ou know that “Season’s Greetings” phrase isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. If you haven’t already gotten used to it, do. The irony of it all is that it exists on a couple of false fronts. First, yes, we should have a separation of church and state, that’s obvious. However, don’t get too high and mighty on that phrase because it actually doesn’t exist anywhere in the constitution.
No, our political correctness brethren fall back on that falsehood without fail all day long. Fine. But, what would they all do if the Government said, “You know what, you’re right. No more IN GOD WE TRUST on anything from the Government. And, while we’re at it, December 25th is no longer a Federal Holiday.” This brings me to my second false front, if anyone starts taking away paid days off it’ll be like, “Hold on there speedracer, let’s have a holiday but give it some meaningless words and terms so as to not offend anybody getting the paid day off.” Yeah, my thoughts exactly. What would you have to call a Holiday that gives me a paid day off that would offend me? What would it take? …..I got nothin’.
I’m no soothsayer, but I’d bet that the roar from the PCers demanding for “Season’s Greetings” and other dumbing down of cultures’ various Festivus-i would calm down a bit.
I was watching some workers put up these “Winter Decorations” at work the other day, in lieu of a “tree” of some kind. This started a year or two ago with the hanging straight down from light fixtures a strand of garland with former “tree” decorations and a few lights creating a straight line. At first I thought this was a way of just going with the seasons with a very “we give up” approach. But, it actually looks quite nice when you take a gaze up at it all. What’s more, these strands only took the work of 4 workers. Imagine how many workers a freaking tree and trimmings must have taken?
And what if we kept the “Christmas Tree” and collectively made it stand for all religions’ winter time celebrations? Can’t you see it now? 50 years into the future, some kids would find out that their Kwanza or Chanukah Tree was really just a Christian symbol forced onto them back in the day.
I can hear it now. The history books are going to be SO rich with how they handle this prickly bit of news.