The Washington Post’s never-ended quest to be out of step with the American mainstream went to another level on Christmas Eve. Even as leftists proclaim there is no “war on Christmas,” the outlet published a guide for celebrating the season without the slightest exposure to its meaning.
“How to have the perfect secular Christmas in 6 cities” was penned by Gabe Hiatt as a roadmap for the faithless to still enjoy themselves amidst the annoying celebrations.
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Americans are a free people, and freedom to celebrate of course means the freedom not to celebrate. This, however, is not enough for secularists who want nothing more than to purge the nation of traditions that do not fall in line with their lifestyles.
Roughly 63% of Americans consider themselves Christians, but a full 93% celebrate Christmas. That’s the definition of inclusive, but that’s not good enough for the Post.
Hiatt began by stating that the day can be “tedious” in this country if you are not a believer. However, since nearly all have the day free from “obligation(s) to work or celebrate,” it should not go to waste.
He griped that most activities are closed on Christmas, making it tough for secularists to find something to do. However, if you are a non-celebrant and lucky enough to live in Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, Houston, Seattle, or Los Angeles, there is still hope for a blessed day.
Hiatt then laid out things still available to do in each city, which in and of itself is a handy thing to know.
The basic gist, unfortunately, is simply to get out and go see things. A tool that could be used virtually every single day of the year.
The point of the writing is not to serve as a guide to the many offerings each metropolitan area has for its residents. It is to blast Christmas celebrations as something to be avoided and worked around at all costs.
This waste of editorial space followed the Dec. 19 opinion piece the Post published by Kate Cohen titled “The war on ‘Happy Holidays’ isn’t about Christmas.” To summarize, the author declared that by wishing someone “Happy Holidays” she showed “allegiance” to one America over another.
Her America, she claimed, was “inclusive” rather than “exclusive.”
It matters not to the left that Christmas is celebrated by the vast majority of Americans — believers or otherwise. What matters is that they feel good about themselves for turning their backs on national traditions in the grand spirit of not offending anyone.