I’m going to diverge from the love talk here, so if you’re looking for another “Monyka Christmas” post… go back and read the old one, this is my rant at the way the holidays have been bent, twisted, vilified and just politically masticated by the self righteous, selfish, self entitled attention seeking assholes who make a ‘CHRISTMAS’ tree a ‘RELIGIOUS ICON’!
So now I have to say ‘happy holidays’ for fear of offending a Jew, or alienating a Muslim? Since when? Since some poor little crybaby was not represented at his or her office party because of what? A menorah, A office christmas tree? Since when did privately held or publicly held businesses have to cater to the heartbreak of a fucking employee? If you work for me, you’re there to work… not bitch about my office…MY COMPANY…the one I FUCKING OWN, holiday decorations! Where does all this political pandering come from? Seriously, at what point does someone honestly feel offended by a sidewalk Santa ringing a bell for charity? How about this you whiny pansy… how about you put your selfish feelings aside and throw a dime in the CHARITY POT! Or maybe, if you’re offended because good ole’ St. Nick is a Christian icon, how about you dress up as Buddha and stand there and VOLUNTEER your time to help the poor? Did that ever cross your over sensitive mind?
We’ve raised generations of pussies…yep, I said it, you are a whiny, selfish, little minded person if you can’t see the reason for the season, and forget the reason being Jesus Christ because Hannukah is a celebration as well and so is Kwanza, and Rhammadan, Chinese New Year, and any other holiday from any culture. It just so happens that in a country that was built on Christian values, founded by settlers of Christian faith, Christmas is so prevelent and steeped in the countries heritage, so Christmas just happens to be the primary holiday. The reason for the holidays from all faiths and cultures is to celebrate life, to celebrate giving, to appreciate all you have and is yet to come… at it’s core all the holidays are celebrating something wonderful, something heart felt, a sacrifice and the appreciation for the sacrifice, everyone needs to back off of “Oh, I’m not represented at the office, my turtle god isn’t part of the holiday.” Why make it something it doesn’t need to be, why be offended, can’t you be thankful this time of year for the job you have, for the roof over your head? So what if your neighbor wants to put a big menorah on their lawn…I’m sure you ugly ass uncle Bert sat his hairy, bloated, wrinkly ass on your front stoop and was a horror to look at as he sat their with his buffalo wings and beer…. did your Menorah neighbor cop a bitch at you for your ‘family icon’? Do you get the ridiculousness of it all?
Just because it’s a holiday? Really, because I’ve seen some pieces of art that could be considered pretty damn offensive out front of buildings… like downtown where right in front of the Silverstein building there is this balloon sculpture that looks like either a penis or an ass depending on where you stand… is anyone offended? I’m not, it’s ugly art but to someone it’s beautiful… a Christmas tree is beautiful and isn’t a Christmas tree if decorated for Presidents day…what the hell is the difference. How come you self righteous, politically correct pansies can’t just be appreciative of all t he various cultures who celebrate and give thanks… who cares if the deity you pray to is called Jehovah or Allah… you’re all still praying for the same damn things, peace, happiness, health, you’re all still giving thanks…and if you don’t pray to an icon, how about you non-religious muttonheads be appreciative of the beautiful colours and the cultural diversity…why can you appreciate the culture in a museum but have to sue your boss for his desire to celebrate his/her holiday in the business they built… don’t want to have a christmas tree or menorah in your office… then go start your own damn company!
I’m tired of the over sensitivity we’ve bred in the generations, it’s only been 30 years since I was a starry eyed kid in wonder of the beauty of the holiday season, and it’s only been 25 years or so that I’ve found the beauty in the various cultures and their celebrations, but in t he last 15 years, I’ve seen the beauty of the season, the reason for the season attacked over and over again by people who have feel entitled, who are self righteous, or who are over sensitive … oh, and who have an agenda, turn the beauty of the season into their own political bullhorn.
So the next time you want to piss on someone’s christmas tree or kick over their buddha… how about you pause and take that same energy and be grateful, go volunteer your time to your culture, faith or tradition and appreciate the amazing diversity of the world we live in…