The genius of ‘White Christmas’ – and Liberal Blindness of ‘Conservative’ Rich Lowry
The genius of ‘White Christmas’, huh, Rich? Perhaps it’s less than you think.
Mr. Lowry, you forgot to mention two extremely important things, concepts important to Christians everywhere: Nowhere in your article do you acknowledge that Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus. No small matter. Neither anywhere in your article do you mention Christ. Sorry, Rich, old son, but there is in fact a Reason for the Season. Which leads to the second point:
Indeed, these omissions are a huge flaw in the song ‘White Christmas’ too… ironically sanitized to ‘White’ by keeping the bathwater and tossing the Baby. (Just saying, pal.) All the snowy sentimentalism notwithstanding, ‘White Christmas’ can fairly be said to have contributed to the Progressive corruption of Christian identity of America. You might have brought up the point?
“The irony of the son of a [Jewish] cantor writing the characteristic American Christmas song is obvious.” Really? As an Orthodox Jew, I’m rather defensive of my Christian neighbors. The irony of a “Conservative” writer and editor of a major Conservative publication who can’t see the forest for the snow on the Christmas tree leaves me cold.
I’ll forgive Berlin. He was Jewish, and he wasn’t in an age when Christians and their Faith were under assault. You? You, Rich, live in a different age, at a time when you in particular ought to know better. Progressive Cancer is everywhere. Classical Liberal Faith – Christian and Jewish – is under attack on two major fronts – from pagan Earth-worshipers seeking power from within and pagan desert-god worshippers seeking power from without.
To be a Conservative means to hold to certain values and to defend those values at all cost. Did you even bother yesterday to attend church, Mr. Lowry?