Let’s just get it out there. The reason I haven’t talked about the Christmas Song Debauchery of late. I don’t want to be politically incorrect, but frankly, I don’t care.
I do. But I don’t. But let me explain.
If it were up to me, all Christmas music would be banned. Every last note of it. In fact, all the Christmas-Crappery would be banned. The tinsel, the baubles, the hype. I mean, for sure, Jesus was a kind and peaceful Dood. Let’s wish him a very happy birthday on the 25th. Let us too, be kind and peaceful. Not only on his birthday, but every day of the year. I bet if you asked Jesus, what would Jesus do about his birthday, he’d probably say, “I’d ask my Mom to bake a cake.”
And there you have it. Just let them have a nice little family celebration with God the Father, the Mother Mary, and I suppose, Uncle Holy Spirit. And if we must do something to celebrate, let us be compassionate, and loving. Toward all people, even the starving immigrants who are fleeing for their lives, south of our border. But the over-shopping and ultra-hype. Not so much.
But, if I must say a few words about the song. There are certainly insinuations in “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” It is filled with innuendos, as far as I am concerned. A banter. Midway through the song though, she finally says, “The answer is no.”
I know “No” means no. But three lines later she decides to have another cigarette. It was written in another time in history, in 1944, when our culture had a much different view about women and their place in society. I don’t think it was right, but it existed.
Should it be banned?
My real question is this.
Have you listened to modern everyday lyrics?
Just go on over to Google and type in “most offensive rap lyrics toward women.” Now that is something to get all ruffled up about. But those songs are making certain people a lot of money, and they are not questioned, nor are they going away.
We tread a slippery slope when we start banning songs, burning books, and censuring art. Do we put a loin cloth on David, all out there, for the world to see? Just why is he naked? Was a woman around out the time this statue was intended? Did she say “No, put that thing back where it came from?”
I don’t know about any of it really.
I think our planet is exploding. I think people on the earth have gone bonkers in a million different ways. I think there is destruction, hatred, mass murders, and an all-out assault on our global climate. And we are drawing lines in the sand about passing a safety ban on Super Spirograph?
Where do we really draw the line? What do we change, and what do we keep? For what price, and out of who’s pocket? And. When do we really start acting like Jesus?
Because, it is cold outside, and, I like my Super Spirograph.
“Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you have anyway.”
― Kent M. Keith,
“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.”
― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart