Homeowner shamed for Christmas lights in letter: Reminder of ‘systemic biases’ against poor people

Add Christmas lights to the list of things that Social Justice advocates want to cancel.

A homeowner in suburban Minneapolis has received an anonymous letter that claimed “twinkling, colorful lights are 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.”

The two-paragraph letter addressed to a homeowner in St. Anthony, Minn., which was posted to Twitter by Crime Watch Mpls, goes on to maintain that such “outward-facing displays” can have a “harmful impact” in the community, which must come together to address “institutional inequities.”

Traditional Christmas lights usually don’t bother normal people, and generally are a harmless, fun part of the season  — along with inflatable Santas, reindeer, and snowmen — which can be enjoyed by everyone, including those who don’t celebrate the holiday. Many families love to jump in the car and seek out the best displays.

Even when these decorations border on the ostentatious, what’s the harm, other than to the homeowner’s electric bill?

Moreover, Crime Watch MPls also posted a picture of what purports to be the residence in question, which ironically has a modest display compared to many other light shows.

On one hand, the anonymous letter reads like it’s a prank or a parody of the tolerance-preaching woke cohort that attributes the ills of society on systemic facets. If this is meant to be taken seriously, however, a new front has perhaps opened in the so-called rhetorical war on Christmas.

This apparent attempt at Christmas-light shaming prompted a huge response on Twitter. Here is a sample:

Robert Jonathan


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