Checking Up On “Facts” Part II: The War On Christmas

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Here is a link to a great article by Michelle Goldberg on Salon.com about the extreme right’s attempt to actually create a liberal, secular, humanist war on Christmas as a way of acting like they are playing defense in America’s culture war when in reality they are on the offensive against seperation of church and state, pluralism, humanism, and cultural diversity and tolerance in general.  I highly recommend reading the article as means of fact checking this supposed “war on Christmas” that we’ve become all too familiar with thanks to conservative pundits such Bill O’Riley and a gang of preachers using their pulpit in this culture war as means of salvaging a small vestige of whatever political power the church may still have in the face of an increasingly liberal minded nation and the decreasingly weakened voting power of the religious right.  These preachers and pundits are using their made up war on Christmas to rally their troops in a culture war that is becoming increasingly heated  as it is more and more full of issues which the right <span style=”font-size:x-small;font-family:Verdana
sees it has very little chances of winning and so fights to win all the more ferociously.  If your power to influence real issues is continually on the wane, make up an issue to try and revitalize and energize your base!


http://dir.salon.com/story/news/feature/2005/11/21/christmas/index.html

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2 Responses to “Checking Up On “Facts” Part II: The War On Christmas”

  1. Absolutely true.

    I am celebrating Christmas with my family right now and I’m a ‘secular progressive’ as far O’Reilly sees fit to describe to the public.

    Great blog. Very relavent link.

  2. Yeah me too. I couldn’t think a better way to take a nice break from my war on Christmas than to take the day off and celebrate Christmas with my family! Have a great holiday!

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