Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter 2013 -- or, just another day for a right-wing freak-out

By Michael J.W. Stickings

I hope you're all enjoying the long Easter weekend -- hopefully you get at least one day off.

Even if you're not much of a Christian, or not even a Christian at all, even if you don't believe in that silly story about that Jewish guy the Roman and Jewish establishment didn't much care for, Easter is still a statutory holiday in our Western liberal (and mostly secular) democracies, and that, I think, is a good reason to tip your cap to Christianity while your kids hunt for (chocolate) eggs and you prepare whatever special dinner you have planned, hopefully with loved ones, while chowing down on Cadbury Creme Eggs, or whatever else may tickle your gastronomic fancy.

Oh, but conservatives, mouth-frothers who need things to lash out at, are not amused today, not one bit, what with Internet behemoth Google deciding to celebrate not that guy today but instead famous labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, who was born this day in 1927.

Forget that honoring the life, death, and teachings of a religious figure probably isn't really a good idea for Google, a company that shouldn't be singling out one religion over others. Forget that this is Easter Sunday, just one day of the long weekend. And forget that Chavez was far more "Christian" than most, if not all, of these self-righteous (and deeply hypocritical) goons, that "Jesus," as the story goes (think Sermon on the Mount), would no doubt have found a great deal to like in Chavez's activism.

These people are outraged! And their outrage is going viral!

It's Google, it's Obama, it's the War on Easter!

This is all so very silly as well, and politically nefarious as well, the right's idiotic persecution complex mixed with its usual theocratic moralism: We're being persecuted, and that means we can't persecute everyone else!

Well, too fucking bad. Go stuff your faces with goo. Because your moronity really knows no bounds.

Happy Easter, everyone.

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