Sometimes it seems as though the real philosophy at the core of liberalism is this one: if something is traditionally enjoyed by millions of Americans, it is our job to fight against it. In this way, we’ve seen liberals launch attacks on eating food, watching football, and practicing a religion that brings people comfort in good times and bad. What, then, is Thanksgiving but a day to revel in all of those things that the left hates?
While the liberal war on Thanksgiving has not yet reached the epic proportions of the war on Christmas, just give it time. Once the left has successfully eliminated any mention of Christ from the celebration of His birth, they will start on the other holidays. Because it is at least somewhat secular, Thanksgiving has flown under the radar. But that won’t last long. Liberals see how much America enjoys this holiday, and that means they have to destroy it. And one look at the November tradition shows how it is vulnerable to liberalism on a number of fronts.
This Turkey Needs More Feminism
First there’s the turkey itself. While vegetarianism has yet to become a central tenet of leftist philosophy, it will be soon enough. And because liberals aren’t content to believe a thing, they must also make sure you believe the same. In fact, if you don’t believe it, they’ll make you abide by their beliefs anyway. Don’t be surprised if we start seeing holiday movies that use subtle propaganda to turn people away from eating turkey – or any other kind of meat – on Thanksgiving.
Then there’s the fact that women are often put in charge of cooking the feast. That is obviously unacceptable to the new American liberal. Women should be pampered on Thanksgiving just as they should on any other day. Domestic work is below their station in life. If your wife or mother is preparing a Thanksgiving meal for the family this year, you’re probably a sexist bigot.
Oh, and don’t forget about football. Millions of Americans consider the Thursday football schedule as important to Thanksgiving as any other part of it, but that’s only because we’re still backwards in our support of rapists, wife-beaters, and child abusers. Why are there no women in the NFL, hmm? Why are we teaching our young men that violence is the answer to winning? If you followed the left’s exploitation of the Ray Rice case this year (to say nothing of the Redskins controversy), you know that these arguments are coming.
For now, though, Thanksgiving is still in the clear. Liberals are too focused on Christmas to worry about it. So let’s eat, drink, and be stuffed this year, and take some petty pleasure in enjoying all of these traditions so hated by the militant left. In another twenty years, we could all be sitting down to Tofurkey and tag football, so we should enjoy it while we can.