happy black friday, everybody.
My thanksgiving was the simplest, yet best thanksgiving so far. It pretty much reminded me of a more than real truth. I just had a simple thanksgiving lunch, although not traditional. Get this: chicken nuggets from mcdonalds. Yea i know what your thinking. Honestly i dont care. It was still delicious. I love chicken nuggets as much as the next guy. Sure its not an expensive thanksgiving dinner, but shit it was only me an my granma at home, we dont have money, time, or effort to make the dinner, we had no relatives to visit for thanksgiving, so pretty much mcdonalds was the next best thing. And then i was reminded of something i took at heart, principle i always believed in: enjoy the smallest things in life. Sure the mcdonalds chicken nuggest were’nt a big BIG feast, but to me I thought of it as a hearty meal that i enjoyed. This thought made my day. I was really thankful for it. I think THAT is what thanksgiving should really be about.
Go give Harry Gardner a visit to his facebook page. Be sure to also send him shit for breakfast, as he so stats on an Anne Frank like page.
I’ve always wondered what it would be like to get into a verbal arguement with an altar boy. I would areadly kinda expect it since I’m kinda not religious and most likely a goody two-shoes devout religious boy or anyone of that matter would question, despise me, or not see me as a good person, but what if an altar boy would do so? Well ofcourse he’d call me a sacreligious pig while I call him out on his choice of living a life of celebacy instead of experiencing the good things in life like friends, sex, fun, and and other good things. I dont know, it was a random thought I had in church when I wasnt thinking about what i was doing in church aside from being dragged along, or being a source of transportation from time to time. I think of weird stuff sumtimes because as I said, I’m not really the religious type. I guess what I’m trying to go at is that instead of focusing on the tomorrow or what one should do for the future(much similar to the Christian beliefe of second comming and how to prepare for it. I’m not saying that every christian thinks this, this is basically what I am seeing so far with die hard religious fanatics), one should actually enjoy the here and now aspect of life. Sure one can think about the future, but one shouldnt base their life off of it as if the future can be seen and something has to be done. I watched the movie called Kung Fu Panda and an important point was made where the master oogway, the turtle, says to the panda: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift… Thats why they call it the ‘present.’” Corny, I know, but it couldnt be any more true.
What the fuck did this have to do getting into a verbal arguement with an altar boy, I really do not know, and don’t plan on questioning it either because I do not have answers.
being in a plane while it was dark.
Holy shit, my actual first serious blog ever.
Well its about that time of year again where we all gather around the dinner table as one big happy family, eating turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes and giving thanks to God in the spirit of thanksgiving. But is this holiday really even worth giving thanks to?
To be honest, yea we give many thanks for family, friends, and good health, but why can’t we do that every day for ourselves instead of just this specific day? Seriously, in the origination of this holiday there wasn’t any sort of gathering of pilgrims and indians sitting in the same table and sharing food and drink with eachother and getting along. Infact, this is only a half-baked, whitewashed, fabricated, and romanticized truth of the real story of what really happened, the true story that is kept from the textbooks.
There was no bountiful harvest, the existance between the indians and the settlers were not peacefull, in fact the colonists of the mayflower were nothing but theiving lazy farmers responsible for the famine that actually took place during the time of colonialization in america. The famine was that bad that instead of actually taking the initiative and doing something about it, they actually set off to a new land away from famine and disease. When they arrived in the new land, they encountered the natives and basically said that they want what the natives had, even if they had to take it from them. And what they meant by take, they meant it by any means.
The settlers of the new world believed that the land what rightfully theirs and their belief was based on manifest destiny, “God’s will”. But was it really God’s will to massacre hundreds upon hundreds of the natives that basically wanted nothing more than to stay and keep to their land? Was it God’s will to have the settlers take everything for themselves, even if lives had to be taken? Well the settlers were thankful, alright. God’s will was done. Yea the settlers gave thanks to God for the bountiful harvest and the land that was “rightfully given” to them, at the cost of lives of people whos land was TAKEN from them. If that were the case, would God be as much of a lazy dirty theif as the settlers were?
So keep in mind, before you chow down on that delicious turkey leg covered in gravy with a side of mashed potatoes and watch long hours of football, keep in mind that Thanksgiving isnt really about what you yourself are thankful for in comparison to what the settlers of the 17th century were “thankful” for around the same time of the year. Be thankful to those natives who’s lives were lost for the sake of the settlers own selfish “manifest destiny”.