March 31, 2013, - 1:45 pm
Even though I’m not a Christian, I recognize that today is Easter Sunday and have wished my Christian friends and readers a Happy Easter. But Google, on the other hand, is dissing and ignoring one of the world’s largest religions, and instead of recognizing Easter, has chosen to recognize the birthday of a long-dead, far-left, liberal labor organizer, Cesar Chavez. When I first went on Google today, I thought maybe I had discovered some new Christian leader I’d never heard of before. But when I clicked on the picture of the drawing of a particular man in today’s Google icon, it turned out it was Chavez (the drawing looks nothing like the guy).
But Chavez, co-founder of the United Farm Workers, wasn’t all that the far left wants him to be. On the one hand, while Chavez was a union leader and led hunger strikes, he was also a guy who was against illegal aliens (believing, correctly, that they drove down the wages of American workers), and he opposed radical Hispanic racist groups, like La Raza. He was also a devoutly religious Catholic, who would probably be ashamed that Google honored him instead of using some sort of Easter icon in its famous logo, today. It’s interesting, though, that Google–which is about the freedom of the internet (in some countries) and searching for information–honors Chavez, a man who stomped on those freedoms, purging anyone from the United Farm Workers who dissented or disagreed with him. A believer in democracy he was not, except when it benefited him.
The biggest thing of note, today, in the U.S. (the only place where Cesar Chavez is widely known) and around most of the world, is Easter. For Google to ignore that and choose to honor and highlight the birthday of a dead man, who is of far less significance, is a deliberate insult to Christians around the world–Christians who probably comprise Google’s largest user base.
And it’s yet another example of how the new media institutions in Western civilization seek to tear down the moral institutions, especially organized religion (other than Islam), that prop Western civilization up.
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