Today I am going to attempt to temporarily suspend fixation on the past atrocities associated with this holiday, the massive injustices being committed against the original inhabitants of this land as I type these words, and the systemic inequalities and divisions that plague these United States of America.
I am going to spend quality time with my family, enjoy the fruits of the harvest, and acknowledge the multitude of blessings that have fallen into my lap.
Tomorrow I will avoid rabid consumerism that only serves to feed the Beast.
Be grateful for the little things that we all tend to take for granted. Seek contentment however fleeting. Spread unconditional love. Embrace humility.
I enjoyed this read. It was a bit on the short side as far as interviews go, but I appreciated the interviewee’s viewpoint. We as a society need to remember that we are on occupied land to a certain extent. I am not advocating packing of bags and returning to the old country, but it is important to acknowledge this dimension of our shared struggle. Collectively we need to seek harmony and symbiosis as opposed to dominance and control.