Evidence of the PC Brigade's NAZI roots abounds in the Mail's 'How Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine tried to take Christ out of Christmas', an article so ironic, given the paper's facist sympathising past, that it could generate the entire wardrobe for the next Iron Man sequel and leave enough to kit him out with a new bile generator weapon to shoot from his mouth.
Okay, maybe not. The article itself isn't too bad - it's a straight bit of churning from Der Spiegel with an extra reference to Hitler's alleged atheism bunged in for good measure. But, of course, editors at the Daily Mail know the effect that this sort of story will have on readers:
Strange resemblance to what the PC are doing to Christmas in this country, either corrupt it or ban it seems to be the in thing.Says Johnrs65 from Norfolk, and:
For the last twenty years, the ACLU, and the USA Supreme Court has taken Christ out of Christmas in the USA!Says R Littlejohn, from Florida. Not really! It's someone called LoBianco.
Things have not changed that much really have they? Merry Christmas to all. oops!! sorry. Happy Holidays.Says some expat, before Sid Jaques from Durham pipes in with:
Bit like soome of OUR councils...ehYeah. Hur hur! Bit like Tower Hamlets stuffing anyone who isn't a one-legged black lesbian in the back of a railway truck and - whoops! I'm not going there! (And anyway, that's probably someone pratting about).
Those were only from the top six comments. I could not be arsed to look at any more for fear of the red mist coming down and making me kick, bite and scratch the hard copy of the Mail sitting next to me on my desk (this story ain't in it and I didn't pay no money for it not nor nuffing).
We all know that the tabloids can ring their readers' bells and the dogs will start slavering, but the trouble is, the myth these sorts of assumptions rest on can be swallowed by people who actually have a certain amount of influence.
According to Paul Waugh in 'Harriet gets a bashing from the Bishops' in the Standard:
Monsignor Andrew Summersgill, the gen sec of the Catholic Bishops' Conference, has written a submission to the scrutiny committee looking at the bill - and he ain't happy.That's just brilliant! What councils are banning Christmas lights and changing the word Christmas for fear of offending Muslims? Please, just identify one. And then some more, to qualify your plural.
Msgnr Summersgill says there are "wider implications" of the bill, such as the impact on Christmas celebrations:
"The areas covered by the Bill involve strongly held views supported by campaigning organisations and legal proceedings are a possible outcome.
"Under existing legislation we have seen the development of a risk-averse culture with outcomes as ridiculous as reports of a local authority instructing tenants to take down Christmas lights in case they might offend Muslim neighbours, or of authorities removing the word Christmas out of cultural sensitivity to everyone except Christians.
"If this Bill is serious about Equality, everything possible must be done to avoid it having a ‘chilling’ effect on religious expression and practice."
I suppose we can't really be surprised when some chief witch-doctor or other gullibly believes nonsense without evidence, or we'd end up walking around with an expressions like blow-up dolls all the time
But this sort of thing also has a bad effect on democracy. I mentioned Peter Davies getting elected on the back of an anti-PC Gone Mad agenda a few days ago. The Campaign Against Political Correctness have been drafted in to help him sort things out and ban posts whose political position they don't agree with (except that's not Political Correctness, remember kids) and all they've managed is to ban something that was done away with three years ago.
Anyway, Happy Christmas, you dirty effing Nazi/Stalinist/Marxist terrorist sympathising scum!
Next week - 'Why Political Correctness is GODZILLA and wants to smash your house and burn your children with its laser beam eyes'
(Thanks to Unity and TabloidWatch for the links to the main material there).
**UPDATE** The Mail has covered the silly bishop story in 'Christmas could be killed off by Harman's Equality Bill, bishops warn' - story comes complete with a lnk to the Nazi Christmas story in the middle. Just in case readers need a bit of nudging toward the connection the editors want them to make.