In the ultra-secular bastion known as Charlottesville, Virginia, the dreaded “C”-word (Christmas) is considered common profanity amongst the region’s academic elites, within the local Democrat establishment, and particularly by the elected progressive puppets who inhabit City Hall. In previous years, it has been avoided at every opportunity in all official city communications (except for referencing the disposal of “Christmas” trees).
During his calamitous tenure as Charlottesville’s Director of Disinformation, Ric Barrick, has been reticent to use the term in connection with Christmastime activities, preferring instead “non-offensive,” politically correct designations such as:
- The Charlottesville Tradition (aka Downtown pre-Christmas celebration)
- Holiday Heritage Parade (aka Christmas parade)
- The Gingerbread Express (aka Christmas-light trolley tour)
- Community Tree (aka Charlottesville’s official Christmas tree)
- The Grand Illumination (aka Lighting of Charlottesville’s official Christmas tree)
Such dystopian phraseology is eerily reminiscent of Nazi efforts to remove Christ from celebrations of Christmas, substituting instead symbols of the State for those of the Deity.
Following scathing criticism over last year’s complete omission of the “C”-word in describing Christmas-related events, Barrick appears suddenly to have “got religion.” In a November 9, 2010 Charlottesville press release (copied below), the designation, “Christmas,” is embedded three times! (Albeit indirectly.)
While it is indeterminate whether Barrick will be disciplined for his promiscuous use of execrating language in a public communiqué, there is no doubt that the Charlottesville Communications Department is taking policy direction from The Schilling Show Blog and News.
Click image to read Barrick’s obscenity-laced “holiday” media release: