Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Happy Christmas everyone..........

............except the deranged Politically Correct movement who would rather burn a couple of thousand Christians at the stake instead.......

I'm still seething, even after reading it over two weeks ago; can't quite believe it really, can't quite get my head around it all; I'd happily borrow my neighbours rifle and go out and hunt down a few politically correct eejits and bag a few heads for my collection - not that I have one but I am seriously thinking of starting one - you know, a rogues gallery of heads of the seriously dim-witted, the seriously misguided, the perennially arrogant, ignorant pompous idiots that promote bigotry and censorship under the name of 'political correctness'.

I live in a beautiful Northamptonshire village in a picturesque part of what is quintessentially English - surrounded by sprawling green farmland that is sometimes laid to waves of intensely beautiful yellow rape flowers as far as the eye can see; long scenic walks shared by people, horses, dogs and wildlife alike and tranquil woodland with a carpet of crisp fallen leaves and twigs underfoot that crackle as you tread carefully through it. The village is populated with the usual mixture of thatched and Victorian cottages, a large manse now privately owned, a general hotchpotch of individually designed 70's 80's and 90's housing and a smattering of social housing - mostly all very tastefully, sympathetically and architecturally accurate for the soul of the village. We are blessed with our beautiful parish church, of which the chancel is built in the decorated style, and parts of it dating back to the 12th century. The church sits resplendent atop a hill at the west end of my village whilst overlooking our sister village; both flanking its beautiful grounds and well tended grave yard. It is a building of immense history, meaning and tranquilly. Just inside the south door stands the Norman font of which the base and cover is Victorian. The tower houses 6 bells and a Sanctus bell, which can be heard pealing when the dedicated campanologists gather for their weekly practice in readiness to call those worshippers to come forth for those early Sunday services before repairing to our 17th century inn for a well deserved snort or two after practice completes. In addition to the five 17th century peal bells, a treble was added in 1946 as a memorial to those brave men and women who died in our name in the second world war; it was also dedicated as a thanksgiving for those who returned home safely.

The central tenets of the church and Christianity have informed the way of life around here for centuries. It has presided over the union of lovers making a commitment in God's eyes. welcomed the newborns to be christened into a way of life that will inform their every moral decision, allows the faithful to give thanks for life and its blessings and to pray for the sick and disadvantaged, it gives the grieving a place to hand over their loved ones to God for safekeeping until they see them again; the church service being a deeply meaningful and healing requirement for helping a family, a community come to terms with a loss whilst finding the strength to support each other, move on with their lives and bring up the next generation. The grave yard houses ancient and imposing family vaults through to simple plaques attached to a discrete wall in memory of a loved one lost. Generations of the same family names can be seen etched on faded and newer gravestones clustered together around family plots. People walk their dogs through here and often there is a lone figure tending to a grave of a loved one as they are lost in their reflections, oblivious to our intrusion in their grief. The rustic pathway through the church grounds and onto the warren links the two villages that are intrinsically related through poverty, hardship, economic growth, a sense of history and a church and society that preached a sharing of beliefs, goals, values and culture; simpler times where the statement 'it takes a village to raise a child' was at the very core of its commitment to the family. To all intents and purposes that maxim still has some value here today.

The church is much too big now, for the village attendance numbers, once substantial, have dwindled greatly over the years. As a result, services are shared alternately between a few other village parishes served by one vicar where before each village luxuriated in the services of a dedicated one. Although this is the case, also at the centre of our village is the beautiful C of E junior school which still teaches and operates to the tenets of Christianity. People may not attend church as they used to but they fight tooth and nail to have their children taught at one of the best schools in England; a school so quintessentially English that you would believe that time had stood still and that it was preserved in the aspic of the genteel beliefs and practices of the 1950's generation; by this I mean it is bang up to date in its teaching of the national curriculum but class sizes are small, results are very good, the children are well mannered, parents who live in the village walk their children to school and collect them at the end of the school day; the children participate in the village fete, dance around the maypole, raise funds for the school with cake baking days, open evenings and it is a safe environment for them to play out after school until being hailed indoors exhausted and starving to gobble down tea at a rate of knots. The children learn a sense of community, a sense of belonging, a true sense of Christian values and what it means to be a good member of society. The people who buy into our village and indeed the surrounding villages, our churches and schools are buying into a lifestyle that has worked for thousands of years. We live by a belief system that isn't perfect because human beings are imperfect and some will interpret laws to benefit themselves, but it is a system and culture that is largely kind, caring, inclusive and a jolly wonderful thing quite a lot of the time.

The demographics of this village and surrounding villages are predominantly white with Christian values. There is not a huge influx of diverse ethnic minorities, (I hate that term - it is exclusive by its very name and creates cultural divisions so much loved by the politically correct - it gives them a demographic of people to patronise where they were never asked to interfere on their behalf in the first place). There are two market towns that flank our villages where locals shop to support our local economies where possible - a variety of people own and manage the shops. The minority of people who chose to move here, or are born here to second and third generation immigrants embrace the lifestyle, values and culture and believe themselves to be British. They do not wish to be singled out for preferential treatment or to be patronised because they are 'different'.

But here's the rub, our village newsletter contained the following message:

'Those of you who wish to buy postage stamps from the town post office, please note; If you wish to buy stamps with a Christian theme, you must ask for these as they are not allowed to advertise them' .

Dear God almighty. I find this politically correct abuse quite awful. These people are tyrants who are bigoted against their own kind, see inequality where it just doesn't exist and create inequality by making Christians feel dirty somehow for following a belief system that this country's culture was founded upon and is still practiced today. I am deeply offended by the PC's reckless belief that by allowing us to celebrate Christmas is somehow offensive to others who practice a different religion and as such we are driven underground to ask for some effing stamps under the counter. Before you know it we'll be holding secret meetings and practicing Christianity in hovels while the PC brigade torch our homes and meeting places as they attempt to destroy the very fabric of our society.

I am more than happy to not just recognise but to join in the celebrations of Dewali - the festival of lights where Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism, adherents of these faiths, celebrate freely and in joy. I am certainly not offended by other faiths or the people having the freedom to worship in whatever way they wish. I truly embrace the differences that cultural and religious beliefs bring but underpinning that tapestry of differences is human nature; a need to be loved, wanted, embraced, included and accepted no matter what you believe or practice. All religious beliefs should be tolerated and incorporated into British life. But I am deeply bloody offended however that I am being censored by idiots who have deemed Christianity offensive. These are scary fucking people who are oppressive and dictatorial in their approach. To subvert the Christian religion on my behalf when I wasn't even consulted is not their right. Neither do they have the right to insist their bigoted small minded viewpoint is superior to mine and as such impose it upon those of us with a more tolerant, educated and open minded approach to life. Christianity is about tolerance of all creeds and colours and cultures, not the subversion of any. I believe the subversion of a culture and belief system of a large demographic of several million people was responsible for major atrocities that started the second world war - recognise the signs anyone?

Our freedoms of speech are being eroded daily. The PC create divisive communities and intolerance where alternatively, good sense, human nature, tolerance of others absorbs all into one community - one that can have diverse beliefs but one that allows all and sundry to practice their beliefs without destabilising the community as one religion is promoted at the expense of another.

I am sickened that to voice my disgust against such subversion is called racist. These PC eejits are being racist against me by subverting my belief system, by taking away my freedom of speech to rail against that and as such my my right to accuse them of being the real racists by their verbal acts of vandalism. They are intellectually incapable of a proper debate on how we create an inclusive culture - they somehow believe that to subvert Christianity and the celebration of our holy days is to create equality. How the hell do you work that one out eh, when every other religion can celebrate theirs but we Christians cannot? By all means take religion out of politics and create a secular society if you must but don't tell me that I cannot openly buy a religious themed stamp from my local post office unless I wear a disguise, whisper my intentions, go around the side entrance and recant my religious beliefs as I hand over the dosh in exchange for such illegal booty. Should I now worry that perhaps some guy working at the sorting office is of a different religion and as such he will be deeply offended by handling my letter with the stamp of the baby Jesus on it? Should I feel deeply apologetic that the same stamp might make the non-Christian postman or indeed the agnostic postman fly into a rage and claim compensation at having to deal with the scarring after effects of having to see a religious symbol on an envelope and been totally traumatised at having to handle it?

Perhaps I should lead a campaign to have the war memorial outside our church bulldozed because our war dead hero's were remembered and celebrated under the auspices of Christianity? Perhaps we should sell the church and convert it into exclusive flats for the PC to live in so they can remind themselves how they destroyed a civilisation of loving tolerant people by their own hateful, intolerant doctrines. Thank God for the sensible, calming, educated voice of Trevor Phillips at the Commission for Racial Equality. He is almost a lone voice and champion of the sensible amongst a sea of nutters.

Two fingers to the lot of you PC numpty's and shame on you.

Happy Christmas and good cheer to all denominations and a very unchristian plague of boils on the arses of the politically correct movement and may your next shit be a hedgehog. May your Trotskyite tendencies be eradicated as quickly as your hot air nonsense dissipates.

34 comments:

Sy said...

The very sad thing is that it is going to get a lot worse I think. It certainly wont get any better until they sack the moronic idiots who think that bag of BS up...but then it will be "Against their human right" or some other such shite.

Can the hedgehog have razors as well as spikes?

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Hey Sy, long time so speaky! Razor blades, broken glass, barbed wire all welcome when they head off for a Brad Pitt! I believe you are right, it will get worse before it gets better. I'll give them fucking human rights alright! I'd happily wrap the legislatiion around an impossibly large rocket and fire it up their lacerated arses!

I am tooooo incensed by this crap to be alive really...

softinthehead said...

Well said MOB - the world is going to hell in a hand basket. What beggar's belief is that idiots get paid to think up this crap! Thanks for putting it so succinctly for the rest of like minded people.

LittleBrownDog said...

It really is a lot of nonsense, isn't it - where it will all end, God only knows. Mind you, having said that, your village does sound lovely...

Maggie May said...

Well said MOB.I think you speak for the majority of people with any iota of common sense.
Christians are made to feel like second class citizens...... no other country would change their views on THEIR faith for us. We embrace all, so why the hell do we have to give up everything for the minority, who really do not worry about us celebrating Christmas at all.
The school where I work have known me for years & recently gave me a form to fill in asking what colour I was and I threw it in the bin! Fancy them not noticing what colour I was! What a waste of paper. I was also asked what sexual orientation I belonged to and whether I was a transexual! Well that went in the bin too! What is going on?

GoneBackSouth said...

MOB, I have never known anyone rant quite so spectacularly as you do. Well said my fine lady! And that village does sound lovely.
Happy CHRISTmas x

Robin said...

Oh MOB, do tell us, how do you really feel... In the US, both sides have gotten so irate that I am frightened to even mention Christmas.

beth said...

Of course, it'll take a village to change this kind of nonsense. Good luck to you and all sane-like people.

Valleys Mam said...

well said MOB, big round of applause did u see the story on my blog about that muslim cleric who called Christmas evil, I could not believe it, if we had written that about his festivals , my god we would have been vilified.
Its gone too far, and its time the silent majority spoke up.

Suzysoo said...

Hear Hear!

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Softinthehead – I cannot believe how political correctness which as a programme has a great deal to offer in correcting wrongs has been hijacked by people with shit for brains. They seem to interpret righting wrongs by creating another wrong – provide equality you complete idiots, don’t create more inequality. They simply haven’t got a clue and God knows how they manage to get dressed in the morning without help. I imagine they find it hard to walk and chew gum at the same time – too demanding for their inept little brains.

Littlebrowndog – yes the village is truly lovely and welcoming to all who wish to live here. We don’t need some nitwits with faulty logic telling us to ditch our Christian beliefs and practices to make the place more habitable for those that practice other religions. The people of Asian descent that live here feel a right to be here as we do and are proud of how colour and creed is a non issue.

Maggie May – how very intrusive of them asking such personal questions. You should have said that as a hermaphrodite that you chose your sexuality and gender depending upon what day of the week it was and whether there was a full moon or not. I don’t mind answering questions re ethnic heritage but they can go to hell in wanting to know my sexual preferences which of course includes necrophilia and budgie bonking.

Gonebacksouth – oh yes, I am ranting for Britain here. I am so furious about the cheek of the PC brigade and how they are getting away with such hogwash and drivel. They haven’t got the life skills or intellectual capacity to interpret political correctness properly and execute the properties of it to be used at it was meant to be used – to drive out racism, bigotry and deep ignorance. In fact the very way that they misinterpret the process makes them racist, bigoted and deeply ignorant. It beggars belief really. Happy CHRISTmas to you too dear lady.

Robin – don’t you feel subverted by not being able to even mention the word Christmas? Don’t you feel discriminated against?; so much for democracy and the free world in both our countries. I certainly don’t mind wishing someone happy Honokaa or seeing cards doing the same. It is wonderful to see people embrace their belief systems and live what is hopefully a good and fruitful life of achievement, tolerance and good grace to others.

Beth – it will take an uprising of many villages to change such a wicked act by these people. They have people much too frightened to say anything or join in a debate about this whole topic. Yet pin these PC twerps down in a proper exchange of views and they crumble, claim you are victimising them and run off to boo hoo and dob you into the thought police. It’s truly shocking what they get away with in the name of political correctness.

Valleys Mam – I would imagine if we said anything at all about his religion we might just gave been arrested for inciting religious violence and locked up for a night. The thing is, I don’t want to vilify anyone else’s religion – I just want to know that our Christian values are able to be practiced by the Christians that live in this country. I am a lapsed catholic and don’t attend mass but I do try to live my life by Christian values. I would readily embrace a secular culture where no religion is based in our political system but is kept for state occasions and historical purposes; i.e., provide equality by keeping all faiths at the same entitlement level. That way you don’t have every faith competing for the same rights – that is just a mighty bun fight waiting to happen. Hopefully the PC enforcement brigade will all lose their jobs in the deepening recession as it eats away at our resources and we won’t see hide nor hair of the wee toerags for a long time to come. I remember only too well the recession of the 80’s. It went on and on and on and millions were laid off and it never seemed to end. We have tough times ahead and we can easily lose these pointless people from their pointless jobs. I wonder just how strong their belief system is and how long it will take them to re-evaluate their views when they are competing for jobs with people who are infinitely more intelligent, better educated and much more hard-working than they ever could be. If it wasn’t for the amazing work ethic of our immigrant population our industry and professions would be in a despicable state and we would be in a much worse situation that we are now.

Suzysoo - I fear this hot topic will not be popular with the PC army when they read it. I make no reference to colour, creed or religious bent on who these people are. My concern is that no matter what they are, makes no odds to me. I expect only that they should operate with a fair hand, a balanced approach and a tolerant soul.

® ♫ The Brit ♪ ® said...

Well said indeed MOB!
And the thing I have always noticed is that these politically correct people seem to create all this nonsense and BS to incite hatred and prejudice, which unfortunately works on those people that succumb to their beliefs and agree that different religions e.t.c.. should be "hidden away"
The place where you live sounds so idyllic and I hope that you and your community sort out the idiots soon!
If I don't speak to you before have a wonderful Christmas!! One that will be filled with all the images that has always, and should always, be associated with this wonderful time of year! x

auntiegwen said...

Hear hear, no one says it quite like you, my dear darling mobsy and I agree with every word, we cannot promote all other faiths except the one that is indiginous to this country, it's so weak and ineffectual, not one of my Hindu, Seikh or Muslim friends would agree with it, they would be horrified to think that the PC brigade think that's what they would want, no they don't, they just want to be able to celebrate their own, they don't want us to give our's up, it's mental.


I train Nursery Nurses and last year I had a big fight with a local headteacher of a school where one of my students was on a workplacement.

My student had spent ages on a wall display of the 3 little pigs, working with 3 year olds in the school nursery, they'd read the story, counted to 3, made models of the houses and then a collaged wall display. This was a fantastic piece of work by my student (and was part of her assessed professional qualification) and the children.

The head made them take it down as it may be offensive to Muslims.

Would you give yourself peace !

I very calmly saw the head, brought in my copy of Every Child Matters and explained in very sweet tones about diversity and inclusiveness, and reminded her that we had pictures of cows during a farmyard theme but they weren't removed as being potentially offensive to Hindu's, I offered to send my comments in writing to Ofsted for clarification of the matter and the wall display stayed up.

If the people in charge have no sense we will end up singing ba ba green sheep forever.

Fuck em

Sandi McBride said...

And now this horrendous custom has invaded Britain's shores, I hang my head...I am sorely afraid that God will awaken the wicked with such a thump! I long for it...but am becoming quite cautious in what I wish for...what are we to do? I say Merry Christmas! And Thank God Almighty...it's still a free country, isn't it?
hugs of compassion
Sandi

Crystal Jigsaw said...

It is incredible that we are having to put up with this rubbish. It has all gone way too far for our comprehension and we now find ourselves living in a dictatorship. Freedom of choice is slowly being taken away from us.

Who cares about other religions anyway? We all have our own beliefs whatever they are. We are all entitled to those beliefs.

CJ xx

Stinking Billy said...

wee mob, now THAT is what I call a rant. You invariably make us wait, sometimes for too long, but by God when you come out with both guns pumping lead you are a sight to behold. If you are up to organising a march, or a fight, sign me up. I'm ready!

Mean Mom said...

I do agree with your sentiments and so much enjoyed the description of the village where you live.

When I went to my local post office for stamps earlier in the week, everyone was automatically being offered a choice of Christmas stamps. It wasn't necessary to ask for Christian stamps. Political correctness seems to have passed us by, here, then! There hasn't been any rioting in the streets, so far.

Flowerpot said...

Yes I'm with you on all that! Well done MPB - great post!

Lane said...

Gawd - there's madness in this here country. Screaming, brain dead, frightening madness. PC brigade, Health and Safety etc- all being paid a healthy sum to interfere, interrogate, frighten and come up with more and more ludicrous rules and regulations. Heaven help us.

And I do so love your turn of phrase for wishing someone a painful 'evacuation':-)

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Auntiegwen – My oh my how you must have wanted to take that ignorant head teachers head and stuff it down the loo and flush it. I admire your restraint! I would be in gaol right now for giving that head a new hairdo for the day! I am truly not a violent person because it makes me sick but I have a fertile imagination of how I would like things to work out whilst I stand there gritting my teeth with a fixed smile on my face.

I cannot understand how supposedly educated people believe that to become inclusive you must create exclusion of one religion at the expense of including another. We’re not short on space, there isn’t an infinite amount of space into which we include all representatives of a subject, colour and creed etc that requires society to chuck out the one we feel has had enough attention. This self righteous belief that they are the champions of the people, (self elected and self deluded I might add), and that they have the right to right a wrong in their own ignorant way, cock it up and then get arsey when they a nation of people feel aggrieved at their stupidity and clumsy efforts then call everyone racist who challenges their balls-ups, is tiring and destructive. People should be teaching tolerance, not intolerance. These misguided acts of removing farmland animals from everyday life lest it should offend someone who’s religion reveres them or finds them offensive is serving only the PC’s sense of superiority that they know best. Perhaps they should start to worry that vegans and vegetarians might find anything with a face on a picture offensive too so lets move the images lest society upset people with different eating preferences. Their logic is faulty and absurd. Glad you remained calm and made the silly head see sense but she’ll probably be off upholding the rights of some other useless ideology created by some serial killer holed up in Broadmoor because they love a doomed crusade these eejits.

Working mum said...

Ah ha! Is this why when I asked for the Christmas stamps at my Post Office, I was given ones with pantomime characters on? PC gone mad!

Casdok said...

Politically correct does go to far sometimes.
Merry christmas! :)

i beati said...

who would have ever thought we would have lived to see such jibberish., Thank you for describing your lovely church and the cornerstone it is in your community and life..blessings Sandy

KAREN said...

Well said! The PC brigade are proper killjoys and need to go and live on an island somewhere and leave the rest of us alone.

Er, Happy Christmas by the way :o)

Valleys Mam said...

Happy christmas ,nadolig llawen,glaedelig jul
May your god ,demi god ,godess what ever be with you and may your family all get on ---ish lol xxxxxxxxxxxx
mam

Carolyn said...

Amen sista! And Merry Christmas to you.

Cheryl said...

I need to thank you for putting this out there, so well. Being "politically correct" has gotten so out of hand. It just keeps getting worse every day.

The way you describe your village and church, make it sound so beautiful.

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!
XOXOXOX

Suzysoo said...

Merry Christmas MOB. Theres a wee prezzie for you at mine! xx

blogthatmama said...

Ready, aim, fire! Well done MOB, what I can't understand is why some idiots think that everything about their own religion/belief is so potentially insulting whilst accepting everything else so wholeheartedly. That muddled thinking causes the problems...Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!

viator said...

It's time we speak out...

auntiegwen said...

I tried to email you a Happy New Year message but the computer said no !

Happy New Year to you and yours, may 2009 be a fantastic year for you

as aye

xxxx

Retiredandcrazy said...

Calm down MOB - those miserable cowardly bastards will get their come-uppance one day - come the revolution! We need to rise up against them.

Debra in France said...

Crazy isn't it? We went to India on Boxing Day a few years ago. WHen we arrived at our hotel in New Delhi there was a huge christmas tree with a nativity scene underneath it. I asked Sanjay our guide if they celebrated christmas and he replied that they would celebrate anything if it meant that they could put up sparkly decorations!

One of our friends worked as a caretaker in a London school a couple of years ago. He was told that they were not having a christmas tree as it might offend some of the non-christian children. He went out a bought the biggest tree he could and a load of decorations and got the kids to help him decorate it. Non of them refused, they all loved and all of them said that they had done the same at home. NONE of them were offended.

Who makes up these stupid rules anyway?!

Carolina said...

Thanks to David McMahon's 'Post of the Day' I visited your blog. Love the image of the sleeping beauties. Made me laugh! Like a good laught, so I became a 'follower'. Looking forward to more of your stories, the menopause isn't that far away for me I fear. Like to be prepared!
Thanks.