Airing grievances is something we all do, without the occasion of the fictional Seinfeld holiday “Festivus”. It is celebrated by “airing of grievances” and enumerating one’s disappointments with others over the past year. Demonstrations of “feats of strength” around the Festivus Pole may or may not provide the “serenity now” atmosphere to the gathering of friends and family.
Wacky as it seems, every day is “Festivus” for some people.
Airing of grievances is a full-time activity for a certain disgraced criminal and former president. He treats Christmas as just another day of his year-long personal Festivus.
Here are his Christmas messages:
"The Unselect Committee’s January 6th Report is a Hoax, no different than RUSSIA, RUSSIA, RUSSIA, and all of the other Scams that the Disinformation laden Democrats have been planting for years," Trump wrote. "If I weren’t leading by a lot in the Polls, against both parties, this continuation of falsehoods and lies would end quickly. I won in 2016, did much better in 2020 (RIGGED!), and the Radical Marxists don’t want to run against me or MAGA in 2024. I had almost nothing to do with January 6th. FREE SPEECH!"
How could any Radical Left Marxist not feel the Christian love from such a Brilliant, Clairvoyant, and USA LOVING kind of Bible brandishing guy? Not even Lincoln was treated so badly, he would whine. His base of radical Right Christian nationalists have joined their Dear Leader, and embraced this manufactured and wildly false sense of persecution to the point they believe THEY are the “real victims” of racism.
Not to be the toad in the punchbowl, but we might perhaps consider there’s something to the maxim regarding Republicans and the radical Right. “Pay attention to their actions, not their words”.
If we pay attention to the chasm between their words and actions, we’ll find the vast Land of Hypocrisy, where anger, hate, and blame are their true values. “Love to all”, not so much.
The radical Right might love their family and friends, but that’s not a characteristic of truly kind and loving people. Even a racist or sociopath can be fond of people close to him.
What do their actions say about them?
Do they care for the poor, the sick, and the homeless immigrant? Do they take away school lunches for children and food stamps for the poor? Do they support Medicare and Social Security for the elderly?
Or do they just give tax cuts to the rich and corporate donor? Do they deny women their reproductive freedom? Do they demonize any and all vulnerable and marginalized demographic, ethnic, or racial group that doesn’t fit in with conservative white nationalist Christians? Do they attack, demean, and smear people who have different religious or political beliefs?
Do they delight in the misfortunes and suffering of those “others”?
Both their words and actions reveal the answers to these questions.
The hate for immigrants from the radical Right is based on their fear of them becoming Democratic voters, and their fear of being “replaced”. Anger, hate and fear can all lead to cruelty. Deliberate cruelty has been their tactical responses to the dreaded “others”. Separating kids from parents and putting them in cages was a deliberate Republican policy. Harsh and dehumanizing treatment of them has become their default attitude and standard policy.
Hate crimes are on the rise, along with horrible mass shootings inflicted upon Mexicans, Jews, Blacks, the LGBTQ community, and progressives.
Trump’s Christmas greetings perfectly encapsulate the seething twisted rage of radical Right white nationalists for those of us outside their far Right white nationalist identity cult. “Radical Left Marxists that are trying to destroy our Country” have allied with scientists, educators, progressives and journalists that don’t agree with them. All of them are branded “enemies of the people”. Welcome to the spirit of 1933 Germany.
The angry white nationalists may not have the concentration camps yet for those they hate and fear, but that won’t stop them from inflicting as much misery as they can upon their targets.
Conservative white Christians celebrated the birth of their Savior this Christmas by presenting our Vice President their special gift of Christian love and charity. In their minds, this only serves her right for being an uppity woman of color.
Two busloads of migrants were dropped off in front of Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington, DC, on Christmas Eve in 18 degree weather, a law enforcement source told CNN. The source said there was no one from any organization or aid group on the ground to receive them in front of the Naval Observatory, where the vice president's home is located.
"It looked like they had to call either family members or somebody else to come and pick them up, but they were standing out there, shivering with blankets for the last five to 10 minutes," the law enforcement source said.
A separate administration official confirmed the arrival and said law enforcement has estimated that approximately 50 more migrants are inbound and expected late Christmas Eve, likely after 10 p.m. ET. The initial two busloads were taken to local shelters, according to the official.
Well, THAT should certainly convince immigrants to support Republicans, amirite? It was probably Abbot of Texas again, but the entire world of Trump fans get a kick out of "owning the libs", no matter who suffers.When cruelty IS the point, then fascism is their guiding ideology.
Shame on them. They deserve only a lump of coal today.
Merry Christmas and best regards to every Christian who is not among them.