Happy Thanksgiving 2021 from the Curmudgeon

Mars is red,
Uranus is blue,
Holiday greetings
From the Curmudgeon to you

As we do every year, your Curmudgeon sends holiday greetings to all, including our many non-US readers who don’t celebrate Thanksgiving.

This was our original Thanksgiving thread from 2008, which is still worth reading: Of Plymouth Plantation: “Every Man for His Own Particular”.

As you surely know, Plymouth Colony occupies a special place in American history. Its original settlers arrived on the Mayflower, and the descendants of that legendary voyage still take pride in their heritage. Also, it was Plymouth colony that observed the first Thanksgiving.

We urge you to read that old post of ours if you haven’t yet done so, because it explains the true meaning of the holiday. It wasn’t just a nice dinner with religious overtones. It was — in our Curmudgeonly opinion — a celebration of their abandonment of bible communism under which they had been living. When they cast that craziness aside and adopted the system of private property and free enterprise, that’s when they began to enjoy prosperity. It’s all described in William Bradford’s History of Plymouth Plantation, and that’s what our Thanksgiving post from 2008 is all about.

Thanksgiving is traditionally a slow time for our kind of news news, so we’re declaring this post to be an Intellectual Free Fire Zone. We’re open for the discussion of pretty much anything — feel free to express yourselves about science, economics, politics, philosophy, etc. Banter, babble, bicker, bluster, blubber, blather, blab, blurt, burble, boast — say what you will. But avoid flame-wars and beware of the profanity filters.

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Okay, the comments are open. Have at it!

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4 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving 2021 from the Curmudgeon

  1. Intellectual Free Fire Zone

    My mother in law won’t be posting in this thread. What is it with everyone setting up the mother in law joke punchlines all time. You guys might as well get a t-shirt that says “ba dum tss” on it.

  2. Thanksgiving should be better known as … American Indian bad immigration policy day… as they should have killed everyone trying to come ashore!!!
    It would have saved them from future annihilation by the pilgrims.

  3. @L.Long: I’ve long referred to it as the Day of Native American Regret.

  4. I can’t find anything to blog about today, so y’all keep the free fire zone going.