I see we were remiss in blogging yesterday (and the day before that...) but such is the news environment that I find myself trying to limit my exposure to internet. Last week I went four days without firing home the home computer and enjoyed it immensely.
Still, the world continues to turn, whether we pay attention or not.
I couldn't help but notice that once again the left has put out its useless and easily-parodied "How to Talk to Your Conservative Relative" talking point. They have been properly mocked all over the internet, and I have nothing to add here.
What I would like to address is the failure of these leftists to contemplate the actual point of the holiday - which (contrary to their propaganda) is not to celebrate the military conquest of New England nor is it a celebration of how armed refugees imposed their religion on their hosts.
It's about appreciating what you have. You know, giving thanks.
If we are to be honest, the one trait above all others that progressives (and their millennial shock troopers) lack is a sense of gratitude.
They are the most pampered, most spoiled generation in human history, and yet they whine incessantly about how hard life is. Thanksgiving should properly be a time for them to reflect on the bounty around them, but instead it is all about what they don't have but still want.
This is a recipe for misery.
Here at the Posse, we often point out to our younger members how fortunate we are to live in this time and place. I often note that it was not that long ago that there was no electricity. Instead of turning up the heat a notch when the weather turns cold, one might have to venture outside and chop wood by hand.
Moreover, the United States is a peaceful country. Yes, there are pockets where crime is high relative to other places, but it is still safer than almost any other civilization. There are no rampaging hordes laying siege to our cities, burning the crops and slaughtering the inhabitants wholesale - or selling them into slavery.
As always, I am grateful for Faith, Family and Freedom. I hope our readers had a peaceful and enjoyable holiday and offer our belated wishes for a happy Thanksgiving weekend.