More than two weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, the annual “War on Christmas” is already raging.
Starbucks introduced its 2015 “holiday cup” and sparked outrage among some because it is (gasp!) plain red. No graphic representations of evergreen branches. No ornaments. No snowflakes, snowmen or depictions of Baby Jesus in a manger surrounded by Mary, Joseph and the Magi. Some “defenders” of the hyper-commercialized celebration of history’s greatest enemy of materialism have identified themselves as “Merry Christmas,” so barristas will have to say the phrase when finishing $4 candy cane lattes.
It’s fitting that America’s reigning god of materialism sought to capitalize on Christ’s dime. Last night in Illinois, presidential pretender Donald Trump raised the notion of boycotting Starbucks and vowed to lower the boom on businesses that dare to appeal to non-Christians who celebrate their own high holidays in December.
“If I become president, we’re all going to be saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again, that I can tell you,” he told a cheering, delusional crowd.
And just how would The Donald honor such a preposterous promise? Perhaps an executive order requiring all Americans to say, “Merry Christmas”? Will he deport dissidents who dare say, “Happy Holidays“?
Look for these questions to be asked during tonight’s GOP debate on Fox Business Channel, but don’t hold your breath. The bogus “War on Christmas” is among Fox “News'” most profitable products, and like Trump’s audience, Fox viewers eat it up.