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War on Christmas Colors: A Fear of Red and Green?
Just how flaky can the snowflakes get? Wokeness descends into the absurd.
Here’s a story that seems almost too absurd to be true, but unfortunately, it is all too real.
The city council in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has instructed its staff to avoid placing red and green Christmas decorations in public buildings in a move that can only be described as a ‘fear of colors.’
Red and green are now too controversial and potentially offensive for the public square.
Instead, the town’s city council, led by Deputy City Administrator Melissa Cantarero Weiss, has instructed city workers to embrace an ‘inclusive decorating practice,’ using colors like blue, purple, and white.
In other words, more snowmen and no harmful ornaments of red (representing the blood of Christ) or green (representing rebirth in Christ).
According to this new doctrine, the traditional hues of Christmas are too threatening and could cause a person to recoil in fear.
But let’s pause and consider what this really means.
In a world that is becoming increasingly complex and dangerous, where the realities of global conflict and national defense are ever-present, we must ask ourselves:
Are we preparing our young citizens for the future? Are we equipping them with the resilience, the fortitude, the courage to face what’s ahead? Or are we nurturing a generation that might falter at the first sight of adversity?
Imagine, for a moment, the young citizens of Wauwatosa growing up in a world where every potential offense is sanitized, every traditional symbol scrutinized for fear of exclusion.
What happens when these young people are called upon to face real adversity and real challenges? If the mere sight of red and green decorations is enough to unnerve, what happens in the face of actual conflict?
It’s a question that should concern us all.
Imagine if China gets wind of this holiday decoration fear. Maybe their next big military strategy will be to arm their soldiers with red and green Christmas bulbs, knowing a whole army of Gen Z soldiers will flee in retreat.
The decision to remove traditional red and green Christmas decorations in public spaces to be more inclusive ironically risks excluding a significant portion of the community.
With its red and green motifs, Christmas is a cherished tradition for many. By removing these colors to avoid offending those who might not celebrate Christmas, the council alienates those who do.
Inclusive? No. It’s meant to exclude the majority of Americans who want to celebrate their beloved traditions, customs, values, and religious culture.
It’s not just about decorations; it’s about the spirit of a people ready and able to face the complexities of a challenging world.
So, as we ponder the banishment of red and green in Wauwatosa, let’s also consider the future we’re crafting: A future where, perhaps, the sight of a Christmas tree is more alarming than the prospect of a real battle.
Martin Mawyer is president of the Christian Action Network, which he founded in 1990. Located in Lynchburg, VA, CAN was formed as a non-profit educational organization to protect America’s religious and moral heritage. He is the author of several books, including You Are Chosen: Prepare to Triumph in a Fallen World.