Thanks. Giving. Thanks for Giving.
Thanksgiving is Time For Thanks, and Giving
Do you ever get tired, dear reader, of things American where overindulgence runs rampant, and poor behavior receives accolades? It came to me, while listening to a radio show, that the regular Thanksgiving Routine, where we Americans go to a feast, overindulge with a wide variety of food, nod in and out of consciousness. watch football and prepare to *get the jump* on other shoppers for our Christmastime buying- that we are one messed up bunch of humans. That we have succumbed to some evil overlord, who controls programming in our teewees, and has gained power over our minds, and makes us do stupid stuff.
But then I surf the Intarwebz, and I find a thoughtful article LIKE THIS. Now this author, like myself, has some history with the military, and we both loath war. War is something to be debated by Congress, declared by Congress, and then executed swiftly and efficiently by the Executive branch in order to save lives. But only after being declared, along with the reasons why it is unavoidable.
And war is the health of the state. And the state is run by the ruling class. And the ruling class is to be shunned, and resisted, and made fun of at EVERY opportunity. Their behavior deserves our hearty BELLY LAUGHS. And therein we get back to Thanksgiving. For what do we really want to give thanks? And to whom do we want to give thanks?
To the Creator:
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, and that to protect these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed, and whenever (blah, blah blah) they ought be abolished. AHEM.
So as we enter this Holiday Season, this Holy Day Period, I am thankful to my Creator that some wise old white dudes were inspired enough to write down really cool stuff like a Declaration of Independence, and a
Preamble to the Bill of Rights. And further, I thank the Creator, that the ruling class bastards have not (yet) figgered out a way to destroy some Americans’ love of Liberty, or to destroy them through excess taxation, excess regulation, or just plain wearing them out.
Not yet, anyway.
I thank God for that birthright, my liberty, that inalienable right, out of the reach of men, unchangeable, as long as I have the cahoonas to exercise that right. I thank God that many Americans, much like the authors of the Bill of Rights, have a hearty distrust of those ruling class bastards that we have allowed to run our government, who have “expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers”, to reign in the public servants, to withdraw consent from their schemes.
I thank my Creator for this life that I have, for my wonderful family, for our great friends, for YOU, MY DEAR READERS, for all the wonders that I have been blessed to experience, and for those wonders yet to be. The wonders , well, they just never cease.
And I thank the Creator for that right, that inalienable right - the right to pursue happiness. My God, what a wonder to be free enough to pursue that which makes one happy! Isn’t that what got us here in the first place? What was it that inspired men like Eli Whitney, Edwin Drake, the Wright Brothers, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford if not the freedom to pursue happiness? Thank you God, for that blessing!
And what in return?
And what did he ask in return? That we treat the lowest among us well; that we share food, and shelter and clothing with them. He told us, that the manner in which we treat the low, that is how we treat the Creator. Wow!
And so, dear reader, as we enter this holiday season, as we prepare ourselves to celebrate, I would ask of you to give thanks for the blessings in your life. And to pass along blessings to those less fortunate than yourself. And don’t forget to load a heapin’ helpin’ of scorn and derision onto our would be rulers, those misguided ruling class members that would wrench our God-Given rights away from us. For if they were, as it says in the Declaration of Independence, living up to their responsibility of PROTECTING OUR RIGHTS, rather than protecting us from our vices, our lives and the lives of our fellow citizens would improve beyond our wildest dreams. Freedom has that effect on people.
Make it a wonderful
- Gratitude and Thanksgiving (papundits.wordpress.com)