A fake smile, a huge table groaning with more food than a community of homeless could eat, a gathering of family who most times haven’t seen each other since the last “holiday”, no doubt there will be alot of unspoken thoughts and resentments, but we smile on like idiots who just want peace. I think that’s what the native tribes wanted too? Just to live in peace and harmony with their surroundings. They were willing to share.
Did you know there is no word in most Native tribal languages for “landowner”? The concept of OWNING the Good Mother earth was completely alien, just inconceivable to them. How they must’ve been shocked and outraged at the European way of wasting everything.
I chose to celebrate nothing, but as on other days we remember fallen innocents, I’ll remember the thousands and thousands of men, women and children who died needlessly so the greed of others could be satisfied. I’ll remember with shame.
But I'll remember.