Thursday, November 26, 2009

Ripping Apart Sarah Palin's Insensitive Thanksgiving Message

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving Message from Sarah Palin

Happy Thanksgiving(yep, carving into that Thanksgiving arctic wolf, and free range moose must be a heartwarming picture)

Over three hundred years ago, a group of settlers fleeing religious persecution decided to set a new course for human history in a new frontier. Those early pioneers chose a rocky shoreline to establish their way of life. Centuries later, America continues to set the example of what can come from a free and hardworking people. We truly remain the shining city upon a hill that the colonial leader John Winthrop implored us to be. (UM, hang on a second. You mean my ancestors just faded off into the dist when you came? What happened to good old Squanto, and Pocahontas, huh? They don't count for anything? Oh wait, that's right, YOU'RE ancestors made "America", which was named after Americo Vespuchi who was Italian, but lets just gloss that over, huh?)

What started as a small colony in the territory that would eventually become the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has progressed into the greatest and most prosperous nation in history. Americans remain the freest people on earth because of our cherished Constitution and the system of government it establishes. (UM again, arent you forgetting something? You know, the nice little story of how the Colonists and the Locals sat down and had a nice dinner together? UM, hang on, weren't you able to establish places to live becasue you stole all my peoples land, and killed us all and herded us into reservations? Still no mention of Native AMericans yet, huh? Or others that came and made this country by rge sweat of their brows, oh like lets say African Slaves??)

We have so much to be thankful for. We should recognize especially the sacrifices made on our behalf by those in uniform. Thousands of Americans will be spending Thanksgiving overseas in combat zones in order to protect our liberty and way of life. We should give thanks to those who willingly put their lives on the line for the rest of us. Where would we be without them?(Back in England, where some of you belong.But then England probably doesn't want you, anyways)

We are also thankful for what God has granted us. We are truly blessed in America with rich natural resources, plentiful energy sources, fertile land, beautiful cities, and the talented and industrious people we call “our fellow Americans.” We pray that God will continue to bless us. (OK, now this is pretty funny. You STOLE the land, and the resources from us, and put us in dead end reservations. If we have plentiful energy rescources then why do we import so much oil, and refuse to use alternative energy then? Sure the people are industrious. But Palins PATRIOTS keep trying to keep them out. Oh and you have to love the quotation marks around our "fellow Americans". HA HA. OK, we get it, Sarah, Yep, we really really do. You betcha.)

In his farewell address to the nation, President Reagan reminded us that “all great change in America begins at the dinner table.” Thanksgiving is an opportunity to discuss where we are as a nation at this moment in our history and where we should be heading in order to remain prosperous and free. Take time to discuss these things with each other, and take time to teach the young people in your family about our nation’s history so that they may never forget all that we have to be proud of and thankful for. (Yeah. Teach them about slavery. And immigration. And the genocide of the Native Peoples of America. And the war against the poor. And racism. And the extreme religious right. Oh yeah, and don't forget to teach them the "birther" philosophies, and the "denial" philosophies too. Still nothing in here about Native Americans, Americas melting pot, or anything that smacks of even a basic understanding of what the historical context of Thanksgiving even is. No "love thy brother as thyself", or "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" bible quotes or anything. Oh yeah, and one more thing. How come you didn't quote from Bush's last thanksgiving address? Or how about McCaines? Ha ha.)


- Sarah Palin

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