WS>>Ho Ho Ho, Christmas Has To Go!

carl william spitzer iv cwsiv_2nd at JUNO.COM
Fri Dec 21 11:40:12 MST 2001


                          December 17, 2001
                           By  Sam Francis

          Before  you  O.D. on Christmas cheer this  season,  you
     might  want to check out an article by writer Tom Piatak  in
     the December issue of Chronicles, the magazine of the  Rock-
     ford  Institute  in Rockford, Ill., as well as a  few  other
     sources of useful information. According to Mr. Piatak,  the
     nation  is at war_not just with terrorists in Tora Bora  but
     with Christmas itself. And his argument is compelling.

          You may have noticed the same trends Mr. Piatak has. In
     shopping  malls,  public streets and  even  private  stores,
     Christmas  and any mention thereof is vanishing.  There  are
     still  bells  ringing, Santa Clauses  chuckling,  and  store
     clerks pushing the usual junk on none-too-reluctant  custom-
     ers. But what's going on is not called Christmas anymore.

          "In order to avoid giving offense to anyone  anywhere,"
     Mr. Piatak writes, "millions of Americans are now  seemingly
     content  to keep quiet about the holiday they  do  celebrate
     and to act as if all sorts of other minor festivals_Kwanzaa,
     Hanukkah,   Bodhi   Day,   Diwali,   Ramadan,   the   winter
     solstice_are equally important." Mr. Piatak's charge is  not
     the  stale  "Keep Christ in Christmas" sermon we  hear  from
     pulpits  every  year. What is going on is not  so  much  the
     disappearance of the religious faith that created  Christmas
     as  the  shrinkage of the civilization  that  sustained  the
     holiday.

          Mr.  Piatak  offers  example after  example  of  school
     children  being either discouraged from engaging in  observ-
     ances  of Christmas by their teachers or outright  forbidden
     to do so. "My sister's children until very recently attended
     a public elementary school in an affluent Detroit suburb....
     teachers  are forbidden to mention Christmas. Instead,  they
     teach about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. So thorough was the indoc-
     trination that my nephew asked two years ago why we did  not
     celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa."

          Mr.  Piatak  isn't  the only one to  document  the  war
     against  Christmas. The Washington Times recently carried  a
     story that offered more details. A teacher in Plymouth, Ill.
     was  warned  not to read her class a book  about  Christmas,
     even though the book was in the school's library. The school
     board  in Covington, Ga., dropped reference  to  "Christmas"
     from the school calendar after the ACLU complained about it.
     Two students in Rochester, Minn. were disciplined for  wear-
     ing red and green scarves in a Christmas skit and saying "We
     hope  you all have a merry Christmas." The details could  go
     on.

          What is happening is not that Americans are ceasing  to
     care  about or observe Christmas. What is happening  has  no
     popular foundation at all; it's rather a concerted  campaign
     by the nation's elites to obliterate observance of Christmas
     per se. There's no objection to observing a major holiday at
     this  time of the year, and there's really no  objection  to
     other  holidays  from other cultures that fall  around  this
     time of year. The objection is to Christmas itself.

          What is happening is the same culture war that attacked
     the Confederate flag and other symbols of traditional  iden-
     tities, and it bears out those who warned that the attack on
     the Confederate flag was only the beginning. As the  enemies
     of one civilization gain power_in school boards, city  coun-
     cils,  law courts_they make war against it and seek  to  re-
     place it with_what?

          Their  own  civilization? Well,  sometimes.  Some  non-
     Western  peoples in the West want their cultural symbols  to
     replace  ours. But in most cases of the war against  Christ-
     mas,  those  waging the war don't have any  civilization  at
     all. What they have is the globalist-humanist peanut  butter
     of  the New World Order, where no one has any nation,  reli-
     gion,  race,  or heritage and we all  vegetate  together  as
     "Humankind."

          Mr.  Piatak  to his immense credit  sees  through  this
     fraudulence  easily enough. "Giotto never painted  a  Kwanza
     scene.  Bach did not write a Hanukkah Oratorio, and  Dickens
     did not pen A Ramadan Carol." Real civilization isn't  about
     and  doesn't  revolve around the oleomargarine  versions  of
     Christmas, and the fake "civilization" that the multicultur-
     alists  and  multiracialists babble about and try  to  force
     everyone else to observe never created anything. No one ever
     fought for it or died for it or even planned their  schedule
     around it, so almost by definition it can't possibly produce
     anything like a real holiday. Nobody, except the thin-blood-
     ed munchkins who concocted it, cares a hoot about it.

          "Ultimately," writes Mr. Piatak, "we should be free  to
     celebrate  Christmas publicly and joyously, because it is  a
     great  holiday,  and because it is our  holiday_one  of  the
     crowning  glories of the Western culture that gave birth  to
     America  and sustains us still." If, of course, you are  not
     part  of  the  "we" to which "our" refers,  then  maybe  you
     shouldn't celebrate Christmas. But then maybe you  shouldn't
     be in America_or anywhere else west of Tora Bora.

              http://www.vdare.com/francis/xmas01.htm

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