Remember The Reason for The Season
There is an open war raging against Christmas, Christ, and Christianity. Welcome it, as a sign of our assured Victory.
Little did I know this column would run early. It did, so here goes:
We find a family on the road before Christmas…
The yellow vests are more concerned about THIS than they are with gas taxes.
At least one person was killed and six people were wounded in a shooting near a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, police sources said.
“There were gun shots and people running everywhere,” one local shopkeeper told BFM TV. “It lasted about 10 minutes.”
A source at the prosecutor’s office said the motive behind the shooting was not immediately clear and that an investigation was under way to see if it was terrorism-related.
So, any bets on that relationship?
Every capital, every day: the evil is palpable. Just in time for Christmas, Illinois gets extra sulfur. Satanic Sculpture Installed At Illinois Statehouse, Just In Time For The Holidays
In the Illinois Capitol rotunda this month, several traditions are being celebrated. There’s a Nativity scene for Christmas, a menorah for Hanukkah, and then something a little different: an arm holding an apple, with a snake coiled around it.
It’s a gift from the Chicago branch of The Satanic Temple. Called “Snaketivity,” the work also has a sign that reads “Knowledge Is The Greatest Gift.”
Nearby stands a sign in which the state offers a civics lesson — and explains it didn’t have much of a choice:
“The State of Illinois is required by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution to allow temporary, public displays in the state capitol so long as these displays are not paid for by taxpayer dollars. Because the first floor of the Capitol Rotunda is a public place, state officials cannot legally censor the content of speech or displays. The United States Supreme Court has held that public officials may legally impose reasonable time, place and manner restrictions regarding displays and speeches, but no regulation can be based on the content of the speech.”
Illinois Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker told The State Journal-Record the temple has the same rights as religious organizations. “This recognizes that.”
The Satanic Temple calls itself a “non-theistic organization” in its application to install the display.
In a GoFundMe campaign to raise $1,500 for the display, the group explains its mission: “The Satanic Temple—Chicago will no longer allow one religious perspective to dominate the discourse in the Illinois State Capitol rotunda during the holiday season. … Please consider what you may do to help us bring Satan to Springfield!”
The group has installed similar displays in other states in recent years. A more snake-prominent version of the display has been a part of the holiday scene on the lawn of the Michigan Capitol. Outside the Arkansas State Capitol in August, the temple presented a statue of a goat-headed creature named Baphomet, flanked by two children looking up at him, to protest a display of the Ten Commandments.
Despite its name, many of the Satanic Temple’s activities demonstrate a particular concern for fighting — or at least revealing — the influence of religion in public life. And satanic sculptures have so far been an effective legal strategy for making its case.
On its website, the Satanic Temple explains that its mission “is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people, reject tyrannical authority, advocate practical common sense and justice, and be directed by the human conscience to undertake noble pursuits guided by the individual will.”
The temple has also taken steps to protect its trademarks, especially against depictions that present its symbols as actually nefarious. Last month, the temple settled a lawsuit with Warner Bros. and Netflix, after a reboot of the teen witch show Sabrina used a copy of the goat-headed statue in an episode. The temple argued the statue “not only infringed on its copyright, but damaged its reputation by portraying the statue as evil,” The New York Times reported.
The Journal-Register notes other symbols that have been placed in the Illinois Capitol rotunda. Currently on display is a statement from the Freedom From Religion Foundation marking the winter solstice and asserting that “Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”
In 2008, a Springfield man got permission to install a Festivus pole at the statehouse, inspired by the holiday celebrated by the Costanzas on Seinfeld. A sign explained that the traditional airing of grievances would start early that year.
Yes, yes, powerless to stop this insanity. First Amendment protection. Blah.
Thank God that liberals have given us a sound playbook for handling this sort of thing. I see three approaches which could be utilized individually or in concert.
First, we can simply claim, no evidence needed, that the Satanists are neo-Confederates racists. A handy mob can gather and just tear down the display. The police will stand idly by. NPR and the NYT will write something glowing about tolerance and inclusion.
Second, we could apply the new Second Amendment “logic” to the First Amendment. The Founders, all racist white cis-gendered males, envisioned a Christian nation. That’s the religion they had in mind for the Bill of Rights and all else. They could not have envisioned the descent into and the expression of such high-capacity, fully-automatic cults of darkness, especially, as here, being openly admired in the land. Think of the new Amerikan immigrant children.
We know that only the police and the military need religion. Nobody needs a religious statute featuring an apple. A 150-year waiting period, a psychiatric examination, and a costly free exercise license practically suggest themselves. Common sense Luciferian control. No-one wants to take away the First Amendment. Wait… Per Bow Tie Stevens, the only man who was alive when the Consitution was adopted, we can just repeal the First. Done.
Lastly, in addition to the above measure, we may pretend this hellish display is really on some virtual social media platform. Surely, the temple loons promote it via Farcebook or Twit-er. Accordingly, the display, it’s promoters and supporters can be de-platformed and un-personed. This hideous display mentions something about knowledge. That usually means facts. We know facts are as racist as an IQ test. Plus, there’s the whole “blame Eve” thing. #MeToo, original version. Hate must be undone wherever we find it. Diversity.
NPR. Tear it down and burn it.
Merry Christmas, to all those of good will! To those others, a Very Merry Christmas, anyway!
Getting right to it, here’s a revised and bettered list of Carols you may not hear anywhere else. And, for once, I’m going with direct video embeds – hope the processor holds…
***Note*** These are YT videos. Some may have copyright or other display issues. Always a risk, encountering it even as I re-do the list. I’m trying to promote the artists; please spend some money on your favorites. If a link is out, C&C the name and look it up, Grinches.
Mistress for Christmas, AC/DC. I want the woman in red at the…
Little dirty, yes…
Naughty List, Forever In Your Mind
Little boy-bandish, yes…
12 (Drunken) Days of Christmas, Foster Brooks
12 Redneck Days of Christmas, Jeff Foxworthy
12 Pains of Christmas, Bob Rivers
Rigging up the lights.
I Saw Three Ships, Sting
Mele Kalikimaka, Bing Crosby
Christmas for Cowboys, John Denver
Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
All Alone on Christmas, Darlene Love
Winter Wonderland, Sleeper Agent
Dominick the Donkey, Lou Monte
Even for Southern kids…
The Night Santa Went Crazy, Weird Al Yankovic
Christmas at Ground Zero, Weird Al
Christmas in Hollis, Run DMC
The Christmas Song, Alvin and the Cute Rodents
Blue Christmas, Porky P.
Grandma Got Run Over, Elmo & Pasty
Chanukah Song, Adam Sandler
I know you’re out there, Ryan. ברכות!
Alice’s Restaurant, Arlo Guthrie
Oops. Missed the mark again. Yankees understand…
Holiday Road, Lindsey Buckingham
Not Xmas, per se, but you get it. I hope.
And, one more:
Same Auld Lang Syne, Dan Fogelberg
Santa Claus is Watchin’ You, Ray Stevens
Many thanks to a young fan for reminding me of that one!
Twenty-three hits the local station might miss. For all others, consult Gene Autry. Etc.
Also, Christmas Tie Season
John W. Whitehead observes how the SJW’s ramp up the war on Christians and Christmas:
To a nation of snowflakes, Christmas has become yet another trigger word.
The latest Christmas casualties in the campaign to create one large national safe space are none other than the beloved animated classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (denounced for promoting bullying and homophobia) which first aired on television on December 6, 1964, and the Oscar-winning tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (accused of being a date rape anthem) crooned by everyone from Dean Martin to Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel in the movie Elf.
Also on the endangered species Christmas list are such songs as “Deck the Halls” (it supposedly promotes “gay” apparel), “Santa Baby” (it has been denounced for “slut shaming”), and “White Christmas” (perceived as being racist).
One publishing company even re-issued their own redacted version of Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem “Twas the night before Christmas” in order to be more health conscious: the company edited out Moore’s mention of Santa smoking a pipe (“The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, / And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.”)
Oh the horror.
I’ve got to do my part to advance the triggering. I’ll get to work on my revised Christmas tunes list (may just run straight YT vids) and my annual homage to Christmas tie season (actually been wearing ’em, sans the pics). Soon. Merry Christmas!
‘Tis the Season. Everyone loves something in the old stocking. Today everyone won.
President Trump signed two Bills into law before jetting off to FloridaLand.
The first under pen was the recently passed tax cut package. This allows people who work to actually keep a little more of the money they earn. Crazy concept, right?
The second Resolution provides funding for normal Imperial operations until the middle of next month. State worshipers gotta love that.
Happy Friday to all!