Liberals trashing Thanksgiving - the "let's pick a fight" edition - Granite Grok

Liberals trashing Thanksgiving – the “let’s pick a fight” edition

A few assorted posts in surfing where Progressives are just out to ruin some families’ Thanksgiving – just because they can.  And I bet, will:

You Should Get Drunk and Cause a Scene Today

Are you avoiding your family right now? So desperate to escape them that you’re sitting in the bathroom reading a productivity blog on Thanksgiving? Dreading the inevitable fight over Fox News or your lack of a plus-one or which kid hogged the college fund? Here’s your solution: Get drunk and cause a scene.

A fight was going to happen anyway. Now it’ll be on your terms. You can choose the topic, and pre-empt the fight you’d lose with the fight you’d win. Or you can steer away from politics or religion and toward some personal argument, taking one for the team just to avoid sinking everyone into an existential funk.

If you strike first, you’ll also get to set the tone and the tactics. Make things shouty, or whispered through gritted teeth, punctuated by sloshing red wine on the hardwood floor. (Bonus points if you’re the only drinker in a teetotaler family.)…

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Sucks and Nobody Should Watch It

If you’re free Thanksgiving morning, you should either relax or cook. Do not turn on the pointless, three-hour-long commercial known as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

I don’t want to hear any complaining about how you like the parade. That’s exactly what Macy’s wants you to think. What if I told you you don’t have to watch bloated characters float by in a gigantic display of commercialism? Oh, it’s this character that I’m supposed to enjoy, because when I enjoy it, a company profits. Oh great, it’s that character that my children are going to remember exists, and then they’ll beg me for toys of it all day while I’m cooking. No thanks….

Teach Kids About Predatory Capitalism on Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving. The kids have already traced their hands and added a beak, transformed paper bags into Native American garb, and colored in a picture of the Mayflower. All right. Now just teach them about the genocide of America’s indigenous peoples.

Basically, in an age-appropriate way, tell them the real story behind the nation’s holiday darling, how our quintessential origin tale is rooted in pseudo-truths and flat-out lies, how generations have been fed a narrative that ignores land grabs and predatory capitalism, all while enforcing harmful stereotypes. Sure, ignorance seeped in grandma’s creamed corn can be bliss, but at a time when critical thinking skills are desperately needed, we need to start with the facts.

…As Akilah S. Richards writes for Everyday Feminism, history is offered in many American schools “through a skewed lens of bravery and selflessness on the part of White, heterosexual, Christian cis men—and cowardice (or worse yet, non-existence) where anyone outside of the dominant power is concerned.”

The Girl Scouts Have Some Politically Correct (And Awful) Advice For The Holidays

“Have you ever insisted, ‘Uncle just got here — go give him a big hug!’ or ‘Auntie gave you that nice toy, go give her a kiss’ when you were worried your child might not offer affection on her own? If yes, you might want to reconsider the urge to do that in the future.”

That’s the advice the Girl Scouts of America is giving to parents. The organization published a blog post this week arguing that forcing children to hug relatives and family friends during the holidays could muddy the waters when it comes to the notion of consent later in life.

The piece comes as some of the most powerful men in nearly every major industry — from Hollywood to journalism to politics — are being publicly called out for sexual harassment and assault.

Their memo was titled, “Reminder: She Doesn’t Owe Anyone a Hug. Not Even at the Holidays.”

Hollywood actress Amber Tamblyn jumped into the fray, praising the Girl Scouts’ advice and adding that your daughters also shouldn’t have to kiss relatives or even be told to smile for a family picture.

You know, the entire sexual assault discussion was long overdue and is producing positive results in many cases. But there was always a danger of this thing going over the cliff in the other direction. Why? Because nothing is worth talking about in 2017 unless we can turn the dial all the way up to eleven. This is one of the early signs of just such a train wreck taking place.

Because everyone your little ones will meet now and in the future is going to be their rapists and molesters.  What a way to teach kids to grow up.

GQ wants you to ruin your Trump-supporting family’s Thanksgiving — and has advice on how to do it

The article, titled, “It’s Your Civic Duty to Ruin Thanksgiving by Bringing Up Trump,” urges its readers to take a more aggressive stance on any inability to agree on politics in the family.

One of those suggestions is simply to not show up to Thanksgiving dinner.

Yes — GQ is apparently suggesting that its readers allow their loved ones to slave for 24 hours in a hot kitchen so they can go ahead and express their gratitude and familial Thanksgiving by being a no-show.

GQ’s Joe Berkowitz writes,Don’t show up. For some parents, your absence will speak louder than any sodden arguments over the density of pumpkin pie. If you can’t even look them in the eye, they’ll know you mean business. Besides, Friendsgiving rules.”

Or a coward.  I’d go with that.

Berkowitz’s second suggestion is more obvious: “Show up and be kind of an a**hole.

…“No hugs; only stiff, formal handshakes,” Berkowitz writes. “During the football game, talk about police brutality nonstop. Take any opportunity to emphasize just how much Bruce Springsteen and the entire E Street band loathes Trump. Come out as an aspiring professional DJ.”

The article’s third and final suggestion urges its readers to avoid all physical contact.

“Not even a handshake,” Berkowitz writes. “Just stare, disgustedly, at their outstretched arms.”

Yeah, that’s the ticket – just be a jerk.  There’s a lot of folks hosting Thanksgiving that would just narrow their eyes and throw them out of the house.  Why would anyone want to put up with this kind of disrespect?  It takes a special kind of jerk to enter through a threshold saying “I’m gonna win the Jerk of the Day award, hands down”.

If you notice, most of these com from LifeHacker which used to consist of, well, pieces of advice that could make live easier with cute little cheats.  Now they’re just turning into Progressive hacks denigrating anyone that doesn’t share their socialist, anti-capitalist, and anti-tradition outlook:

How to Deal With Racist Relatives at Your Holiday Dinner

The nice thing about getting together with family for the holidays is catching up with loved ones you haven’t seen since last year. It’s lovely to hear about your sister’s new job, watch the kids play with their cousins, and grit your teeth through your racist relatives’ awful comments. Okay, wait—that’s actually not very fun. In fact, it can be rather distressing and depressing.

I’m not going to quote more of it.  Fact is, to this nitwit far left author, if you use these, you’re RAAACIST and one can only “Endure, Fight Back, Avoid, or Listen”:

  • these people,”
  • welfare queens
  • blue lives mattering (“Black Lives Matter is a legitimate protest movement calling attention to police brutality, and not a race-based extremist group murdering cops!”)
  • “illegals”
  • voter fraud (“what is a thing is voter suppression”)
  • And argue with the parents in the room because “…is a responsibility we have to any children who might be present“).  Not their kids, those parents’ kids. Remember, it is always “for the children”.
  • hate speech

And that last one pretty much covers it all as ANYTHING these stuck-on-themselves Progressives don’t like.  Period.


1. Center the struggles facing Native American communities.

It’s common knowledge that the history behind Thanksgiving dinner that we learn in grade school is a myth…

2. Volunteer at a local food drive or soup kitchen—and then keep doing it.

Poverty is pervasive in the United States. There are around 72,000 chronically homeless people in the United States,

Pervasive?  Let’s see, 72K/320M is 0.02% – hardly “pervasive” unless you wish to redefine the word but that’s what Progressives do to make a Narrative fit.  Great idea to help – no problem there but don’t lie about it to use the “Mom Guilt” trip.

3. Climate change is real, so don’t waste food.

4. The NFL hid the truth about concussion for decades. Don’t let them get away with it.

…But if you’re not going to boycott this NFL season, the least you could do is bring up the issue of concussions and head trauma among current and former NFL players. A recent study of 202 football players’ brains found that 88 percent of the late NFL players suffered from, a degenerative neurological disease caused by multiple head traumas. Of the 111 brains examined, 110 of them had CTE…

I’m not watching them anymore but not for this reason but if someone wants to watch the games, who the heck am I (or you) to hector them over watching it?

5. The problem is much bigger than Donald Trump.

It’ll be hard to avoid making the president of the United States the main topic of discussion on Thanksgiving. And for good reason: By many accounts, Trump is the most unpopular president in modern times. But Trump himself is only the tip of the iceberg. The entire Trump Administration, as well as the Republican Party’s tax overhaul, should receive equal attention at the dinner table.

Yep, let’s politicize EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE and at “sacred” times.  Look, I am as political as anyone but unless someone wants to start a discussion, I keep my yap shut especially around people I don’t know and CERTAINLY around folks I know that don’t wish to engage.  It’s called MANNERS and it is clear that many Progressives (along with gratitude) either have none or just don’t care to be well-mannered.

And as one commenter put it:

There is always some useless, ignorant SJW fanatic in every family who takes upon her miserable self to ruin the party. One of them wrote this article.

Why can’t Progressives just take a hint?

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