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Bullshit, Decolonizing Thanksgiving Cannot Be Repurposed, Like Old Furniture

Thanksgiving, by any other name, is still a tragedy.


Preceding Thanksgiving, many were discussing immigration issues under the Trump administration, especially the hypocrisy. I saw the editorial cartoon above and was reminded of a former president's stand on immigration - Woodrow Wilson, "We came to America, either ourselves or in persons of our ancestors, to better the ideals of men, to make them see finer things than they had seen before, to get rid of things that divide & to make sure of the things that unite." 

This country is so divided, at this time, especially by the racism of this POTUS and his administration. His fearmongering comments about the migrant caravan from South America, travelling to the United States, doing just as Wilson stated, for the betters ideals of men, seeking asylum, seeking a better way of life. Yet, Trump, who is the son of German and Scottish immigrants, fears people of color, so he race baits, dog whistles, embarrassing this country i…

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