Thursday, November 21, 2013

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving Day; JFK


Thanksgiving celebrates harvest and plenty at our current time of mobbed Food Pantries, and foie gras on Wall Street. Some big city fathers are handing the homeless one way tickets elsewhere, to remove the urban blight.

The color palette of autumn glows warm as Indian Summer fades to overcast skies: orange pumpkins, red cranberries, golden corn.

Turkey platters are the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving tables. Commercial turkey growers (translation: gut-rot GMO feed) are reporting underweight birds. 

Feeding Monsanto GMO-corn is a mockery of plenty, gradually lethal to livestock and humankind. Find an organic farmer for goodness sake!

Have you heard about the "Degrowth Movement?" Me neither! 

It's a global grass roots effort to stop feeding not just obesity, but the Debt-Beast: No shopping on days advertisers flog the masses into a buying hysteria.

The day after Thanksgiving pig-out, being the next such lunge into excess. It’s called “Black Friday” which I guess would be the color tone for lining up at midnight. People have even been trampled.

All to buy “sale-priced” gulag-produced gadgets, plastic and resin schlock, the nano-second that doors open.

Neighbors have invited me to share their big family Thanksgiving, a family of big heart. I'll bring a skillet of fresh-ground organic cornbread topped with dry-roasted sunflower seeds.

We may begin to understand: Good neighbors and gardens are a new thought form for many of us. We've had great resources, and have modeled societal isolation and devouring of wealth. Heck of an export.

Some years, I've felt so sad, at our peoples' loss of gratitude as ground of being, that I've gone quiet and fasted at Thanksgiving.

P.S. Nov. 22, 2013. My family was in Europe when JFK was assassinated. My parents received many black edged cards of condolence from colleagues and friends, as though we'd lost a family member.



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2 Comments:

At November 22, 2013 at 10:16 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad you are not fasting in sadness this year! We do have much to be thankful for in our family and our friends. We are blessed by times of want that remind us to give thanks during the blessed times of plenty. Love to you my family...my friend!
Donna

 
At November 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM , Blogger Wayfarer said...

"Power" was lost here in heavy wet snow, a Winter Storm warning spanning the weekend. Was just about to light a fire when salt lamps glowed again. Yes, Donna, thank you. Many blessings in interesting times.

I've read a report by a financial analyst who studies cycles, including 1000's of years. He's European and presented compelling data that we're brinking on another "Little Ice Age" or perhaps not so little.

He also looked at the correlation of comets and wheat prices! Historically of course, comets have not been remembered as good omens. He found that wheat prices shoot up: famine follows comets.

 

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