Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Each year it seems that the holidays which used to have such meaning and joy have become a dreary shopping day where no one remembers why we celebrate those times. To give thanks for what we have seems easy but most people don't want to spend the time thinking about anything other than themselves, even this time of year. Our selfish nature rules now, turning the joy of the holidays into the sullen pursuit of "black friday' deals and higher caloric intake. I want to take a few minutes to think not about myself, but of those who are much more deserving of being thanked for what they stood for, not what they did for themselves.

I am very thankful for each day I live, my family and friends, the one true love of my life, and the ability to take each free breath of each new minute of life. Those who, for me deserve to be thanked include; our founding fathers (and mothers), Lincoln, JFK, FDR, MLK jr, Rosa Parks, Dredd Scott, Crispus Attuks, Stephen Foster, Audy Murphy, Ronald Reagan, Molly Norris, Einstein, Bell, Edison, Ben Franklin, Edward Teller, John Ford, Ogden Nash, Louie Armstrong, Mel Blanc, John Steinbeck, William Randolph Hearst, Daniel Webster, Buster Keaton, Thomas Paine...

The list is by no means complete, there are many who deserve our thanks for their contribution to the betterment of society and their devotion to a cause greater than themselves, whether they knew it at the time or not. Their ability to practice their craft would, at the very least been subdued or even quashed under Islamic/sharia rule, therefore the respect and honor the world bestows on these people, and their accomplishments would never happen with Islam in charge.

Give thanks for these visionaries who sacrificed ".. lives, fortunes and sacred honor.." to bring us what we have today, and give thanks that Islam and sharia are still just a minor nuisance. God bless America and all free'thinking people world-wide.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, be safe and enjoy the blessings of this holiday.

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