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Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

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Christmas Once Again, So Merry Christmas to All

  Christmas once again,  so Merry Christmas to all ! And a pleasant good night!   After a whole year of much breathless waiting, yes, it seems,  it REALLY is  Christmas once again, So Merry Christmas to all!  Coloured, blinking lights, decorations, Christmas trees and childhood dreams of all descriptions float once again into our busy lives.  Happy decorators, take an eggnog break!  

Christmas Food &  Sugar-plum Dreams

Christmas Food and Sugar-plum Dreams are the order of the day.  Eggnog, roast turkey with cranberry sauce, vegetables, visitors, gatherings,  traditions galore.  Christmas cake full of fruits and nuts,  sugar-plum pudding. Don't forget cookies. One for each hand.  

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus and his Reindeer

St. Nicholas, a.k.a. Santa Claus,  drives a magic herd of reindeer lead by Rudolph, you know the one. The one with the red and shiny nose (discovered one dark & foggy Christmas Eve so  long ago, now by necessity leads the team).  Rudolph leads the team to make  deliveries to restless, waiting children.  Holding their breaths.  After all, it's Christmas once again, so Merry Christmas to all!    

It's Christmas Once Again,  So Merry Christmas to All!  Pulling a Sleigh Can't be Easy...


Pulling a sleigh, can't be easy a red, magical  flying dream  carrying  the jolly Old Guy around the globe with a  very large and  magic auto-sizing  sack of brightly-wrapped gifts, lumps of coal and peace of mind with a merry HO-HO-HO! And down the chimney we go! What's in the bag?   A very large bag of dreams it is;  we can only imagine, for it includes kind and happy secret responses to long wish  lists. Desirable and imaginative lists sent to Santa at the North Pole. Lists  include oft-repeated wishes for candy canes, bright wrappings, toys that chatter, bounce, spin in every direction. They also chase puppies and kittens, and  make children laugh with glee. Exciting, elegant play-dolls, and magnificent, tough superheroes wearing uniforms  stare their way into the psyches  of boys and girls alike forever, regardless of age. To deliver gifts around the world to young children, old children, and ancient children all on the same evening is a very large task.  Santa has done it for centuries, he says.   All ages love to receive gifts from Santa.  And in return he gets cookies and milk. Mrs. Claus nabs the excesses and hides them in the freezer, we believe. For snacks later. Only at Christmas, that is, the best time of the year. Not everyone young or old has the same ideas or wants.  That is probably helpful for  hard-working little elves dressed in red and green.  Extra assistants on overtime.  Keeping track  of activities at Santa's workshop. Where lists and letters display excited handwriting and must be first interpreted.

We Must Ask...

We ponder if  all toys are invented, designed, approved by the jolly old boy himself with Mrs. Claus' approval.  When she gives him the nod, they are officially approved for manufacture.   Then, and just in time,  all  products are tested officially in the test play center. We're sure that's more fun. Then  carefully painted by the painting elves. And wrapped by specially-trained wrapping elves,  who select and install— wrappings with ribbons and  bows and tags. Name tags, that is.   *Every tag is printed neatly  with the  correct names of good children everywhere. Boldly printed in red ink, you say? No matter! It's Christmas! *note  Gifts, treats and  fun alike, are also included for pets of every description wherever Santa calls.

Christmas Eve nears and Santa is on the way!  Merry Christmas everyone!  **

    Is that Incoming I hear?   
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Issues: Destruction of Traditions

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A Sense of  Unease comes with the Destruction of Traditions

Do you feel it?  The kid at the electronics store says "Happy 'Holidays', Sir"   I reply quite seriously,  "Merry Christmas to you too."  He looks at me with the strangest look, like I am wrong, somehow. Do you feel it? With Christmas just around the corner once again, It is no small feat to accept the fact that our traditions  as we know them — as WE know them —are  being surreptitiously nibbled away, altered and challenged, perhaps even permanently damaged in ways unacceptable to our culture, faith, our very sense of identity, and perhaps even our very existence as an established society.  A sense of unease comes with the destruction of traditions. Our traditions. North American traditions. Christian traditions. Christmas traditions. Our culture. Let's face it, smiling  'politically-correct' hypocrites, political activists, social manipulators all, — including the uninformed,  would have Canada appeasing, and sucking up  kow-towing,  —yes, even actively destroying our culture and requiring  all people in North America to say  "Happy Holidays" to everyone because they somehow imagine it 'insults' visible minorities from all other cultures to say "Merry Christmas" in the Christian tradition. —Tradition we have come to know and love. Traditions that rightfully belong to us. These "feel good" social manipulators  attempt to appease dissatisfied, arrogant whiners and complainers people who, yes, may be immigrants, and yes, may be sorely missing their homelands and their  own culture —regardless of their country of origin, colour, religion, and traditions. The 'manipulators' coyly  suggest and infer that the  complainants and  'whiners', all visible minorites, of course are somehow "insulted" by our Christmas traditions practiced for hundreds of years,   and imply that  it is the duty of Canadians  to accept change and mollify hurt  feelings. The truth IS, the "insult" itself is a half-truth at best,  a delusion fabricated  by social manipulators with an agenda of their own. Let us not  misconstrue or  misunderstand;  some  individuals who might "be insulted" by our wishing them a "Merry Christmas"   are certainly NOT  typical or the majority.  Why?  The majority of immigrants are very happy to be in a new country offering better economic opportunities and lives free of fear and being free to practice their own religion and tradition as they see fit. They are not cut from the same cloth typified by  bitter, archaic delusion. The specific individuals from "other countries " quite happily take  advantage of the freedom and benefits of the North American way of life, use the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms against Canadians themselves. They also wish, and in some cases, deviously and fully plan, even with violence, —to change Canada and all of  North America to their own interpretation of laws, religion, faith, beliefs, culture and traditions. Make no mistake about it.  Those individuals do exist, but they are few and far between. Worth repeating,  trouble-makers DO  exist, and that is the typical complainant, but let us NOT stereotype and tar and feather all immigrants. Please. How about applying common sense? Some individuals do come to Canada from other lands to angrily USE Canada's passports, legal system, generous refugee and social support systems, and reputation of global trust—with seeds of hate and treason planted in their minds, and  with destruction of traditions and other belief systems  in their hearts and souls. Their intention is to destroy all other traditions, including their own, at any cost.  Make sense? Of course not. How can that be?

What's the problem?

Just as 'lone wolves' in recent terrorist attacks in Canada  arbitrarily converted to their own interpretation of  Islam,  they equally decided Canada and it's structure, civilization and Christian values were no longer acceptable, and  no longer "suited" them.   Let us be clear on that point and emphasize the fact that Canadian values DO NOT suit them.  Does that mean those individuals could go live happily exiled in some Mid-Eastern country? Not necessarily. Should Canada or the USA or other civilized nations tolerate these individuals as a clear and present danger to innocent lives everywhere?  Clearly not. Will the same individuals  be accepted by brutal, self-aggrandizing organizations like ISIL, the murderous Taliban or Boko Haram?  Of course, because those organizations, too, are not restrained by civilized values.  But...wait....what, you ask, does this all have to do with the destruction of traditions?

Catering to Lunatics

Think, dear readers. If you do not respect and protect your OWN  culture, faith, values, and  belief system  enough to keep and protect it, how can you expect others to respect your values, tradition and culture?  Our "politically-correct" element is happily denigrating, reducing, and destroying our culture in an attempt to cater to lunatics, who  we have already demonstrated, are satisfied with NOTHING.  Surprised?  Really surprised?  The politically-correct are catering endlessly to whiners and lunatics at a cost too great to quantify.

What's the fix?

Hypocrites, social manipulators and the politically asleep in their naivety and by their own hands,  are virtually begging  that your faith, religion, your beliefs,  your culture, your celebrations, your education, and your traditional way of life, your very country— be ignored, flouted, and taken advantage of, even destroyed entirely by fringe elements.  All under the pretense of  "generating respect and 'promoting inclusive social policy' and 'tolerance' .

Think, people. You ARE entitled to your own traditions; and you do not have to change Canadian laws or reduce, change or denigrate Canadian values—to avoid "insulting" dissatisfied, unhappy people from other countries. Canadians  do NOT have to give away OUR culture —to be respectful  of OTHER cultures.  Get it? What's the fix? It's plain as day isn't it?   Smarten up, and think... Say "Merry Christmas" to the kid at the electronics shop...  That ought to be a good start. Tell haughty, self-righteous politically-correct manipulators  to get stuffed. That's even better. Merry Christmas, everyone.  Happy New Year and all the best for 2015 too.     Is that Incoming I hear?      
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