So it’s that day of the year again in the US when we celebrate Thanksgiving. It’s a bit humorous that with all the blessings upon this great country we mentally squeeze our collective gratitude into a single day. We’re probably at a point where we have no idea how much we actually should be thankful for because we have so much wealth that we think is “automatic”… or worse, we think it’s our “right”. We think we have the right to the best healthcare, the best education, the best of all our epicurean hearts’ desires – and in our gross stupidity many of us neglect to be thankful for all we have. Geez, in the US even our homeless suffer from obesity!? Yes, in the US even the homeless have much to be thankful for.
In today’s world of political correctness (a true mental disease if ever there was one) Thanksgiving seems to be largely rewritten by elitist swine in our education system. I remember that Maryland public school kids were allowed to thank anyone for Thanksgiving — except God!? Now I’m reading that a 40-year Thanksgiving dress-up tradition in a California school district is being scrapped by un-testicled school officials who are cowering to some young Indian mother with a tomahawk up her butt about the whole thing.
For a fresher perspective on Thanksgiving read Rush Limbaugh’s recent chronicling of the early settlers’ experiments with socialism and free enterprise. Apparently William Bradford learned very quickly what many today will never learn.
Despite the consistent stream of idiocy surrounding me in virtually every facet of my existence on this rock there is MUCH I am thankful for. Much. I am thankful that there are still some around me who believe in truth. There are still some who will stand against stupidity and political correctness — who will rebuke “offended” people just like Jesus did. I am thankful that my life (despite the pool of unintelligence I have to wade through daily) is relative a day in the park… an amusement park… a big amusement park with lots of rides and fried junk food. I’ve got it good, and I am commanded to share what I have been blessed with to those in need – and to do it in God’s name and in an effective manner.
So, happy cynical Thanksgiving!