Merry Christmas, Infidels!
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It was about twenty years ago when I first noticed that the greeting “Merry Christmas” was being replaced by the bland, neutral “Season’s Greetings” and “Happy Holidays.”
I asked a school teacher of my acquaintance, a benighted liberal who is an infallible barometer of the latest currents of political correctness, why this was happening. I was answered with another question: “If you were Jewish, wouldn’t you feel offended if someone wished you a Merry Christmas?” The tone communicated that this was self-evident, that we must avoid giving such offense at all costs, and that I was stupid for even asking. Obviously she had spent too much time talking down to students.
I thought to myself, “I would not be offended if a Jew wished me a Happy Hanukkah. That would be small-minded. So why should a Jew be offended if I wished him a Merry Christmas? What makes Jews different? Why do people cater to such small-mindedness?”
I also thought to myself, “Wouldn’t a pluralistic, liberal attitude imply many different holiday greetings, rather than one bland, characterless, homogeneous one?”
I also began to notice the proliferation of the abbreviation “X-mas,” even in greetings cards, store displays, and advertisements. Abbreviations are perfectly OK in hand-scrawled notes and emails. But they are gauche in more formal contexts, so I wondered what was driving this lapse in taste and style. Why are people literally “X”ing “Christ” out of “Christmas”? Is it merely another symptom of the secularization and commercialization of Christmas? But who is behind that trend? And is there some anti-Christian malice at work here?
Recently, there has been a proliferation of news stories about the destruction of Christmas in England and the US to cater to the tastes of anti-Christian minorities. For instance, in 2002 in Mobile, Alabama, the annual Christmas parade, celebrated since 1945, was to be renamed “The Jolly Holiday” parade. According to the organizers, “They said they wanted a name that was more inclusive, since the parade this year would include Hanukkah and Kwanzaa floats along with the usual Christmas fair [sic].”
Are we losing Christmas to pander to celebrators of Kwanzaa? The answer is no.
Kwanzaa is the ersatz African holiday invented in 1966 by an American Negro who goes by the name of Maulana Ron Karenga. Kwanzaa is supposed to be a Negro alternative to Christmas. It is a seven-day feast, celebrated from December 26 to January 1. Each day of Kwanzaa commemorates a different concept: unity (not diversity; unity is for them, diversity for us), self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith.
Up to this point, most people will give Kwanzaa a respectful hearing. But wait: To commemorate each day of Kwanzaa, a candle is lit in a seven-branch candelabrum called the “Kinara.” Now “Kinara” is supposed to sound like “Menorah,” but with a “k” for Kwanzaa. Get it? (I know, you thought that the Kinara was a rank in the Ku Klux Klan, somewhere between the Kleagle and the Kligrapp.) The Kinara reveals just how infantile, contrived, and derivative Kwanzaa really is. Even the most patronizing liberals roll their eyes.
But stupidity is no bar to advancement in today’s America, so Kwanzaa is slowly on the rise. In 1997 the US Post Office released a Kwanzaa stamp. Merchandisers see the potential for Kwanzaa profits, and so do politicians. Bill Clinton began issuing annual Kwanzaa proclamations, a practice continued by the “conservative” president George W. Bush.
But Kwanzaa is not destroying Christmas. Most Americans still have never heard of it, and no White American can think of it without embarrassment. Even White liberals probably prefer not to think of it at all, so it is not likely to be in the back of their minds when they wish you a hearty “Happy Holidays!” Besides, most Blacks who celebrate Kwanzaa probably celebrate Christmas too, so it is unlikely that they would bristle to the defense of Kwanzaa if wished a “Merry Christmas!”
No, it is the Jews who stole Christmas. Kwanzaa merely apes Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a minor Jewish holiday that celebrates, like most Jewish holidays, the massacre of tribal enemies. It is primarily in the US that Hanukkah has been promoted as a Jewish rival to Christmas.
The motives for this are unclear. One may be crypsis, the desire of some Jews to blend in among their host populations. Crypsis is certainly a motive in Reform Judaism. Reform synagogues have even adopted stained-glass windows and organ music to give the impression that Judaism is just another “Judeo-Christian” denomination.
Another motive may be rivalry: Jews recognize the appeal of Christmas, and want to keep their children busy doing something else during the Christmas season.
Malice probably also plays a role.
First, there is the resentment of the eternal outsider trying to make himself feel comfortable by breaking down the distinction between inside and outside. To do this, he has to efface the host culture’s defining symbols. A Jew feels outside when you say “Merry Christmas,” but he feels comfortable when you say “Happy Holidays.” Indeed, he feels pleased with this concrete token of his cultural and political power.
Then there is the particular resentment that Jews nurse toward Christianity. There are at least three reasons for this. First, Jesus was an apostate Jew, and nobody likes an apostate. Second, Jesus rejected Judaism for its tribalism, inhumanity, and intellectual dishonesty, and the truth hurts, so Jews hate Jesus as a bearer of bad news. Third, although today Islam is the religion most resistant to Jews and Christianity the most embarrassingly apologetic and subservient, this has been the case primarily since the foundation of the state of Israel. Before that, Jews lived securely in Muslim lands while they were being expelled from virtually every Christian country in Europe. Chapter 5 of Israel Shahak’s Jewish History, Jewish Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years contains an eye-opening discussion of Jewish attitudes toward non-Jews, including a comparison of Jewish attitudes towards Christians and Muslims.
Jew Philip Roth is the author of dreadful novels that are nonetheless extremely revealing of the operations of the Jewish mind. In Operation Shylock: A Confession, he gloats, “God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and then he gave Irving Berlin ‘Easter Parade’ and ‘White Christmas,” the two holidays that celebrate the divinity of Christ — and what does Irving Berlin do? He de-Christs them both! Easter turns into a fashion show and Christmas into a holiday about snow.”
So how do we take back Christmas? First, let me say something about my motives. I was raised a Christian, but it never took. I would prefer to keep Christianity out of politics, and I would hate to live in an intolerant Christian society. Frankly, I wish that our ancestors had held onto their old pagan religions. Indeed, Christmas incorporates many old European pagan elements, but note that multiculturalists make no attempt to cater to the celebrants of Yule, Saturnalia, and the birthday of Mithras. Nothing White is promoted by the multiculturalists.
But, still, I like Christmas a lot. When the days grow short and the weather gets bad, it is nice to create an environment of cheer and good will. At bottom, my objection is not religious, but cultural. I hate to see the homogenizing, secularizing, leveling forces of modernity at work, even on a religion that I do not profess.
So what is to be done? First, although Jews are the driving force behind the destruction of Christmas, they are a tiny minority, unlovable and unloved, and all the pushiness in the world would not have triumphed if Whites were not such pushovers. Second, the Mobile “Jolly Holiday Parade” incident is instructive. The gentiles pushed back: “citing e-mail and telephone threats from residents opposed to a parade without the word Christmas in its title . . . Mobile Christmas Parade Inc. . . . announced there would be no parade this year. . . . Three hours later, volunteers with Main Street Mobile, a city-staffed organization formed to promote downtown, announced that a parade will roll . . . . It will be called the Mobile Christmas Holiday Parade.”
This year, I have been pushing back in a subtle but steady way. Every chance I get, I wish people a “Merry Christmas,” most pointedly when I am wished “Happy Holidays.” I have even been wishing a “Merry Christmas” to the atheists and Odinists I know.
So, with that long preface in mind: from one infidel to another, “Merry Christmas!”
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The Jewish anti-Christmas campaign is part of their over-all anti-White campaign, therefore WN should be consciously pro-Christmas, even if they are no more believing Christians themselves. You cannot promote the survival of a race without promoting its culture, and Christianity is definitely part of that. We can be “cultural Christians” even if we are “post-Christians”, just like we are still (partly at least) “cultural Graeco-Romans” without believing in the gods of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
BTW, Muslims feel not “offended” by the symbols of Christianity at all. That is a lie concocted by our hostile elite, intent on our destruction and trying to use Muslims as a proxy weapon to that end.
My deepest respect and appreciation to Greg Johnson for writing this piece.
Despite my outwardly aggressive and decidedly illiberal mindset, I am a very tolerant person…even, to an extent, a “progressive” person…who only wishes to see my heritage and culture remain the dominant one in the country in which I was born. I only wish to live in a world where I can feel at least *somewhat* secure in the notion that most people in my community share most of the beliefs that I hold true. A world where I’m not suspicious of my neighbor nor he of me. Not a nation of “ideas”, but a nation of people with tangible bonds.
I too am not a religious person. I prefer to say that I’m an agnostic, but that I recognize Christianity as the dominant religion of my people, and that my upbringing and ethos have been shaped by that religion, and therefor I am a Christian by default. My lack of religiosity (or unquestioned faith) is totally unrelated to my recognition that Christianity offers a moral anchor that has served us fairly well as a people.
So with that, thanks again for being a model for what true “tolerance” looks like.
And a Merry Christmas to you, Mr. Johnson.
At 25, I can’t remember a time before “Happy Holidays,” though it has certainly gotten much worse over the course of my life.
As with everything else, one of the most frustrating aspects is the gaslighting. Anyone who points out the “War on Christmas” is mocked as an insane conspiracy theorist at the same time that public facilities either invent neologisms like “Holiday Tree” or elect not to put anything up at all. And good luck finding an advertisement with the word “Christmas,” rather than “This holiday.” But some goyim believe that Happy Holidays is just a way of combining Christmas and New Year’s.
The subversive purpose is made even more obvious when you consider that Hanukkah changes dates each year, and is often over in the first few days of December, sometimes even in November.
And what a fine Christmas present they’ve given us this year: articles of impeachment.
A very Merry Christmas to one and all
I did grow up in a somewhat religious home; in that my parents were doubters but they were careful not to impart these doubts to us, and we went to Sunday school. But fortunately I did get the messages that there was a war against Christmas; that Christmas had nothing to do with reindeer, snow men, Santa Claus or expensive gifts—-and that it was part of my heritage; that my ancestors had been observing for thousands of years.
So I don’t really believe, but I like the story and we participate. We send out religious cards with Madonna and Child stamps; we put up a creche; we only play religious themed music.
I noticed that for decades the Jews mocked fruitcake, and said it was so goyish. They organised fruitcake hurling tournaments and on SNL they said it looked like it contained boogers. But now that fruitcake is kosher it’s just fine; just as judische as chocolate macaroons.
Ditto with the war on Easter: we fast during Lent and do the stations of the cross in an Episcopalian church. All the chocolate eggs, bunnies, and crosses are also kosher now.
In Scandinavia we don’t have any Christian word for this holiday, since we have kept the Pagan word “Jul,” which corresponds to the English “Yule.” But that doesn’t prevent the multiculturalists from trying to replace “Jul” with “vinter” in various contexts. The main reason seems to be to include our Muslim immigrants in the holiday.
In English I prefer “Yule” when speaking of the Nordic tradition, since the holiday is essentially more Pagan than Christian here. It celebrates the return of the light rather than the birth of Christ. And we don’t have any saint like “Santa Claus” but a “tomte” from our folklore. The tradition in Catholic countries like Italy is much more Christian, which makes it natural to call it “Christmas.” But of course it would be great if they could restore Saturnalia.
So Happy Yule/Christmas/Saturnalia!
Great article Greg.
Merry CHRISTmas to all.
The other day I was surprised to see the neon sign outside a large local ELCA Lutheran church proclaim “Seasons Greetings.” Et tu, Martin?
The West is in a permanent state of war. Its inhabitants have
been persuaded to confuse the absence of bombs with “peace”.
Hybrid warfare means attack at all levels (except the classic
military): family, agriculture, gender, industry, nation, identity.
“Weapons of mass migration” are just ONE method to
destabilize nations. Though very powerfull and effective.
Why are “old white men” the new enemy? Because they would
be the ones who, from experience, would put a stop to all this
insanity. They still have an idea of the connection between cause
and effect. They wouldn’t have said “I only see four fingers” like
in Orwell’s nightmarish vision.
Fun fact: America’s biggest shopping mall named after a Prussian king.
In the age of digital dementia, the possibilities of trickery are almost unlimited!
One picks out an alleged representative of a certain disagreeable social group and lets him commit an alleged crime.
The whole target group is already disavowed. The “press” is always in the same boat as the rulers.
PS: “Disavowed” = better: discredited. “Desavouieren”
has not exactly the same meaning in your language.
Hybrid warfare means to rob the opponent of his indispensable core of (as unnoticed as possible), so that only a compliant lifeless shell remains.
So to hollow him out from the inside. This goal has been achieved for decades.
Now, however, a new danger appears: the lifeless shell is filled out and “abused” by other competitors.
In Finland one says “Hyvää Joulua!”. This means exactly translated “Good Christmas!”, One does not say “Happy Christmas!”. People use Happy-word with New Year. Saying “Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!”
The culture marxists and their handlers are here, have been a long time, and they attack Christmas in many ways. One of their favourite item is to ban the school year-end Christmas Celebration. It has been somewhat religious happening in the end of the first term of the school-year. Now suddenly over the years it has become dangerous, although it really consists mostly from a few Christmas songs and, maybe, a little play and some piano music etc. But, oh boy, how it hurts some people now. The amount of pain…
Of course, we have the typical Jewish profanity films, where they make all beautiful things horrible, Jews as they are, they cannot help it.
In advertising nowadays, nothing can be sold without a white woman being very close to home-tidy black guy. Yes, Africa is here and the handlers.
But still, families are together, Christmas time is beautiful and enemy worries about this, they would love to see all this beauty lost, but they are not winning, not really, not on this matter.
Hyvää Joulua !
The Czech word for Christmas can be translated as Holy Nights and fair enough pre-Christian Slavic celebrations took place during the night of the winter solstice, when our Sun god died and was newly born. This tradition of a newborn sun god can still be seen in the fact that our children get presents from Baby Jesus, not Santa or any other old man. We wish eachother “happy holy nights” and I think people would be strongly opposed to anyone attempting to change that. The communists tried really hard to get rid of Baby Jesus and replace him with the Russian Grandpa Frost. They didn’t succeed. Now the West is trying the same with Santa. Some people use him as decoration (Baby Jesus doesn’t really have a given form), but they still tell their kids the presents are from Baby Jesus. The only worrying thing is that some people consider themselves so atheist they don’t celebrate Christmas at all. I find that a shame, because it’s such a nice change to have merry lights everywhere in the mids of winter and I feel sorry for their children. But those people are still extremely rare.
Have a blessed, peaceful Chrismas!
(Zero diversity propaganda film produced by the government. Music: 18th century Hungarian Chrismas carol.)
I do the same as you Greg when hearing happy holidays and I will do it now, A Merry Christmas to you all. ????
Regarding X-mas, this is not new, and its based in the Gyfu Rune “ᚷ” which means “gift”, or “generosity”. Its the same symbol used in XOXO. I celebrate the pagan Yule, so I appreciate the more European flavor of X-mas, but if you’re Christian, then its replacing Christ with “Gift”, who is the “gift to mankind”.
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