Do we need a eulogy for Thanksgiving?
By Roger Beahm
Published November 26, 2014
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There was a time in the not-too-distant past when the world stopped and families ate. We called it Thanksgiving.
Like most reflections of our past, we tend to look back on Thanksgiving with nostalgia, cherished memories and routines (breaking the wishbone, lighting the fireplace, wagering who would fall asleep in front of the TV first). We ate, we laughed, we were together. We were happy.
But again this season we’re hearing people lament that Thanksgiving is being gobbled up by seemingly endless sales from retailers. Or that the sacredness of this holiday has given way to crass commercialism. Have we virtually “lost” Thanksgiving altogether? Do we need a eulogy for Thanksgiving?
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I disagree with the author in that I think we do.
We are not a “thankful nation”.
From our dishonest fiat currency to our continued warfare / welfare state that disempowers people while robbing “the makers” to buy the votes of “the takers”, the USA is but a hollow shell of what it once was.
Can it be reclaimed from the Gooferment with its politicians, bureaucrats, and Crony Capitalists?
That’s a remote possibility.
It’s a war that has to resemble trench warfare.
Every “inch of ground” has to be recaptured one step after another.
The guiding principle has to be the Golden Rule — and not the one that he who has the gold makes the rules — Zero Aggression Principle. You can’t use force or fraud to compel others to do what you want them to do — even if you think it’s “best” for them, or for “the Nation”, or for “the children”.
Great ideas don’t require force.
So “We, The Sheeple” have to take back the “currency” (i.e., make it commodity based; end the Fed), take back “the schools” (i.e., separation of Education and State), take back the Welfare system (i.e., separation of Charity and the State; return it to the People to do charity; put able bodied of “the dole”), and FINALLY take back control of the Warfare State (i.e., adopt an MYOB foreign policy and be more like Switzerland).
It’s a herculean task.
I’m not sure “We, The Sheeple” have the courage, fortitude, and the wisdom to pull it off.
The Roman Empire fell. The Soviet Union fell. All empires fall. What happens after the American one does the same?
My crystal ball is foggy.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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