Mao Tse Tung encouraged his Red Guards to attack all traditional values during the Communist Revolution in China.
‘No Downtown Christmas Tree? Shameful’ reads a recent letter to the editor in the Edmonton Journal.
“I have never in my 80 years been so disappointed as I was today, hearing that there will be no decorated Christmas tree by City Hall. Instead, the council without any input from Edmonton residents, has decided to decorate with a buffalo on skates, et cetera.”
“This letter is to remind them, that tree out there is a symbol of the Christmas season we have all grown up with, as well as our children and grandchildren.”
And that’s why these cancellations occur. No one could ever accuse CAP of seeing Canada through rainbow-coloured glasses. Yes, we leap to the “conspiratorial,” often with lighting speed.
And yet, the thematic nature of Christmas-oriented cancellations sticks in our craw. Here’s another:
“No Halifax Christmas lights switch-on again this year – but other free festive family events planned.”