiculturalism, essential race concept, sexual indoctrination within the faculties and unisex loos — and towards every part that unites us. Nothing brings People collectively like Christmas — and I say that as a non-Christian.
For many People, Christmas brings again comfortable childhood reminiscences — fluffy snowflakes, coloured lights, tinsel, mounds of presents, festively embellished bushes and tales about flying sleighs and a jolly previous gent who resembles your favourite uncle.
Christmas appears to be a uniquely American vacation — Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “I’ll Be Dwelling for Christmas,” “Miracle on thirty fourth Avenue,” “Sure, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus,” and reminiscences of a time earlier than homeless encampments, unlawful aliens streaming throughout the border, fentanyl and males in ballgowns demanding their inalienable proper to invade women’ bathe and altering rooms. Christmas reminds us of a time when America was sane — the normalcy for which many lengthy.
“Merry Christmas” is an expression of goodwill and hope for the long run. Optimism is one other American advantage.
The Warfare on Christmas isn’t simply one other dimension of the tradition warfare, however psych warfare towards Americanism. The left isn’t simply gunning for Christmas bushes, glad tidings and a Jolly Outdated Elf with a sack stuffed with presents, however the American best, which we should combat to protect.
Like Natalie Wooden’s character in “Miracle on thirty fourth Avenue,” we should consider and hold proper on believing — that there’s a mystical connection between Christmas and America.
• Don Feder is a columnist with The Washington Instances.