Reaction was predictably pretty wild to the news that canned pumpkin may be in short supply by Thanksgiving. Most local media in Illinois reported that thanks to heavy June rains the pumpkin crop took a pretty big hit. But major media in the UK picked up the story and have turned it into political fodder by blaming the whole thing on global warming. (I guess a 10% increase in rain is considered climate change).
What does this have to do with Christmas and defending it?
Well, nothing. But can you foresee a time when real Christmas trees will be in “short supply” because of climate change? Or, worse, that they cannot be had at all because of the global warming agenda? What about mistletoe? Do you think it could be banned or considered politically incorrect simply because it is used in abundance at one time of the year? Is it possible that Christmas could be affected by political agendas that really have nothing to do with celebrating Christmas?
Oh wait. We already have that.
Saying “Merry Christmas” is insensitive to Muslims. Calling a Christmas tree a holiday tree is more inclusive.
Putting a nativity scene in a school Christmas production is somehow “establishing a religion”.
Changing the words to “Silent Night” in public school choirs somehow protects society from a great evil.
And erecting a Christmas display on a courthouse lawn somehow justifies building monuments to Satan.
So yeah — blaming a pumpkin shortage on climate change is a thing.
It is just one more way an agenda is encroaching on what people enjoy.
There. We said it.