The Jewish Grinch who stole Christmas
Dec 8, 2005
by Burt Prelutsky
Although it seems a long time ago, it really wasn’t, that people who came here from other places made every attempt to fit in. Assimilation wasn’t a threat to anyone; it was what the Statue of Liberty represented. E pluribus unum, one out of many, was our motto. The world’s melting pot was our nickname. It didn’t mean that any group of people had to check their customs, culture or cuisine, at the door. It did mean that they, and especially their children, learned English, and that they learned to live and let live.
That has changed, you may have noticed. And I blame my fellow Jews. When it comes to pushing the multicultural, anti-Christian, agenda, you find Jewish judges, Jewish journalists, and the ACLU, at the forefront.
Being Jewish, I should report, Christmas was never celebrated by my family. But what was there not to like about the holiday? To begin with, it provided a welcome two week break from school. The decorated trees were nice, the lights were beautiful, “It’s a Wonderful Life” was a great movie, and some of the best Christmas songs were even written by Jews.
But the dirty little secret in America is that anti-Semitism is no longer a problem in society; it’s been replaced by a rampant anti-Christianity. For example, the hatred spewed towards George W. Bush has far less to do with his policies than it does with his religion. The Jews voice no concern when a Bill Clinton or a John Kerry makes a big production out of showing up at black Baptist churches or posing with Rev. Jesse Jackson because they understand that’s just politics. They only object to politicians attending church for religious reasons.
This is 100% pure virgin unadulterated horseshit.
There is no war on Christmas, on the part of Jews or anyone else, except maybe Bill O'Reilly, who is shamelessly fanning the flames of bigotry in a quest for ratings.
Jews have lived in this country for over 100 years, and not only is Christmas still celebrated, both as a culture and religious holiday, but Christians still go to church on Sundays and holidays (well, maybe not in the case of the megachurches, many of which are closing on Christmas this year), and no one is telling them not to believe that a Jew got nailed to a tree 2000 years ago so that Bill O'Reilly could write pornographic novels and sexually harass a staffer and still get a free pass to heaven.
If Christmas has been outlawed this year, you couldn't prove it by me. My town has its Christmas tree lit, the next town over has its decorations up, I understand that there's a radio station in New York that's all Christmas music until Christmas, and you can't drive on Route 4 in Paramus anymore until January 2.
I'll tell you all a secret: No one gave a rat's ass about this until the Christofascist Zombie Brigade decided that this is a Christian nation and that all must worship Jesus or else be burned at the stake as a traitor to God, America, the Flag, and all that's holy.
Most American Jews recognize, and are used to, the relentless assault of Christmas we have to endure every year. And when it was just the trees, the greenery, even the singing of "O Come All Ye Faithful" (which still sounds to me like a paean to Orgasm Within Marriage Only), most of us, other than the most observant and the professional malcontents, just went along because after all, it's just not that big a deal.
But now it IS a big deal. It's a big deal because the American Taliban has decided that its own particular flavor of Christianity is to be the law of the land, to be practiced everywhere in the public square -- from town hall meetings (no pun intended) to the public schools, where all nonbelieving children are to be proseletyzed by their classmates until they beg for mercy.
Whether these people like it or not, we are a pluralistic society. We are a society of many colors, backgrounds, religions, and beliefs. We are NOT a Christian nation, and we never have been. And the American Taliban had better fucking well get used to that fact.
Bert Prelutsky may be trying to get invited to the right parties by blaming the Jews for the so-called "war on Christmas". But if we allow the American Taliban to take over, he's going to be called on to convert or die just like the rest of us.
Talk about "useful idiots."
(hat tip: Steve Gilliard