Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Target can stay out of Pullman

Well, last year they turned their back on the Salvation Army, this year it is Christmas. Target has eliminated all references to Christmas in all their displays and advertising. Even if they are selling Christmas decorations, they will not use the word Christmas. This to me is another reason why Target is one of those places I would not shop at, near Christmas time or any other time.

Also, now that I am speaking out it, I would like to talk about the fact that many companies are taking Christmas Icons and turning them into "Holiday" Icons -- Santa, Christmas Trees, the colors Green and Red, Stockings, Reindeer, etc. http://www.savemerrychristmas.org/ is a website that is protesting Macy's for the way they have turned their back on Christmas.

Hershey's Kisses - They are in the shape of a Christmas Tree, they ring out "We Wish you a Merry Christmas" and it ends with Happy Holidays.

Coke - Santa is used and they do not mention Christmas.

to name a couple....

1 comment:

Tom Forbes said...

Unfortunately, Wal-Mart is also guilty of trying to please the "diversity" crowd as well: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=47345

Hey, but in the meantime, here are some "politically correct" ways to re-paganize the winter solstice from Circle Sanctuary (http://www.circlesanctuary.org/pholidays/SolsticeArticle.html):

Have gift exchanges and feasts over the course of several days and nights as was done of old

Adorn the home with sacred herbs and colors; decorate in druidic holiday colors of red, green and white

Hang a sprig of mistletoe above a major threshold and leave it there until next yule as a charm for good luck throughout the year

Have family/household members join together to make or purchase an evergreen wreath

If you choose to have a living or a harvested evergreen tree as part of your holiday decorations, call it a solstice tree and decorate it with pagan symbols

Reclaim Santa Claus as a pagan godform by decorating him with images that reflect his various heritages ranging from the Greek god Cronos (father time) to Odin, the Scandinavian all-father riding the sky on an eight-legged horse

Place pagan mother-goddess images around your home, possibly including one with a sun child, such as Isis with Horus

Honor the new solar year with light – light candles, burn a yule log and save a portion for the following year, put colored lights outside your home, and with the popularity of five-pointed stars, consider displaying a blue or white pentagram.