“The Jew cries out in pain as he strikes you.” — Polish proverb
The wicked flee when no one pursues. . . . — Proverbs 28:1
The murderer always returns to the scene of the crime.(1)
As in the culture wars, there are no truces in the war on Christmas. Although he didn’t start it, former Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly played a major role in popularizing the idea that someone was waging a war on Christmas when The O’Reilly Factor ran a segment on “Christmas under Siege” on December 7, 2004. “All over the country,” O’Reilly complained, “Christmas is taking flak. In Denver this past weekend, no religious floats were permitted in the holiday parade there. In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the ‘holiday tree,’ and no Christian Christmas symbols are allowed in the public schools. Federated Department Stores—that’s Macy’s—have done away with the Christmas greeting ‘Merry Christmas.’”(2) Within days, conservative pundit Pat Buchanan joined the fray when he claimed that banning Christian symbols from public events during the Christmas season constituted “hate crimes against Christianity.”(3)
The Conservative counterattack in the Christmas wars was unfortunately hampered by an inability to identify the enemy. Bill O’Reilly described the source as “secular progressives” and went on to claim that they could never succeed in institutionalizing things like “gay marriage, partial birth abortion, euthanasia, legalized drugs, income redistribution through taxation and many other progressive visions because of religious opposition.” As anyone who has been following the culture wars now knows, the “secular progressives” have been spectacularly successful in imposing their agenda on us in spite of “religious opposition.” Does anyone remember Robbie George’s Manhattan Declaration that marriage could only be between a man and a woman? Amy Dean could hardly conceal her Schadenfreude when that initiative succumbed to the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision.
One year later, on December 7, 2005, Jon Stewart, host of The Daily Show, joined the Christmas Wars when he announced “I am your enemy. Make me your enemy.” Stewart, whose real name is Liebowitz, then announced that he hated Christmas, Christians, morality, and, to distract everyone from the fact that he was Jewish and that Jews made up the core of opposition to Christmas, “Jews,” as well. Leibowitz/Stewart’s disingenuous addition of Jews as a category which incurred his hatred did little to change the fact that the Christmas Wars had always been a Catholic-Jewish battle.
As early as 1920, Henry Ford wrote in The International Jew that “the whole record of the Jewish opposition to Christmas … shows the venom and directness of [their] attack.”(4) Ford complained that just as “3,000,000 Jews can control the affairs of 100,000,000 Americans, … ten Jewish students can abolish the mention of Christmas and Easter out of schools containing 3,000 Christian pupils.”(5) In 2016, David Duke resurrected Ford’s claim, adding that “the effort to destroy Christmas traditions has been led by the organized Jewish community. The American Jewish Committee, the American Jewish Congress, the ADL and a host of powerful Jewish groups have led the attack against Christmas.”(6)
“The ACLU,” Duke continued
is also active. Since its inception the ACLU has been dominated by Jewish lawyers and Jewish funding. …To put it bluntly, the war on Christmas has been led by Jewish organizations, financed by Jewish financiers, fought in the courts by Jewish lawyers, and enacted in government, by Jewish influence over Gentile collaborators. … Underlying the whole campaign is the Jewish dominated media. Extremist Jews who make up less than three percent of the population have prevailed over the wishes of 90 percent of the American people.(7)
During the first two decades of the 21st century, Jewish organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union created a country in which the Menorah, which was not a religious symbol according to the Jews who ran the ACLU, drove the first the cross, then the creche, and finally the Christmas tree, out of the public square because they were religious symbols, at least according to the ACLU. In Duke’s home state of Louisiana, “the Jews continue to turn the Christmas holiday into a ‘multi-cultural,’ ‘multi-religious,’ ‘secularized’ event. For the promotion of the diversity of cultures & religions creates a plethora of disorganized minorities wherein the powerful, wealthy, and very organized minority of Jews gains control over the American masses.”(8)
Duke and Ford were only saying publicly what American Jews like Philip Roth had been saying to each other privately for decades. In his book Shylock: A Confession, Roth claimed that even relatively benign figures like Irving Berlin had “de-Christed” Christmas:
The radio was playing “Easter Parade” and I thought, but this is Jewish genius on a par with the Ten Commandments. God gave Moses the Ten Commandments and then He gave to Irving Berlin “Easter Parade” and “White Christmas.” The two holidays that celebrate the divinity of Christ — the divinity that’s the very heart of the Jewish rejection of Christianity — and what does Irving Berlin brilliantly do? He de-Christs them both! Easter he turns into a fashion show and Christmas into a holiday about snow. … He turns their religion into schlock. But nicely! Nicely! So nicely the goyim don’t even know what hit ‘em. They love it. Everybody loves it. … If schlockified Christianity is Christianity cleansed of Jew hatred, then three cheers for schlock. If supplanting Jesus Christ with snow can enable my people to cozy up to Christmas, then let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!(9)
Like “White Christmas,” virtually every Christmas song that gets played on the radio during Advent was composed by a Jew, not because Jews celebrated Christmas but because they controlled the music publishing business in New York and saw Christmas songs as a surefire way of making money off of goyische sentimentality. The Americans’ image of Santa Claus was created by the American Swede Haddon Sundblom, who was not a Jew, but the image became popular because of advertising as the basis of a campaign to promote Coca-Cola. Christmas, as a result of advertising, became a Jewish narrative not unlike the “Torches of Freedom” campaign which co-opted the Easter Parade in New York City in 1929. The man behind that campaign was Eddy Bernays, the Jewish father of advertising and public relations and the nephew of Sigmund Freud.
Santa Claus was part of a Jewish narrative whose main purpose was the financial exploitation of Christmas by turning Advent into non-stop shopping at Jewish owned department stores. The Jewish Christmas season began on Thanksgiving when Santa climbed up a fire-truck ladder into one of the many department store toylands or Santa’s workshops as the culmination of an annual Thanksgiving Day parade. The “most notable” of these parades was the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Macy’s flagship store in New York City. Macy’s was controlled by the Strauss family, which promoted relatively benign Jewish control over the Santa narrative. But as commercial interests became more intrusive, dissatisfaction with Jewish-inspired commercialization of Christmas caused Carol Jean-Swanson to claim that Santa Claus symbolized not “self-less giving,” but rather “conspicuous consumption”:
Our jolly old Saint Nicholas reflects our culture to a T, for he is fanciful, exuberant, bountiful, over-weight, and highly commercial. He also mirrors some of our highest ideals: childhood purity and innocence, selfless giving, unfaltering love, justice, and mercy. (What child has ever received a coal for Christmas?) The problem is that, in the process, he has become burdened with some of society’s greatest challenges: materialism, corporate greed, and domination by the media. Here, Santa carries more in his baggage than toys alone!(10)
Unlike Jesus Christ, who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, “Santa” has inspired more than one “noble lie.” Philosopher David Kyle Johnson contends that the Santa narrative of gifts coming down the chimney from a sleigh on the roof is a lie which degrades “parental trustworthiness” and “encourages credulity” instead. “It does not encourage imagination, and it’s equivalent to bribing your kids for good behavior.”(11)
Conservatives, as O’Reilly’s laundry list of now approved cultural assaults like gay marriage indicates, have been singularly ineffective in the culture wars. Because they couldn’t identify the enemy, conservatives got accused of manufacturing a crisis which existed nowhere but in their own minds, leading to claims that: “The so-called ‘War on Christmas’ … is a right-wing demagogic neologism referring to real or imagined secularist attempt to keep the December solstice holiday shopping season culturally inclusive. It sets the standard by which all other manufactroversies may be judged, and is most famously hawked every year by none other than now-former Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly.”(12)
Those who still feel that the war on Christmas is a right-wing fantasy would do well to watch Santa, Inc., “an animated limited series written for an adult audience,” whose “plotline centers on an elf, voiced by Sarah Silverman, who wants to take over the role of Santa Claus. Seth Rogen plays Santa.” Santa, Inc. suffers from all of the ailments which killed Jewish humor years ago. In lieu of being funny, the script calls for liberal use of the word “fuck,” as when Santa tells a reporter at a press conference, “fuck you.” Or when Silverman, the Jewish elf, announces, “Let’s get these fucking kids some fucking presents.”(13) Not to be outdone by Silverman, Seth Rogan tweeted: “I finally get to live every Jewish boy’s dream of being fucking Santa Claus.”(14) To her credit, Silverman did not announce that she was willing to kill Christ in this children’s Christmas film as she has done elsewhere,15 but the same animus, hiding under humor that isn’t funny, pervades the entire film because virtually everyone associated with Santa, Inc. is Jewish, a fact which vindicates David Duke’s claim that “Jewish Hollywood continues to produce films and TV programs that defile our European Christmas traditions. Even the venerable figure of Santa Claus or St. Nicklaus has not escaped Jewish hate.”(16)
Santa, Inc. is a prime example of the Jewish hatred that has been fueling the War on Christmas for decades now and proof that that hatred is a category of reality and not “a right-wing demagogic neologism.” But to say that David Duke has been vindicated is not to say that there is nothing new here. Santa, Inc. opened a new front in the War on Christmas when Silverman’s character tells Santa, “Good news, sir, more American kids believe in you than they do in vaccines or the Holocaust.”(17) Mentioning Santa Claus and the Holocaust in the same sentence ignited a series of comments in the trailer’s YouTube comment box which, one pundit tells us, “are written in thinly disguised code, potentially to evade punishment or detection. For example, commenters use ‘elves’ to refer to Jewish people and 6 million ‘toys’ or “presents” to refer to the number of Jews murdered in the Holocaust.”(18)
The top commenter, Man of Low Moral Fiber, who “has a verified YouTube channel with 100,000 subscribers,” wrote, “Did you know? Elves have been knocked off of at least 109 shelves? Somehow they always end up climbing back on and making rules about knocking them off.” According to the ADL, “The number 109 is white supremacist numeric shorthand for an antisemitic claim that Jews have been expelled from 109 different countries.” Is it an “anti-Semitic claim,” or is it a fact whose mention sets off claims of anti-Semitism? Either way, the combox continued undeterred in the same direction, comment after comment. “And they always display the same voracious elfnocentrism that got them knocked off the shelf in the first place. Some might suggest that it’s simply time to take the shelf down. The international elf is the world’s foremost problem.” Ms. Goforth tried to claim that the comments were part of a conspiracy led by Man of Low Moral Fiber’s comments, which had 10,000 likes and more than 100 comments, such as, “Total elf extermination is the only option.” But the fact that “All the top comments are of similar nature” doesn’t make a conspiracy any more than the ADL’s attempt to dismiss them as such does. Ms. Goforth is outraged by the fact that “Many either deny the death toll of the Holocaust or celebrate it” but fails to admit that Sarah Silverman created the equivalence between Santa and the Holocaust when she mentioned them in the same sentence. Far from making gratuitous sleights, the contributors to the combox were only taking Silverman’s statement to its logical conclusion. Both Santa and the Holocaust were Jewish narratives. Both were created with specific purposes in mind. When another top comment says, “6 million presents every Christmas eve? That’s not possible. It takes about one to five minutes to wrap a package,” he is only drawing conclusions from the comparison Silverman herself made, no matter what her intention might have been. All of the YouTube comments on Santa, Inc. are traceable to the equivalence which Silverman herself proposed:
“Did you know? The Elves tell this great story about the 1940s when more elves were killed by Santa than actually existed. If anyone questions the story, their lives are ruined by the elves instantly. Truly magical creatures, the elves,” another commenter wrote.
“Almost everyone involved in this ‘Christmas’ movie is an elf.”
“An anti-elfite used to mean someone who hated elfs, now it means someone who is hated by elfs.”
Jews can engage in cultural aggression with impunity, but as soon as Christians object, it is they who incur the guilt for Jewish infractions. This is known as moral reversal or projection, which involves blaming the accused for what the accuser has actually done. Accusations of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are the infallible signs of Jewish aggression, and Jewish aggression is the infallible sign of suppressed Jewish guilt projected back on the victim. When the victim is especially effective in expressing his grievance, as the banned YouTube comments about “elves” were, the discussion gets shut down. The main engine of moral reversal is the Holocaust, as the banned YouTube comments show. By equating the Holocaust and Santa Claus, Silverman’s “elf” character opened the door for the “holocaust denial” which followed in the comment box. Instead of allowing the discussion which is its supposed raison d’etre, YouTube disabled its dislike counter when the tally stood at 2,500 likes and 84,000 dislikes,(19) and when that failed to stem the tide of negative comments, it disabled all comments completely. “As of this writing,” Goforth tells us, “comments remain enabled on the Santa Inc. trailer.”(20) As of this writing, however, all comments were taken down as YouTube’s way of blunting any response to Jewish cultural aggression. YouTube no longer registers dislikes.
Celebration of Christmas may seem innocent to Christians, but Jews understand that “there’s a sinister underbelly to this distraction, steeped in antisemitism” which requires constant vigilance around this time of year.(21) The Jew who made this comment then explains the proper way for Christians to celebrate Christmas…
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