Big Dunc Garner on banning Christmas – swing and a miss

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Big Dunc Garner came out roaring last week with a damning column attacking Dame Susan Devoy wanting to ban Christmas. I couldn’t understand everyone last week claiming Devoy was trying to ban Christmas because how is that even possible?

Turns out Devoy said nothing of the sort and was answering a question from a Journalist…

“New Zealanders don’t like being told what to do and we are mature enough to decide how to celebrate our special days in our own ways.”

…the same journalist by the way who seemed to delight in inflaming fears of Muslim terrorism at a mosque last year.

So why all of a sudden are commentators in a secular country running around screaming the PC thought Police are banning Christmas? Because it serves the current undertone of anti-Muslim rhetoric. Christmas isn’t under attack from Muslims, it’s been under attack and conquered by Corporate Santa and his cult of consumerism.

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Duncan Garner is one of TV3s main current affairs hosts, that he has this so wrong is another embarrassment to a network that is a joke now.

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  1. It’s just one of those Christmas perennials that comes on Fox News every year. It is a bit disconcerting that DG gets his ideas from that dubious source, but we may just have to get used to this sort of thing becoming just another mark of the Season-of-Joy. (Like gift-overspend provoked bankruptcy, the shutting down of political shows and that annual holiday season spike in family violence.)

  2. It’s just one of those Christmas perennials that comes on Fox News every year. It is a bit disconcerting that DG gets his ideas from that dubious source, but we may just have to get used to this sort of thing becoming just another mark of the Season-of-Joy. (Like gift-overspend provoked bankruptcy, the shutting down of political shows and that annual holiday season spike in family violence.)

  3. Neither Muslims (other than perhaps ISIS) nor Jews attack Christmas. They simply don’t celebrate it the way Christians do. Even if they wanted to destroy Christmas they wouldn’t need to, it was accomplished long ago.
    And who did it? The political right. And how did they do it? By sympathetic governments stripping nearly all the religious and social significance of Christmas out and marking it basically as a waiting day before the Boxing Day sales.
    When right-wing political commentators start accusing others of disrespecting Christmas, they should look at themselves: it is their own incessant need for 24 hours a day services and products that is the real destructive force for Christmas. But of course they wouldn’t see that because they can’t see any further than their next pay packet.
    When I see John Key cooing about how Christmas is a time for families, I know that it never occurs to him or National that their policies divide families by necessitating that many family members are still required to work, so that people like him can play.

  4. I love Christmas . I can get all swoony about pine tree smells and being annoyed by overly excited kids, of which I will be one. I love that the responsibility to be pleasant and agreeable while juggling chocolates on one side of my mouth with the toffees on the other is taken away from me so I can allow myself to be forced to be fucking merry.

    Christmas is a great time of the year. Presents and crackers and a dinner table with a table cloth and everything. Then to get drunk and feel good for a change instead of having to rely on booze to chase jonky out of my head.

    I even like the corny Christmas jingles piped into my brain in shops and malls. I love all that stuff. Tinsel and baubles and Christmas cards . I spend all year hating the RIghtzlagg Uberpaupermakers for their vile actions of greed pretending to be enterprise while kids go hungry and adults worry all the time.

    For whatever reason, Christmas is just fucking great in my opinion . So Merry Christmas . Haw. Haw. Haw .

    Garner’s just a $-six figure man trying to stay on top of his game. A game he’s losing.

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