- What's It All About? - (part 1 of 3)
Christmas is quickly approaching and visions of sugar-plums dance around in the heads of many of our young and not-so-young family members as they anticipate the surprise to be revealed from a package nestled under the Christmas Tree. Neighborhood houses display lights hanging from their roofs, reindeer in the front yard, and nativity scenes representing the birth of Baby Jesus. President Obama held the ceremony last week to light up the National Christmas Tree next to the White House and retail stores are decorated in bright red and green. Travel plans are being discussed as family members are soon to be united to share a traditional meal. It's truly the Christmas Season!
The influence of the Modern Progressive Movement over the past several decades has impacted all of our citizens. Progressives advocate collectivism in our society and use words like multiculturalism, diversity, sensitivity, inclusivity, and equality to promote this agenda. Those who believe in the concept of a collective good for our society dream of a world where CHRISTmas will become Xmas and then become The Winter Holiday. To maintain uniformity, the color for their new holiday season would probably be beige or some shade of grey.
What are you doing to prepare for the big day on December 25th? If you live in Rhode Island you will not have a Christmas Tree at the state house because Governor Lincoln Chafee has decided that the Christmas Tree donated by a Christmas Tree farm will not be called a Christmas Tree. Gov. Chafee said that the term "Holiday Tree" will be used because it is a more INCLUSIVE term. If you are a student at the Lincoln Unified School District in Stockton, California you will not have Santa, Poinsettias, or Christmas Trees at your school, however, you may have snowmen and snowflakes. The school district sent a letter of explanation stating that these rules are intended to keep DIVERSITY in mind while spreading holiday cheer.
If the goal genuinely is to be inclusive and represent the diversity of our country and not to promote an ulterior social agenda, is it not appropriate to look at the makeup of our society? According to a recent ABCNEWS/Beliefnet poll; 83% of Americans identify themselves as Christians, 13 % have no religion and 4% identify themselves as non-Christian. If we assume that the no religion folks and the Christians don't have a problem with Christmas Trees or Santa then we have 96% of our country OK with it and only 4% who might have a problem. Which is more diverse and inclusive, to include the 96% or ignore them to cater solely to the 4%?
The 83% identifying themselves as Christians have something in common, a belief in Jesus Christ. If you truly want to be multicultural, diverse and inclusive, I have a suggestion. While taking your Christmas Tree home wearing your Santa hat, look at the strangers around you and say, "Merry Christmas, and may God bless you".
NEXT: "Christmas" - (Part 2)
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COLLECTIVISM DEFINED “Personal interests must be subordinated to the Party’s interests, the interests of the local Party organization to those of the entire Party, the interests of the part to those of the whole, and temporary to long-term interests."
[Nick Streza. PROGRESS IN AMERICA, Redefining The American Dream, (Tate Publishing 2011), page 288]blog comments powered by Disqus