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ruta64

  6 months ago

Is European Commission trying to steal Christmas from us?
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The European Commission prepared recommendations to its officials to promote a "holiday period" rather than a Christmas, but the draft was pulled after Vatican complained about it.

According to the Commission's authors, these guidelines encourage attention to a multicultural society, as not all people in the Community celebrate Christmas, so that people from other religions won't get offended. What a ridiculous argument! Are you offended if someone greets other people on their religious holiday? Or by the lack of greeting? When other people celebrate their holidays, it doesn't hurt me, on the contrary, I am glad that there is a real multiculturalism. I have no problem saying Happy Ramadan in a muslim country, or Happy Hannukah to a Jewish person.

When Lithuania was occupied by the Soviets, they tried to make us all gray. There was an idea of ​​friendship between nations, those 15 occupied states were suddenly "made equal". People could no longer be Jews, Catholics, Muslims, celebrating religious holidays was forbidden. Not this leftist movement under the flags of democracy is trying to do the same. You cannot forbid someone to be a Catholic, a Christian, a Buddhist or a Jew. You cannot cancel people's and countries' culture and roots. This would be wrong.

The Commission pulled out their draft guidelines only for revision, so they are still going to come up with an updated version. I wonder what these would look like. This excessive political correctness in everything these days really is making me resist it.
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BubamaraMaya

  6 months ago
Well good question.
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bernardconneely

  6 months ago
#ruta64 well said Ruth.
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bernardconneely

  6 months ago
#JoanaMoon The IRISH people can survive anything including not being a member of a degenerate dying Organization like the EU
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Clarecats

  6 months ago
Americans already wish one another 'happy holidays' and say 'the holiday season' to include Thanksgiving and Hanukah as well as Christmas. Which can be confusing as then you have to say 'vacation' for a holiday break. And vacating a place is emptying it so that doesn't really fit.
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darthcynic

  6 months ago
'Is European Commission trying to steal Christmas from us?'
You answer your question in your first sentence: '[t]he European Commission prepared recommendations to its officials to promote a "holiday period" rather than a Christmas, but the draft was pulled after Vatican complained about it.' Seems to be a no. No the EC is not trying to "steal" Christmas from anyone as it was, first, an internal communications guideline proposal - that went well beyond just Christmas, and second as well as importantly, was withdrawn for revision. Even had it happened it would only have affected official communications of the EC and not the general populace anywhere, so what exactly would you have to resist?
'The Commission pulled out their draft guidelines only for revision, so they are still going to come up with an updated version.'
Yes, because the document regarding EC communications, policies the Parliament and Council already have since 2018, also covers other things like adopting gender neutral, BGLT language etc. however necessary or unnecessary, and was not solely about what to call the Christmas period. That bit was ginned up.
'Not this leftist movement under the flags of democracy is trying to do the same.'
There is next to nothing 'leftist' about this. This kind of thing is primarily identity politics and is usually, as far as I can see, proclaimed by a small cadre of vocal but otherwise powerless proponents who are loud but not overly numerous. It's not the political left.
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GinaG1190

  6 months ago
Never heard this till now outrageous
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bernardconneely

  6 months ago
That Degenerate EU ! the sooner it ends the better.
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