Monday, December 19, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed
- By Frederick Meekins
Wal-Mart is renowned as one of America's largest retail chains. The company earned this distinction in part by fostering a reputation based on traditional American values. However, in a manner similar to how the other institutions overseeing this nation have betrayed what this great country was originally based, this beloved weekend destination and rainy-day hangout has sold out to radical tolerance and diversity.
For retailers such as Wal-Mart, Christmas is really a joyous time since it is the time of year such establishments bring in the lion's share of their profits. You would think these merchants would not be ashamed to publicly acknowledge the celebration contributing so abundantly to their own prosperity. However, from the shame exhibited at the mention of the word "Christmas", you'd think the greeting was some lewd comment scrawled across a restroom stall.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights brought attention to this linguistic trend by launching a brief boycott against Wal-Mart for censoring recognition of the festive occasion by muting the traditional greeting of "Merry Christmas" to the more subdued "Happy Holidays". The boycott was originally started when it was discovered that searching "Christmas" on the Wal-Mart website returned "Holiday" results while Kwannza and Hanukah brought cybershoppers to results specific to these terms.........
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