James Fulford at VDARE poses the question “Is There A War On Halloween—Or Just A War On Regular Americans?”
Of course, the answer is especially the latter:
the real attack on Halloween involves costumes, because any other culture is off limits—in 2011 I blogged about some “anti-racist” students at Ohio University who object to white people dressing up like them. For example, here`s a poster (left) featuring an Arab, who, living in America, dresses like Americans, (jeans, polo shirt) but objects to Americans dressing up like Arabs (bedsheet, headdress) on the traditional American festival of Halloween.
There also similar posters from people who don`t want you to dress as campesinos, geishas, or in blackface.
They`re serious about blackface. If you wear that at a fraternity party, the Administration will still be having fits by next year`s Halloween. In Canada, police have been called to investigate the reports that someone appeared in blackface at a costume party. See Canadian Police Investigate KKK Costume At Halloween Party, November 3, 2010.
The anti-racist students, Ohio University’s Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) had follow up campaigns in 2012 and 2013, but not this year.
For more on this, see War on Halloween: Schools In Canada (and Beyond) Crack Down On “Offensive” Costumes, and Seattle School Ends Halloween to Please Students from Other Cultures.This minority anti-costume thing is a smaller “War” than the War On Christmas—but it’s big enough to worry Wal-Mart.
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League (which does good work on the War On Christmas) wrote recently
I would like to dress as an imam on Halloween, but Walmart won’t let me. Nor can I come as Muhammad. The online selections also carry no Muslim costumes. What gives? Where is Walmart’s sense of humor?
When it comes to Jews, Walmart has a sense of humor: it sells rabbi costumes and one that features Moses. But Jews are not nearly as much fun as Catholics. Here is a list of Catholic Halloween costumes that can be purchased from Walmart:
Jesus; Joseph; Mary; Virgin Mary; Monk; Cardinal; Priest; Nun; Saint; Joan of Arc; Pope; Angel; Adult Confessional; Adam and Eve; Catholic School; School Girl (the last two feature “Sexy Miss Prep School Girl” costumes).
Walmart’s Halloween Baggage, October 29, 2014
He suggested writing email@example.com to complain and followed up with this:
Bill Donohue comments on the way Walmart is responding to complaints about its Halloween wear:
“Fat Girl Costumes” sold by Walmart were the subject of a deep apology and a pledge to rid the store’s inventory of such demeaning garb. Yesterday, when Catholics who are on our news release list complained to Walmart about three offensive Catholic costumes—a Virgin Mary with blood dripping from her eyes, a nun outfit with a skeleton head, and a costume that mocks the confessional—they got a different response.
“We apologize if we offended you. Because we have multiple buyers of customers, we try to provide them with plenty of options. However, we have documented your concern in order to improve our inventory at Walmart.com and in stores.”
Here is what Walmart said about its “Fat Girl Costumes” earlier in the week: “This never should have been on our site. It is unacceptable, and we apologize. We are working to remove it as soon as possible and ensure this never happens again.”
Walmart’s Catholic Problem, October 30, 2014
Fat girls have power, because they’re presumably oppressed. So do Muslims, because they’re both oppressed and oppressive. (Marketing an actual Muhammad costume might get some Walmart employees killed.)
But Evangelicals or Catholics are part of the majority, mostly white, mostly employed, part of America’s Core. Nobody’s afraid of them.