I’ve spent quite a few Christmas holidays in some of the worst places on the planet. The kind of nasty locations you won’t see a half-naked Instagram influencer or celebrity posting pictures at that’s for damn sure.

When SOFREP Editor-in-Chief, Sean, asked me to write up a funny deployment Christmas story, I started writing about that time I spent in Afghanistan with ECHO and DELTA platoon, and that big fire that Ed fell into but I kept losing steam and backslid to what I was about to write because my mind was on the state of America.

The politically correct pendulum has swung itself off the gear, and we appear not to know what the hell to do or say these days.

“Can we even say Merry Christmas these days or is that too offensive?” I caught myself thinking the other day and what had me think about writing this post.