Re: "Let naysayers know: Christmas is Christmas," the Now, Dec. 8.
Bravo to columnist Harvinder Sandhu for speaking out about Christmas being Christmas.
When on July 7, 1988 Parliament passed the "Act for the Preservation and Enhancement of Multiculturalism in Canada," augmented in 1991 by the "Department of Multiculturalism and Citizenship Act," the idea took hold that minorities were offended by Christmas and other public expressions of traditional Canadian culture.
It should be clearly noted that this did not originate with minority new Canadians, but with self-proclaimed so-called "progressive" middle-class higher-purpose white folks who thought it was the very essence of enlightened liberalism to diminish their own cultural and religious traditions, seeing them as offensive to others, and to have those traditions eliminated.
It is those people we really have to fear and what is worse is how the virus of political correctness has infected our society - to the point where our multicultural outreach efforts of accommodation to newcomers have truly descended into a theatre of the absurd.
E.W. Bopp, Tsawwassen