Kim Hunt of St. Anthony, Minnesota must have thought she’d been pranked when she got an anonymous letter from a neighbor on Monday. Was it really possible that someone managed to work themselves into a social justice frenzy over her…Christmas lights? Surely not. But as Hunt continued reading the letter, she realized that while what she was reading was surely a product of insanity, it was no joke.
“I couldn’t help but notice your Christmas light display,” the letter read. “During these unprecedented times, we have all experienced challenges which casual words just don’t describe what we’re feeling. The idea of twinkling, colorful lights are a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, a reminder of systemic biases against our neighbors who don’t celebrate Christmas or who can’t afford to put up lights of their own. We must do the work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward facing display like yours can have.”
The neighbor went on to demand that Hunt “respect the dignity of all people, while striving to learn from differences, ideas, and opinions of our neighbors.”
The letter finished with a high-minded admonishment: “We must come together collectively and challenge these institutional inequities. St. Anthony is a community welcoming of all people and we must demand better for ourselves.”
In an interview with Fox News, Hunt said that she was “surprised, shocked, and saddened” by the message.
“The lights give me joy after coming home from work as a nurse working with COVID,” she said. “I wish we could all celebrate diversity and honor everyone’s traditions. These times we live in are so divisive; it’s a sad statement that Christmas lights have to be a target.”
Imagine that you have so little going on in your life that you get outraged by Christmas light displays. This is just further confirmation of our theory that leftism comes from a source of misery – individual misery followed by “group” misery. Not the groups that leftists want to divide us into, but groups of miserable people who get together to figure out who is responsible for making them feel this way: Whites, Christians, straight people, Republicans, etc.
And now they’ve apparently extended the blame list to include the bizarrely-niche faction of “people who put up Christmas lights.”
Those of you who use an umbrella when it’s raining outside or put your mailbox flag up when you’re sending a letter, watch out: You may be next.