Today is Thanksgiving Day in America. Today is the day we are supposed to give thanks for what we have. We are supposed to give thanks for the privilege if living in â€œthe greatest nation in the worldâ€, whatever that means. Today is the day we celebrate the wonderful history of America and all the wonderful things about this nation.
Today we are not supposed to think about how we got this wonderful land. We are not supposed to remember the people who lived here before we â€œdiscoveredâ€ America. We are not supposed remember how we slaughtered the indigenous people of this nation; people who were decent and hard working. They were not “freedom hating” “evil” people. They were people of God who cared for their land, water and air as God would have. People whose nation we now occupy.
And in a sentiment that personifies American self righteousness we see what we want to see and we celebrate this day without thought one about the good people whose land we stole and whose dignity we destroyed.
As America continues its assault on human dignity, human rights, the health of the earth and of the perception of reality I have stopped fooling myself into believing how perfect we are for if we continue to ignore our faults we can never correct them.