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November 23, 2005

Happy White-Fascist Day Of Atonement Fasting!

That's what tenured flake Robert Jensen wants us all to celebrate tomorrow.

One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.

Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits -- which speaks volumes about our historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.

I'll compromise with you, Bobby. I'll have one less spoonfull of yam and then, during a station ID break during the Dallas-Denver game, I'll momentarily recall that old "pollution makes Indian cry" ad with Ironeyes Cody.

In exchange, I'll ask you to please shut the fuck up, for all of eternity. You're more annoying than Madonna going on about her new children's book (about the magic of Kabbalahic/tantric yoga-sex) in that idiotic Detroit-on-Thames accent of hers.

Ya gotta meet me halfway here, Bobster.


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