23 December 2010

Uncommon Commentary #142

Irving Berlin (a Jew) evidently didn't object to calling a certain holiday by its name, for he used that name in his most popular song: White Christmas.  If, seven decades ago (when there was considerably more emphasis on the first syllable of "Christmas" than there is now), it wasn't necessary to pander to the benighted in order to be "inclusive," why should it be now? (The Political-Correctness Police would probably say that people have become more "sensitive" since then, but we haven't; we've simply become afraid to be labeled as insensitive.)