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Sunday, 25 December 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy Hanukkah, as this year the both arrive at the same time. 

Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht remains the queen of Christmas Songs for me.

While an increasing number of  Political Correctness apostels started  to say  "Merry Christmas" again this year after having avoided the word, in Kamasutra-like semantic contortions for many years (does  the Brexit+Trump+people-power Phenomena make the rats leave a sinking ship?), the Israeli Prime Minister,  Benjamin Netanjahu never cowered before bullies' fashions and has always danced, it seems to me, to his own tune:

I understand that this  song was verboten during the Nazi reign in Germany. 
Never again !

Obama's 2016 and last Christmas card from the White House. 

Unlike the Jewish Israeli Prime Minister's, Obama's "persuasion" or "religion" doesn't seem to allow him the use of the word "Christmas", as, so I hear, it has never figured on any of his Christmas Cards during his 8 years in office. 

Well, perhaps we will find out during our lifetimes, what and who really did pull his strings. 

The two dresses of the Obama daughters have reputedly cost $20,000 each....US$ ! I wonder if they sometimes wonder what poor people do......

And now to  the grotesque concessions that Germans make to those, which Angela Merkel no longer calls Migrants, or even "New Germans" or "Germans with migration background",  now she has taken to speak of them as  "those-who-have-not-been-in-Germany-as-long-as-you-have"

While you have just heard two  examples of Germany's wonderful songs, here is what they are doing to Germany's traditions: I found it on an interesting site called, somewhat prophetically, the  "Face of a Dying Nation". There  you can find some interesting, if often depressing news from Germany.

The site owner writes in his/her introduction:

"The "Christkindlesmarkt"  in Karlsruhe is the oldest and most famous Christmas market in Germany and has taken place annually since as early as the 16th century. The anchor of the German State TV channel Südwestrundfunk (SWR), however, considers traditional Christmas to be sad, melancholic and weepy. In the program, that aired on December 6th last year, he said that he would rather have it happy - or, multicultural - and gives the stage to "cabaret artist" Alexandra Gauger, who proceeds to mock the lyrics of Childrens' carols by singing them in an oriental tone.

The (most likely staged) audience happily claps out of rhythm and provides applause after this arguably cringe worthy freak show of a television program...."

After this, I think we need something to get rid of the bad taste. Below  is one of the songs that comedienne mutilated, but this time sung as those "who-have-lived-here-a-little-longer" (as Merkel now calls the native Germans she is replacing) will sing it, without the servile concession to "those-who-have-not-been-in-Germany-as-long-as-you-have"


  1. Merry Christmas Rita, may your New Year be happy and bountiful.

    1. Thank you and the same to you, may the best of 2016 be the worst you can expect for 2017.
      P.S.: I greatly appreciate your work at Vladtapes !