Mudcat Café message #1337680 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75828   Message #1337680
Posted By: WFDU - Ron Olesko
24-Nov-04 - 10:54 AM
Thread Name: BS: Happy Thanksgiving America!
Subject: RE: BS: Happy Thanksgiving America!
We may not be perfect, we may have HUGE problems, but there is nothing wrong with saying we are the "greatest". Nationalism does not have to be a sin. Everyone should have pride in their country (whatever country they may live in) and give thanks for the benefits we have received while also remembering the work that needs to be done. We've made mistakes in the past and we are making some currently and the tragedy of our native Americans SHOULD be remembered every Thanksgiving. While I understand the reason many people boycott the holiday, I find it a defeatist attitude. Ignoring problems do not make them go away. I take pride in being a liberal, and being a liberal means working hard to fix things - not getting into insults with people who think differently than we do. I also enjoy the traditions of celebration.

Thanksgiving is a special day to celebrate the family and our country. I wish all Mudcatters a wonderful holiday.   Even if you live in another country, I hope you have similar holiday that honor your family and your country.