Dave Stancliff Why Call The Holiday 'Thanksgiving?' It's Outdated blogarama.com

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Why Call The Holiday 'Thanksgiving?' It's Outdated

Good Day World!

Do they still tell that silly-assed story of Pilgrims and Indians partying down after a good harvest in school?

The only lesson learned was that the nice Indians helped out the Pilgrims when they landed.

For that generosity, they were nearly wiped off the face of the earth.

Thanksgiving in the 21st century doesn't bare any resemblance to the way the holiday was celebrated "back in the day."

As far as I can tell, the best thing about Thanksgiving is it's a national day off from work, and sales of beer skyrockets! 

The list goes on:

Football is one of the many modern rituals enacted during the worst day of the year for turkeys.

Eating like starving hogs is a nod to the old ways. Gluttony will always be in style.

New normal: traveling across the country like confused lemmings from the east to west coast, and vice versa.

Airplane delays that can stretch into days, as stranded flyers celebrate the holiday on airport waiting area floors.

A time to discuss politics. It gets worse every year. With the rise of Trumpism, family members no longer are talking to each other.

A time to shop until you drop.

The signal that it's time to buy a Christmas tree. A celebration of capitalism.

All that, and more, is what the day holds in store.

Time for me to walk on down the road...

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