For those outside of the Toronto area, or those here that don’t follow the news, it would appear that some councillors have requested that the Christmas Tree decorated annually at Nathan Phillips Square be renamed a “Holiday Tree”, of course to appease the rights of everyone with a religion.
This, friends, is bull.
At risk of being labeled anything from a racist to an all-around nasty guy, it’s a Christmas Tree. Christmas Trees have been a part of the Christmas celebrations for many, many years. It would make more sense to demand that the tree not be decorated in a Christmasy fashion than it would to rename an existing Christmas tradition to appease those that don’t celebrate that religion.
Political correctness is really starting to get on my last nerve. Has it really done anything to improve our society in general? Do I get upset when people celebrate Hannukah or Ramadan? C’mon, people, we can’t be unreasonable to our fellow man under the guise of being “politically correct”, it’s time to get over yourself. Christmas is Christmas, and a Christmas tree is NOT a Holiday tree – it’s a Christmas tree. Would any of us born-and-bred Christian Canadians expect to go to Israel and demand they cease in celebrating Hannukah? They wouldn’t put up with it, and for once, I commend Mel Lastman for not putting up with this.