Happy Thanksgiving USA

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.

I wrote down my Thanksgiving thanks on October 8th, during Canadian thanksgiving. But I'd like to add that I'm thankful my American friends put up with my lip. :-)

I've done a lot of complaining about the status quo in America lately, and I'd like to clarify my feelings. Here's a little more lip, but this time I hope it's explained better. Thank you Seth for caring enough to talk about this with me, and helping me realize the source of my angst.

When I get upset saying I see American freedoms laying by the wayside, it's because one thing I've always respected about Americans is how they rise to the challenge when tested by their Government.

I remember how people responded to the CDA. That was huge, monumental. I don't see that this time (yet). There's no 24 Hours of Liberty website. (etc) It upsets me and challenges my assumptions about American will that I haven't seen a resistance organizing already, and I'm concerned that this might just end up snowballing over the American public in the coming months and years.

Maybe now is too close to the tragedies we've just survived, and people need more time to grieve and heal before they can effectively organize to protect their way of life... something that is easy to take for granted, and something it's easy to assume the Government respects as much as you do.

It is difficult to fight a war on foreign soil and at home, especially for a country as patriotic as America. Questioning the Government while trying to support the military (in policy or spirit) is hard to explain. But it has happened before, so I have hope it can happen again.

In the meantime, enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend, I hope things are well in your life and your circles.

Written on November 22, 2001