Most people consider the holidays a stressful time of year.
Even back in 1965, Charlie Brown knew something was up when he said, “Christmas is coming, and I’m not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.”
Commercialism was overtaking Christmas, causing us to forget the reason for the season. It was Linus who reminded us what Christmas was all about.
I believe a balance has been found.
Sure, the retail stores start setting up their Christmas sales displays before Halloween, and some radio stations begin playing nonstop Christmas music right after, and why not? Heck, I can’t recall any festive Thanksgiving songs. Even the Hallmark Channel is now airing the 10th anniversary of their annual Countdown to Christmas, practically 24 hours of Christmas movies.
I love it and I’m not alone.
While some people may complain that we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet, I believe those of us who ignore the “scrooges” and look forward to is a symptom of bigger problems.
Yes, the war that has been waged on Christmas is real and, thankfully, we are winning. Christmas has been, and always will be special and magical whether you are Christian or not. It’s a time of the year when people are a little bit nicer, kinder, friendlier and tolerant simply because it is Christmas.
Apparently, that's not acceptable to the hypocritical, virtue signaling social justice warriors.
No one can be happy in our society until everyone embraces their victimhood. Each of us must define, limit and identify to only those superficial qualities that the left lauds above all else, gender, race and sexual orientation.
From where I’m standing, Christmas never played into that tripe.
The only way to introduce their decisive woke culture is to twist and conflate the holiday and traditions with weakness, oppression and toxic masculinity.
If you’ve been paying attention this isn’t the first time that they’ve tried this. Two years ago, there were rumblings from basements across America that Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer was not so PC and that the Christmas classic song, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” was misogynistic. It didn’t get much pushback, so last year the Huffington Post declared Rudolph to be racist, homophobic, misogynistic and promoted bullying.
Meanwhile, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” promoted rape.
Some duo (I can’t be bothered to research what their names are, because I care that little) rewrote and recorded a more PC version of it. Just like the year before, there wasn’t very much pushback.
Welcome to 2019, and John Legend and Kelly Clarkson bravely make a stand to go full wokeness and redo “Baby It’s Cold Outside” after the test run went ok. How courageous.
If you read the lyrics, the woman is in no immediate danger from this man.
In fact, whoever she’s with, I don’t think they even have testicles. Just really deep-seeded mommy issues, which is probably one of those dangers that reveal themselves only when your well into the relationship.
The other takeaway from this embarrassment is that all women are victims waiting to happen. I was waiting for another verse suggesting they may be safer staying home barefoot and pregnant, but there wasn’t one. Perhaps it’ll be in next year’s remake.
If it were my daughter or sister, not only would she be a strong independent woman capable of making her own choices, she’d also be able to protect herself by having qualified for her concealed carry weapons permit long before this. Lookie there… problem solved.
In the meantime, perhaps you should shine that social justice spotlight on the lyrics and films of yourself and your colleagues.
Leave Christmas alone.
Allan Giberti is the host of RI Red Radio on 990WBOB.com. You can listen to Allan live on Mondays at 7pm and Tuesdays at 8pm. All times Eastern.
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