Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Other Side Of Thanksgiving

On this day I have a lot to be thankful for. But the good life we enjoy here in the US stems in great part from the crimes of our ancestors:

Though promoted as a time for celebration and warm family gatherings, the Thanksgiving tradition is yet another distortion of the genocidal settler colonial history of the United States. When we celebrate the day, we participate in the state's campaign to abdicate political responsibility for the continuing violence inflicted upon Indigenous peoples, their culture and their land.

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Gorging ourselves with too much food while millions go hungry is no way to "give thanks". Here is what we all should be doing instead - helping the homeless, the hungry, and others abandoned by our nation:

But I guess the morons in DC and the Pentagon would rather squander our national treasure on building more nuclear weapons:

We in the USA are a schizophrenic mess.

In addition to "giving thanks", let's spend part of today praying that this madness will pass, that the wicked will be brought to justice, and that we as a nation will abandon this evil path we so eagerly follow:

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
Romans 1:28-32 KJV

1 comment:

  1. Here is additional discussion of the real history of this holiday: