Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays - speech police

I think it would be safe to say that what a lot of us object to is not "Happy Holidays" or "Merry Christmas" -- it's not allowing people to say "Merry Christmas", or people being offended by what is essentially a cultural wish of goodwill toward another.

Tell me Happy Holidays. Tell me Merry Christmas. Tell my Happy Haunaka, Kwanza, Solstice, or keep your mouth shut and don't say anything. Just let people, who mean the OPPOSITE of harm, wish you well, and who cares what the reason is?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, last year about this time folks walked around wishing each other a Merry Christmas. They weren't bestowing a religious benediction. Really. Like you said, it was cultural good will. Pronounced Chris-muss, not Christ Mass.

So some doofus, craving attention, starts a tantrum, claiming some sort of violation on religious grounds. The Churchified types all start howling (just what the doofus hoped for) and now all of a sudden THIS year, it's religious good will, and they go around defiantly wishing each other a Merry Christmas. Hey, look at me! I'm Righteous! Sort of takes the meaning out of it.

Naturally the Right Wing gets ahold of it, and blames the whole thing on the Loony Left. This had to be more than the orginal doofus could have hoped for.

Anyone with a molecule of brain between his ears will simply ignore this tempest in a teapot. This time next year, maybe we can go back to wishing each other well during December with a hearty Merry Chrismuss.