In the spirit of banning the phrase “Merry Christmas” as being offensive to non-Christians, I think we should also ban happy new year. After all, there are many cultures that do not celebrate the new year on January 1. These include the Chinese, the Jews, many of the Orthodox Christian faith, the Balinese, the Iranians, the people of Andhra Pradesh, India, the people of Karnataka, and oh so many more. It is time that we Western cultural elitists stop being so damn insensitive.