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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Donald Trump's War on Truth

Donald "I'm Gonna Be Grrrrrreat!" Trump speaking with Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, went on one of his usual factless rants about the so-called “War on Christmas” and how this anti-Christmas spirit is undermining religious liberty:

"Well, Tony, I can, tell you this, that religious liberty is very important to me, and I see more and more, especially, in particular, Christianity, Christians, their power is being taken away."

The braying jackass who has beguiled his easily duped supporters, claims  that Christians' "power [is] being taken away," but offers no evidence whatsoever for this claim. Just making stuff up is the Trumper's  trademark, and he's won the prize for being the biggest and most consistent liar of 2015.

The entire United States of America just enjoyed a federal holiday based on Christianity's god. No other religion that is practiced in the USA gets that sort of respect and privilege.  So I'd say that's a pretty big chunk of POWER that Christians enjoy. The Trumper doesn't deal in facts or reality, and his supporters lap up whatever bucket of horse crap he feeds them.

But let's examine this inane and wholly made-up FAUX NOOZ and now the Trumper's claim that there's a war on Christmas.  Let's look at who were the original people who waged a REAL war on Christmas.  

They were Christians:

The original Christian founders of colonies here in the USA banned Christmas: 

 "All Christmas activities, including dancing, seasonal plays, games, singing carols, cheerful celebration and especially drinking were banned by the Puritan-dominated Parliament of England in 1644, with the Puritans of New England following suit. Christmas was outlawed in Boston, and the Plymouth colony made celebrating Christmas a criminal offense, according to 'Once Upon a Gospel' (Twenty-Third Publications, 2008). 

 Christmas trees and decorations were considered to be unholy pagan rituals, and the Puritans also banned traditional Christmas foods such as mince pies and pudding. Puritan laws required that stores and businesses remain open all day on Christmas, and town criers walked through the streets on Christmas Eve calling out 'No Christmas, no Christmas!' 

 In England, the ban on the holiday was lifted in 1660, when Charles II took over the throne. However, the Puritan presence remained in New England and Christmas did not become a legal holiday there until 1856. Even then, some schools continued to hold classes on December 25 until 1870.

Christians waged the original war on Christmas, not atheists,  not agnostics, not other religious sects."

The braying jackass continued:

"But, you know, the Christian, every year, you just see it more and more. You know, you go from one thing to the next to the point where it’s not politically correct to say ‘Merry Christmas’ to anybody or you go to stores and you don’t ever see the word ‘Christmas’ anymore.

You don’t see that term anymore, Tony. One of the things I always say, and I say it lightheartedly but I mean it, it’s actually not supposed to be so lighthearted, and I get standing ovations, especially in Iowa and certain places, is we are going to start saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again. Because you go into these stores and you don’t see anything having to do with Christmas and it’s disgraceful, frankly, as far as I’m concerned, and that’s the way it should be and I feel strongly about it.


Shaw Kenawe said...

"According to the national organizer for the Ku Klux Klan’s standard-bearer, Rachel Pendergraft of the Knights Party, “Donald Trump is the greatest thing to happen to white supremacists;” likely since legalized lynching. Pendergraft said that Trump’s vile rhetoric is “a great outreach tool, providing supremacists with an easy way to start a conversation to jump-start the ‘dying’ white supremacist movement. One of the things that our organization really stresses with our membership is we want them to be able to learn how to open up a conversation with other people.” Pendergraft related the beauty of having Donald Trump’s image on the front page of newspapers as a conversation starter.

A renowned white supremacist bigot, former Louisiana politician and KKK Grand Wizard David Duke, really likes Trump for all the ‘right’ reasons. The avowed white supremacist said that he considers Trump to be the “best of the lot because a lot of what he says resonates with me.” Another white supremacist, one the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled “the neo-Nazi movement’s favorite academic” hailed Donald Trump as a hero for making white supremacy a popular mainstream issue."

This is the guy the base of the TeaPublican party is proud to represent them. Think about this and think about the nightmare of Trump representing America.

Shaw Kenawe said...


"The white nationalist, Kevin MacDonald said Trump helps Americans realize that a “very large number of White people are furious” that America is not an Aryan nation and allows non-whites to exist. MacDonald wrote that Trump represents what white supremacist believe that, “We are living in very exciting times. A major political candidate is saying things that have been kept out of the mainstream for decades by a corrupt elite consensus on immigration and multiculturalism.”

Infidel753 said...

Thanks for the reminder that early Christians in America banned Christmas. It was characteristic of their dour, blue-nosed, puritanical attitude -- but it also meant that they at least knew their cultural history a lot better than modern fundamentalists do. They banned Christmas because they knew almost everything about it is of pagan origin.

But as to Trump's assertion specifically, you can't deny that he's basically right about Christians' power being taken away. Think about it. Over the last few decades, Christians have lost their freedom to force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term. They've lost their freedom to ban everyone else from seeing books and magazines and movies with sexual content they deem offensive. They've lost their essential freedom to push their religion on everyone else by displaying its symbols and commandments on government property. They've even lost their freedom to have homosexuals thrown in prison for consensual sexual activity. Truly there is no religious freedom left in America today.

Rational Nation USA said...

Didn't you insult braying jackasses everywhere Shaw?

Jerry Critter said...

What does Trump mean, "...Christianity, Christians, their power is being taken away."? The separation of church and state means that they have no power (political power) at all. There is no power to take away!

Anonymous said...

Are any progressives just blowing smoke or are they just getting a bit scared of Trump?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Anonymous, you've got it backwards. It is the conservatives who should be "scared" of Trump. You must not be paying attention because we liberals want him as the GOP candidate. This blog just documents his non-stop idiocy and bigotry that apparently sends large thrills up his supporters' legs. Keep supporting the jackass. Trump's the gift that keeps on giving.

Free Twinkies said...

Does Anonymous @3:41 AM feel proud that America's worst bigots have come out from under their rocks to support Trump? What does that say about him that white supremacists, KKK, and other disgusting anti-American bigots say Trump speaks for them? Is Anonymous out of his or her mind? to support a virus like Trump?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Jerry Critter: "What does Trump mean, "...Christianity, Christians, their power is being taken away."? The separation of church and state means that they have no power (political power) at all. There is no power to take away!"

Trump just throws that sort of red meat out to his gullible supporters. There is no war on Christmas and as you rightly stated no Christian's power is being taken away, except as Infidel753 correctly stated the few radical Christians who believe they've experienced a loss of power to impose their religious beliefs on those who do not share their religion.

Every Christian is free to practice his or her religion as he or she pleases in their churches, homes, and private clubs and organizations. They're even free from having to pay taxes on their multi-billion dollar homes, churches, private planes and all the luxury items they believe they need to spread the word of Jesus, who was a very humble man.

Those who complain about about Christians' "loss of power," especially Trump, are demagogues whose motive is make people feel like victims.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Infidel753, most Christians don't know that the early Christian settlers here in the colonies were the original people who waged a War on Christmas. And I certainly don't expect Trump and his know-nothing followers to know this history either.

Lisa E. said...

Happy Holidays Shaw! We Teaservatives love Donald Trump because he represents our deepest held Teaservative values which are bigotry, misogyny, hatred of all Muslims and lying about Hussein Obama. We pray to our God (and he is OUR God, not yours) that Glorious Leader Trump will lead us into winning like we've never won before like we won in 2008 and 2012! Also Sarah. We hope she'll be his ruining mate!

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Cecil's revenge - a lion's gotta eat, ya know!

okjimm said...

anon "....are they just getting a bit scared of Trump?"... ah, it is the dog-shit paradigm. I avoid dog shit on the sidewalk,not because I am afraind of it,but rather because it is disgusting,smells bad and may get on my shoes. I curse the owner because he did not clean up after his pet,not that I have any animosity towards the dog. I may even call city officials and complain, not because I want to be petty, but I live here,walk here and want my community to be clean and viable.

am I scared of Trump??? NO...he is just dog shit on the sidewalk.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Lisa E., or whoever you are, we get it. You love the Trumper for all the wrong reasons. So what else is new?

(O)CT(O)PUS who did Cecil eat?

okjimm: "am I scared of Trump??? NO...he is just dog shit on the sidewalk."

I wonder why the TeaPublicans are so attracted to dog poop.

When we trash Trump, the TeaPublicans claim that we're "scared" of him. But when the TeaPublicans trash Hillary that doesn't mean they're "scared" of her.

When we say that TeaPublicans are nuts, that's not an attack, that's a fact based on observing them.

Jerry Critter said...

"......he is just dog shit on the sidewalk"

After the election, he will be just dog shit on the shoe of democracy.

okjimm said...

Shaw....or litter in the box?
Jerry....whew,hope so. December 2016...we all get to clean our shoes! Just too bad we had to step in it first,is all.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Christians vs. lions - I'm rootin for the lions!

Anonymous said...

When are Trump's dopes who hang on every lie he tells gonna wake up and see that he's playing them like a cheap violin and making fools of them? Stupid doesn't adequately describe the dupes who support him.