I’ve noticed over the past month that my local town centre hasn’t seemed nearly as Christmassy with decorations etc as it did 15 or 20 years ago, which has me wondering if the supposed ‘war on Christmas’ is only a thing which the likes of the Daily Mail & far-right trolls rant about when there’s a liberally minded Labour government & not when there’s a hard-right Tory government? Labour were in government 15 or so years ago & my town centre along with no doubt many town centres were far more festively decorative then they have been over the past couple of years, I remember back then the local shopping mall would be decked out in holly & tinsel & fairy lights & whatever other Christmassy decorations come the day after Halloween, yet the Daily Mail & other Tory entities would endlessly bitch about there being a supposed ‘war on Christmas’ something of which I’ve not heard nearly as much about in recent years when the Tories have been in government.
There have been complaints about the Christmas tree in the centre of Trafalgar Square looking a bit ‘sparse’ & ‘anaemic’ regards its foliage, including from the vilest of vile hatemongering gobshite trolls Katie Hopkins who used ‘Britain’s most famous Christmas tree’ not looking the healthiest of Christmas trees which the Norwegians have sent us, to have an Islamophobic swipe at London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Of course Katie Hopkins will have you believe the reason why local councils haven’t gone as full hog as maybe they use to in regards to Christmassy decorations in towns centres & whatever else is because of the ‘Islamification’ of Britain, when in fact the real reason is due to Tory austerity meaning local councils being short of funds etc.
I bet in response to me writing all this I’ll have some gammon who thinks they’re a smartarse asking why the fuck should I care about Christmas decorations because aren’t I supposed to be Jewish, well I guess it’s unlikely any gammon would have heard the joke about the rabbi & the Hanukkah bush. As its goes I’m not an observant Jew, in fact I’m an atheist, this always confuses the fuck out of gammon not understanding that what qualifies you as a Jew isn’t eating kosher & regularly attending your local synagogue, but simply if your mother was a Jew then you are a Jew & it just so happens my mother was Jewish. Even if I was an observant Jew what’s wrong with liking Christmas décor, anyways what religious significance is there with the contemporary Christmas the vast majority of people celebrate? Saw no mention of trees decorated with tinsel & baubles & fairy lights in any bible verse I’ve ever read nor any mention of roast turkey & plum pudding, nor any mention that it was to be traditional to veg out half comatose on the living room sofa come 4pm on Christmas Day due over consumption, yeah you really seriously going to tell me Christmas has any religious significance to gammon?!?!
Christmas obviously does have significance for practicing Christians, who some of the more devout will whinge no matter what about there being a ‘war on Christmas’ which is code for them not being able to impose how they reckon people ought to be celebrating Christmas on all others. Far-right Tommy Robinson supporting gammon & Christian fundamentalists always love to claim this country is Christian nation & this is the only time Christmas does have any religious significance for gammon as it’s a means to be bigoted fucks towards Muslims, yeah well I got news for gammon that its Paganism which is the indigenous religion of the British Isles not Christianity & in fact much of what we now associate with Christmas comes from it originally being the Pagan festival of Yule.
Though the Tory press might not bleat on as much as about there being a ‘war on Christmas’ as they once did when there was a Labour government, ironically it’s due to the economic policies of the current Tory government which is preventing many people from enjoying Christmas in the manner they’d want to, it’s the Tories who are preventing people from getting a great deal enjoyment from Christmas, it’s in fact the Tories who are the enemy of Christmas not Labour.