Wednesday, December 20, 2006

I'm Unpolitically Correct

You know what? I'm getting tired of all the politically correct BS we've got going on these days. It's become a sort of madness brought on by folks, who in my opinion, don't have enough to do except stir up a bunch anti-crock.

We drive out intolerance of so many things which might possibly be considered discriminatory and replace it with a worse form of intolerance - we take away the ability or the right to laugh at ourselves or others, we take away simple pleasures because they might infringe on others, we move from having celebratory festivals of our own which have developed over time because they might not be inclusive of the other people who may not celebrate these festivals but allow them the right to hold their own celebrations - we even tinker with simple childrens stories - like snow white and the seven dwarves - which now thanks to PC we can only call SW and the Seven Vertically challenged people - this is only one of the many pieces of nonsense that we get assaulted with day and daily.

We live in a society where the true meaning of Christmas can be lost. Christmas today has not only become commercialised but it also has started to change. The traditions we have taken for granted and have been passed down from generation to generation are, very sadly, being replaced with a 'politically correct' version or, even worse, stopped altogether.

What's happening to us?

I want my grandchildren, and their children, to know the true meaning of Christmas, to know the traditions, to feel the awe and joy of seeing the enactment of The Christmas Story in their school celebrations as well as their churches if they so choose, or to see a lighted Christmas tree, to hear and be able to say, with love in their hearts and feelings of peace toward mankind, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A Politically Correct Christmas Poem

Twas the night before Christmas and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.
And labor conditions at the North Pole,
were alleged by the union, to stifle the soul.

Four reindeer had vanished without much propriety,
released to the wilds, by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear,
that Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and Cupid,
were replaced with 4 pigs, and you know that looked stupid!

The runners had been removed from his beautiful sleigh,
because the ruts were deemed dangerous by the EPA,
And millions of people were calling the Cops,
when they heard sled noises upon their roof tops.
Second-hand smoke from his pipe, had his workers quite frightened,
and his fur trimmed red suit was called "unenlightened".

To show you the strangeness of today's ebbs and flows,
Rudolf was suing over unauthorized use of his nose.
He went to Geraldo, in front of the Nation,
demanding millions in over-due workers compensation.

So...half of the reindeer were gone, and his wife
who suddenly said she'd had enough of this life,
joined a self help group, packed and left in a whiz,
demanding from now on that her title was Ms.

And as for gifts...why, he'd never had the notion
that making a choice could cause such commotion.
Nothing of leather, nothing of fur...
Which meant nothing for him or nothing for her.
Nothing to aim, Nothing to shoot,
Nothing that clamored or made lots of noise.
Nothing for just girls and nothing for just boys.
Nothing that claimed to be gender specific,
Nothing that's warlike or non-pacifistic.

No candy or sweets...they were bad for the tooth.
Nothing that seemed to embellish upon the truth.
And fairy tales...while not yet forbidden,
were like Ken and Barbie, better off hidden,
for they raised the hackles of those psychological,
who claimed the only good gift was one ecological.

No baseball, no football...someone might get hurt,
besides - playing sports exposed kids to dirt.
Dolls were said to be sexist and should be passe.
and Nintendo would rot your entire brain away.

So Santa just stood there, disheveled and perplexed,
he just couldn't figure out what to do next?
He tried to be merry he tried to be gay,
but you must have to admit he was having a very bad day.
His sack was quite empty, it was flat on the ground,
nothing fully acceptable was anywhere to be found.

Something special was needed, a gift that he might,
give to us all, without angering the left or the right.
A gift that would satisfy - with no indecision,
each group of people in every religion.
Every race, every hue,
everyone, everywhere...even you!
So here is that gift, it's price beyond worth...

A Politically Correct Christmas Greeting

Best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most joyous traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, but with respect for the religious persuasion of others who choose to practice their own religion as well as those who choose not to practice a religion at all;


a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling, and medically uncomplicated recognition of the generally accepted calendar year 2000, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions have helped make our society great, without regard to the race, creed, color, religious, or sexual preferences of the wishes.

(Disclaimer: This greeting is subject to clarification or withdrawal. It implies no promise by the wisher to actually implement any of the wishes for her/himself or others and no responsibility for any unintended emotional stress these greetings may bring to those not caught up in the holiday spirit.)


Leslie said...

It really does feel like a piece of our world that so many of us know is slipping away. It's crept into my subconscious too I discovered recently. I was sending out a mass e-mail to clients and found myself carefully choosing the greeting, the wording and the image for my message.

I think that's why I laugh all the harder and find all the episodes that I record of All in the Family even funnier than their first run. It's refreshing to be able to laugh and not fear reprisal.

I guess it's a whole new world for all of us.

I tuned in last night to the Christmas special by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir which included a segment of the Christmas story. It was so unusual to hear the story of Jesus' birth. How it was presented -- with that magnificent music -- left me a little teary.

Merry Christmas, Brenda.

Cal said...

I totally agree, Brenda! They keep trying the same here but the howls of outrage usually send them scurrying for cover.

Sally said...

That cartoon speaks for itself - so very sad. We've just got to keep on being ourselves, and look into our own hearts to see the light when it appears darkness surrounds us.

Have a Blessed Christmas, Ms. Brenda to you and yours! (HUGS)

Kentucky Gal said...

Well, Miz Brenda...despite the scrooge and PC people...I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!!

Mary Lou said...

I think that we should encourage ALL faiths to celebrate their heiritage as much and as visible as we do Christmas. A Rabbi made a simple request to have SEA-TAC intl airport to put a 7 foot Menorrah up along side the 24 Christmas trees, but the idiots in charge of the airport went over board, said NO WAY and took DOWN the 24 trees.

THere was so much out cry that they put the trees back up and told the Rabbi that NEXT year they will. Why they could not have done that in the first place I have no idea!

Joan said...

Isn't that the truth? Those that be have us so brain washed, we don't even realize it's happening. I wish they would just let us be.

I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!! HOHOHO

cultureshock553 said...

In the checkout line at Wal-Mart the other night, the cashier wished me "Happy Holidays," then turned to a co-worker and remarked that she wished she could say "Merry Christmas." When I asked why she couldn't, she told me the employees had been instructed not to use that greeting in case they offended someone. I wished her a Merry Christmas in a very loud voice.

Brent said...

I say "Merry Christmas" to everyone. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ. I have two crosses hanging in my office. I believe in the birth of our Saviour and no one is going to make me water that down.

Attila The Mom said...

Merry Christmas, my friend. Hope you guys have a wonderful CHRISTMAS holiday! LOL