Happy thanksgiving, all
I really enjoy Thanksgiving; it's my favorite holiday, not least because I don't feel compelled comply with demands to do or feel anything. (Xmas is at the complete opposite end of the compliance spectrum.)
Now granted, that is because I am invited and don't have to cook or plan!
And yes, rotten history involving genocidal myths of origin*.... But fortunately those aspects seem to have dropped away from everything but the iconography; it's not like we hold triumphal Thanksgiving parades commemorating human slaughter in battle.
Perhaps Thanksgiving's relative benignity comes from it being centered on sharing food. I don't know!
Anyhow, even though it's been a tough year, I'm thankful to be doing what I want to be doing; not everyone is so lucky.
Happy tryptohanic haze, everyone!
NOTE * Subtext:
NOTE Oh, and as far as talking politics:
I first made this joke in 2006. A lot has changed since then, and a lot hasn't. Both categories including me, I suppose.