Nonoffensive politically correct holidayCertain of our friends on the Left are always concerned about who they might offend. They've made this frightful way of living into what amounts to a "non-offend" policy on their side of the aisle. They can't enact good policy for fear of who it might offend. They can't tolerate political realities because any statement of those realities is offensive. God forbid we mention a Higher Power, for they may not believe in Him-and if they do, It has to be gender-neutral (I think the worst example I've ever found of this is when I visited a United Church of Christ and thumbed through their hymnal only to find that they had adopted their own version of the Nicene Creed that said "I believe in One God, the Father-Mother Almighty," and replaced any mention of the Son of God with "Child of God)."
Our socio-political opposition-with a few notable exceptions-practices a neutered secular religion that reflects their largely spineless, gutless approach to the world. Not all Democrats are like this, but those that aren't usually aren't all that liberal. Those liberals who aren't spineless or gutless usually have some grain of conservatism deep in their soul somewhere-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Robert Casey, and John F. Kennedy Jr. come to mind. The few liberal bloggers that I know who do not reflect this thoughtless approach to faith, politics, and life have me convinced that they have a secret desire to be conservative-y'all know who you are, and of course you will deny this!
The Gutless Wonders come out of the woodwork every year around this time to spoil everyone's holiday enjoyment in the name of not offending anyone-after all, we can't have public Nativity Scenes and mentions of the Incarnation in any form, since that would be acknowledging that there is a God and giving HIM a name and a face.
Leave it to some folks on Music Row to fight the power in song.
If you can tolerate the puppets, I found a version of this on Youtube after first hearing it this past week while Nicole and I were out to dinner. Brad Paisley, George Jones, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Bill Anderson really spoke to me with this song. I laughed so hard I started to cry. What makes it so funny, of course, is that this is what the holidays would be like if liberals really ran this country the way they want to. As long as there is breath in me, they won't be running my little corner of it. Just when I get discouraged, a song like this comes out and reinvigorates this Culture Warrior.
Merry CHRISTmas, Merry CHRISTmas, Merry CHRISTmas!!!