A Cautionary Tale #29

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Benjamin Franklin

When will the foolishness end? A radio station has decided not to play, “Baby It’s Cold Outside” because it advocates, commemorates, celebrates, date rape. I don’t see it. We have no idea if the guy in the song was successful. It could just as easily be about a bad case of “blue balls.”

I guess the cowards that run the radio station will ban “I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” next. The song is obviously about a dominant figure seeking a sexual quid pro quo from a powerless female, in exchange for gifts. The horror! 

If you are unfamiliar with the song, here it is.

I refuse to knuckle under. Merry Christmas to one and all! If somebody wishes me Happy Hanukkah I take it in the spirit it is meant. I’ll even accept Happy Kwanzaa. In the spirit of the season, I don’t bother to point out what a poor deluded motherfucker the wisher is. 

Years ago, during the Christmas season, I was subjected to a telephone call from a self important secretary from the Texas Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Service. She was attempting to take me to the woodshed because in my reports I referred to suspects by first name, last name and a sexually appropriate pronoun.

This usage was contrary to the accepted form of Last name first, first name second, followed by middle initial, every time the topic came up. Pronouns were not allowed. Apparently my writing style was shaking DPS to its very foundations, buildings were fixing to collapse, thousands would die. It would be all my fault. I declined to change the report. I suggested she invest in a helmet.

As I ended the call I wished her, “You have a very Merry Christmas.”

She came back with, “I find that to be offensive.”

I knew what I had to do. There was only one appropriate reply, “Yeah, How do you feel about fuck you?”

In less than a minute, the phone was ringing in the boss’s office. He confirmed that the conversation had taken place and returned to his office shaking his head. 

There is a tendency among folks to dismiss the antics of the left as silly shit. The left understands that everything is foreplay, each incremental outrage brings them closer to their goal. Conservatives would do well to remember that outside of a whorehouse and baseball, no one makes it to home plate with one swing of the bat.