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Christmas markets are now outbreaks of consumerism

Proof that being Green is a religion:

Strasbourg’s Greens have been accused of mounting an “idiotic wokeist” bid to airbrush Jesus out of its famed 500-year old Christmas market by limiting the sale of crucifixes and insisting they be called “JC crosses”.

The “dogmatic” restrictions have been imposed by a “special selection committee” from the Town Hall created to maintain the “authenticity” of the market dubbed France’s Christmas capital, which attracts 2 million visitors per year.

To stop it being turned into what they described as a consumerist “amusement park”, the Greens-ruled committee has drawn up a list of 350 products facing restrictions.

A market is a consumerist amusement park. With a committee to decide what may be bought and sold and what they’re called.

Actual Puritanism is out of style, but being a puritan isn’t, is it? Still gotta be an outlet for those who would insist on defining how others may live. Thus The Green Party.

10 thoughts on “Christmas markets are now outbreaks of consumerism”

  1. Yet another example of a western country abandoning its own culture and traditions to avoid offending the followers of a certain peaceful religion. A possibility the article conspicuously ignores.

    I suggest the “green” involvement is a red herring, so to speak.

  2. But these eejits are working hand-in-glove with France’s unions, who are working on as large and damaging a general strike as possible.

    So there’ll be no way to get to Strasbourg anyway.

  3. Harry Haddock's Ghost

    Nothing to do with offending other religions, if you read the article, it’s about Greens ramming the “local market for local people” bullshit down peoples gullets, as they are insisting on only local wine, cheese, crucifixes, etc, rather than letting people choose via trade.

    This bit made me laugh;

    “He insisted that the list had been drawn up “democratically” by the committee’s 15 members who include elected officials, stallholders and locals.”

    What was it Smith said about guilds?

  4. Perhaps it has something to do with the avalanche of cheap Chinese made tat that infests everywhere and everything.

    Still not in favour of these ’15 members’ deciding what can and cannot be sold though.

  5. Actual Puritanism is out of style, but being a puritan isn’t, is it?

    Hmmm. Not sure that the Puritans were anti-Christian, communists certainly are though…

  6. Actually Jonathan, I’d argue that the Christianity was just the excuse for the puritanism. As of course is the Green garbage these days.

  7. @Adolff Sort of.. All themed markets have a list of stuff they won’t allow, and which products they’d like to see when writing in for them/bidding for a spot.
    This to avoid a flood of stalls with belts, belt buckles, ponchos, cheep t-shirts, umbrellas, handbags, and pan flutes. And others of the C.M.O.T Dibbler kind.
    They’re themed markets, after all. And as an organiser you do want to keep stallholders within the chosen theme for the benefit of the stallholders and the guests.
    And, ohboi…. , you do see the full list of excuses/street-lawyering why [product x] should fit into [theme]….

    There’s, of course, a limit to restrictions, and it seems the Committee has lost its marbles on this one. And trust the french to pick up on a speck of dust to start a political row…
    But the biggest mistake they made here is to ban stuff outright, instead of the more usual Suggestions of Preference with Hints of Better Rates/Placement.

  8. I’m going to a radio festival at the weekend. I doubt they’ll be selling crucifixes or artisan cheese.

  9. Being France (at the moment…) I’m surprised they don’t insist they be properly French and sell JC guillotines instead.

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