Woman Decorates Home With Christmas Lights, Receives Letter Calling Them a ‘Reminder Of Systemic Biases’; Did I Mention She's a COVID Ward Nurse?

Franklin Reyes

Who didn’t see this coming?

Shortly after a Minnesota woman and her husband decorated their home with Christmas lights, they received a letter from an anonymous neighbor, calling them out for their display, which the cowardly neighbor described as “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 letter “challenged” Minnesotan Kim Hunt, who works with patients in a COVID ward, and her husband to “respect the dignity of all people while striving to learn from differences, ideas, and opinions of our neighbors.” Call me crazy, but working as a nurse in a COVID ward goes way beyond “respecting the dignity of all people,” in my book.

Hunt told Fox News that she and her husband were “very surprised, shocked, and saddened by the letter.” “The lights give me joy after coming home from work as a nurse working with COVID,” she said. “I wish we could all celebrate diversity and honor everyone’s traditions.”

Hunt lamented that “these times we live in are so divisive” and that it’s “a sad statement that Christmas lights have to be a target.” Amen.

But targeted the lights were — and so were the Hunts.

“I couldn’t help but notice your Christmas light display. During these unprecedented times, we have all experienced challenges [in] which casual words just don’t describe what we’re feeling.

“The idea of twinkling, colorful lights is a reminder of divisions that continue to run through our society, 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.

“We must do the work of educating ourselves about the harmful impact an outward-facing display like yours can have. I challenge you to respect the dignity of all people while striving to learn from differences, ideas, and opinions of our neighbors.

“We must come together collectively and challenge these institutional inequities; St. Anthony is a community welcoming of all people and we must demand better of ourselves.”

Yes, my fellow callous Americans who, like me, only care about yourselves; we must (re)educate ourselves about how awful and uncaring we are.

Okay, fine; we’re “bigoted racists,” as well — if not downright “white supremacists.”

Listen, nut job — you do with — and to — your home what you want to do, and I’ll do the same with mine, mmkay? And lemme ask you a question: Would you have the same reaction if black neighbors decorated their yards with Kwanzaa displays?

We both know the three-word answer, don’t we? Oh hell no.

Former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Derek Anderson shared a view that untold numbers of Americans have had throughout most of this crazy train year called 2020.

“Saw this coming a long time ago. “If I can’t have it nobody can” or “ if they have it we all deserve it” that’s not life.”

Toss in “racist,” Derek — and by Jove, you’ve got it.

College football writer Lisa Horne nailed it. 

“Can I send this resident 10,000 BLINKING MUSICAL lights and a Giant sleigh pulled by 8 GIANT reindeer? These people complaining are the same people who preach diversity but don’t want anyone celebrating ANY individuality while they sit at home and get a paid day off.”

Again, amen.

I’m not a psychologist and don’t know much about the notion of self-loathing white people, but toss in the Karens and the rest of the morality police, and I’ve pretty much had it with self-righteous do-gooders telling us how to run our lives.

The moron who sent that letter to the Hunts is lucky she doesn’t live in my neighborhood, “that I can tell you.” [One of my favorite Donaldisms.] Better yet, across the street. That way, she could see my lights every time she leaves the house on another crusade. Hell, I might even toss in a few speakers blaring Christmas music, 24×7.

Then again, I’m lucky as well. Knowing me, I might cash in my IRA and buy more lights.