Yesterday, we broke the fourth wall, using two sobering anniversaries to examine how the phony “war on Christmas” itself is a weapon in the authoritarian US Right’s ongoing information war.
There are a number of appealing possibilities for a historian (yes that is my professional training) to draw on.
Technically December 15 has been Bill of Rights Day since that good ol’ Commie, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, proclaimed it such in 1941
FDR was an Episcopalian, so he’s clearly right out.
a) mocking them by feigning shock when they show they no idea that today is Bill of Rights Day and
b) emphasizing evil Commie FDR’s role
Of course, there is a perhaps more obvious option, and it also has to do with our American Constitution.
Does anybody know what I have in mind?
On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment went into effect, repealing the 18th.
Thanks, godless Commie Episcopalian FDR!
Invite a FOX “News” watcher to have a drink—in honor of FDR and the 21st Amendment
Just set one ground rule—no saying “merry Christmas.” How could they dishonor the Bill of Rights on its day like that?
I’m opening it now, and...
Holy wow is that tacky, even for our enemy...
Okay, are you read?
Beneath the door
The laziest Christmas tree ever!
Oh, Dec 15 is also the third Sunday of Advent this year so like light a candle and some shit if you want to.
And now I bid you happy 21st Amendment, you filthy animals! Raise a glass to FDR