Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Not Just the Jews! 

Some people following the War on Christmas think that the anti-Christmas forces are led by the Jews. Goldberg even insinuated in a comment below that Fox News's comments might be aimed at Jews - and are possibly even anti-Semitic.

This is wrong. I was reading a report from the front in Salon, which excerpts John Gibson's book (which I've never read). Gibson makes it clear that it's not just the Jews who are responsible for the attacks.
"The wagers of this war on Christmas are a cabal of secularists, so-called humanists, trial lawyers, cultural relativists, and liberal, guilt-wracked Christians -- not just Jewish people," Gibson writes.
Goldberg - get it out of your head that the pro-Christmas forces are against the Jews! Gibson has made it perfectly clear that he is against the Jews AND many other people.

As an aside, that is an excellent article. I recommend it highly, even though you have to go through an ad to read it. As you will see, Gibson is much more enlightened than his predecessors, who sometimes - crazily enough - blamed ONLY the Jews, although we now see that the anti-Christmas forces are in fact Jews and guilt-wracked Christians working together with the trial lawyers. To wit:
As the Web site News Hounds pointed out last year, Henry Ford was sounding the alarm about the war on Christmas in his notorious 1921 tract "The International Jew." "The whole record of the Jewish opposition to Christmas, Easter and other Christian festivals, and their opposition to certain patriotic songs, shows the venom and directness of [their] attack," Ford wrote.
(Of course, as we know, the Ford company has since made up for this by sponsoring a commercial-free showing of Schindler's List.)

UPDATE: I saw this ironically after I made this post, and So-Called Austin Mayor links to it in the comments below. Ford continues its corporate policy of always being on the wrong side of history. Nice work, Ford!
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