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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Good December, To You

People seem to be finally noticing that the Christmas has been taken out of Christmas. Retailers have been caving to the Left's pressure and secularizing the holiday season (trying to change it back to a celebration of the solstice, perhaps?). For some reason -- I'm surprised it took this long -- the straw that broke the dromedary's back was the renaming of the Christmas tree.

The religious right's latest cause célèbre has some retailers' heads spinning. A decade ago, businesses were catching flak from left-leaning groups for using terms like "Christmas" that might be perceived to exclude non-Christians.

"I'm not sure what's politically correct," says David Vite, the president and CEO of the Illinois Retail Merchants Assn. "This is about goodwill and glad tidings and not worrying about 100% precise political correctness. Let's get over it and get on with it."

Funny that no one lambasted the "atheist Left's cause célèbre" back when the shift to secularism started. Mr. Vite inadvertently makes the point himself. He's not sure what's politically correct anymore... so why not just call things what they are, and forget about appeasing the liberals? If it's a Christmas tree, then sell it as a Christmas tree.

Then tell the secular protesters to "get over it and get on with it." I promise I'll back you up.

posted by Max Power | 10:48 PM
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