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The Real Reason There's a War on Christmas
Maverick Steffen - 12/25/2023
While some point fingers at atheist or left-wing groups advocating for secularism, a deeper look reveals... the corporate world and globalization at the forefront.
Eventually; however, our little village begins marketing and selling to other larger villages, and little by little our traditions appear less in market exchanges because these products and customer service reps are now interacting with other villages that lack these traditions.
And don't forget that these other villages have people that start living in our village and buying our products.
While corporations are significant players, they aren't acting in a vacuum.
There's a societal push towards inclusivity, driven by various groups advocating for recognition and respect of different beliefs and traditions.
- Secular and Atheist Advocacy: These groups promote a separation of church and state and often favor neutral, secular language in public and commercial spheres. While not directly "waging war," their advocacy reflects a broader cultural shift towards secularism.
- Liberal (meaning "openness and tolerance") and Progressive Movements: Often aligned with values of inclusivity and diversity, left-leaning groups might support the deemphasizing of Christmas to accommodate a wider range of traditions and beliefs.
Above all, global marketing emerges as the most potent force in reshaping the holiday landscape.
It's not a war waged with malice but a natural evolution of cultural exchange and commercial expansion. As companies navigate this global village, they adopt strategies that maximize appeal and profitability, often resulting in a more secular and inclusive holiday portrayal.
The so-called "War on Christmas" is less an outright battle and more a consequence of evolving societal and economic landscapes. Corporations, driven by economic imperatives, contribute significantly to the holiday's evolution, guided by the invisible hand of globalization.
Recognizing the multifaceted nature of these changes allows for a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of the holiday season in a modern, interconnected world.
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