Do You Think We Will Celebrate the Winter Holidays This Year?

A virus which 95-99% of its victims survive has done what the Left couldn’t do.  Covid has waged biological warfare on Christmas.  In California, it has already taken Thanksgiving .
Europe has caved; in spite of the fact that manifestly it didn’t work last time, they have put their citizens under house arrest again.   Can we be far behind?  Certainly not if Biden wins.  And even if Trump wins, does “Tony”still have his ear?  Will even  he really be brave enough to insist that it would be better on every level to let sick people stay home and let everyone else out and about, instead of the entire nation being preemptively invalided at once?
All I know is, I don’t think I’m going to be allowed to host my traditional Christmas party , with 30-40 people eating and talking and singing in my warm, fireplace-lit living room.

And I am major-league pissed about that.

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13 thoughts on “Do You Think We Will Celebrate the Winter Holidays This Year?”

  1. I am old — I remember that distant past when the “Winter Holidays” were known as Christmas.  I am fairly sure it was after Y2K.  But now we kowtow to Political Correctness and obfuscate.  Hell, Hypatia!  This is Ratburger!  You can say Christmas if you want to.

    The question we all have to ask ourselves is — Do I comply?  When is Passive Resistance to political over-reach appropriate?  You could simply ignore the inappropriate (arguably illegal) orders to cancel your normal Christmas celebration.  If the neighborhood Karens call the cops on you, simply tell them you are having a meeting of your local Black Lives Matter chapter to plan your next peaceful socially-distanced riot.

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  2. Gavin Longmuir:
    I am old — I remember that distant past when the “Winter Holidays” were known as Christmas.  I am fairly sure it was after Y2K.  But now we kowtow to Political Correctness and obfuscate.  Hell, Hypatia!  This is Ratburger!  You can say Christmas if you want to.

    The question we all have to ask ourselves is — Do I comply?  When is Passive Resistance to political over-reach appropriate?  You could simply ignore the inappropriate (arguably illegal) orders to cancel your normal Christmas celebration.  If the neighborhood Karens call the cops on you, simply tell them you are having a meeting of your local Black Lives Matter chapter to plan your next peaceful socially-distanced riot.

    Agreed. Invite your guests Hyp and let them decide if they want to come. Are cops really going to be pulling people over on the streets and asking where they are going and how many people will be there? Are you concerned your neighbors will call the cops on you? Resist to best of your ability. We will be in a rental this thanksgiving on Broadkill Beach (no not a reference to Hillary) enjoying time with my in-laws. Then we plan to spent New Years with friends at another rental on Lake Erie.

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  3. My aunt lives in New York. She just had an engagement party for my cousin at her house with about 35 people. My cousins fiancé is one of 8 children and this summer we went to his parents house and there was regularly about 35 to 40 people at the house.  We plan to go to my brother in laws on Long Island to fry a turkey and spend some time with family and friends. Same with Christmas, except that is at my house. I’m choose not to comply with these restrictions. I have vulnerable people in my life that we are very careful around but life is meant to be lived. Have your party, and those who want to attend with go and those who Aren’t comfortable won’t.

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  4. We are having Thanksgiving and Christmas like always. My family has gotten together several times since this all started and so has my husband’s family. You can’t stop living. If you can go to Walmart, dang-it, you can hang out with friends and family.

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  5. Gavin Longmuir:
    I am old — I remember that distant past when the “Winter Holidays” were known as Christmas.  I am fairly sure it was after Y2K.  But now we kowtow to Political Correctness and obfuscate.  Hell, Hypatia!  This is Ratburger!  You can say Christmas if you want to.

    i only said “holidays” to refer to them all: Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s.

    The question we all have to ask ourselves is — Do I comply?  When is Passive Resistance to political over-reach appropriate?  You could simply ignore the inappropriate (arguably illegal) orders to cancel your normal Christmas celebration.  If the neighborhood Karens call the cops on you, simply tell them you are having a meeting of your local Black Lives Matter chapter to plan your next peaceful socially-distanced riot.

    No,  I don’t have to worry about neighbors. I live nearly a mile back from the highway.   So yeah, maybe can do it, as you say.  Only the immunocompromised will turn me down.  I used “we” more in a National sense.
    But y’know, even on a local level, you think, what if someone gets sick, and I’ve broken the law?  I researched this back in the Spring.  You can be charged with a misdemeanor for failing to obey Dept of Health orders.
    it is just a total bummer, fitting coda to this accurséd year.

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  6. H:  “… what if someone gets sick, and I’ve broken the law?

    Serious question — Did the elected representatives in your State hold a vote and pass an actual law for which they are willing to be held accountable?  Or did some faceless bureaucrat issue a regulation with no democratic oversight or review?

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  7. Gavin Longmuir:
    H:  “… what if someone gets sick, and I’ve broken the law?

    Serious question — Did the elected representatives in your State hold a vote and pass an actual law for which they are willing to be held accountable?  Or did some faceless bureaucrat issue a regulation with no democratic oversight or review?

    There is a state statute which makes it a misdemeanor under certain circumstances to disobey any order, (pre-Covid,)of the dept of health.  So the answer to both of those questions is yes.

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  8. Hypatia:

    Gavin Longmuir:
    H:  “… what if someone gets sick, and I’ve broken the law?

    Serious question — Did the elected representatives in your State hold a vote and pass an actual law for which they are willing to be held accountable?  Or did some faceless bureaucrat issue a regulation with no democratic oversight or review?

    There is a state statute which makes it a misdemeanor under certain circumstances to disobey any order, (pre-Covid,)of the dept of health.  So the answer to both of those questions is yes.

    Well, that sucks.

    I was listening to Klavan’s podcast today and just kept thinking how many times we all have preached that the way the left is going to get total control is through healthcare one way or another. It’s a big reason why we all were against Obummercare. We knew it was a backdoor to controlling everything.

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  9. H:  “There is a state statute which makes it a misdemeanor under certain circumstances to disobey any order, (pre-Covid,)of the dept of health.”

    Interesting.  Thanks for your response.  Time to make a fuss with your elected representatives, get them to change that statute.  Sure, it makes sense that a bureaucrat can (in an emergency) issue an order.  But that order should expire after a short period (30 days?) and be non-renewable — just provide enough time for accountable elected representatives to pass a real law dealing with the issue.

    After the Revolution, we will also add in a provision that the bureaucrat who signs the temporary order automatically loses all civil service protections, and can be fired immediately with loss of all pensions & benefits by vote of the elected representatives.  If elected representatives are going to delegate authority, they also need to delegate full accountability.

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  10. Blondie:

    Hypatia:

    Gavin Longmuir:
    H:  “… what if someone gets sick, and I’ve broken the law?

    Serious question — Did the elected representatives in your State hold a vote and pass an actual law for which they are willing to be held accountable?  Or did some faceless bureaucrat issue a regulation with no democratic oversight or review?

    There is a state statute which makes it a misdemeanor under certain circumstances to disobey any order, (pre-Covid,)of the dept of health.  So the answer to both of those questions is yes.

    Well, that sucks.

    I was listening to Klavan’s podcast today and just kept thinking how many times we all have preached that the way the left is going to get total control is through healthcare one way or another. It’s a big reason why we all were against Obummercare. We knew it was a backdoor to controlling everything.

    You might find this interesting

    How the Us National Security State Is Using Coronavirus to Fulfill an Orwellian Vision

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