How Would You Spend Your Last Thanksgiving?

If safety requires us to indefinitely forfeit the most valuable parts of our lives, what exactly are we trying to save?

“There’s only one ‘unsafe’ version of Thanksgiving for me and that’s failing to be present with my family, allowing weaponized shame and performative restrictions to keep us apart”

This will be the final Thanksgiving for 2.8 million (the annual all-cause death toll) of our fellow Americans. It could be my last — or yours. That likelihood is significantly higher for our elderly loved ones, too many of whom will not have seen or hugged their family in nine months.

…some of whom don’t understand why.

The hard truth is that we do not know who will be around for Thanksgiving next November. What we do have is right now — this moment — today.

We aren’t promised one second more.

We’ve all seen some version of the CDC’s Thanksgiving recommendations and California Governor, Gavin Newsom’s, Thanksgiving ‘rules’ by now. Twitter is abuzz with our newly-christened ‘expert’ class pontificating on ‘safety’ (and morality), asserting that the ‘right’ thing to do is to physically distance from one’s family this year.

We’ve already forgone countless once-in-a-lifetime events to mitigate a newly-minted definition of risk which takes only one variable into account.

And have neglected to acknowledge that many of our seniors — the most vulnerable among us — don’t even want that kind of ‘safety’ because it costs precious moments with their families.

https://twitter.com/anish_koka/status/1318948506967674880?s=20

They already achieved quantity in life. What most of them want more than anything is quality.

Thanksgiving presents an opportunity to recapture some semblance of our humanity and remind us why we want so badly to live.

People who need hugs from their families should be able to get them. That’s not a frivolous or selfish desire to be dismissed or diminished. For many, it has become a matter of life and death.

There’s only one ‘unsafe’ version of Thanksgiving for me and that’s failing to be present with my family, allowing weaponized shame and performative restrictions to keep us apart.

God forbid one of us isn’t sitting at that table next year, I can’t imagine grappling with that regret.

And if one (or all) of us get COVID, so be it.

We will keep calm and carry on. For our family, risk is relative and safety is never guaranteed. Those facts have certainly never stopped us from living true to our values, one of which is ‘family first’.

And we’re better for it.

And if, despite the overwhelmingly favorable odds, lightning strikes and COVID takes one or more of us from the rest, we still won’t regret that day for a second.

Because if “safety” requires us to indefinitely forfeit the most valuable parts of our lives, what exactly are we trying to save?

Source: AJ Kay

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Undecider
Undecider
9 months ago

Only for those who participate in the B.S.

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
9 months ago

Burying Covidins.
Ashes under my feet.
If you’re too afraid to live then you have the opposite direction to go.

its Me
9 months ago

Strong and moral words from our (California) adulterer’s governor

ke4ram
ke4ram
9 months ago

Yes, the insane “””officials””” are at fault, BUT, go to a store and look at all those mask wearers. They are the ones allowing this fake virus charade to continue. Look into their beady eyes. Their cowards. Afraid of the fake virus that is SOOOOOO TERRIBLE that a test is required to see if you have it!

The only thing that stops tyranny in its tracks is dissent.Simply tell them to shove their rules up their wazoos.

If this isn’t done you deserve what you get. Just like in school,,, face up to the bully,,, he goes away. Run from the bully and he will follow you to the ends of earth.

Your choice…

sabateur
sabateur
9 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

absolutely!

its Me
9 months ago
Reply to  ke4ram

So which masks are on the government aprove list?

Mr. Evans
Mr. Evans
9 months ago

⁣COVID-OP$1984 Is A Realm-Wide Psyop Or Psychological Operation In Fear And Control, And A $camdemic Using A Non Viru$ Called COVID19 To Force Bad For Your Lungs And Face Health Face Diaper Nappy Muzzle$ And Illegal-Criminal Lockdown$ To De$troy Everyone’s Job$ And Career$ . . . ;-( . . . Refuse Their Illegal Criminal Actions And Remove Your Damned Very Dangerous, Harmful And Deadly To Your And Your Children’s And Families Health Face Diaper Muzzle$ And Breath In The Air . . . Refuse Any And All Vaccine$ And $hot$ For They Are Not $afe, But Highly Toxic And Potentially Deadly To You, Your Children And Your Family . . . ;-( . . . . Refuse Them Because Your Lives Depend On Standing Up And Not Allowing Them Into Your Bodies . . . The Sleepers Must Awaken Fully . . .

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago

The last member of my father’s family besides me passed 5 years ago, and my last Thanksgiving was 15 years ago. If Thanksgiving is the only thing one lives for, one has been practically dead for a long time.

Mr. Evans
Mr. Evans
9 months ago

Yep . . . ;-( . . . The Dead And The Quasi Dead Zombies Are All Around Us . . . ;-0

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
9 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Evans

Are you being a Halloweenie?

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