Oh good, Cenk Uygur wrote a piece on how it’s ok not to be thankful on Thanksgiving because he’s super edgy and stuff. We know, you just rolled your eyes as far back in your head as we did when we saw it.
He’s doing the whole, ‘America is greedy and sucks’ thing because Trump is president …
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) November 22, 2018
From The Nation (sorry!):
These illusions we see of perfect lives make us feel all the more isolated, particularly around the holidays. Yet the truth is that most Americans hurt and suffer every day. It’s a common feature of being human that we all experience, yet are trained to suppress and treat as taboo. We exhaust our energy trying to present an image of happiness and success, instead of asking others for help when we’re hurting.
Imagine if instead of feeling like you have to fake a smile when you feel pain, we felt like we could confide in each other, to share this experience that is as common and as human as eating and breathing. What if we were able to acknowledge that we are all in trouble and in need in our own way? What if, instead of messages of superficial happiness this time of year, we were instead surrounded by messages urging us to love each other and help those in need?
Notice how Cenk leaves out how this time of year Americans donate more of their time and money than at any other but whatever.
Alexa, show me an extreme lack of perspective. https://t.co/VeD6x1Ct5d
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) November 22, 2018
The modern version of Thanksgiving was inspired by Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving in 1863 in the midst of the Civil War — a war where more Americans died than in all the other wars in American history combined — but tell me again about how we shouldn’t be thankful today. https://t.co/BHgRpK6sZu
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) November 22, 2018
Leftists, every year. https://t.co/erKU12jU8k
— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) November 22, 2018
HA! Unless Obama is president and then they’re at least thankful for that guy.
It's okay to be miserable, but not helpful.
— John Doiron (@jfd1965) November 22, 2018
I’m thankful that you’re a miserable leftist
— Max Peters (@TikiMaximus) November 22, 2018
You don’t have to stay here.
— Ryan B. Leslie (@RyanBLeslie) November 23, 2018
Ungrateful son of a bitch. Your friends? Family? Job? Food on the table. You’re the most pathetic spoiled adult child I’ve run into.
— Grateful_Mom (@mom_grateful) November 23, 2018
Bitterness and resentment are much healthier and will ensure you have lots of friends and family around you for the holidays. Yay.
— Sgt. Weigart’s Luck (@ODhonnabhain) November 23, 2018
What does it feel like to wake up every morning and be this miserable?
— DanCamm (@Dan_Camm) November 22, 2018
If you strive to be miserable you will not fail.
— Sid – Can Be Vicious (@sidblair) November 23, 2018
— Jim Acosta’d a White House intern. (@CrackaJackin) November 22, 2018
This went well, Cenk.