In case you haven’t heard, liberal professor idiots are at it again. Honestly, for universities to hire these ding dongs, the recruitment advertisement has to list as a requirement, “candidate needs to be oversensitive, easily offended, multicultural loving, late hippie movement type, lacking common sense, mindless idiot.” The latest and greatest to enter the arena and take her place among the liberal professor idiots is Terri Susan Fine.
What has earned this woman the honorable distinction is her solution to stop people from saying “Merry Christmas” and even, “Happy Holidays.” She wants everyone to try the new phrase, “Happy Federal Holiday.” Saying “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Chanukah,” or “Happy Holidays” is not inclusive enough as she indicates in her editorial published in UCF Today.
If you are terribly bored, you can read it. It was her “shining” moment, her 15 minutes of fame to trash Christmas, like the good little Scrooge she is. She used one paragraph to outline behaviors/activities during the season from Thanksgiving to New Years, then what businesses do in regards to decoration, and greetings given to each other during this time. This woman goes on about Christmas being a major holiday, while Chanukah is a minor one or not on the same level as Christmas.
Her editorial states that minimizing Christmas is disparaging to Christians, and equating Chanukah on the same level as Christmas would diminish the other Jewish holy days. It sounds as though this woman has the problem of making a multicultural hoo hah out of Christmas, Chanukah and which is more important or major and who gets disparaged based on what is considered major and minor as far as holidays go. She has way too much time on her hands.
For the too long, didn’t read individual, this woman basically states in her article, we are not being inclusive and show cultural insensitivity “by both equating one major holiday with a minor holiday and failing to recognize that diversity includes those who celebrate neither holiday.”
Let’s play the liberal idiot game for a moment, shall we? This woman is a racist and white supremacist. Standing on her white privilege, she did not acknowledge Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa is celebrated in December, along with Christmas. She only addressed the white culture. The university should fire her for disparaging African Americans by her leaving out a celebration pertaining to African American culture. She’s telling everyone to embrace all cultures by using a homogenized phrase, yet she left out an entire group of people in her racist editorial. Her new phrase does not apply to African Americans who celebrate both Kwanzaa and Christmas.
Why should anyone use that made-up phrase by some whitey who ignores Kwanzaa. Game over.
The liberal attempt to pander to every culture, homogenize the significance of various celebrations occurring in December, and fold them all into one politically correct phrase that is so cold it negates the meaning of all religious and secular celebrations, is poor. She receives a grade of “F.”
She then explains her rationale in using the “Happy Federal Holiday,” so as to include everyone and be able to use it all year long — not only around Christmas time.
I would suggest that we take a new approach that observes “the holidays” we all have on our calendars, no matter our religion.
My friends and I wish each other a “Happy Federal Holiday.”
Happy Federal what? Because the U.S. government in some cases and the state government in others have identified certain days during the year as state and federal holidays, including those that fall during the late fall and winter season – Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day –we have no choice but to observe these holidays whether we want to or not.
Most everyone is included and no one is excluded no matter their religious beliefs or practices. The banks are closed, along with post offices, local, state and federal government offices, and state institutions such as UCF. As long as we live in the United States, these federal and state holidays impact us equally so we might as well celebrate them equally, too.
The upside to wishing each other a “Happy Federal Holiday” is that we have lots of opportunities to do so during the year and not just during the current “Holiday Season.” We know that we are not being culturally insensitive by extending to someone a holiday greeting that has no meaning to them because they practice a different religion or no religion at all.
Even better, though, is that we can use this opportunity to get to know one another—to learn about each other’s religious and cultural beliefs and practices because we will not treat people as if we already know what those beliefs and practices are.
Pardon me, Lady, but only someone totally bereft of emotion could come up with such garbage. “Happy Federal Holidays,” my Aunt Fanny! Never in the history of idiocy has anyone stepped off the cliff — Congratulations on being the first.
An entire essay or short novella could be written on Christmas detailing how December 25th was chosen as the date to celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on December 25th. On the same note, several books could be written discussing the different celebrations around this time contributing to some of the customs seen today — religious services and prayer, Christmas tree, exchanging of gifts, the figure of Santa Claus, the practice of feasting, etc. However, as a professor, you already know these things or should.
But, for all of your education, you have missed the feelings that accompany the season which combines many cultures and belief systems already into one day of recognition. It is the time that everyone, not just Christians, celebrate a feeling of “good will toward men” and exhibit a generosity that may not appear any other time of the year. People put aside their selfish, greedy tendencies to recognize something more important and larger than their lowly selves. Individuals sing and hum happy songs in public. Their step is more energetic. Various lights, secular icons, religious objects and nativity scenes adorn homes, businesses and towns. In many cultures, not just Christianity, it is a time to reflect on the source of the teaching of “good will toward men.”
Some will cite the overwhelming depression by many that accompanies this time of year as detracting from the “season to be jolly.” Others will rail against the commercialization of the season, where merchants vie for business exploiting the tradition of gift giving and the iconic Santa Claus. Many will tarnish the meaning and seek to negate the feeling of good will by creating hostility and division where none should exist. Your lame musings attempt to remove the positive feelings of this time of year and turn it into a cold, emotionless void. Others fall for a ruse used to find Scrooges and Grinches — making accusations of “racism” when referring to the song, “White Christmas,” a song whose lyrics convey a wish to see snow on Christmas and a wish for all to have their “days be merry and bright.” The movie bearing the same name culminates into an act of generosity, giving and love. It’s a time of year people treat each other a little better — something we all should strive to achieve year ’round — and seek out others to lift their spirits when they have little reason to be joyous.
It’s people like you and groups who will search for anything disparaging about this season to instill further division and inhibit the emotional side of the season. You seek to make this time just like any other for your satisfaction, agenda, lack of belief system, and your own shortcomings. People, such as you, reject the feelings surrounding this time of year that occur at no other time. You are the real life representation of Dickens’ Scrooge and Dr. Seuss’ Grinch.
Yet, in the end, Scrooge found the meaning of Christmas, vowing to keep it in his heart year ’round, and the Grinch had his heart filled with the Christmas spirit that it grew in size 10 fold. Because, that’s what we are talking about — the Christmas spirit and the rejection of it by a demoralized, immoral, degraded society.
Christmas and the Christmas spirit is not limited to being celebrated in the united States. The entire world celebrates this season. The federal government of this nation may have issued a holiday for it but it isn’t responsible for creating the day celebrated nor the source of the holiday creation.
The people of the united States of America would be better served to say, “Merry Christmas,” Happy Holidays,” “Happy New Year,” and “Happy Thanksgiving” as each has an emotional meaning that should be remembered, not stifled. So, professor, a prayer will be said for you in the hopes your heart will be filled with the Christmas spirit and you will find acceptance in the true meaning of Christmas. In the meantime, I’ll leave this here for your enjoyment and reflection. Maybe, you’ll get some understanding from this as well. You should be able to figure it out; but if not, the Christmas spirit is a feeling everyone can have and possess with an open heart — it’s already inclusive. Merry Christmas!