It is Christmas 2018
Welcome everyone to the end of the year silly season, 2018 edition. This is the time of the year when our Christian brothers and sisters celebrate the miraculous birth of the savior.
Christ brought us new hope and a renewed message from God. Happy birthday, big guy!
“Look at the tyranny of party — at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty — a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes — and which turns voters into chattles, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction; and forgetting or ignoring that their fathers and the churches shouted the same blasphemies a generation earlier when they were closing their doors against the hunted slave, beating his handful of humane defenders with Bible texts and billies, and pocketing the insults and licking the shoes of his Southern master.”
—Mark Twain [“The Character of Man,” inserted in autobiographical dictation 23 January 1906]