I suppose you’ve all heard of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas.” It was a Dr. Seuss book published in 1957 and made into an animated movie in 1966. I guess from that time forward a great search went on to find out where he put it. Not sure if the FBI got involved in that situation; it appears that it might have but it did not have any better luck with solving that case than it did with the Gardner Art theft. Perhaps that is why Trump and the Republican Congress people are attacking it.
As I understand what happened is that it wasn’t until this year that Christmas was found. President Trump gets the credit probably by not using the government intelligence agencies which he doesn’t trust or the FBI. He may have used Black Water’s Eric Prince’s secret agents. But inside information is he got some help from the FSB of which he is so fond. If the latter then the Grinch had taken Christmas to the Soviet Union, Russia’s former name, and hid it in the Kremlin vaults. No wonder Trump is so fond of Putin for having given us Christmas back.
However it happened Trump tells us Christmas is back. We can say “Merry Christmas”again. Obviously you could not be saying it before now if it had been stolen. However there’s a big problem with this. I’ve always been saying Merry Christmas among other greetings at this time of year and celebrating Christmas as if the Grinch had not taken it. The whole thing is a mystery to me.
I do know this about Christmas which I am sure you also know. It involved us in another one of the wars we seem to get into all the time. Don’t you find it queer that we have this patriotic song that goes like: “It’s a grand old flag, a high waving flag, and forever in peace may it wave.” How long has it been since we were not at war?
This War on Christmas fortunately was a bloodless one unlike the War on Terror. Terrorists were the troops we tried to find and fight in the latter war; I’m not quite sure who were the troops in the former one. If I had to guess they were the progressive secularists (PS) and their allies. Their opposition must be from the white Evangelists (WE) who turned out over 80% in support of Trump.
The war apparently was launched by the PS doing a sneak attack on Christmas. The WEs caught by surprise found themselves intimidated by the PS’s attack. They found themselves cornered so to escape they agreed to eliminate the word Christmas from their vocabulary. Trump recently came in on the side of the WEs, pushed back against the PS folk, and liberated the word Christmas from its bondage.
I assume then the War on Christmas is over. I suppose that is good in one sense that we have recovered Christmas and again can speak about it. But like with all things there is a down side. If we’ve ended one war we usually are getting ready to start another one.
So I can’t really say I was surprised to read yesterday the Marine Commandant telling some Marines: “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming.” I don’t suppose it will be as bloodless as the Christmas War. Although I must admit I was sort of dismayed that the Commandant was talking to Marines stationed in Norway. The day before Defense Secretary Mattis was talking about fighting a war in North Korea. Then there’s Iran, but that seems to be on the back burner.
Which makes me wonder how wise it is to have generals with so much power? Do they seek war? If you consider Eisenhower and Marshall you’d have to conclude no. What about the generals who work for Trump?
We may not have to worry. Trump’s all bluff with nothing behind his words fortunately. He won the War on Christmas just by talking. Just hope this can continue and the generals are part of the bluff.
Not such pleasant thoughts before Christmas where one of the greetings is “Peace on Earth” and the person whose birth is celebrated on this day is called the “Prince of Peace.” Anyway for today I can relax. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.