Some of our leaders know Christmas is bigger than them, so they’re trying hard to cancel it.
by Tucker Carlson
Christmas is almost here. Usually, it’s the happiest time that we have. This year of all years, Christmas has a deeper resonance, something closer to its original meaning. In a time of crisis, you inevitably start thinking about the things you might ignore if you were busier and more content.
In general, people tend to become more spiritual, more openly religious when they’re suffering. It’s not an accident, in fact, it may be the upside of suffering. You get to think beyond the next Amazon delivery for a minute.
Of course, not everyone is in favor of all the focus on the big, enduring things — like our families, what’s true and what’s not true, eternity itself. All of that tends to diminish the power of the people in charge of our temporal world. For obvious reasons, we take our leaders less seriously when we’re reminded that they’re people just like we are. They, too, will pass. Death is inevitable. That may be the one thing you’re not allowed to say in this country, but it’s still true, and maybe we should pause before we destroy the living in the name of trying to eliminate it.