The fourth Thursday of the month of November, annually, is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S. Originally, it was a day to be thankful for a bountiful and successful harvest. Although that remains the rationale for the holiday, in recent years it has become something entirely different and the concept has lost the intended meaning. The religious overtones of the observance have all but disappeared from the national conscious. Given that the day is celebrated nationally and the reality of the diversity of belief systems within this country, that is probably the best.
With the caliber of leadership (or lack thereof) that we currently have in the U.S., I feel the above platitude or words of wisdom are appropriate for this time. The leadership has strayed so far from the concept of “good governance” that we, the people, need to collectively remind them of their constitutional duty and responsibility. And to practice the same ourselves.
The cartoon above depicts a traditional Thanksgiving feast by the gay artist, Joe Philips. Seated around the table is a family of same gender loving (gay) men.