Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It Probably Goes Back to Their Potty Training

Is it just me, or does this reek of subconsciously hating your parents?

Dutch Deputy Foreign Minister Ben Knapen is demanding an explanation from the European Commission about a calendar for European schoolchildren which leaves out all of the Christian feast days. The feast days for other religions are included in the calendar
RNW’s article calls it a “gaffe”. Hardly.
While Christian holidays such as Christmas and Easter are missing from the calendar's pages, days commemorating “Sikh Baisakhi-Day, the Jewish Yom Kippur holiday, the Muslim holiday Aid-el-Kebir,” remain in place,”
Ah, EUtopia, free of the bond of faith... at least any faith they might have had. They do, however find themselves under the bonds of outside faiths and the political correctness that is used to force them down their throats for no clear reason. The public statement remedy, as always, is to feign ignorance:
On Wednesday, EU spokesman Frederic Vincent said the 'blunder' over omitting Christmas and other Christian holidays was due to insufficient 'editorial policing' by the commission.
Actually, it sounds like a matter of SO MUCH past policing, that self-censorship through operant conditioning is actually in charge. Of course, this it the outfit that wants the rest of the world to declare it a superpower – for no clear reason.
The European Commission has reportedly taken responsibility for committing a “grave error” in omitting the Christian holidays, to the tune of 5 million euros (or $6.65 million).