Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The following Christian bigot-ic-al-ian poem arrived in my mail box this morning. And here was my answer to all sender and sendees alike:Dear correspondants I don't know for most of you,Don't you find that a little bit scary that some start mongering any kind of phantasm as if it were the revelation of the century? That sounds like Christian bigotry to me because Christmas has nothing to do with Christ except the name the merchants of mainstream mainstreet Disleyland have put on it some fifty years ago or so. Before it was Nativity and at the best, not worst, Noel. All together it amounts to some scare campaign against un-specified targets that could be anything but are in the minds of those who spread that scare Islam, the Arabs, etc.That is probably celebrating the election of the first African American president, I guess, who has to be a Moslem since we are telling you so, and the first Vietnamese American Representative in Congress, who has to he a Buddhist since we are saying so, and we all know that these exotic faiths are dangerous for our climate, global warming and the melting glaciers in Greenland. Or is it the holocaust of Mooses in Alaska? Or maybe the Shoah of illegal warfighters in Guantanamo and illegal immigrants in San Diego?All bigotries are bad, all of them, absolutely all of them. I regret some human minds are falling so low.
Have a good day
Twas the month before Christmas
When all through our land,
Not a Christian was praying
Nor taking a stand.
See the PC Police had taken away,
The reason for Christmas - no one could say.
The children were told by their schools not to sing,
About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.
It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say
December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.
Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit
Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!
CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod
Something was changing, something quite odd!
Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa
In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.
As Targets were hanging their trees upside down
At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.
At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears
You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty
Are words that were used to intimidate me.
Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !
At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith
Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace
The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
The reason for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream
Tree 'Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.
Choose your words carefully, choose what you say
Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS,not Happy Holiday !
Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet
Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
I HOPE ALL THE JEWS WILL APPRECIATE THE RESPECT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM THOS POEM CONTAINS. THE JEWS AND THE MOSLEMS AND THE BUDDHISTS AND ETC ARE BANNED FROM THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS FROM NOW ON ACCORDING TO THAT TWISTED MIND. IT (BECAUSE IT CAN'T BE HUMAN) IS FORGETTING - ON PURPOSE I AM SURE - CHRISTMAS EXISTED IN MANY RELIGIONS, IN ALL HUMAN TRADITIONS A LONG TIME BEFORE CHRIST HIMSELF. IT WAS THE CELEBRATION OF THE WINTER SOLSTICE, THE SHORTEST DAY IN THE YEAR? AND THE LOG WAS ALSO A TRADITION IN MANY CIVILIZATIONS THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST.
Have a good day and do celebrate Christmas, or if you prefer Noel or Nativity, according to your faiths and beliefs, as a religious celebration or as the celebration of the winter solstice or as the celebration of the happiness of having a family, of having children eventually, or being able to present some children, any children, with presents, your children, adopted or procreated via sex or a test-tube, or those of anyone you like, or love, and enjoy the smell of the burning candles in the Christmas tree but be sure you do not set the house on fire. And remember the time when Christmas day was the first day - and for some the last day - we had tangerines, a treat even the poorest of us tried to have, even if it was only half a tangerine shared with a brother or a sister, or even one slice of it when there was only two tangerines for a whole family.
Currently listening:Petit Papa Noel a 50 Ans
By Tino Rossi
Release date: 2001-09-25