Saturday, November 24, 2007

I dislike Thanksgiving...a LOT.

I'll wait a moment for the gasps to subside and explain myself.

I am proudly 1/4 Cherokee and Thanksgiving is a holiday steeped in the blood of native Americans of EVERY tribe. I never felt comfortable celebrating what marked the beginning of the end of one of the oldest and richest cultures in the entire world.

While I do believe in the idea of setting time aside to be thankful for all that you have been given in life, I feel that it's so typically American that we have to make a holiday just to remember to do so instead of doing it every day of your life... It should be a natural thing, not some trite, forced, commercialized display of excess, greed and gluttony. That's right, stop fighting over who gets the last piece of pie you fat slobs and take a look at what a cheap, meaningless day this holiday is.

So while the meaning of Thanksgiving was well intended, it never really had a chance since it was begun on the premise of stealing land from an established society of people just because they were deemed "savages" and "uncivilized" by bullshit European bible thumper's standards.

Fuck that.

I like Turkey and dressing as much as the next person, but the whole fucking holiday is a sham.

That being said, I am thankful for everything in my life everyday. Not a day goes by that I don't look at myself and smile in appreciation for all that I have.

Note: This is not directed at anyone who reads my blog specifically, just the population majority in general... you guys are awesome... DUH!