Saturday, December 8, 2012

The 'war on Christmas:' Defeat is victory

One of the Irish Times' resident militant secularists, the movie reviewer Donald Clarke, has declared victory for 'his side' in the 'war on Christmas.' (article here) It wasn't really a war at all, iin his view - just the paranoid delusion of jack-boot wearing, right-wing, Christian fundamentalists. His side didn't really care ... and now that they've won, they're happy to say 'Happy Christmas' rather than 'happy holidays' or whatever ... the latter would be a bit bah-humbug I suppose ... and lack a certain irony.

Still ... the declaration of victory in a war that never was? With a victory cry of 'Happy Christmas?' Sounds like Orwellian double-speak to me. Defeat is Victory. 

Whatever. Happy Christmas, Donald ... after all,  if this is your idea of victory, I suppose it behooves me to be magnanimous in defeat!


  1. They have done a great job, by already instituting and socially encouraging their agenda. So much in fact, that simply--or complexly thinking that 'Christmas Trees' are religious symbols--shows their/our/your worth.

  2. I don't think this particular battle really got off the ground in Ireland, despite the best efforts of some. Mr Clarke's article is mainly sour-grapes with a bit of childish name-calling thrown in for extra 'bite.'