A couple of days ago I received a tweet on Twitter from a liberal I didn't know, the whole thing seemed random, but I'm thankful for the message she wanted me to receive.
Thanksgiving celebrates the day native Americans shared the harvest with illegal immigrants.
I don't want to reveal the handle of this microblogging sage, lest a stampede of tweeps rush her like some wise person atop an ant hill. That would be a precarious journey, especially for me, I HATE ants...definitely not thankful for childhood issues.
I will say that part of her Twitter handle shares the name of a certain plastic blond doll employed by Mattel and has proportions that are WAY more realistic than a liberals ability to think clearly about anything.
This tweet really got me thinking though. I mean, we all know that Native American's (NOT Indians) got a REALLY raw deal from European settlers, but not from the pilgrims Squanto helped! That Thanksgiving was pretty hunky dory. Yeah, hunky dory had a short shelf life, but so did the Obama luster and we'll have to live with that forever in the history books. So don't discount the good, however temporary, that sprang from the first ever Thanksgiving.
I then started to wonder how Native Americans and Pilgrims fit into the equasion of what Thanksgiving is today. Even though it started with that group, they were giving thanks for surviving the winter in an unfamiliar land without dying. By contrast, today we (hopefully) observe this day as a chance to reflect on being thankful for living in the most prosperous and abundant land that God has ever granted his children.
Everything we have and do makes our cup overflow, and nothing proves this to be more true than the abundance of time the poorest people in America have to say the dumbest things on things like Twitter with their cell phones when poor people in other countries spend every waking hour trying to find water they can drink without it killing them.
And then I thought, well, if doll brains wants to trip on her own guilt over what happened to the Native Americans in the years after the first Thanksgiving she is more than welcome to not buy a turkey, or any of the other ingredients needed to make a balanced turkey day meal, and just blow the money she would've spent on the nickle slots at her local Indian casino (now we can call them Indians, we get what we pay for).
Lastly, I couldn't get over this notion the pilgrims could be considered illegal immigrants. I think that it was meant to inspire guilt over public disapproval of illegal immigrants in the country today. After all, they're just here to enjoy a spread of the finest fixings our government can provide: welfare, free hospital visits, education, employment without verification, and this delicious meal is all tied together with a big HUGE helping of
taxpayer money turkey.
Just like the pilgrims.
All of that stuff swirled in my head, and I just had to respond to this tweet. Then it came to me...
Which immigration laws were broken?
...I'm still waiting for doll brains's response.
I'm thankful that ignorance really is bliss in America. I'm even more thankful that can it be swatted down so easily and publicly, for the edification of others, through the exchange of speech, ideas and technology that only comes with American freedom, a freedom that no other country can truly boast.
I'm also thankful that it can be done in 140 characters or less.