Friday, December 14, 2007

On Being Politically Correct

December 25th is CHRISTMAS, the holiday for which we Christians celebrate the birth of Christ. December 25th is also a National holiday. However, it is not politically correct to wish someone a Merry Christmas anymore. The following was sent to me by Debbie, and it so clearly states how I feel about being politically correct about December 25th, the day we celebrate the birth of Christ, aka CHRISTMAS. The poem is floating around on the Internet so I can't give credit to anyone particular person. With that being said, the author is unknown, but also well known.

The Month before Christmas!

'Twas the month before Christmas

When all through our land,

Not a Christian was praying

Nor taking a stand.

See the PC Police had taken away,

The reason for Christmas - No one could say.

The children were told by their schools not to sing,

About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.

It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say

December 25th is just a " Holiday ."

Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit

Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!

CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod

Something was changing, something quite odd!

Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa

In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.

As Targets were hanging their trees upside down

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was nowhere to be found.

At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears

You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.

Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty

Are words that were used to intimidate me.

Now Daschle, Now Durbin, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen

On Boxer, on Reed, on Kerry, and Clinton !

At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter

To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.

And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace.

The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded

The reason for the season, stopped before it started.

So as you celebrate "Winter Break" under your "Dream Tree"

Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.

Choose your words carefully, choose what you say

Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!

Enought said!


1 comment:

  1. Sue, I think everyone is so hooked up on the idea of having to "outdo" the next person or has to be the first in the neighborhood on getting something that we tend to forget about the true meaning of christmas. I have always tried to live by the principle "It is better to give than receive". There are a lot of people out there that don't have a clue about the true meaning of December 25th. Maybe they will understand and appreciate this date
    one of these years. Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you.