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Crisis!

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As I listen to the nightly news concerning world affairs and the ills of society, I have noticed the word “crisis” being used to describe different situations.


Of Latin origin, the word “crisis” means decisions made during extenuating circumstances.  The very word conjures up images of impending peril. Synonyms of the word, to mention a few, are: breaking point, clutch, emergency, and tinderbox. 


Having said that, in covering the recent nuclear disaster in Japan, the news media used the word in an attempt to add more spin to a serious situation, including the decisions of the Japanese government concerning solutions to the problems.  During a certain program, the news analyst stated, “This was the second crisis for Japan since World War II.”


Here is where I beg to differ with respect to the use of the word “crisis.”  I do not consider Japan’s decision to end a war that they started as a crisis.  The real crisis was fell upon President Harry S. Truman.  Truman was tasked with determining whether or not to use a new weapon of war in order to achieve unconditional surrender and thus end the conflict.  The rest is history.


It seems to me that the media is constantly trying to rewrite history by using terminology to paint a different picture of what really happened.  They are trying to use synonyms to describe the situation, as they want us, the audience, to perceive it.


In an attempt to be politically correct, the verb “lie” (as in, to tell a falsehood) has transmogrified into “misspoke.”  If someone in power does not pay his taxes, instead of him being guilty, he is deemed to have had “an error in judgment.”


The changes that we are witnessing today in the political arena of our global society have altered America’s image in the eyes of other nations.   Once considered a world leader, those nations now refer to us as “a paper tiger.”  Yet, the world still expects America to rush instantly to its aid in the event of disaster, turmoil, or condemnation.


Although the United States of America is a relative new addition to the countries of the world, her actions in global affairs have brought us to where we stand today.  But, the test of time is beginning to show.  The struggle to remain in the Number One position is causing a financial drain on our system. Internal problems, such as a failing economy and rampant unemployment, are changing — and indeed, have changed — our way of life.


We were once the land of freedom and hope.  But, for the first time in our history, Americans are seeking employment in foreign lands with the desire to create lives for themselves and their families.  This is exactly what our immigrant forefathers sought in leaving their own homelands; they sought opportunities for life, liberty, and the American dream in our “streets of gold.”


Maybe the recent trend toward austerity in America will resolve the problem of illegal aliens entering our southwestern borders. With no job opportunities here and no free services extended, there would be a mass exodus not over our borders, but to pick bananas in Guatemala.  And, with the employment problem, Americans may migrate to Canada as a home away from home.  Talk about a crisis!


The Roman Empire faded after 300 years.  The sun that was never supposed to set on the English Empire has sunk beneath the horizon.  If the same happens to America, the Statue Of Liberty will become an image on a picture postcard to be sold to foreigners visiting our national parks and other places of interest.


If America still wants to retain its stature, let’s review some famous words of noteworthy Americans.  For starters, let’s examine, “Speak softly, but carry a big stick,” “We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” and “My country, right or wrong.”


Personally, I think the word “crisis” applies to our American way of life.  Do we, as a nation, want to continue to be a world leader?  This is the decision that we will have to make.  What do you think?


The Holy Wars

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In the latest of episode of “How Low Can Ya Go?”, starring none other than the Politically Correct, busy Route 495 in North Bergen was recently festooned with a cheery holiday greeting. Funded by the American Atheists, the billboard in question depicts the Magi en route to the Christ child, with the endearing caption, “You know it’s a myth. This season, celebrate reason!”


In retaliation, a few weeks later, the Catholic League erected their own billboard across the river from the atheists’ handiwork on the New York-side approach to the Lincoln Tunnel. Theirs reads, “You know it’s real. This season, celebrate Jesus.”  God rest ye merry gentlemen and gentle women!  It’s good to know that your Sunday Mass donations are going to a good cause, instead of something frivolous such as feeding the starving heathens in third world nations.




Hey. I needed to get your attention.  Now that I’ve gotten it, here it comes: that all-important question, the one I hope gnaws at you at night.  The one I hope you will thrust into your Congressmen’s (and women’s) faces and then follow their resulting actions, and not their rhetoric, before you cast your next round of votes.  For, to paraphrase the great Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth*, “if we all get into the habit of doing nothing, then nothing gets done.”


So here’s the question. Did the atheists actually brainstorm and bankroll that billboard?


Or was it another group with a similar, yet far more insidious objective?


Consider the following factual events and relevant queries:


1.)  9/11 occurred in New York City and was engineered by radical Muslims (note the word “radical”, people!).  Proudly, the twisted bastards took credit for that mass, unprovoked slaughter of thousands and the destruction of lower Manhattan.  Is it a coincidence, then, that as hordes of motorists speed toward the Lincoln Tunnel, which links New Jersey with New York City, that the billboard appears there?

  

If the atheists really wanted to rile up the Christians, why not stick the billboard in Podunk, USA, where the Christians are a lot less liberal?  The thing would have been tarred and feathered and the militia called in to waylay the vigilantes looking for the heads of those who posted the billboard.  Wasn’t that the point of the billboard, to garner such a reaction?  So why choose the well-traveled approach to New York City?


If your answer is that more people will see it there than in Podunk, you have a point.  But look deeper please; this is post-9/11.


2.)  Liberal Democrats are in power now.  Forget John McCain for the moment; you know that, had the McCain team won in 2008, Sarah Palin would have been sitting in the White House before long.  But she’s not.  Thanks, in part, to a skewed, ultra-liberal press, her credibility has been compromised and there’s a long road ahead of her if she still has her eye on the White House.  Palin, whose Christian views irked the atheists hollering for separation of Church and State, wouldn’t allow her own 17-year-old kid to have an abortion.  A more zealous Christian public official is hard to find, even in the lower 48 States.  But Palin is now the star of her own reality TV series, not a serious threat to the atheists or their blood kin, the ACLU.   Again, why would the atheists bother to put up that billboard now?


3.)  In a prior article that I published here, I cited chapter and verse concerning the ACLU’s successful efforts to obliterate the Ten Commandments from U.S. court houses (plural) and to put the kabosh on Christmas tree lighting ceremonies from coast to coast.  God only knows what they did to Menorah lightings!  Well, newsflash: the biggest Christmas tree in the world, the one in Rockefeller Center got lit all right, just last night, as millions watched it courtesy of NBC.  Did the atheists really think that a single, albeit well-placed billboard was going to stop that annual event, or even put a damper on it?  Really???


My money’s on the psychotic radical Muslims, whose entire lives are, from infancy, devoted to the dismantling of Christianity and who plot the destruction of the U.S. of A., simply because we have everything they don’t  Chief among those things are freedom of speech and the freedom to practice our religions without persecution.  Think about it.


If you were the billboard publisher and if, in this economy, a bunch of bearded, crochet-capped dudes showed up in your office and tossed a wad of cash at you to erect their billboard — claiming all the while that they were atheists — you might take the money and run, too.


Before y’all go pointing at me as a fundamental Christian, don’t.  I left the Catholic Church willingly a long time ago.  It was a conscious decision.  I love Jesus, his earthly mother Mary, his heavenly Father and the sweet Holy Spirit, but I don’t love the Catholic Church.  Neither am I a deluded liberal or a hard-lined right-winger.  I’m an average citizen who’s learned to question the motives and actions of the media, religious organizations, big business, the government, and the many special interest groups that our government cossets.


I’m an average citizen who doesn’t like what she sees happening in this country.  I’m an average citizen who detests the perversion of our Constitution at the hands of those who twist its words to their own means.  When one seeks to destroy the inalienable right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” — in this case, the right to honor one’s religion peacefully and yes, publicly — one does not do so in order to protect anyone’s life, liberty, and happiness, including one’s own.  Instead, one seeks to hammer this country into something diametrically opposed to the tenets upon which was founded.


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* You’re not familiar with the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth?  The esteemed Reverend is a great, courageous American who was instrumental in the Civil Rights movement.  Look him up on the ‘net.  Read all about him, and aspire to be one-tenth the person he is by speaking out against, and actively seeking to correct, what is patently wrong in a society trending toward the annihilation of Christianity: a peaceful religion.

It’s About Time

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Ron Howard’s sweet little freckled face was a familiar sight to many of us born into the Baby Boomer generation.  Bobbing down a sun-dappled path with his fishing rod and his on-screen dad, Andy Griffith, by his side, we grew up along with Opie, sometimes tenderly, as children should, and sometimes with lessons hard-learned — just like Opie. 



With few exceptions, Hollywood has been and remains unkind to child actors.  So when Sheriff Andy and his then-teenaged son hung up their fishing poles, few of us had inklings that Ron Howard was destined to become a quiet force in Tinsel Town.  Besides, we had other things on our minds; things that made the sleepy little town of Mayberry RFD and the morals that had nurtured it, things of antiquity.


The Vietnam War was raging and we were marching against it; some of us were losing boyfriends, boy friends, sons, uncles, and nephews in that war.  Kent State was a national disgrace that had left the nation reeling, but we should have been prepared for it.  For prior to Kent State, far too many black people had been hosed and beaten and denigrated and murdered by Bull Connor and those like him, simply for demanding equality that had nothing to do with rhetoric and everything to do with basic human rights.


The first Earth Day emerged as a warning to take care of the planet and to take care of each other, before it was too late. Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Neil Young, and other influential musician-singer-songwriters were vehemently protesting the status quo, including our politicians.  Their music and mores seeped into our souls and shaped our minds, our hearts.  As blood spilled in our city streets and on that Ohio campus, Mayberry RFD seemed as far removed from contemporary society as Earth is from Alpha Centuri.


Somewhere along the way, Ronnie Howard, a symbol of a throwback era marked with peace and integrity and quiet dignity, slipped out of sight — but not for long. 


As James Taylor tore out our hearts, couching his disillusions in lyrics populated with a woman he would never lay eyes upon again and shattered flying machines, another American musician was summing up “the best of times, the worst of times” in a song rich with images of a bygone USA.  Dominating the airwaves and sending goose bumps up our spines, Don McLean’s apocalyptic American Pie was a eulogy to all we had lost and all we were bound to lose as a nation.


Some enterprising soul in Hollywood, however, read something different into the song and with that inspiration, crafted a screenplay of the same name.  Set in a small town in post WWII, American Pie paid homage to the relatively innocent age of the Greasers: girls in ponytails and poodle skirts, boys sporting pompadours, and the world going by breezily in fast cars.  The film also launched the careers of a number of actors, including Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, and Suzanne Somers. What it did for the former Opie was catapult him into a little show called Happy Days.  Modeled loosely upon the movie, Happy Days and its central character, Richie Cunningham, played by Howard, enjoyed a good long run on the small screen.


Once again, Ronnie Howard portrayed a good, quiet “kid” (an older teen, this time) raised in a family marked by good old-fashioned values.  No one but Ron Howard and those closest to him can say whether this was a case of life imitating art or the other way around, but Ron seems to have grown up with a strong sense of self-worth and a good sense of right and wrong.   Wisely, he progressed from acting roles to producing.  His films have won acclaim from both peers and critics.  Now middle-aged, Ron has positioned himself nicely, by blending art with a strong work ethic, in Hollywood.


Earlier this week, Ron Howard laid his hard-won reputation on the line with a simple refusal to knuckle under to the whims of a special interest group.  And in so doing, Ron Howard has become one of those rarefied souls known as my heroes.   This excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times encapsulates the story:


Despite the big protest by GLADD and other gay activist groups, director Ron Howard says he’s not deleting a comment made by Vince Vaughn’s character in the Chicago-made “The Dilemma,” due out January 12. The filmmaker is quoted by the Los Angeles Times as saying, “I believe in sensitivity but not censorship,” regarding the joke — when Vaughn calls electric cars “gay” in a scene in the movie. While Universal Pictures did drop the line from the trailer promoting the film, Howard said it’s staying in the picture, because Vaughn’s character “is far from perfect and he does and says some outrageous things along the way.”

  

This is the most telling line in that little interview: “I believe in sensitivity but not censorship.”   It took a mighty pair for Ron Howard to issue that statement in the arena in which he moves.  Think about it.  Several years ago, before President George “Dubyah” Bush marched us into Iraq, Hollywood and the media in general praised and paraded, ad infinitum, dissenters such as Alec Baldwin and Susan Sarandon, the former of whom promised to relocate to Iran himself if Bush declared war upon that nation.  I remember the Vietnam War; I protested it.  I lost someone in that war.  I detest war, period.  But Alec Baldwin — who never had the you-know-whats to make good on his promise — and his fellow actors, producers, and directors of similar extreme Left Wing views are above reproach in Hollywood, for Hollywood has bred and nurtured its Left Wing extremists.  And it’s become politically incorrect, even dangerous, for the rest of us to challenge them.


I am not a Right Winger and I am not a “Commie.”  Neither am I a gay-basher.  For years, I’ve had friends in the gay community, and several weeks ago, I’d published an article on this site about the injustices done to the gay Rutgers University student who took his life after his privacy, as a gay man, was compromised by his fellow students.  What I am, is just an average citizen who’s seen her country set on its ear, time and again, by internal strife.  The worst of that strife has been the trampling of the Constitution in the name of political correctness.  Certainly, Hollywood’s community has suffered at the hands of McCarthyism, and perhaps that is why it has swung so heavily toward the Left.


Enter, then, Ron Howard whose seemingly simple statement speaks volumes.  GLADD and other gay rights activist groups have indeed worked tirelessly for the right to be accepted as gay: to come out of the closet, to acknowledge and gain the same respect for their lifestyle as the rest of us … once … enjoyed.  It’s their right, under the Constitution of the United States of America.  So, what was so offensive about Vince Vaughn’s character’s remark, given its context in a comedy film?  What was so heinous about it that GLADD fought to censor Howard — and by association, any other producer who inserted similar, harmless lines into his or her films?


I’m of Italian descent, and am proud of it.  I had an aversion to that HBO psychodrama known as The Sopranos because it depicted my people in a most unfavorable light — unfavorable, and largely unjust, on a number of levels.  But I didn’t go riling up the Sons of Italy to mount a protest to get the show wiped off the air.  It would have been ludicrous.  It was entertainment, for heaven’s sake!  It was a show more about the workings of the human heart, and the subtle psychological wars that we wage upon others as well as ourselves, than it was about the criminal activities of a small cadre in a certain ethnic group.  And I’m sure Ron Howard’s film, and the intent behind it, was anything other than belittling the gay community.


The entertainment industry has come far from its Golden Days, when homosexuality was so taboo that gay actors, if exposed, would find themselves branded, out of work for the rest of their lives.   The industry has now become so openly gay that those of us who are decidedly heterosexual almost feel out of the loop!  Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and its massive acceptance on the pop charts is but a reflection on how openly gay our society, in general, has become.  We embrace — and monetarily support — the politically correct examples set by worthy entertainers such as Ellen DeGeneres, Melissa Etheridge, Rosie O’Donnell, and the on-again-off-again Anne Heche.  But we kick to the curb people of other perspectives deemed politically incorrect.


Now the gay community has sought to do to Ron Howard what was done to them for decades, which is, to censor him.   But Ron would not stand down, and God bless him for that.


While Ron Howard’s stance may seem a small thing, a quick sound bite in the face of our rotten economy, the second Vietnams (plural) overseas, cutthroat politicians, and a press leaning so far to the Left, it will surely topple over any second now, Howard’s words and actions give heart to those of us who still honor the Constitution and the tenets upon which it was written.


Howard gives hope to those of us who are fed up with our treatment as pesky stepchildren in a society that caters to a myriad of special interests and ignores the interests of those who comprise the actual majority: the taxpaying middle class.  Ron Howard, in my opinion, set a precedent.  I hope he and others like him, who are well respected, creative, and influential, continue to set such precedents.  And I hope, somehow, that this article comes to Ron Howard’s attention.  He deserves to know that some of us who still support the arts with our hard earned bucks, and who still support our most basic freedoms, support him.

Rewriting History

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The Constitution of the United States of America was composed after much consideration and strife with our mother country, England.   It was written to elucidate and safeguard the truths our founding fathers deemed self-evident; these were the rights granted to every man, woman, and child by the grace of God. In creating the Constitution, James Madison, Ben Franklin, and their worthy colleagues sought to craft a document that would stand the passage of time.


Although the document emphasized centralization (federalization) of our new government, it included provisions to safeguard the rights of the individual States and for the separation of Church and State: a condition that guaranteed American citizens the right to practice their religion without fear of persecution.  This freedom distinguished our nation from others and became a beacon of hope to those experiencing religious oppression in their own countries.


From the moment of our nation’s birth, George Washington and every successive leader has made reference to God in governing and protecting our land.  Religious symbols and terminology were always invoked in swearing parties into public office and demanding that witnesses speak the truth in courts of law.  Every denomination of our currency carries the words, “In God We Trust.”   These things echoed the underlying tenets of the Constitution:  that every citizen and lawmaker is held to a higher authority.


The Constitution was designed to be shaped, interpreted, and modified to protect our citizens against threats both within and without our borders.  Yet, our Founding Fathers could not have foreseen the magnitude of change we have experienced as a nation evolving over more than two hundred years.  Now, interpretation of the Constitution is left to the best or perhaps the most powerful (i.e., moneyed) legal minds in the nation, also known as the Supreme Court.  Their decisions are final.  The phrase “Who died and made you God?” is particularly apt, for God has ceased being the Higher Authority in this nation.  Indeed, He has ceased to be, because right or wrong, We the People have to live with the decisions handed down by the Supreme Court. 


Did our Founding Fathers gaze into a crystal ball when crafting the Constitution?  Could they have envisioned the issue of abortion when they sought to separate Church from State?  Did they prophesize the tug of war fought to display/not display religious symbols on public property?  Or, did they mean to simply guarantee religious freedom to our citizens?  You do not have to be a Supreme Court Judge to answer these questions.


In defending our country from its enemies, we find God being written out of our history. Although engraved onto the World War II National Memorial, President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Day speech has been politically corrected.  Many current references to this speech eliminate FDR’s heartfelt words, “So help us God.”


Christ has been removed from Christmas, for Christmas has been amended to The Holiday Season, Happy Holidays, or Winter Break.  Religious symbols are verboten in governmental structures; prayer was banned in public schools in the early 1960’s.  All of this was done under the guise of separating Church from State.  So, how does religious freedom fit in a Godless country that still professes to be the greatest democracy in the world?


The Bible states that God set forth a set of laws by which man was compelled to live.  The Ten Commandments were handed down to Moses on two stone tablets.  Containing not a single amendment, they serve as the basis of our own laws (“Thou shalt not steal,” “Thou shalt not kill,” “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,” etc.).  Whereas our legal system is convoluted and often confusing, God managed to cover all the bases with but Ten Commandments.  I guess that’s why we call Him God!


Do you want to continue to write God out of our history and ensure that he is omitted for future generations?  If not, contact your Congressman or Congresswoman to demand that God is re-instituted.  While you’re at it, say a prayer.  Ask God’s help to give our leaders the wisdom they need to lead us properly through a society that worships The Almighty Dollar instead of a truly Higher Authority. 

The 25th of December

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Christmas Shoppers

On the 25th day of December, Christians around the world will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  His is the story that began in a manger in Bethlehem and ended on a cross in Calvary.  The story tells of a star that appeared in the heavens, serving as a guide to three kings (the Wise Men) who journeyed to that stable in Bethlehem.  There, they found an infant in swaddling clothes warmed by the breath of animals.  To honor the child long promised to mankind as The Light of the World, the royals offered the greatest riches of the times: sweet spices and gold.  From his humble beginnings in a manger, Jesus the Christ grew to establish one of the greatest religions of the world: Christianity.

 

The religion based upon the tenet, “Love thy neighbor as thyself” now has many arms.  Roman Catholics, Protestants, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Mormons, et al may differ to some degree in the way that they have structured their religions, but all branches of Christianity embrace Jesus as their savior.   From sea to shining sea, Christianity is the religion practiced by the majority of U.S citizens.   For many years, people in this country have celebrated December 25th as Jesus’ birthday.  We’ve reflected upon Jesus’ sacrifices in giving up his mortal life so that the souls of all too human sinners might find eternal life.  In carrying on the tradition of gift giving as per the Three Wise Men, we give presents to our family, friends, and neighbors.  We donate toys, clothing, food, and gifts of money to worthy charities.  We worship at Midnight Mass, singing hymns of glory to the Son of God and finding a brief respite from the rigors of daily life in contemplation of what is truly valuable in this life.

 

Down through the years, December 25th — Christmas — has also been synonymous with entities that have no religious connotations.  Lawn figures of Santa and Mrs. Claus, Kris Kringle, Santa’s elves, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other seasonal symbols such as Yule logs, fir trees, wreaths, ribbons, and lights precede the birthday of Jesus, because it is good for business.  Across the nation, cash registers in retail stores ca-ching like jingle bells while online, PayPal takes hits in the most profitable way.

 

Now, Political Correctness, A.K.A. Separation of Church and State ensures that we can no longer display in public places any evidence of a religious holiday. As a result, Christmas is now referred to as Winter Solstice (that moment in time when the sun is the closest to the Earth), Winter Break (when we close the schools to give the teachers a break) or just “The Holidays,” thus relegating Christianity to the closet.

 

Beginning as early as the end of summer, enterprising retailers begin heralding the Son of God by offering special money-saving sales on gift items. They do not advertise them as Jesus’ Birthday sales, Pre-Christmas sales, or Christian Holiday sales, but conveniently name them “Holiday Season Sales.” Given today’s economic woes, many emporiums are pinched by the lack of consumer participation.  From sea to shining sea, abandoned storefronts now stand in place of once-thriving retail enterprises.  To encourage sales, why not appeal to the majority of Americans — the Christian community — by reinstating old clichés like “Merry Christmas” and playing those old favorites, such as “Hark the Herald Angel’s Sing” and “Silent Night” to loosen the purse strings of Christian buyers?   It’s good for business!

 

Once the dust settles on December 26th, we will find out whether store owners will be dancing around their cash registers to a rousing chorus of, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” or glumly singing that old Depression song, “No More Money in the Bank.” 

The Curious Case of Christopher Columbus: A Study in Historical Revisionism

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Christopher Columbus

Attorneys can be disbarred.  Saints can be de-canonized (just ask St. Christopher, the guy who used to protect us as we took our lives into our hands on the Jersey highways).  So what do you call it when the man credited with discovering America is no longer honored, as he was in the recent past, with his own day and parades replete with marching bands?  I’m really not sure what to call it, other than a miscarriage of justice for the great Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus.

 

Far more progressive and controversial than his contemporaries, Columbus postulated that the world was not flat but round.  Columbus’ theory put forth that a spherical planet would enable a faster trade route to the East, wherein lay all manner of goods and beaucoup bucks, as we say today, for those who traded those goods.  With visions of riches dancing in his head, Columbus made his sales pitch to the King of Spain, who was both tolerant and solvent.  It was a good sales pitch, for it earned the explorer three fine ships and a crew by which he had planned to haul back the goods, create new wealth for himself and the Spanish monarch, and offer the people of Europe the luxuries of the Orient.

 

Instead of discovering a new route to the East, Columbus ran ashore of the New World (America).  Planting the flag of Spain on North American soil, he dubbed and befriended the native “Indians”, for indeed, he’d assumed initially that he’d hit India.   Eventually, he found his way to the Caribbean, where he located the spices and other interesting commodities for which he’d been hoping.

 

In his honor, October 12th was dedicated as Columbus Day: a day to remember the man who’d discovered this continent.   Not so very long ago, schools closed in Columbus’ honor.  Floats moved in stately fashion down the streets of our cities as well as small towns, such as the one in which I was raised.  Brass instruments flashed in the sun, children waved the Stars and Stripes, and entire communities marched in honor.  Everyone celebrated Columbus Day.

 

Inevitably, the Politically Correct came slinking out of their dark, foreboding crevasses to kill Columbus Day, just as they have been trying to do, systematically, with Christmas and Halloween.   Heated discussions arose as to whether or not Nordic explorers or even St. Brendan of Ireland discovered America before Christopher.  And then, of course, came the allegations that Columbus, through guilt by very tenuous association and many generations removed, was responsible for the near-obliteration of the “Indians” (Native Americans).

 

Ergo, no more annual Columbus Day parades, except for those few surviving in proud Italian-American communities, such as Bensonhurst, in Brooklyn, New York.

 

At the time when The Troubles were rampant in Northern Ireland, Great Britain published history books that showed maps of Ireland removed of the 9 offensive Northern counties.  England effectively rewrote history, as it was a bit uncomfortable.  Across the globe, Japanese history books made no mention of the events of Pearl Harbor.  When Japanese tourists visit Hawaii for the first time, they are shocked and horrified to learn of this portion of their history that has been buried.

 

Now that we’ve removed the pomp and circumstance, along with the pride we once felt surrounding Columbus Day, is America now guilty of rewriting history to make things comfortable for the so-called Politically Correct?

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