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  • No Winterval cards here

    by Rumbold
    26th November, 2009 at 9:11 am    

    As is traditional, this time of year brings complaints about the Political Correctness brigade (an elite commando unit based in Islington) attempting to suppress Christmas by nefarious means. Most of it is utter nonsense (though there are always a few idiotic attempts that are real), and this elicits the usual complaints about ‘PC going mad’ (an angry computer springs to mind). Now David Cameron has been accused of not representing the Christian message on his Christmas cards, prompting another wave of harrumphing.

    In response, the wonderful Anton Vowl has created his own non-PC Christmas cards, designed to appease even the most rabid Daily Mail reader (Baz, expat, EUSSR).

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    1. James Cowley

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      Blog post:: No Winterval cards here

    1. Don — on 26th November, 2009 at 3:14 am  

      This one should keep everybody happy.…

    2. kismethardy — on 26th November, 2009 at 5:07 am  

      Christmas is a bad tradition. Every December, 10 billion acres of rainforest are culled to make packaging, not to mention the Alpines are all but naked thanks to everyone dragging a tree into their homes. And taxi drivers make lots of money at Christmas, which leads to a rise of 1674% more taxis on the streets, which can't be good for carbon emissions. Won't someone please think of the environment?

    3. MaidMarian — on 26th November, 2009 at 1:32 pm  

      Bloody Hell Rumbold - It's not even December!

      Christmas should not even be mentioned until about 20th December.

    4. persephone — on 26th November, 2009 at 3:23 pm  

      What can I say.

      Like all asians I have nothing better to do than campaign vociferously (of course you have seen all the very public activism asians do against xmas) against all this xmas imagery - the cuddly cherubs, rudolfs rednose, brigs of holly and that rapacious santa landing those kisses under the mistletoe.

      And despite that I am still subjected to the iconic white snowman with never a token sludge brown, piebald version in sight.

    5. Don — on 26th November, 2009 at 4:09 pm  

      It isn't Christmas until Noddy says so.

    6. dave bones — on 26th November, 2009 at 5:16 pm  

      Maid marian is right. Stop swearing.

    7. Cauldron — on 26th November, 2009 at 10:56 pm  

      “though there are always a few idiotic attempts that are real”

      And therein lies the rub. It's no use just blaming this fuss on the Daily Mail and shrugging one's shoulders. There is a grain of underlying truth to (some) of these stories that in turn allows nastier elements to inflate such episodes into a wider narrative about Christian persecution.

      Political Correctness was not invented by some right-wing conspiracist. It was invented by some left wing academics in the US who, for whatever reason, felt that the appropriate way to fight racism was with, well, racism.

      PC is a profoundly illiberal philosophy. It was imported into the UK by a few people on the left. Once those people gained positions of power, on councils or wherever, they naturally started adopting policies that were logical offshoots of their PC beliefs.

      Meanwhile, the wider Labour movement stood idly by as the adoption of PC policies led inevitably to a backlash and an inflammation of the self same racial tensions that the left claimed to be opposing. In most cases the Labour Party's reluctance to think too deeply about the consequences of advocating PC in the years between the Honeyford affair and 7/7 stemmed from usual lefty intellectual shallowness (e.g. Blair, or just about any student lefty). In a few cases (e.g. Jack Straw) the reluctance to think about these issues stemmed from fear of their constituency parties.

      In either case, the outcome was the same. Lefty philosophy and lefty shallowness of thought are the root cause of increased level of ethnic tensions in the UK since 1997. You can't just blame it all on the Mail.

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