In past years, we’ve interspersed this legendary illustration by Norman Rockwell with those depicting the first Thanksgiving. Rockwell’s patriotic art was part of the “Four Freedoms” collection from 1943. Now, newly enlightened by the left, it’s apparent we were tone deaf, pigment deficient and ignoring those possessing superior intelligence. We are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in a BLM era. Sensitivity should define us, taking precedence over our desire to celebrate the uniquely American holiday with friends and family.
By the skewed standards of the left, the family Rockwood portrayed is offensive in its whiteness, with not even an interracial couple, non-white or same-sex married friends partaking of the non-vegan meal. Still they smile, in a glaring affront to awareness. The local newspaper’s front page depicts an illustration of a black family zooming Thanksgiving.
In 2020, we dare not gather around a table. New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a democrat, advises we tell our family, “I love you so much, I’m not going to have Thanksgiving with you.” This reversal followed criticism after he told a local TV station he had invited his 89-year-old mother and two daughters to Albany for Thanksgiving.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, another democrat, has banned holiday “singing, chanting, shouting, and physical exertion,” while mandating masks in your home, only to be removed briefly while eating or drinking, as long as participants stay at least 6 feet away from everyone outside their own household, and put their face covering back on as soon as they finish eating.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, yet another democrat hypocrite, has faced intense backlash for her recent lockdown orders including canceling Thanksgiving plans, which came days after she joined large crowds celebrating the Harris/Biden election.
Denver democrat Mayor Michael Hancock has not only lectured city residents to refrain from unnecessary travel and gatherings, he placed Denver under highest Level Red COVID-19 restrictions a week ago, prohibiting all personal gatherings, including Thanksgiving celebrations.
Hancock also sent these words in an email to city staff: “With the continued rise in cases, I’m urging you to refrain from travel this Thanksgiving holiday. For my family that means canceling our traditional gathering of our extended family.” He warned that anyone who travels out of state should quarantine for 14 days and will need to use paid time off for the leave if they’re unable to work from home. The directive preceded hypocrite Hancock hopping on a plane to Mississippi to have Thanksgiving with his wife and daughter. His son is also a sterling character.
The CDC has issued holiday recommendations including bringing your own food, drinks, plates, cups and utensils. The hostess who has spent days baking pies, making cranberry sauce, a family favorite stuffing recipe, preparing homemade whipped cream, rolls and organizing an anticipated traditional turkey feast will be thrilled when you walk in with a pizza.
For a refreshing reminder that there is another way of governance, do yourself a favor and read this inspiring Thanksgiving Proclamation written by President George Washington in 1789. It reminds us all that a true leader acknowledges there is a higher, non-political power, to whom we should extend gratitude.
President Donald Trump’s 2020 inspirational proclamation is a fitting tribute to the holiday.
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