Saturday, December 19, 2009

Enough of the PC BS! (And, Merry Xmas)

And for once, I'm not referring to Personal Computers running Windoze!

This is the time of year when my (admitedly small) tolerance for political correctness is pushed past its bursting point. Just about anyone who says anything about this time of year (at least here in North America) refers to it as "the holidays", because they're worried they might offend others by referring to it by its proper name. For most people, its called Christmas, so call it Christmas!

Now, before I get accused of any religious bias or be called out for pushing my Christian views on the world, let me get one thing absolutely clear: I am an atheist, so I have no Christian views to push! (Anyone who does even a little research that Christmas was originally a pegan festival.) The point of my rant is this: call this time of year whatever is the correct thing for your beliefs; if you're a Jew, Hanukkah is obviously the correct term, and so on.

If someone wishes me a happy Hanukkah am I going to be offended? Absolutely not, for I will take it in the spirit in which it was meant. Why would I be offended by somone wishing me well?

Political correctness was invented to avoid offending people. Well guess what, nothing offends me more than political correctness! So call this time of year its correct name, and don't wimp out by calling it the holidays! Call it Christmas or Hanukkah, or anything else; anything but the holidays!

For me, this time of year is about peace on earth and goodwill to all men. So allow me to wish my readers a very merry Christmas, and a happy new year! I hope that you will be spending time with your loved ones and sparing a thought or two for those less fortunate. Peace...