Thursday, December 22, 2005

All I Want For Christmas


Cartoon by Ted Rall

So what will it be? "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays?"

It better be "Merry Christmas," or WE are going to get ANGRY!

11 Comments:

Blogger jemison said...

How exactly does forcing some poor Joe earning minimum wage to say Merry Christmas to me validate my religion? Wait--I can answer that--it doesn't, because my faith is deep and abiding and needs no one else's sanctification.

On another level, this issue has gotten entirely too much attention. It should be ignored, along with the blowhard O'Reilly who apparently started it. I don't get cable TV but I know it's been all the rage lately. ENOUGH! Ignore these foolish people and enjoy this time of year. (By the way, Happy Solstice--yesterday).

P.S. Liked your song yesterday.

11:12 AM  
Blogger The Viscount LaCarte said...

Jemison:

I know what you mean, and I am enjoying the season. I just wanted to point out the irony. I welcome your visits and your comments, and I'm glad you liked our song...

11:26 AM  
Blogger fgfdsg said...

It's funny how White Christians, one of the most privilged and powerful forces in society, scream the loudest about being marginalised, without ever once taking it that tiny step further and thinking "I don't like being made to feel this way... this must be how other people feel when we infringe on their rights." The quickest way for them to stop feeling like a victim? Oppress someone else.

"The War On Christmas" is actually a self-fufilling prophecy. I was previous completely neutral to Christmas, but now I'm feeling i'm having someone else's religion shoved down my throat. If each coming Christmas means we're going to have to put up with this transparent Distraction From Real News, then, yes, bring on the real War on Christmas.

If your biggest concern is wearing red and green clothing and semantics of greetings then you are truly blessed. Be thankful you can afford your stupid gaudy decorations. Be thankful you can afford to go to your stupid department stores and be offended they didn't say "Christmas". Be thankful you're not a mother who's unwrapping her dead son from a freight package. All you're doing is shouting to the world how shallow and meaningless your life truly is to have such vapid worries.

2:49 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Yup, that's the last christmas for me, I think. I'm done. No more. They can have it, keep it, throw it away, whatever they want to do with it. No more cards, no more hoopdedoo. Feels good. Really does!

5:32 PM  
Blogger XTCfan said...

"The bottom line is that they had what I needed at Wal-Mart, so I went to Wal-Mart to buy it."

Cock.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Kevin Wolf said...

Short and to the point - not that the idiots who need to get the point ever will.

And as usual Simon shows more understanding and respect for others than these "Christians."

6:13 PM  
Blogger isabelita said...

I too am ready to jettison Christmas, or Jesusmas. It's based on a pile of lousy stories anyway, pilfered from the Egyptians. Yeah, go figure.
I like presents, though, and I like even more giving them to people I care about...and dammit, I can do that all year 'round!

9:37 PM  
Blogger jemison said...

You gotta admit, the music is good. The festival will remain, whatever you call it. I urge you guys not to give it up. I remember an experience many years ago when I realized why lights were on Christmas trees. I was looking up on a cold solstice night when I realized the trees were all bare and the stars were shining though them...that's a decoration we could all agree is in order. My wife has a simpler explanation--she says, we need the extra light. The days are short. The nights are long. Time to contemplate...to embrace the cold and dark, to put the year to rest and look toward the next...

10:52 PM  
Blogger M.T. Vanus said...

Well said, Simon.

2:01 PM  
Blogger Manny Festo said...

Happy Holidays, Viscount!

5:22 PM  
Blogger Sticky said...

Ditto.

1:14 AM  

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