Finally, Michelle Malkin and I agree about something. Yesterday, when discussing this story about the British teacher arrested in Sudan for allowing her students to name a teddy-bear Muhammd, Malkin wrote:
If it isn’t cartoons or Western fast-food joints or Valentine’s day cards or beauty pageants or books or speeches or Playboy magazines or soccer balls that have the Religion of Perpetual Outrage up in arms, it’s something else. It’s always something. You can never assuage the unassuageable. You can never anticipate what pretext they’ll use next to claim “insult” and demand submission. Today, it’s teddy bears. Yes, teddy bears.
I agree completely. You never really can tell what is going to get insane culture warriors all riled up. Here is another example of the foolishness, RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA:
As Thanksgiving draws nigh, ’tis the season for War on Christmas skirmishes. In Fort Collins, Colorado, the city council staved off a move to secularize the city’s traditional Christmas display…
Craziness, I say:
Who says the War on Christmas isn’t real? You may recall last December that Sea-Tac airport removed Christmas trees after a local rabbi protested.
Well, a new committee has followed up with its recommendation on what the airport should do this coming year. And the verdict is…Christmas trees out, “Peace and Harmony” first in. No, this is not an item in The Onion. It is real, gentle readers. All-too-real.
I tell you- we have to watch out for people who get all worked up about this kind of stuff. At least here in the US we don’t have to worry about 40 lashes. Yet.
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No, The War on Christmas folks are not the same as the Sharia nutters in the Teddy Bear story. It is, however, the same exact type of crazy- just taken to different levels.