Excerpts from President Obama’s holiday address
“The very first Thanksgiving was a celebration of community during a time of great hardship, and we have followed that example ever since. Even when the fate of our union was far from certain – during a Civil War, two World Wars, a Great Depression – Americans drew strength from each other. They had faith that tomorrow would be better than today.”
“We’re grateful that they did. As we gather around the table, we pause to remember the pilgrims, pioneers, and patriots who helped make this country what it is. They faced impossible odds, and yet somehow, they persevered. Today, it’s our turn.”
Only a jive turkey would criticize President Obama’s Thanksgiving Day speech, because he didn’t mention God enough or at all, whichever makes the conservative rooster crow the loudest! If you look up the word nitpicker in the dictionary, you’ll probably find pictures of President Obama’s critics in general, but you will certainly find portraits of the critics of this so-called Godless, Thanksgiving Day speech, which is the kind of idiocracy that seems to be born straight out of the narrow-minded, conservative mantra of the Godless liberal who wants to de-Christianize Christmas, Thanksgiving, and America. Everything about this archaic, strictly political, trumped up charge of Godlessness begs for the question to be asked as to how the right wing has been allowed to claim the copyrights on what is and what is not true Godliness or true Christianity. It also begs for the question to be asked as to why the left wing continues to allow the right wing to define the role of this narrative in regards to its religious expectations or designated, Holy duties within government.
Now with President Obama’s unimpressive, non-God proclamations, sharp criticisms from the proverbial right appeared rapidly with statements from conservatives like columnist Ben Schapiro, who in a tweet called the president a “Militant atheist,” as he also said “To whom does he think we are giving thanks,” and that’s a very good question Mr. Conservative? To whom are we giving thanks? Has it ever occurred to you, Mr. Ben Schapiro, that just maybe not everyone drinks from the same watering hole of holiness that you sip from? How arrogantly biased is it for people to assume, expect, and demand that all of our religious interpretations be interpreted the exact same way? The overall, accepted ideology of God is an all-knowing, all-seeing, all-everything supreme being. So as for the question of whether or not Obama addressed him/her directly enough with his gratitude, there is more than a good chance that the almighty was still able to get the point. The main reason that people really like to openly, vocally and blatantly praise God in a public display has far more to do with a lot of glory seeking window-dressing for human approval than trying to make sure that God hears them loud and clear.
As a staunch supporter of the Separation of Church and State, it seems pointless and paradoxical to expect or demand that our elected officials give thanks to God in a governmental capacity, because our American form of government that we like to call a democracy is a reflection of our humanism, but it is not a reflection of Biblical Christianity. In fact, if there is any religion out there that is based on giving the people or the souls the right to assemble and cast their afterlife ballots, where the Supreme Being will act like the President of the United States with the Angels acting as the Congress, as the initiative is signed into afterlife law, enquiring minds would certainly like to know what that religion is, because it is absolutely not Christianity or the other big two.
For conservative Americans to sit around causing a shemozzle over how other people should be addressing God is outrageously hollow in substance. As an example, how many of you are willing to put your money where your mouth is by making a bet that the overwhelming majority of Americans, especially conservatives, sit around the Thanksgiving table every year thanking God for their blessings, but the question is: Which God are they thanking? Is it the same God that people in the Middle-East, outside of Israel, are thanking? Is it the same God that people in Siberia are thanking? How much would you be willing to bet that the God that’s thought to be present at so many of the Thanksgiving tables throughout America is prodigiously considered to be a God that’s not the same God as other religious ideologies, with some of them even being other Christian ideologies? When scavengers rant about our elected, American officials not thanking God, it’s based on their vision of God, which is American Jesus with the Holy Bible in one hand and the U.S. Constitution in the other, with wild-eyed Michele Bachmann Holy rolling down the aisle! And if that doesn’t sound believable, just picture the President of the United States publicly thanking or addressing another ideological interpretation of God that is deliberately outside of the traditional, White, Anglo-Saxon, Christian version of God. Now picture the political ramifications of such an act, especially if a Democrat like President Obama did it.
So as conservatives rally up the troops to try and protect their home court of Christianity, President Obama found a way to make some good points on a basic, human level that you don’t have to be an American or a Christian to understand and appreciate, as he talked about people donating their time to help out in soup kitchens and shelters. It’s too bad that so many were too busy hoisting their God doctrine to realize it. Now those were very kind words from the president, but now it’s time to take it a step further.
Speaking on behalf of all of the Realacrats around the world, it’s time to really offend conservatives, and speaking on behalf of human decency, it’s time to re-invite the original spirit of Thanksgiving, and that doesn’t just start or end with the inclusion of America’s version of God, because it speaks volumes about the self-served interests of American selfishness when the pilgrims become Thanksgiving Day legends and heroes, while Native Americans are relegated to the minor leagues of a historical footnote. Well, it’s time for that injustice to end, with or without the inclusion of God.
Excerpts from the book The Fear of Being Challenged: I Am the Realacrat
“Remember, it was the Native Americans who provided the first government-like bailout, as they pulled the pilgrims out of total debt! The next time you’re having Thanksgiving dinner you should think about that, because I seriously doubt that there are actually people in this country who have ever thought about giving thanks to the Native Americans on turkey day. In fact, I demand that the Federal government immediately begins inviting Native Americans to the White House every Thanksgiving to remind many of the younger, grossly overconfident, and grossly uninformed Americans about the patriotism of the Native Americans, which made Thanksgiving possible. Speaking as a Realacrat, if the country can pardon a turkey, then surely it can show more gratitude towards the Native Americans for pardoning the country!”
“I am also now ready to establish my unyielding support for a nationally recognized, federal holiday to honor the plight of the Native Americans in this country. I find it unacceptable that there is no nationally recognized, federal holiday commemorating the struggles of Native Americans in this country, and I couldn’t care less about the numerous insecurities that will explode in anger, at what will be considered to be more partial, Indian reparations. As I ask the question, who can sit here with their so-called righteousness, and say that the Native Americans don’t deserve it! If you believe the Native Americans don’t deserve a federal holiday based on their monumental contributions and their exorbitant struggles within this country, then I challenge you to step out in front of a worldwide audience, and tell the world that the Native Americans are unworthy!”