Ahhhh, Thanksgiving again. Another Government-endorsed Holiday celebrating something that didn’t take place, with traditions which are in no way tied to the event itself, mired in religious concept and is little more than an excuse to try and boost the economy through travel, retail spending and media.
Kind of like Valentine’s Day and Christmas, when you think about it. Completely pointless. This year it’s even worse with the Economy being what it is – many will dine this Thursday on hot dogs, pizza, or hamburger helper, if they get to dine at all. Yet we promote this nonsense and make those less fortunate than us feel left out amongst the shopping throngs in the grocery stores across America.
If that’s not good enough for you, let’s beat down the economically-downtrodden a little more by offering to cut prices to the bone on Black Friday, once again leaving them to wonder how they’ll pay for their heating bills this winter instead of hopping onto the latest deal at Sam’s Club.
I’m not sure that’s the American Spirit our founders had in mind, folks. Yet we do it every single year.
So, instead of turkey (which nobody really cares for but tolerates, if sales have anything to do with it) on the dinner table, the good folks at The Mobius Trip will present you with a banquet of Political Turkeys.
You won’t see THESE turkeys on CNN, which has put out the EASY list. We have a LOT to choose from this year, but the major Political Turkeys of 2008 would have to include the following: Continue reading