The idea that Christmas is somehow under attack by some pernicious anti-Christian cabal has been around for many years; personally, I do think there’s a heavy anti-Semitic component to it. Henry Ford wrote about Jews conspiring against Christmas in 1921, in his famous tract “The International Jew”: ““The whole record of the Jewish opposition to Christmas, Easter and other Christian festivals, and their opposition to certain patriotic songs, shows the venom and directness of [their] attack…” But, anti-Semitic or not, it’s still a matter of reactionary conspiracy theories. As Michelle Goldberg wrote (back in 2005): “To compare today’s “war on Christmas” demagogues to Henry Ford is not to call them anti-Semites. Rather, they are purveyors of a conspiracy theory that repeatedly crops up in America. The malefactors change — Jews, the U.N., the ACLU — but the outlines stay the same. The scheme is always massive, reaching up to the highest levels of power.” The article where I’m getting this stuff from: http://www.salon.com/2005/11/21/christmas_6/
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