The Unrepentant Individual

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November 24, 2006


War On Christmas Blog

I don’t have the time to devote to this idea, so I’m throwing it out there. If anyone decides to give it a shot, please let me know…

I was thinking after last year’s stupid media frenzy over the “War On Christmas”, of creating a satire blog just to see how easy it would be to get people into a lather. So here’s what I came up with this morning. You start a blog, devoting maybe 50-70% of your posts to outrage-laden tirades about how the ACLU is trying to take God out of the public square, highlighting businesses who say “Happy Holidays”, highlighting every attempt to turn “Christmas Break” into “Winter Vacation” in schools, highlighting every attempt to take down public nativity scenes, etc.

That much focus will give you credibility with the idiots. But it’s what you do with the other 30-50% that is key. Throw out posts about how Christmas carols like “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” are taking away from the glory of Christmas by also highlighting New Year’s. I mean, really take it over the edge. Any time something encroaches on “Christmas”, highlight it as if it’s the end of the world. Phrases like “slippery slope” will come to good use here.

And to really hammer it home, sign every post with the pen name “Jesus Claus”.

This is one of those things that could work very well, because the people who get the joke will think it’s funny as hell, and the people who don’t get the joke won’t even know it’s a joke. You can probably get the entire conservative blogosphere in line with you, and the liberal blogosphere debating you, and a nice little subset of the population can laugh at both. So if anyone is willing to give it a try, I think you’ve got one month to see where it can lead.


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8 Comments

  1. Brad,

    I think I could come up with one or two (or more) satiric posts a week.

    Comment by Doug — November 24, 2006 @ 9:31 am
  2. I am beside myself with glorious fury that you would even consider such a dastardly site. SAVE CHRISTMAS!

    Comment by Nate — November 27, 2006 @ 2:55 pm
  3. [...] See, this is the problem I have with the left. They are constantly instigating fights with Conservatives using methods of entrapment. [...]

  4. The next war (it started last year) will be on Easter. They will attempt to secularize all religious holidays, especially Christian ones. I wish I were jesting. I don’t think it is a good thing to take the meaning out of shared societal traditions. We live in a fractured enough society.

    But the satire site still might be fun.

    Nonetheless, I own this t-shirt:
    http://www.shopmetrospy.com/cNcgraphics/Product_341_PrSpare2.jpg

    Well, they did have it on sale for $1.99 when I bought it.

    Comment by KJ — December 7, 2006 @ 12:19 am
  5. Ummm… Way ahead of you, buddy!

    Feel free to visit and comment!!

    Comment by Doodle Bean — December 10, 2006 @ 7:17 pm
  6. One more year and I’ll say it again – What we need is a Religion-Free holiday during this Holiday Season – to be placed among the several religions’ holy days that occur at this time of year – Christmas, Honokaa ect.

    This year they find it necessary to take down the ‘Christmas Trees’ at the airport, or displays on other public property, because this apparently recognizes only one ideology.

    Last year it was Jerry Farwell, again, ranting about taking Christ out of Christmas – In other words saying that all us non-Christians have no right to celebrate at this time of year – or, in any case, call our celebrations Christ-Mass.

    I agree with that – We need a national mid-winter, Non-Secular Holiday.

    Below is my annual holiday rant – Happy Holidays

    Consider this – After Rome took over Christianity it was natural that one of the most important Roman feast days would evolve into the most important Christian holiday – December 25th.

    Just four day before is the Winter Solstice, Dec 21st. In the northern hemisphere the shortest day and longest night of the year. This is an occasion that has been celebrated since prehistoric times. It is a marker on the Celestial Calendar that is shared by all of us on this Earth.

    Why not shake out this holiday into two days – Separate the religious from the Secular – The 25th will be the religious day of observance, Christians would celebrate it as they like, free from the diluting influences us infidels – and, of course, it would continue to be called Christmas.

    December 21st could be the day of celebration for everyone. This has always been known as Yule or Yuletide – it is an ancient name for the season.

    As the common day for the celebration of the season – everything traditionally Christmas but non-religious should shift to this day – Santa Claus, the tree, the gifts, the parties, that kind of thing – would now revolve around the Solstice. (After all, Santa could certainly use the longest night of the year!)

    This should satisfy Christians that their sacred holiday is not being bastardized, while everyone else can enjoy the season free of suspicion that they are in someway supporting a foreign creed.

    This would also expand the duration of our favorite season a little, and give more occasions to satisfy all our families and friends. The Solstice is just four days before Christmas, and it needs only habit and custom to eventually become our tradition.

    We need is a National Holiday for all of us at this time of the year.

    Comment by Jerry Noland — December 11, 2006 @ 2:44 am
  7. [...] Over on my War On Christmas Blog post, I’ve gotten some interesting comments and trackbacks. One trackback came from a Help Save Christmas, a blog that I’m still unsure whether it’s satirical or not. Another was from a definitely-satirical War On Christmas blog. My suggestion to start one was not entirely original, it seems. [...]

  8. [...] Over on my War On Christmas Blog post I wrote at the Unrepentant Individual (where I advocate a satirical War On Christmas Blog), I’ve gotten some interesting comments and trackbacks. One trackback came from a Help Save Christmas, a blog that I’m still unsure whether it’s satirical or not. Another was from a definitely-satirical War On Christmas blog. My suggestion to start one was not entirely original, it seems. [...]

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