Monday, December 22, 2014

DPR (North) Korea- U.S. Urged to Honestly Apologize to Mankind for Its Evil Doing before Groundlessly Pulling up Others

I have finally found a news article directly from the  Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea, commenting on the hacking of the Sony Corporation. -សតិវ​អតុ

News From KOREAN CENTRAL NEWS AGENCY of DPRK:

Pyongyang, December 21 (KCNA) -- The Policy Department of the National Defence Commission of the DPRK issued the following statement Sunday: 
Strange thing that happened in the heart of the U.S., the ill-famed cesspool of injustice, is now afloat in the world as shocking news.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment, the biggest movie producer in the U.S., which produced the undesirable reactionary film "The Interview" daring hurt the dignity of the supreme leadership of the DPRK and agitating even terrorism and had a plan to distribute it, was exposed to surprisingly sophisticated, destructive and threatening cyber warfare and has been thrown into a bottomless quagmire after suffering property losses worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The public in the U.S. is now describing this case as "disgrace suffered by Sony Pictures Entertainment," "very sorry thing caused by the U.S.," "Sony Pictures Entertainment showing a white flag before hackers" and the "unprecedented disaster suffered by the U.S."
Those who meted out a stern punishment of justice were reported to be cyber experts styling themselves "guardians of peace".
Seized with terrible horror and threat in face of their merciless hacking attack in retaliation against unjust actions, many movie and drama distributors in North America including 41 states of the U.S. and Canada immediately canceled the screening of the reactionary movie. And it was reported that the Sony Pictures Entertainment which directly sponsored its production and distribution hastily issued a statement on Dec. 25 that it would suspend the screening of the undesirable movie which had been planned in 63 countries.
The NDC of the DPRK highly estimates the righteous action taken by the "guardians of peace," though it is not aware of their residence.
It, at the same time, considers as fortunate the step taken by the Sony Pictures Entertainment to give up the overall distribution of the above-said movie due to the decision and strong pressure of the movie and drama distributors for stopping the screening of the reactionary movie, though belatedly.
This is an official stand of the army and the people of the DPRK on what happened in the heart of the U.S.
This stand is taken by the DPRK because the movie "The Interview" is an undesirable and reactionary one justifying and inciting terrorism which should not be allowed in any country and any region. 
Another reason is that the movie is run through with a story agitating a vicious and dastardly method of assassinating a head of a legitimate sovereign state.
No wonder, even political and social circles of the U.S. commented that it is quite wrong to defame the head of the state for the mere reason that his politics is different from that of the U.S. and it is in the hostile relationship with the latter and, therefore, the Sony Pictures Entertainment got into a serious trouble and paid a due price.
For these reasons, the DPRK is more highly praising the "guardians of peace" for their righteous deed which prevented in advance the evil cycle of retaliation-- terrorism sparks terrorism.
It is quite natural that the movie and drama producers should refrain from undesirable deeds contrary to the noble mission to lead morality and civilization.
But what matters is that the U.S. and its followers are groundlessly trumpeting that the recent cyber attack was made by the DPRK.
The FBI issued the results of the investigation into the hack at the Sony Pictures Entertainment on December 19. 
According to them, it suffered tremendous losses. 
One may say this is the due price incurred by wrong deed, the evil act of hurting others.
The U.S. released a statement asserting that this loss was caused by the DPRK.
No matter how big and disgraceful the loss may be, the U.S. should not pull up others for no reason. 
The FBI presented a report on the results of technical analysis of hacking program used by the "guardians of peace" for this attack, citing it as the ground that the serious hacking was caused by the DPRK.
The report says the malignant code had access to north Korea's IP already known several times and the hacking methods applied in the "March 20 hacking case" and during cyber warfare against media and various other computer networks in south Korea in recent years are similar to that applied against the Sony Pictures Entertainment this time, being another ground that "this was done by the north".
The report, in particular, adds that the malignant code and algorithm applied during the attack are similar to what was used during the hacking attack on south Korea, citing it as a proof.
Not satisfied with those groundless "evidence", the FBI is letting loose ambiguous remarks that it is hard to fully prove due to the "protection of sensitive information sources."
This means self-acknowledgement that the "assertion about the north's deed" came from an intentional allegation rather than scientific evidence.
It is a common sense that the method of cyber warfare is almost similar worldwide. Different
sorts of hacking programs and codes are used in cyberspace.
If somebody used U.S.-made hacking programs and codes and applied their instruction or encoding method, perhaps, the "wise" FBI, too, could not but admit that it would be hard to decisively assert that the attack was done by the U.S.
Moreover, the DPRK has never attempted nor made a "cyber-attack" on south Korea. The rumor about "cyber-attack" by the DPRK was a concoction made by the south Korean puppet regime and its plot.
After all, the grounds cited by the FBI in its announcement were all based on obscure sci-tech data and false story and, accordingly, the announcement itself is another fabrication. This is the DPRK's stand on the U.S. gangster-like behavior against it.
What is grave is that U.S. President Obama is recklessly making the rumor about "DPRK's cyber-attack on Sony Pictures" a fait accompli while crying out for symmetric counteraction, strict calculation and additionally retaliatory sanctions.
This is like beating air after being hit hard. A saying goes every sin brings its punishment with it. It is best for the guilty to repent of its evil doings and draw a lesson when forced to pay dearly for them.
The DPRK has clear evidence that the U.S. administration was deeply involved in the making of such dishonest reactionary movie.
It is said that the movie was conceived and produced according to the "guidelines" of the U.S. authorities who contended that such movies hurting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership and inciting terrorism against it would be used in an effective way as "propaganda against north Korea".
The U.S. Department of State's special human rights envoy went the lengths of urging the movie makers to keep all scenes insulting the dignity of the DPRK supreme leadership in the movie, saying it is needed to "vex the north Korean government".
The facts glaringly show that the U.S. is the chief culprit of terrorism as it has loudly called for combating terrorism everywhere in the world but schemed behind the scene to produce and distribute movies inciting it in various countries of the world.
It is not exaggeration to say in the light of the prevailing situation that the U.S. administration and President Obama looking after the overall state affairs of the U.S. have been behind the case.
Can he really cover up the crimes he has committed by trying so hard to falsify the truth and turn white to black.
So we watched with unusual attention what had been done by the "guardians of peace" to avert terrorism and defend justice.
Yet, we do not know who or where they are but we can surely say that they are supporters and sympathizers with the DPRK.
The army and people of the DPRK who aspire after justice and truth and value conscience have hundreds of millions of supporters and sympathizers, known or unknown, who have turned out in the sacred war against terrorism and the U.S. imperialists, the chieftain of aggression, to accomplish the just cause.
Obama personally declared in public the "symmetric counteraction", a disgraceful behavior.
There is no need to guess what kind of thing the "symmetric counteraction" is like but the army and people of the DPRK will never be browbeaten by such a thing.
The DPRK has already launched the toughest counteraction. Nothing is more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target is all the citadels of the U.S. imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans.
The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the U.S. in all war spaces including cyber warfare space to blow up those citadels.
Our toughest counteraction will be boldly taken against the White House, the Pentagon and the whole U.S. mainland, the cesspool of terrorism, by far surpassing the "symmetric counteraction" declared by Obama.
This is the invariable toughest stand of the army and people of the DPRK.
Fighters for justice including "guardians of peace" who turned out in the sacred drive for cooperation in the fight against the U.S. to defend human justice and conscience and to dismember the U.S. imperialists, the root cause of all sorts of evils and kingpin of injustice, are sharpening bayonets not only in the U.S. mainland but in all other parts of the world.
The just struggle to be waged by them across the world will bring achievements thousands of times greater than the hacking attack on the Sony Pictures Entertainment.
It is the truth and inevitability of the historical development that justice prevails over injustice.
Whoever challenges justice by toeing the line of the biggest criminal U.S. will never be able to escape merciless punishment as it is the target of the sacred drive for cooperation in the fight against the U.S.
The U.S. should reflect on its evil doings that put itself in such a trouble, apologize to the Koreans and other people of the world and should not dare pull up others. 


Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter Solstice—my final salvo in the war on Christmas


This is the big day! It’s Winter Solstice. Since I’m not a Christian I celebrate the Solstice—the shortest day and longest night of the year. 
And while I’m at it, this is my final salvo in my war on Christmas. But rather than tear down someone else’s beliefs, which is often what some Christian warriors do, I simply celebrate my holiday and enjoy the festivities of the season.

Here is an example of a Christian warrior, Chris Long, president of Ohio Christian Alliance, a so called "educational organization," who believes the atheist in this country are out to destroy religion:

"The war on Christmas is underway once again this year as the American Atheists have launched a multi-city billboard campaign attacking Christmas and religious faith. Atheist legal groups such as the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ACLU, and People for the American Way believe it is open season to attack public expression of faith with their relentless lawsuits and letter campaigns of intimidation to city officials, school districts and public institutions. Continuing the tradition of their predecessors in earlier decades starting in the '60s, they won't rest until every expression of religious content is wiped from the public square, whether it's a football team that prays before the game, a city council that seeks divine guidance, or a Ten Commandments marker on public property. Even peaceful nativity scenes are targeted. Their motivation? It is not tolerance, but intolerance of those who hold a religious belief that is contrary to their atheist views."

Wow...is this guy ever repressed?! It sounds as if the country is crawling with atheists trying to destroy his faith in God. This guy is clearly at war with non-believers.

"With each case they win, either by capitulation or in the courts, a little bit of the American way of life dies with it. Ronald Reagan stated, "The frustrating thing is that those who are attacking religion claim they are doing it in the name of tolerance...Question: Isn't the real truth that they are intolerant of religion?"

Christianity as he knows it is on the line. And I am the enemy. I'm sure he considers me to be part of the destructive force that is out to do away with Christian celebrations all over this country.
But my plan of action for this year has been simple: celebrate my own holiday in my own way.
The Winters Solstice has been celebrated by Wiccans, Druids, other pagan religions and today some atheists, agnostics and religious like philosophies such as Taoism and Epicureanism celebrate this holiday because it celebrates nature rather than the birth of a divine uberman. I am an Epicurean.
So here is how my holiday went.
I woke up to a cup of my favorite herbal tea. This was the best way to start the day.
Chris Otto, from St. Louis, MO came to town to visit relatives. Otto is a correspondent to this blog. He played a session of flute music at the R Coffee House in Wichita's Riverside Park.
Otto plays a lot of Native American Indian style flutes, with a lot of Native American folk music as well as mainstream style flute music.


The crowd was quite small, but very enthusiastic, with many people asking questions of Otto after his sets.
 His wife, father, three brothers and my wife Cam were in the audience.

Naturally my wife and I have a Solstice tree.


At the end of the day I kicked back with my relatives and drank a Arrogant Bastard Ale.
And no day is complete without another round of Solstice carols.
-សតិវ​អតុ



Happy Winter Solstice!

Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea denies hacking into Sony—don't trust the FBI


A lot of my friends keep asking me “don’t you think it is possible that Democratic People's Republic of North Korea is lying when they said they aren’t behind the hacking of Sony?” —Even if they are—I'm not taking the FBI's word for it. I  REALLY don’t trust the FBI. They have lied before and they will lie again.
So far their evidence that DPR North Korea is behind the attack sound flimsy.
According to USAToday:
"The FBI confirmed Friday that North Korea was behind the cyberattacks on Sony Pictures.
"As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions,'' an FBI statement said."
The evidence they present publically is flimsy. It would not stand up in a standard US court of law. For example (from USA Today:
"In addition to the coding similarities, the FBI said it had found other evidence of North Korea's involvement, including the discovery of several Internet addresses "associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hard-coded into the data deletion malware used in this attack."
Also, the FBI found that tools used in the Sony attack were similar to an attack launched last March against South Korean banks and media outlets carried out by North Korea."
As usual they have also claimed to have sensitive evidence they can't release due to being classified.
..."While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks," the FBI said in a brief statement."
This is another example of a US official agency asking us to "trust them."
And that is the hard part because overall I don't trust them at all.
DPR North Korea has denied that they have had anything to do with this hacking. According to Yahoo News:
"We propose to conduct a joint investigation with the U.S. in response to groundless slander being perpetrated by the U.S. by mobilizing public opinion," the North Korean spokesman was cited as saying by KCNA.
The worst part of all of this is the question of what our president will do in retaliation.
"We will respond," (Prez. Barack) Obama told an end-of-year news conference. "We'll respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose." - Reuters.
And now we have to guess what kind of stupid stunt or vicious attack this country is planning in or against DPR North Korea. So far we have just heard of more sanctions-which means little to a country already blocked in with US sanctions. But things can get worse. These kinds of scenarios are what this country usually uses to launch new wars against small countries. It seems unlikely Obama will start an actual war, but we can expect some kind of destructive and reckless action in the weeks or months to come.

-សតិវ​អតុ

Pix from masscops.com.

Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea- Sony and movie mogul cowards folded


I have the feeling that I won’t like the movie The Interview. It sounds like that mindless comedy such as Team America: World Police, 2004, which was pretty jingoistic and just plain stupid, for a puppet show. However, I can’t judge that for myself because the picture was not released and has not been released as of this article. There is talk they might release it, and if so I will go and see it to see if it is as bad as I suspect it is.
The moguls of Sony are cowards for not letting the people see the movie and decide for themselves if it is really good or bad. A group, calling itself the Guardians of Peace, claiming to be in support of Democratic People's Republic of (North) Korea is taking responsibility for the hacking and threats that they used to stop the movie.
A spokesperson for North Korea said "he speculated that it (the attack on Sony) "might be a righteous deed of the supporters and sympathizers" of the country who want to help "put an end to US imperialism."  
There are better ways to fight imperialism than trying to censor a movie. Such intelligence and talents can be put to better use and they should find better targets.
 In the US most Americans believe in freedom of speech. The first amendment is a proud and good principal in which many of us, on both the left and right, agree with. We all agree that it is essential for the good of this country. We can not let anyone, whether a terrorist group, insurgent group, a country, or whether they are domestic or foreign persons infringe on that right. It is one of the few American ideals worth fighting for.
-សតិវ​អតុ
A puppet lampooning Kim Jong Il (김정일) from Team America: World Police- The jingoistic and juvenile puppet movie.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuba—Obama finally does something right

There hasn’t been much that Prez. Barack Obama has done for the progressive left.  His foreign policy is almost completely “Republican like” imperialism and not much different from his predecessor, George W. Bush.
But Obama may go down in history as the president who finally ended the cold war with Fidel Castro’s Cuba.  So far all he has done is open diplomatic relations. The blockade is still in place. But no other president before John F. Kennedy has had the courage to make this decision. The U.S. will also move to remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, which has mostly been a joke anyway.
It is not surprising that other US politicians have wined and complained about this:
“Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., welcomed Gross' release, but told Fox News, "I'm not in favor of the process by which his release was acquired, because I think it does set a very dangerous precedent."(NPR)
As with many far right politicians they still resent that Cuba left the US Empire and our business people and plantation owners could not go back to their idea of the good ol’ days.
From the Miami Herald:
“Shock reverberated through Miami, the heart of the exile community, where detractors lambasted the policy shift — and the Democratic president — for what they called a betrayal. A frenzy of reporters and politicians descended on Versailles Restaurant in Little Havana, a mecca of traditional anti-Castro sentiment…
… “The demand is for change in Cuba,” said 
(Hector) Torres, who was born in Havana.”
These guys are right-wing—fascists and long time cry-babies over the loss of their feudal paradise in Cuba. So the more practical side of the US has opened up. Not that they are progressive or sympathetic to socialism—because they are not. But they realize other countries already do business with Cuba and the US has locked its business community out of a market.
The socialist Island will have it easier if the blockade ever ends. While it is still one of the only Marxist-Leninist strongholds left in the world, it is actually a revisionist left-over of the Leonid Brezhnev (Леонид Брежнев) world. It also lacks the democracy that such a state really should have. Still it is one of the few anti-imperialist AND anti-world capitalist countries left and that can only be a good thing in the short run.
-សតិវ អតុ
Pix from www.zpub.com.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Winter Solstice "Silent night, Solstice night"- war on Xmas

In continuing the war on Christmas here is another Winter Sostice carol.


-សតិវ អតុ


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

These books are still available for those who are looking for a holiday gift



Memoirs of a Drugged-Up, Sex-Crazed Yippie takes the reader through the life of a 1970s counter-culture drug user and free thinker. Mark Spies goes from casual pot smoking to habitual use of pharmaceutical narcotics and cocaine. Due to the changing sexual attitudes, Spies has several unconventional sexual encounters. The 1970s brought us the "Woodstock generation." There was a sense of idealism that developed at the beginning and died at the end of that decade. Spies studies various currents of Marxism and discovers the New Communist movements of the 1970s. Many counter-culture books focus on the 1960s, yet there are plenty of events in the 1970s that deserve attention. Nixon's war in Vietnam and Cambodia dominated the news and affected America's youth. Nixon's war on drugs impacted the counter-culture life style. Then there was punk rock, disco, casual cocaine use and revolutions braking out around the world by 1979. With politics in the background, this book gives the reader a look at drug use and the difficult business of drug dealing. The drugs, sexual attitudes, music and politics made the 1970s what they were. Taken as a whole, this book will give some insight into the people and events of the 1970s counter-culture.
Now $12.95. Click here.

Can You Pass The Acid Test?

The "acid test" was a name for large concerts, with groups such as the Grateful Dead, where free LSD (then legal) was available for those in attendance. The title of this book comes from a flyer advertising one such event. But the outbreak of LSD and marijuana in the 1960s was not the beginning of the drug counterculture as we know it today. This book presents examples of drug use and sex-promoting cliques around music, magazines, newspapers, clothing and other forms of culture that countered the established norms and often brought about the government's wrath. This book is a comprehensive look at these counterculture trends from the 1990s back through the late 1800s. Here is a comprehensive reference book to songs, publications and objects of art that reflected the last century's countercultures, as well as government and mainstream press attempts to censor them.
Paperback $24.03—click here.


Ecuador's Red Sun: LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!


During his difficult time as a prisoner of war, he has kept firm his convictions and status as a communist. Despite being subjected to permanent and systematic attack by the reaction who, besides the wicked confinement and incommunicado detention, have repetitively pushed for life-threatening at the same time, President Gonzalo (Abimael Guzmán), has had to confront all the infamous offensive cowardly and servile most blatant revisionism clumsily attempt to deny his life, his goals and his iron determination to stay on the privileges of the great proclamation of ILA and its historic speech September 22, 1992.

Upon completion of the anniversary of his birth, the proletariat and oppressed peoples of the world, express the most affectionate, warm and effusive greeting to our dear comrade, President Gonzalo, leader of the New Democratic Revolution in Peru and type bearer of Marxism-Leninism -Maoísm worldwide.

The augur long life and speedy release.

While we note the old state, reaction and revisionism of Peru, who are attentive by safeguarding the life of Father Gonzalo, that any aggression committed against them receive the strongest response of the international proletariat.

Also declare that those who belong to the ranks of revisionism (LOD) and take pains to show it as a capitulator of People's War, of those calling themselves communists doubt his integrity as a distinguished representative of Marxism-Leninism Maoism, while they can continue to have dreams dog, still from Shining Trench of Combat in which he is imprisoned, his shout about continuing and developing the People's War for New Democracy to communism is a work in progress, and that not only applies to the communists of Peru, it is an assumed and raised by international proletariat tremolantes hold Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and recognize the President Gonzalo guideline its indisputable leadership reaffirmed the important contributions to the scientific theory the proletariat and the development of the People's War in Peru, India, the Philippines and Turkey.

LONG LIVE CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
A DEFENDER TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE IDEOLOGY THE LIFE OF CHAIRMAN GONZALO!
VIVA Marxism-Leninism-Maoism!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S WAR IN PERU!
LONG LIVE THE PEOPLE'S WAR IN INDIA, PHILIPPINES AND TURKEY!


Partido Comunista Del Ecuador- Sol Roja
Pix from www.laht.com.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Simon & Garfunkel: Silent night-7 o'clock news-

This song and recordings were done to dramatize the effects of the Vietnam
War and all the other violence on US society. It was released about 1966. -សតិវ អតុ

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Long Live 10 years of the heroic Indian Communist Party (Maoist)!

¡Proletarians of all countries, unite!

On September 21st, 2004, an important event occurred, which contributed to the advancement of the revolutionary forces in India and around the world—that is, the founding of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). This event is a source of inspiration for the world revolutionaries because it shows that it is possible to attain solid and principled unity at the political level through two-line struggle based on Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and the strategy of protracted people’s war.

India is the world’s second most populated country. It is a semi-colonial and semi-feudal country. Maoist presence in India is significant. In fact, areas of Indian Territory are controlled by Maoist revolutionary forces. The CPI (Maoist) is the genuine party of the proletariat and oppressed and exploited masses of India. The reactionaries who hold political power in India see in the protracted people’s war the main threat to their security.

Maoists around the world hail the Communist Party of India (Maoist), the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army and the Indian popular masses who are waging a heroic struggle against imperialism and the local reactionaries and to build new power and a new society.

The reactionary regime wages a terrible and brutal repression against the Maoists and the masses that find identify and fight with them. The regime is targeting the Party’s leadership and its organizational infrastructure by killing or arresting cadres and key activists. At the same time, it targets the popular masses and the democratic movement that condemns and denounces the repression of the Maoists in order to isolate the Party and prevent it from progressing and developing.

Due to the omnipotence of the strategy of protracted people’s war and the application of a correct political line, the revolution is making progress in India. Maoists are not panicking because of adversity and repression.

The revolution in India is a hope for the oppressed and exploited masses of the world. Indian revolutionary masses, their revolutionary army, their mass organizations and their Party deserve our support. They are our troops, and we must move everything to support them. Proletarian internationalism commands us to mobilize popular and democratic forces in every country, especially to fight Operation Green Hunt – the Indian government´s repressive campaign.

The Indian government hates and fears the popular masses and more specifically, the workers and peasants and the oppressed nationalities, adivasis, dalits and women. The Marxism-Leninism-Maoism is what best sums up their revolutionary experience and aspirations. The Indian government does not want the masses to set up their own political power; its only objective is to serve the imperialists, the burocratic capitalism and feudal landlords. Indian Maoists are asking us to expose in front of the masses of all countries the reactionary character of the Indian regime and to call them to act in solidarity with the masses who aspire to build a new future.

It is our duty to support all international campaigns that support the people`s war in India and oppose repression by the reactionary Indian state.

We also need to take the example of the people’s war in India because of their effort to apply the genuine Maoism according to the concrete conditions of each country`s revolution. Fight against imperialism where one is, is another way to support the revolution and the Indian masses that are fighting semi-colonialism, semi-feudalism and imperialism.

Long live the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!
Long live the people’s war in India!
Condemn genocidal repression in India!
Let’s emulate the Communist Party of India (Maoist)!

Peru Peoples Movement (Committee for Reorganizing) – PPM (CR)
Red Fraction of Communist Party of Chile – RF CPC
Communist Party of Brazil Red Fraction – CPB (RF)
Communist Party of Ecuador Red Sun – CPE (RS)
Maoist Organization for the Communist Party of Colombia Reconstitution- MOCPCR
People´s Revolutionary Front of Bolívia – MLM (PRF-MLM)
Revolutionary Communist Party – PCR-RCP Canada
Communist Party Maoist – CPM  Italy

This is War! —on Christmas—if we have the time



This is it. The War on Christmas! And if you haven't heard much about this war then you will understand when Bill O'Reilly assures his listeners that:

"It isn't a mythical war on Christmas. It's real, and we just won."

So what did he win? His followers have pressured retail stores to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays." Most retail outlets wanted a more inclusive greeting since a lot of non-Christians buy things in their store for some type of December holiday. They were looking at the money in this and not the religion.
Across the country non-Christians have tried to stop the government from setting up nativity displays and other Christian symbols. O'Reilly and his ilk have fought back the non-Christians to make sure that taxpayers money is being spent on a religious style holiday "CHRISTMAS" and made it clear to US citizens everywhere that this is a Christian nation and lots of Christians want to rub it in our faces if we are not Christians. They also want to use OUR (non-Christians as me) taxes to set up Christian oriented displays.
Last year I posted this article; I’m celebrating the holidays without Jesus or God—So fuck anyone who doesn’t like that!, where I went over my feelings about this war and how I am a Epicurean rather than a Christian. I celebrate Winter Solstice rather than Christmas, but I get to set up a tree, put up colorful lights, and put out a plastic Santa on my front yard.
How do I get back at O'Reilly and his vengeful followers? After writing about political murders, wars and torture, this issue is way down on my list. So rather than write up more articles like this one, I just post Winter Solstice Carols. Here is one of my favorites:

Ring Out Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull


-សតិវ អតុ