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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Has Saying "Merry Christmas" Become a Subversive Act? Let the Revolt Begin With Bloggers!

Judging by the way the mainstream media, Fortune 500 corporations and the retail industry are replacing "Merry Christmas" with the Extreme PC-permissible "Happy Holidays," it's pretty clear that the traditional holiday spirit is increasingly being trampled by the Speech Nazis of the Left.

For several years now, I have made it a point to say "Merry Christmas" as often as possible when shopping and not once have I ever received anything in response from a store clerk or fellow patron but a smile and often a "Merry Christmas to you, too."

I never dreamed saying "Merry Christmas" would be an act of political rebellion, but that's what it's becoming, thanks to the Speech Nazis of the Left.

California Conservative is doing something about it, including a petition you can sign and a letter to send to retailers everywhere asking them to stop caving into the Speech Nazis - who likely represent about .000001% of the public on this issue - and restore the decorations and reminders of the real reason for the season.

It's a great letter that, among much else, makes this superb point:

"Would you re-brand 'St. Patrick's Day' as 'Irish Holiday' or 'Easter' as 'Holiday Egg Day'? How about replacing 'Valentine's Day' as 'Mutual Affection Day' and 'Mother's (or Father's) Day' as 'Legal Guardian Day'? And since we just celebrated them, why not change next year's 'Halloween' to 'Dress-up Day' and 'Thanksgiving' to 'Turkey Dinner Day'?"

Also, don't miss John Gibson's "The War Against Christmas." Makes a tremendous gift for anybody who cares about the nation, its traditions and culture, and its future political, social and cultural health.