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“Tolerant” Christmas ridiculed by video

The European Commission’s guidelines for abolishing Christmas have inspired a TV channel to publish an unusual video.

The Russian-language RT channel has published a video about the “tolerant” celebration of Christmas. The clip mockingly explains why it is “right” to exclude Santa from the celebration, and shed light on other “tolerant trends” in the West, while also ridiculing them. The video features “parent 1” and “parent 2” instead of a mother and a father, who are sitting by the Christmas tree. A third person also appears behind them as “parent 3”. The children are confused about the gifts which prepare them for a world of sexual diversity. The family then builds a snowman, complete with breasts and a carrot doubling as a penis, so that he could decide about his own gender later. The clip also ridicules the “abused community of reindeer” and suggests that antler headbands are not politically correct because they can hurt the feelings of other animals.

The father (“parent 1”) eventually slams the door on Santa’s nose because he is a “white, cisgender, toxic person”, who harasses his wife and restricts the rights of the elves.

At the end of the film, viewers are invited to read the “Christmas tolerance-diversity guide” and decide for themselves how to celebrate Christmas.

Christmas to be cancelled

About a month ago, the Italian daily Il Giornale published an internal EU document, revealing that the European Commission is planning to formulate new communication guidelines that would ban the use of terms such as Christmas and traditional European Christian names, among other things.

The new guidelines presented by Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli aim to “strengthen inclusion” in internal and external communication. The new guide asks commission staff to refrain from using the terms Mr or Mrs, unless it is the explicit preference of the person addressed. Officials are advised against addressing an audience as “ladies and gentlemen” but use expressions such as “dear colleagues”. The guide suggests using the term winter holiday time instead of Christmas period or Malika instead of Maria.


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