1263 The War on You Know What
Here’s an important key to power for all you guys with power envy.
Oh, wait. Before that, let us be the first to wish you a Merry Christmas!
Yes, it’s not for a few weeks yet. But before the war gets going full blast, let us reflect on two things that are going on around America.
Back to the power trip: Find a phony fear-fired threat and fight it. We don’t have the Soviet Union anymore. We don’t have the Communist Party anymore. So, we find something to make the low i.q. crowd (which is a big chunk of the electorate) quake in their Santa boots.
With more than two thirds of the population identifying Christian, what’s the war about? It’s about power. This war includes battles against religious displays on public property. Only now, it has a name. Used to be the uprising was bumper stickerized “Keep Christ in Christmas.”
A noble thought.
But now those same “keepers” are saying boycott the stores and companies that Keep the Commercialism in Christmas because those places are making war by substituting "happy holiday" for Merry Christmas.
Scratch a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu or an atheist and do you find a warrior? No. You find a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu or an atheist. And do we demand that you don’t mention the holiday by name?
Of course not.
Power in fake victimhood. Power in stirring the fear that your fruitcake will become an endangered species?
Creches and Menorahs have no place on public land. But there are worse things that go on at City Hall, more important things that have no place on public property. Like bad lawmaking. So for a few days or weeks a year, what’s the problem? You live with voter i.d., you live with “no parking this side.” You elect boatloads of disgraceful incompetent governors, mayors, council members, congressmen, drunks, thieves and such.
You find a big 3-D baby picture offensive? Look away. Sitting there, inanimate, it will not do you anywhere near the harm of the disgraceful and incompetent.
--Turns out that Mandela was on the US terrorist watch list until 2008 because of his militant stand against apartheid. Let’s see… he was already 90 years old in ‘08. Must have been one terribly powerful dude, just not powerful enough to carry his dry cleaning home without help.
--Newspapers and websites around the country are on a manners bender. No more anonymous personal attack comments. Civility is always nice, but the comment sections sure have dulled down.
--The Amazing Susan Boyle recently announced that she has Asperger’s. That’s unfortunate for her because that’s a difficult condition. But it has no effect on the beauty and power of her voice, which is fortunate for the rest of us.
-Ford Motor must have a new public relations guy because all of a sudden, everyone’s writing about the new Mustang.
-Good PR is good for business, but someone better find a way to fix up Ford’s so- called EcoBoost engine or at least give customers a copy of Get Out and Get Under.
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