Professor Says Rockefeller Christmas Tree A “TOXIC” Symbol Of “Capitalism”

( A Columbia University professor lashed out at the iconic and hugely popular Rockefeller Center Christmas tree this week, saying the tradition should be canceled because it is a symbol of the “toxic relationship shared between nature and capitalism.”

It was only a matter of time before Christmas trees became problematic too, right?

In an opinion piece published by left-wing technology website Gizmodo, Professor Brian Kahn criticized the unveiling of 2020’s Christmas tree, referencing the fact that the tree didn’t look quite as full and healthy as previous years’ trees.

“Its appearance was a metaphor for this year of pandemic, a slapdash coup attempt, and a general drubbing of American exceptionalism,” he said.

And that’s when he started talking about how the Christmas tree, a symbol of joy to millions across the country, was “toxic” and should be the last one ever to be erected.

“This year’s tree is also perfectly poised to reflect something more than our national mood: It reflects the absolutely toxic relationship we have with the natural world and the need to rapidly reverse course,” he said. “If this year’s tree sees any justice, it’s that it should be the last.”

Remember how the left was telling us that the war on Christmas wasn’t a real thing?

Kahn, who appears to have written the article knowing very well that it is something that the vast majority of America will disagree with him on, laughed off his piece on Twitter.

“May the lord have mercy on my inbox,” he said.

But now for some more heart-warming and positive tree news.

This year, a tiny owl was found inside the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. After being discovered, the owl was taken care of for several days before being released back into the wild in upstate New York.

The owl was lovingly named “Rocky” and became a meme online.