Thanksgiving is an iconic American holiday.
I know the origins of the holiday are Puritan Christian.
I know it is based on the slow seductive, manipulation of Native Americans but Thanksgiving as we know it today is neither Puritan nor is it Anti-native American.
Thanksgiving is a 1941 contrivance to boost the economy under the FDR administration.
Today it continues to be a worship of capitalism and a wish for plenty.
Whew. I better baste that turkey before it dries out. Don't want my guest consumers to order a refund.
I wish I could offer more profundity here, but sadly I am rather consumed by vodka and an unusually saguine heart.
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Nov 27, 2009
I am an educator and a writer. I was born in Louisiana and I now live in the Big Apple. My heart beats to the rhythm of "Ain't No Place to Pee on Mardi Gras Day". My style is of the hot sauce variety. I love philosophy sprinkles and a hot cup of café au lait.