What began with Bill O'Reilly has deteriorated into culture guerilla combat. But those who politicize the season are missing something.
December 23rd 2019
Lately the war on Christmas has come to resemble the Lebanese Civil War. That is to say, there are endless combatants and no one seems to remember what they're fighting for anymore.
Once upon a time, the war on Christmas could be roughly divided into two sides: the [Ron: Jew controlled] American Civil Liberties Union versus The O'Reilly Factor. Back then, for all the good legal work it did, the ACLU had a nasty habit of swooping in on local parks and demanding that nativity scenes be removed. The First Amendment meant the public square needed to be scrubbed clean of everything Christian-that was how the [Ron: Jew controlled] ACLU saw it. Opposing them was Bill O'Reilly, who on his Fox News program fought back against the group's litigious Swedenization, as well as attempts to force Christians to say "happy holidays" instead of "merry Christmas." This, he charged, amounted to a war on Christmas. And that, he thought, was worthy of a regular segment.
[Ron: Kevin MacDonald nails this rabbinical bullshit succinctly in An Academic Book On The Jewish Subversion Of Xmas - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/An-Academic-Book-On-The-Jewish-Subversion-Of-Xmas.shtml:
'There seem to be two messages here. One is the message of subversion utilizing ridicule among other methods. The other is that Jews are seen as high-mindedly making Christmas "into a holiday season belonging to all Americans." The end result is that Christmas is not "taken too seriously" and the Christian religious aspect central to the traditional holiday is de-emphasized.
People who take their religion seriously do not allow their religion to be ridiculed. One need only think of the Muslim reactions to cartoons ridiculing Mohammed. The fact that Jews have been able to ridicule Christianity without any serious negative consequences is an important marker of Jewish power and an equally strong indication of the decline of Christian religious belief. I suspect that the organized Jewish community would react in outrage if non-Jews ridiculed religious Judaism. Indeed, any criticism of Jews as Jews is off limits in the mainstream media. (A topical short list of verboten topics: the loyalties of neocon Jews and their role in promoting the war in Iraq, the Jewish aspect of the Ivy League admissions scandal, how Jewish control of Hollywood influences media content.)].
Those were the innocent days of the war, back when we thought the boys would be home by, well, Christmas. Since then, the sides have splintered and the combat has become unconventional. Guerilla battles flare up in unexpected places only for the militants to vanish into the midnight clear. There was the Starbucks battle of 2015, after the coffee conglomerate switched its cup design from holiday-themed to plain red, drawing complaints that this was the same thing as forsaking Jesus. There was the "Baby It's Cold Outside" skirmish of 2018, a counterstrike by the left, which claimed that the most suggestive of our Christmas songs was secretly an anthem of rape culture.
[Ron: This author's treatment of this issue totally TRIVALISES IT and misdirects attention away from the underlying reality which is that the denigration of the Christian celebration of Christmas is merely a small part of an on-going Talmudic onslaught on the Christian teachings of Jesus the Christ. Talmudism is demonic and its practitioners have been attempting to destroy Jesus' message to humanity ever since they forced the Romans to crucify him. See eg: Judaism and Christianity - Two Thousand Years of Lies - 60 Years of State Terrorism - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity---Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies---60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml
And: Propaganda is the art of telling people what to think without them realising that's what you are doing... (Repost II) - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Propaganda-is-the-art-of-telling-people-what-to-think-without-them-realising-that-s-what-you-are-doing-Repost-II.shtml].
So it goes. The war on Christmas, like the Iraq war, was started by Fox News in the early 2000s,and, also like the Iraq war, continues to this day with little hope of resolution.
[Ron: Really?! How superficial and misleading can this author get?! Here this shill for Talmudism is telling us that the neo-Pharisees' onslaught on Christianity is really just a storm in a teacup started by ONE MSM corporation less than 20 years ago and is merely about the celebration of Christmas and verbal expressions in relation to it.
This author says he's the managing editor of 'The American Conservative'! This tells you how extensive today's tentacles of neo-Phariseeism are! Notice also the snide assertion that there is little hope of a resolution to this war on Christmas, ie Christianity. GOT THAT you Christian conservatives?! The implication is that there's no hope of a resolution to this neo-Pharisaic attack on you and your spirituality. The neo-Pharisees are gonna keep sodomizing you whether you like it or not.
However, Matt Purple is totally wrong. Christ Michael Aton decreed the commencment of the Millennial Realm on this planet on February 5, 2019 and that presages the total eradication of demonic neo-Phariseeism.].
For O'Reilly, the casus belli was always to defend what was an essentially fusionist holiday: you had the right to say "merry Christmas" to the greeter at your local 35-square-mile Walmart before rummaging around for an artificially intelligent ironing board. That isn't nothing, surely. But it always seemed a bit trite to think the spirit of Christmas could be summed up in a preference for two little words. And is it really so wrong to say "happy holidays" in a country with so many Jews and Muslims? (I've always been partial to "season's greetings," which I think makes me a Maoist.)
[Ron: How smartarse can you get?! The Jews' "happy holidays" campaign is really a cultural Marxist meme not a Maoist construct. Jews constitute about 1.5% of the US population and all of them are entitled to call the Israeli apartheid entity "HOME". Sooo, effectively they are ALL dual citizens having the right to flee to their Talmudic "homeland" any time they please. BUT Matt Purple wants us to let this tiny Jewish Fifth Column 'Tail', "wag the US Dog"! He thinks USans should shelve their Christian customs and traditions about Christmas in order to curry favour with Jews who seek to replace it with Hanukkah. Question: If Jews, as a collective, are not responsible for the coalescence of Synagogue and State in the US, who is?].
Perhaps, then, it's time to take stock of what the real threats to Christmas proper are. And maybe that means acknowledging, as have many with conservative politics writ large, that the economic component of the Christmas fusionist arrangement [Ron: foisted upon Christian societies everywhere by global Jewry via its centralised control of global banking, mega corporations, the MSM and Hollywood etc] has begun to encroach on the traditional one.
Black Friday shoppers bludgeoning each other to death with Xboxes does seem like a curious way of heralding the birth of Christ. And while Christmas church services still feel like part of the season-even those faint of faith feel inclined to go, as those Catholic "C&Eers" will tell you - they don't seem anywhere near as obligatory as all the present giving, stocking stuffing, gift wrapping, office parties, secret Santas, sugar plums, stuff.
[Ron: Notice how this author conceals the truth by pretendong that the Talmudic money meme and its Capitalist, Socialist and Marxist iterations are Christian expressions. He insinuates that materialistic, consumerist behaviours insinuated into Christian societies over centuries by usurious Talmudic banksters who use them to exploit, corrupt and impoverish those Christian societies by converting them to materialism, is somehow a Christian phenomenon. In truth, the only reason that the gentile Christian world is replete with barbaric "Black Friday" attitudes and events is that the US and our whole world have been corrupted, enslaved and impoverished for centuries by parasitic, neo-Pharisaic banksters who have sucked most of the wealth out of virtually every nation on the planet leaving 90% of the global population scrabbling for a living with billions being totally impoverished.].
Such rampant consumerism has led a few to give up on the holiday season altogether. In that vein, if you're looking for a real anti-Christmas Grinch, forget the left-wing hacks at the Trump-era ACLU and pick up Christopher Hitchens. The late atheist writer was a true hater of the holidays, and surprisingly, it was more their secular excesses that he objected to than their religious remembrances. In an (initially unpublished) essay for the Wall Street Journal, Hitchens griped that "the Christmas cycle imposes a deadening routine and predictability" that's akin to "living for four weeks in the atmosphere of a one-party state." We're made to endure "the same songs and music played everywhere, all the time. The same uniform slogans and exhortations, endlessly displayed and repeated."
[Ron: The secular "Christmas cycle" complained of by Hitchens was not created by the general population but by the fascist banksters and corporatists who control societies and impose on them their materialistic, consumerist ideologies. Free range serfs and unemployed welfare recipients DO NOT determine the economic imperatives governing how our world functions. Fascist money manipulaters and corporatists do.].
Despite his ardent hatred of religion, Hitchens acknowledged that modern Christmas had been all but stripped of what had made it distinctly Christian. Instead the season had been gelatinized into a multicultural mélange, absorbing Hanukkah and Kwanzaa and many secular customs too.
[Ron: Question: WHY would Christian nations be absorbing Hanukkah?! Jews represent less than 0.5% of the populations of most previously Christian countries and even in the US they are a mere 1.5% of the population and that percentage is dropping as massive immigration flows dilute their percentage.
Hanukkah is not 'Jewish Christmas' as some like to call it. It is not about lights, latkes, and laughter. It celebrates historical events in which supremicist, rabbincally directed, ideological nutcases hunted down and murdered en mass other Jews who had abandoning their Torahism and the insane legal system of 613 laws fraudulently alleged to have been handed down by the warlord Moses, and began adopting the more civilised ways of the Greeks.
'Hellenized' Jews had come to understand the mental/ideological prison that had been their rabbinically enforced lifestyle and opted for freedom, and as a result the Maccabeean Ju-hadists slaughtered them for leaving the fold. All major Jewish festivals notably, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover, commemorate the mass slaughter of people who didn't accept thei Torahite supremicist, ethno-centric political ideology. Accordingly it is an abomination and totally contrary to Christian values for Christians to allow themselves to be associated with, let alone condone, the Hanukkah celebration of mass slaughter of men, women and children.
Pretending that Jewish Hanukkah death celebrations have anything in common with the Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus the Christ is absurd and befouls Christian thinking and values. The fact that Jews LIE about the true meaning of Hanukkah and pretend that it is 'just like Christmas' doesn't alter the reality. Rather it just contorts, confuses and confounds Christian thinking and conceals the truth which enables Jews to LIE and pretend that there is some compatability between Judaism and the teachings of Jesus the Christ, WHEN THERE ISN'T.]
He notes that historically many Protestants, from Oliver Cromwell's parliament to some American Pilgrims, detested Christmas and prohibited its celebration, viewing it as blasphemous excess.
[Ron: Arguably Cromwell was a demonic barbarian funded by neo-Pharisees. Cromwell's main claim to fame was his genociding of Irish and English Christians.].
That isn't Hitchens' objection, yet there's still a crusading morality beneath his argument, albeit one that's more anti-corporate and iconoclastic. Christmas, he thinks, takes the spirit of giving and forces it, turns it into a ritual done out of necessity, which, in conjunction with other seasonal customs, amounts to a regime of enforced falseness.
[Ron: The issue really is: 'How and why did this happen?' Christopher Hitchens didn't answer these questions but his brother does.].
You don't have to subscribe to Hitchens' atheism to agree with some of that. Yet it shouldn't escape our attention that in writing off the season completely, Hitchens ends up aligning with some of the most fanatical elements of Christianity, albeit for different reasons. He rejects Christmas because it's too conformist; the Puritans rejected it because it interfered with their own conformity; and we should reject both. Yes, there are days in December when the carols become unbearable [Ron: Where?! In shops pushing materialistic consumerism] (though it's telling, isn't it, that the best holiday songs are the religious ones, while whoever wrote "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" needs to be incarcerated). But the rituals of Christmas reach deeper into our psyches than just that.
What the holly and the candles and the bells add up to isn't just a consumerist extravaganza; it's something deeper, something transcendent. It's about stillness, waiting, even fear, the kind that can only be conjured up when night descends early and the cold wind blows. It's about the best of the virtues, kindness and charity and love, underscored by a wonder that casts our deeds as shadows on the candlelit wall, gives us a glimpse of their ethereal dimensions. Halloween is thought to be our eeriest holiday; not so. There's a reason Christmas has behind it a long tradition of ghost stories, with Scrooge's torment at the hands of the dead only the most familiar.
[Ron: Really?! Halloween is a demonic Talmudic construct. WHY does this author compare Christmas with Halloween let alone imply that Christmas is eerilly worse than Halloween?!].
That Christmas milieu is still there today, amid all the twinkling yard clutter. It's available even to those who don't believe in the Christ story, just as late November gratitude can still be practiced by those who wince at Thanksgiving's oversimplified Pilgrims-and-Indians narrative. Yet surely the milieu's origins are in Christianity: the anticipation of the savior's birth, the babe destined to be bloodied, the coming of our salvation. That's a reason for joy; it's also slightly terrifying.
[Ron: WHY is anticipation of the birth of Christ Jesus "slightly terrifying"?!? Also, the babe was NOT 'destined to be bloodied'. An impetuous act by St Peter led to the crucifixion sequence. Moreover, Jesus didn't die on the Cross but was resussicitated and taken to Damascus. Later he travelled to India and married and had children, dying at about age 115.
The idea that Jesus was our saviour who suffered and died to save us is Pharisaic nonsense inserted into Christian religious dogma by the Pharisees. Jesus incarnated to teach divine truths lost over millennia and corrupted by Pharisees and others. He didn't and couldn't "save" us. Ensouled human beings are sovereign individuals indwelt by a fragment of God consciousness and as a consequence each individual must save self. How? By learning about life, the universe and everything and eventually evolving in wisdom, knowledge and love until s/he saves self. That process culminates, after myriad reincarnations traversing the cosmos, with a meeting with the Creator on Paradise. Thereafter the individual spirit being returns to the Creation to assist in its administration and govenance.].
Yet the joy is there all the same. And that's what those of us who are political need to remember about Christmas: it's a festival, not a damned battlefield. The real war on Christmas isn't between left and right; it's between normal people and those who insist on ruining everything with ideological combat. Think of the scene in Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man when Dante and Mr. Casey upend Christmas dinner with their fierce arguments over Irish independence. The best way to observe the season is to not do this, to ignore the dreary puritans in favor of family, good food, generous drink, and cleansing peace.
As for the war on Christmas, perhaps it finally is winding down. Donald Trump has announced that we are free to say "merry Christmas" again-we elected him president, you see, so forth we go. Generalissimo O'Reilly, meanwhile, has declared victory. How long until the provincial wings are brought in line with their commanders we cannot be sure. But this much we do know: the only thing worse than those who commercialize Christmas are those who politicize it.
[Ron: Actually those primarily responsible for both the commercialization AND politicisation of Christmas are the same collectivist cabal of neo-Pharisees. It is somewhat surprising that this author doesn't realise that.].
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matt Purple is the managing editor of The American Conservative. Prior to that, he worked as the assistant managing editor at The American Spectator and as deputy editor for Rare Politics. His work has appeared in National Review, The National Interest, the UK Spectator, the Washington Times, Townhall.com, and elsewhere. A native of Avon, Connecticut, he currently lives in Virginia.
[Ron: The American Conservative appears to be mounting a concerted effort to convince readers of the trivality and unimportance of Jewish attacks on Christians via their assault on Christian attitudes, customs and traditions in relation to the celebration of the birth oc Jesus the Christ. For instance Addison Del Mastro the assistant editor of The American Conservative also published an article similar to this one on December 23, 2019. See: In Defense Of The Secular Embrace Of Christmas - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/In-Defense-Of-The-Secular-Embrace-Of-Christmas.shtml].
Christian Christmas Symbols Outlawed– Jewish Menorahs Erected — The Jewish Takeover of America! - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Christian-Christmas-Symbols-Outlawed-Jewish-Menorahs-Erected-The-Jewish-Takeover-of-America.shtml
Judaism and Christianity - Two Thousand Years of Lies - 60 Years of State Terrorism - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Judaism-and-Christianity---Two-Thousand-Years-of-Lies---60-Years-of-State-Terrorism.shtml
In Defense Of The Secular Embrace Of Christmas - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/In-Defense-Of-The-Secular-Embrace-Of-Christmas.shtml
An Academic Book On The Jewish Subversion Of Xmas - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/An-Academic-Book-On-The-Jewish-Subversion-Of-Xmas.shtml
Why No Separation Of Synagogue And State ? - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Why-No-Separation-Of-Synagogue-And-State.shtml
Propaganda is the art of telling people what to think without them realising that's what you are doing... (Repost II) - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Propaganda-is-the-art-of-telling-people-what-to-think-without-them-realising-that-s-what-you-are-doing-Repost-II.shtml
Does Freedom of Religion Mean Satanic Displays in State Capitols ? - http://abundanthope.net/pages/True_US_History_108/Does-Freedom-of-Religion-Mean-Satanic-Displays-in-State-Capitols.shtml
The War at Hanukkah was Between Jews and Jews, not Jews and Greeks - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/The-War-at-Hanukkah-was-Between-Jews-and-Jews-not-Jews-and-Greeks.shtml
‘Hanukkah – The spiritual independence day of the Jewish people’ - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/Hanukkah-The-spiritual-independence-day-of-the-Jewish-people.shtml
THE HANUKKAH HOAX - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/THE-HANUKKAH-HOAX.shtml
JUDAISM'S CANAANITE IDEOLOGICAL HERITAGE (REPOST) - http://abundanthope.net/pages/Political_Information_43/JUDAISM-S-CANAANITE-IDEOLOGICAL-HERITAGE-Repost.shtml