Whether or not Bill O'Reilly's War on Christmas is fake, he's fighting on the wrong side this year. The Fox News anchor — and what a week it was for Fox News — shouldn't have to defend Christmas against solely the handful of atheists and mall stores and Northeastern state governments who insist on describing their seasonal decor with the secular word "holiday" instead of a word with "Christ" in it. No, O'Reilly has the duty to wage war on Christmas, the most radically redistributive holiday on the calendar.
The essence of Christmas is to confiscate the hard-earned resources of job creators and hand them off to the lazy, the weak, and the sick, as if the invisible hand of the free market had not already perfectly determined the value of these moochers to be near zero. Each December, an entire cultural industry dedicated to redistributionist propaganda takes over the nation, and, more appallingly, hardworking makers are sucked under its spell. Turner Classic Movies? More like Turner Communist Movies.
In defending public displays of Christmas, O'Reilly and his fellow pro-Christmas warriors at Fox and Friends insisted throughout the week that Christmas trees and red and green colors are not symbols of Christianity. O'Reilly explained Thursday:
No one tells you a person could possibly see a secular display of Christmas as an imposition of religion. When the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree here in New York City was lighted last night no one threw themselves to the ground screaming about Jesus... Nothing religious happened at the tree lighting. It was just a fun occasion...