Aggression Over Merry Christmas?

Aggression Over Merry Christmas?

Published: Jan 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Tony Basilio Jr.
Daily Local News,  January 13, 2011

So, Karen Porter, saying Merry Christmas now constitutes a “constant and growing right-wing mantra?” Seems to me people have been saying Merry Christmas for a long, long time; certainly much longer than folks have said Happy Holidays. While I can’t, and choose not to, speak for every Christian on the planet, I will pass along my own thoughts.

First and foremost, I’m sure Jesus is thrilled to have you speak for Him.

I say Merry Christmas because, as a lifelong Christian myself, I happen to celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus. For me it IS the Christmas Season and not the holiday season. It starts Christmas Day, not Black Friday, and runs for two weeks. So no, it doesn’t end on the 26th.

I don’t take talking points from, or even listen to, Fox News or any other national news service for that matter because they are ALL biased in one way or another. Instead, I read George Will, John Stossel, Tom Sowell and Cal Thomas to get the straight story (he said with tongue planted firmly in cheek).

I happen to believe that corporate profits are a good thing. Profitable businesses hire people and I have investments.

OK, my turn now. What offends me personally is the way political correctness and diversity are jammed down my throat. To do, or not, do something because one is afraid of offending is ridiculous. Simply do the right thing and let the chips fall where they may. And the most qualified person should get the job, period. If you think that’s what’s happening now, you are not paying attention. I witnessed too many victims of corporate- and government-sponsored reverse discrimination.

I don’t need the PC police or corporate and government directors of diversity telling me how to treat someone.

“Treat others the way you want to be treated” serves me well.

To sum up, if you want to say Happy Holidays, God bless you … feel free to do so; I really couldn’t care less. If you are offended by me saying Merry Christmas, God bless you; I really couldn’t care less. In fact, you can’t know how little I care if you are offended. Nothing personal, I just don’t care.

There … now I feel better. Have a nice day!