In an op-ed in the far-left publication SALON, entitled “In Trump’s America, contributor Amanda Marcott says Americans need to be on guard for the random “Merry Christmas” greetings in Trump’s America because it serves as code for “F*ck you.” For leftists, “Christian” no longer is a religion — it’s white supremacy
identity politics among conservatives.
NewsBusters Back in November, Marcotte penned a piece for Salon that slammed Christmas and it’s Christian observers, particularly because Donald Trump is loved by many of them, and basically he has “ruined everything.”
Get a load of the title: The Trump Who Stole Christmas. Talk about the man living rent free in this lefty journalist’s head. She wrote, “He ruins everything he touches, and Christmas, for me, is no exception.”
She focused her rage at his “War on Christmas lie”: the supposedly false claim spun by Fox News and Trump that “‘liberals’ have banned saying ‘Merry Christmas’ or other expressions of Yule-specific cheer.” Marcotte slammed the president for having “taken this lie and pumped steroids in it,” turning it into some sort of white supremacist line.
“Now it has morphed into something even uglier, a way to imply that the point of Christmas is to declare white supremacist America.” On Dec. 23, Marcotte followed her anti-Christmas tirade with another piece that doubled down on her attacks on Christians and Christmas.
In the subsequent article Marcotte asserted that, though “177” Christian leaders oppose Christianity Today’s judgment, these Trump supporting Christians are “not people motivated by sincere faith, but people who see ‘Christian’ primarily as an identity marker that accompanies being white.” Oh the race thing? Of course.
Marcotte claimed that these conservatives’ celebration of Christmas is just a part of race. It’s a political/identity used against people they don’t see as part of their tribe. “Stirred by years of Fox News lying to viewers… conservatives have increasingly embraced the phrase ‘Merry Christmas’ to mean, basically, ‘F*ck you’ to anyone that they’ve deemed less than legitimate Americans.”
She lamented that people flooded her inbox following the piece, writing, “The principal harassment strategy was to track me down on social media, even on my Instagram feed, and flood it with ‘Merry Christmas’ messages — from white male strangers — to taunt me for my personal grief.”
But that’s not all. About a week ago, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was blasted by Twitter lefties for wishing Fox News a “Merry Christmas.” The left called it a “talking point of the GOP,” but sure, these Christians are the aggressive whackos.