After Halloween this year it seemed to me the earliest I’ve seen Christmas items displayed and I find it dismaying. As a Jew, of course I’ve never celebrated Christmas, but I’ve always loved it as a time of the year. When I was a boy the overriding Christmas theme was “Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All Men”. Except for the sexist exclusion this is an idea that all humans could get behind. However, Christmas today is almost exclusively a commercial enterprise. What I think the Christian Right Wing has failed to realize, or ignored in their alliance with Conservatism is that those corporations they’ve aligned with have in a sense sold them out in the service of commercial profit. In fact every element of American history and tradition has been sold out in the name of profit.