Thursday, November 25, 2010
The Rest of the World is Evil
My search started innocently enough. Three words, "Thanksgiving, other countries" typed in the little Google blank at the top right of the screen. Google had 10.1 million answers in .27 seconds.
My tendency when using Google is to not open the first in line. I always hated the kid who always raised his hand first? So I went to the bottom of the page and opened one entitled "Why don't other countries celebrate Thanksgiving?"
"Betterknown" then expands the question with - "Are we Americans the only ones to celebrate because we are the only ones that God loves and the only ones that have strong moral and family values? Or is it just because they hate America and our freedoms? "
My first thought was that "betterknown" was tossing out some bait. Seemed a classic trolling technique. And maybe it was. Didn't matter because the second answer from a user named "Tolstoy" swallowed the bait hook, line and sinker.
"Tolstoy" wrote in response - "It would be nice to know who "they" are in the question above. It would also be interesting to find out exactly how not celebrating Thanksgiving means that they hate America and our freedoms. Thanksgiving was something that was made up at the beginning of the twentieth century - a day of taking time to say thanks - by the U.S. government.
Regarding the other part of the question: yes, I believe that Americans are the only ones that God loves and the only ones that have strong moral and family values. America is an island of righteousness in the big soup of evil that is the rest of the world."
The rest of the World is evil? We are the only country with strong moral and family values?
Well I guess I have something to be thankful for after all. I live in the land of the Righteous and Good. I feel better already.
You all have a good day today and thank someone for something. God works I guess. But I would call the parents, a friend, a relative or maybe even a boss first. God's voice mail seems to be full up at the moment.