President Trump’s defense of Christmas means he’s an authoritarian…

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Well, it’s happened! NEWSWEEK proclaims saying “Merry Christmas” means you’re a Nazi. Of course, it was always obvious that’s what Christophobes thought, but it took @realDonaldTrump to flush them out

On Christmas Eve, as noted by Peter Brimelow, Newsweek has come up with this:

“Trump isn’t the first political figure in history to co-opt Christmas. In fact, some see parallels between Trump’s speeches in front of Christmas trees and attempts by authoritarian regimes like the Nazis to manipulate popular celebrations to promote a political ideology.”

“But by weaponizing Christmas in this way, Trump is bringing a dangerous tradition of politicizing religious holidays into the United States, experts say...”

“The far right’s engagement in the ‘war on Christmas’ explicitly posits that there is one single true or correct Christmas. The holiday’s true nature is somehow under threat from outsiders and liberals who act as forces of degradation, multiculturalism and secularization,” Perry continued.”

“In this context, Trump has been using the so-called war on Christmas to wage a culture war that pits multicultural liberals against Christian conservatives. He began doing this long before Christmas. Meanwhile, members of the religious right support Trump’s most nationalist, race-baiting form of political rhetoric, including his re-claiming of Christmas.” [ How Trump and the Nazis Stole Christmas To Promote White Nationalism By Cristina Maza, December 24, 2017]

It’s historical nonsense…

The Nazis persecuted Christians as well as Jews—the original “first they came for” was written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller, who was imprisoned by Hitler from 1938 to 1945…

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