The Christmas War Continues
Posted on: 2009-11-02 14:41:27
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The Halloween pumpkins are still sitting on front stoops from coast to coast, but the annual Christmas Wars are on. The first salvo of the seasonal hatefest against European American traditions was fired in Warren, Michigan, where a suit has been filed in federal court to attempt to let a Nativity scene be displayed.
A resident of Warren had his permit to display a privately maintained manger scene denied after local government bureaucrats were threatened by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). The Nativity scene has been in the same place, on a public median, for over six decades, but now the man who donated the display has had to go to court to protect the tradition. Luckily, the Thomas More Law Center, a public advocacy legal group based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has filed a federal lawsuit in the case.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation of Madison, Wisconsin is a group of marmish busybodies whose claim to fame is ruining holiday cheer and attempting to impose their own views on society at large through the courts.
In at least one case, unlikely to win them the support of working people, the FFRF managed to have Good Friday banned as a state holiday. They've also had crosses booted from public lands, and stopped the mighty Post Office from issuing seasonal religious postage cancellations. Less stellar results were achieved when they they didn't manage to get "In God We Trust" taken off U.S. currency and when they failed to have "So help me, God" taken off of tax forms in Missouri.
Our heroes of nickel and dime "secularism" lost another case that may effect the Warren suit. Their attempt to force the taking down of a Nativity scene in a Waunakee, Wisconsin public park was shot down by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The FFRF take themselves and their agenda very seriously, as shown by the sign they put up each Christmas season at the Wisconsin State Capitol: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
You might be tempted to laugh at this kind of fundamentalist "secularism" and the earnest pettiness of FFRF, but even the most puerile and inane actions of this kind are part of an overall attack on European American cultural expression. An overwhelming number of European Americans are at least nominally Christian, and seasonal practices are an inseperable part of our collective sense of self. Dislodging our public traditions is key to dislodging us as a people. It is no surprise that such efforts are closely linked with more radically and openly antiwhite hate groups while, in Europe, such actions have been carried out explicitly in the name of "multiculturalism." The same kind of mentality that bans Christmas displays leads to holidays and streets being renamed in honor of politically correct "heroes." The efforts of such special interest groups to utilize "courtroom activism" to enact measures which would be defeated in any other fora, is also telling.
Also important to keep in mind is that, historically, attacks on symbols are often more radicalizing than any other aggression. Enough seemingly senseless attacks on enough targets and European Americans will start to see the problems we face for what they are.