Well, it’s that time of year again. Starting with Columbus Day and extending through Thanksgiving
to Christmas, the forces of Political Correctness expend an enormous amount of time and energy attacking and villifying a
variety of American cultural traditions and holidays. They seem to be never happy, but instead are intent on forging a utopia
of eternal tolerance and inclusion (no matter what the cost) where the right to not be offended is the greatest right of all.
School says Thanksgiving is for ‘mourning’ and that the holiday is a ‘bitter reminder of 500 years of ‘betrayal’.
Yes, let us all don our favorite funeral wear and mope around next Thursday. The tolerance mongers
and self-loathers around us will not be happy until we are all as unhappy as they are. It’s one thing to take a pot
shot or two at an Italian seeking a better trade route and managing to cross a great ocean with three leaky boats. But messing
with Thanksgiving? Have they no shame? And does being in mourning directly conflict with my ability to ‘give Thanks’
for the blessings that have been bestowed upon my family, this nation and its people? That is the question that must be asked
and the quandry that needs to be addressed.
“With so many holidays approaching we want to again remind you that Thanksgiving can
be a particularly difficult time for many of our Native students,” the letter said.
The school letter refers educators to a website, Oyate, run by an outside organization that promotes Indian culture, and recommends teachers explore it.
“Here you will discover ways to help you and your students think critically, and find resources
where you can learn about Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective,” the letter said. “Eleven myths are
identified about Thanksgiving, take a look at No. 11 and begin your own deconstruction.”
The website’s “Myth No. 11″ is that “Thanksgiving is a happy time.”
And so the PC proponents strike again, and attempt to 'right' the wrongs from five hundred years ago
while refighting King Philips War. All this while trying to ruin Thanksgiving for the rest of us.
And if you thought it was too soon for the annual Christmas controversy to begin you are incorrect.
In my old stomping ground, the city of Fort Collins, Co, the attempted complete secularization of Christmas is in full swing.
Colored lights likely to stay in city holiday displays
“I have gotten over 200 e-mails damning my soul for what people think is the city banning
traditional holiday displays and Christmas and we’re not going to do that, or at least I am not supporting that,”
(Fort Collins Mayor) Hutchinson Friday from New Orleans….The holiday display debate went national in recent weeks when
media including Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly started following the issue. Hutchinson said he has since been fielding
phone calls and e-mails from citizens numbering “more than I can count anymore.”
And not to be outdone the local sheriff waded in with ‘both barrels blazing’.
Ft. Collins Boulderized: the Task Force that denied Christmas by Sheriff Jim Alderdan.
Our Founding Fathers fought in part for the right of citizens to freely express their religious
beliefs. Express – not suppress. It seems that government at all levels is more interested in suppressing Christian
beliefs. The recommendations of the Holiday Display Task Force are clearly designed to suppress the thanksgiving and joyfulness
of Christians for the birth of Jesus Christ.
In the interest of political correctness and cultural diversity, the Ft. Collins’ Holiday Display
Task Force caved to the left and denied the faith and heritage of the majority. It’s in vogue.
Larimer County Manager Frank Lancaster is having a coronary over Alderdan’s column on the subject
posted on the Sheriff Departments website and the fact that the sheriff is going to put up his own Christmas tree on county
property complete with multi-colored lights and an angel on top (gasp, the horror).
“My initial reaction is that it probably violates the Constitution which we are supposed
to be upholding. I’ll have to check with our attorney.” - Larimer County Manager Frank Lancaster
Now I must admit I am probably a bit biased when it comes to these two men. When I was exploring a
possible bid for city council, Doug Hutchison contacted me and we spent a couple hours together talking politics and drinking
a couple of the finest beverages Applebees had to offer. At that time he was not the mayor of Ft. Collins, but was very well
known and active in the local political scene. I also served together with Sheriff Alderdan on the Larimer County Republican
Executive Board for awhile and was one of the delegates that helped him to unseat the incumbent GOP sheriff at the time during
the primaries. He is also the sheriff that issued me my concealed handgun permit right after the events of 9-11.
I feel that I can say with some confidence that both of these men have backbones, intelligence, and
concrete principles when it comes to the potential political minefields of the day and I admire their bold stands in this
Increasingly, anything that might be associated with Christianity or the Caucasian race in any way
is systematically undermined, attacked, diluted and maligned at every opportunity. History is rewritten, tradition condemned
to the trash heap, and the common threads of American culture are sacrificed on the bloody altar of Political Correctness
to appease the triune god of Multiculturalism, Diversity and Tolerance.
The time of playing the role of doormat must end for American Christians, conservatives, Constitutionalists,
patriots and traditionalists of all stripes. A few bold men and women taking a stand will make all the difference and set
the example that it is ‘ok’ for us not to accept the hand-wringing and cultural gerrymandering of those on the
Left. Those who seek to dismantle Western culture may believe they are progressive, but in the end they are merely destructive.