Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Dr. David Duke Speaks Out About The War Against Christmas; Anti-Defamation League One Of The Main Culprits With Their "December Dilemma" Nonsense

On Friday November 26th, 2010, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership organized a seasonal tree-lighting ceremony at Town Square Park. Other sponsors of the event included AT&T, Furniture Classics, Anchorage Press, Salvation Army, and Alsco. It kicked off at 5 P.M. with a performance by the Salvation Army Band and the Anchorage Concert Chorus, after which at 6 P.M., the tree was lit. Afterwards, kids got a chance to meet Santa and his reindeer; the organizers boasted of having the only celebration in the nation featuring a team of nine reindeer pulling a sleigh.

Generating some concern was the fact that the ceremony was called a "Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony" instead of a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, even though the custom of a tree is historically associated with the Christmas season. Local conservative talk show host Dan Fagan took issue with this during one of his programs, characterizing the use of the term "holiday tree" as a cave-in to political correctness. I'm certain that the Anchorage Downtown Partnership intended no offense by calling it a "holiday tree"; indeed, they probably lapsed into politically correct mode without even thinking about it.

But how did we reach this point where we instinctively shy away from calling a spade by its right name? The fact is, without realizing it, the Anchorage Downtown Partnership fired another shot in the war against Christmas. But who started the war -- and who continues to orchestrate it? In the video embedded below, Dr. David Duke attempts to cut through the symptoms and get to the actual cause -- and those who cause it. One of the primary combatants waging the war against Christmas is the Anti-Defamation League, a group dedicated to promoting Jewish supremacism under the guise of "stopping the defamation of the Jewish people".

I zero in on the Anti-Defamation League not only because it is the most prominent and internationally-renowned Jewish advocacy group, but because its head, Abe Foxman, is one of the most obnoxious and offensive spokespersons for the Jewish community, although that community certainly did not elect him to represent them. In their section entitled "December Dilemma", the ADL purports to dictate to us how we should celebrate the winter holidays. On the main page, the ADL writes, "The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion to all Americans — including young schoolchildren — by prohibiting the government from endorsing or promoting any particular religious point of view. This prohibition has led courts to ban such plainly coercive religious activities in public schools as organized prayer and the teaching of creationism".

Fair enough. But then the ADL goes further, to suggest that the mere display of symbols they consider religious can also be "coercive" because they can allegedly influence impressionable young minds. In their section on holiday displays, the ADL claims that the display of a Christmas creche in the public square is not permissible while a Jewish menorah is permissible, even though both are religious symbols. They write, "In the context of displays on public property, the Supreme Court has ruled that a Christmas crèche standing alone is impermissible, but a Christmas tree is permissible because it has become such a secular symbol of the winter holiday season. It also has found that a Chanukah menorah is a symbol with both secular and religious meanings, and its display on public property within a predominantly secular display is permissible".

Why shouldn't a Christmas crèche not be permissible, but a Jewish menorah permissible? Because the ADL is not interested in true religious liberty, but is interested in promoting Judaism by suppressing Christianity. This is why the ADL has acquired the reputation of being a Jewish supremacist organization. The "December Dilemma" is not so much an issue in Alaska as it is elsewhere, but as Lower 48 yuppies move up here, they bring their political correctness and corresponding intolerance with them.

If a Jewish man were to wish me a Happy Hanukah on the street, I would wish him a Happy Hanukah in return. Why would I take offense? The guy is extending me good wishes. Consequently, if I wish a Jewish guy a Merry Christmas, he should wish me a Merry Christmas or some other derivative of season's greetings in return. He should take no offense, because none was intended.

The whole problem with all this diversity and sensitivity is that we are not taught so much to celebrate differences, but to learn newer and more imaginative ways to take offense. We've become a nation of sensitized sissies. We need to break out of this mold. Never apologize for what you say if you intended no offense -- an apology can be considered a sign of weakness under those circumstances.

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