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  •  A lot of self-righteous... (14+ / 0-)

    ...pompous pronouncements about genocide, war, rampant capitalism on the Facebook wall, and how wrong it is to celebrate Thanksgiving in light of it.

    I'm very aware of all these things, and I like to think fight for peace and justice every day. I'm THANKFUL that I am aware of these injustices, that I do not turn a blind eye toward them, that I fight to make things better. I'm THANKFUL that so many of my friends, in person and on-line, are also politically passionate and active. And I'm THANKFUL for all the many good things and people in my life that enable me to have the means and the energy and the support to act politically.

    You don't have to deny yourself or anyone else a day to reflect on your gratitude, to reflect on how to go forward with even more dedication, integrity, passion and understanding.

    Life does not stop because injustice exists.

    "The people have only as much liberty as they have the intelligence to want & the courage to take." - Emma Goldman

    by DebtorsPrison on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:29:42 PM PST

    •  here's an excellent article (2+ / 0-)
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      DebtorsPrison, newfie53523 touched my heart...yes...this citizen celebrated the day like most others, as well, gorging on some great food...but this particular article also helped give me a more rounded feeling about Thanksgiving, including the objective reality of its historical origins and the current scars left by those historic origins that are present in the hearts of many of my fellow Americans this day, as well:

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