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Let us give thanks for meat

Each Thanksgiving, the public is peppered with pronouncements from vegetarians and "animal rights" advocates who discourage the consumption of meat, including turkey. A counterpoint for plants deserves equal time.

Please do not be swayed by the animal elitists who whine and argue against the consumption of meat, pushing the public to swallow vegetarianism.

Plants create the oxygen humans need to breathe. Animals don't. Animals compete for the oxygen humans need, and animals create carbon dioxide, a "green house" gas.

Indeed, vegetarian animals destroy oxygen producing plants. Simply put, animals behave like animals, whereas plants are peaceful and quiet. So eat animals, not plants. Meatatarians unite?

With the festive season upon us, let's not include plants as a "festive dish" for the holidays. Please think how "festive" it is for helpless plants grown in a land ruled by humans, always under their green thumbs. They are crowded into unnatural, man-made rows in factory farms and involuntarily treated with chemicals like imprisoned patients for the experiments of mad scientists.

Please think about how "festive" it is for plants to be literally uprooted from their homeland and neighbors only for a premature death.

How "festive" is it to be tossed into containers holding piles of other dead or dying plant bodies, sometimes transported in total darkness?

Only the kindness of a premature death finally ends the plant's "festivities." Then they are sliced, diced, boiled and baked to become salads, breads and side dishes.

Every year, with weak government regulations, billions of plants are slaughtered. I am not writing this to horrify the holiday public.

I cannot imagine how anyone can whisper a prayer of Thanksgiving over a being that suffered so greatly at a time when our world needs so much compassion and peace. Shame on all who eat plants and therefore encourage this horrible atrocity.

Please consider not eating plants this year and end this horrid tradition that causes so much pain and mistreatment of our plant friends.

Although I do not agree with the preceding diatribe, I found it necessary to give equal time for a counterpoint in favor of plants.

I am a lawyer, and lawyers sometimes advocate positions with which they do not agree for the benefit of their clients. Consider this pro bono for our "green friends."

Rex Curry is a Tampa lawyer who also is a member of People for the ethical treatment of non-animals (PETN), a sub-group of PETA (people eating tasty animals).

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Eagle National Bird, National Symbol, spread eagle spread.jpg should be Thanksgiving Turkey

The bald eagle is the national bird of the United States of America. It is probably one of the country's most recognizable symbols, and appears on most of its official seals, including the Seal of the President of the United States.

Perhaps it is appropriate that the symbol of government is a symbol of thievery and totalitarianism. The government's eagle is often in a vampiric pose. It is a bird of prey. The only better symbol for government would be the skull and crossed bones for "deadly poison." That mentality leads to shortages, poverty, misery, theft and mass slaughter.

Under the growing socialism in the United States, humans behave like eagles.  

In comparison, the turkey is a wily wild bird and also a beneficent farmed bird - a wondrous symbol of capitalism. Today, capitalism saves wild Turkeys with farmed turkeys.

Thanksgiving is a celebration of the bountiful plenty of capitalism. Give thanks for capitalism and turkeys, as America's early settlers did.  It saved early Americans from starvation and it still does.  It would be wonderful if Americans could "serve" their national symbol (serve it for dinner and eat it).  It would be better than the present circumstance with a bird of prey symbol (the eagle) under a government that devours the people.

The national significance of the eagle symbol dates back to June 20, 1782, when the Continental Congress officially adopted the current design for the Great Seal of the United States.

Some states had earlier adopted the eagle as a symbol. New York State adopted the symbol in 1778. New York has many references to classical history (Greece and Rome and so forth. e.g. Ithaca, Syracuse, Troy, Rome, Utica). New York is known as the "Empire State" and that use of the word "empire" might have been inspired by its use in describing the "Roman Empire."  

Rome, New York was the home of Francis Bellamy (born 1855), America's most notorious national socialist and the author of the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the flag and the source of the stiff-arm salute (see the work of the symbologist Dr. Rex Curry, author of "Pledge of Allegiance Secrets" and see the video on at

At that time (and now), people from Rome, New York referred to themselves as "Romans." It is one possible origin of the myth that the Pledge's early stiff-arm salute came from "ancient Rome" (in Italy).

The eagle symbol continues to be found on top of flag poles, on both national seals, and on the back of several coins (including the quarter dollar coin until 1999), often holding a fasces or near one.  

The eagle was also a popular symbol under the National Socialist German Workers' Party, as was the early American straight-armed salute.

One has to choose between serving one's country and serving the country's government (at meal time or any other time). Serving one's country is not the same as serving one's government. Americans need to make a clearer distinction between the two. Perhaps the turkey should be the symbol of the country, and the eagle could remain the appropriate violent symbol for government.

In 1784, after the end of the Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin wrote a famous letter to his daughter from Paris criticizing the eagle and suggesting the Wild Turkey's character as a desirable trait.

Despite Franklin's objections, the Bald Eagle remained the emblem of the United States.

The following is Franklin's comment. If the word "socialist" is substituted for "eagle" it provides deeper philosophical meaning:

For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.
With all this Injustice, he is never in good Case but like those among Men who live by Sharping & Robbing he is generally poor and often very lousy. Besides he is a rank Coward: The little King Bird not bigger than a Sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the District. He is therefore by no means a proper Emblem for the brave and honest Cincinnati of America who have driven all the King birds from our Country . . .

I am on this account not displeased that the Figure is not known as a Bald Eagle, but looks more like a Turkey. For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America . . . He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack a Grenadier of the British Guards who should presume to invade his Farm Yard with a red Coat on."



The Pilgrims did celebrate their harvest in 1621, but that is often mistaken as the first Thanksgiving.

That harvest was meager, as was that of 1622, because the Pilgrims at first practiced socialism.  All food produced went into a common fund and was distributed according to need.  The result was near-starvation.

That is the same result that was achieved in the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 million under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers Party.

The first true Thanksgiving was in 1623, the year of the Pilgrims' first bountiful harvest.  It occurred only after Governor William Bradford in Spring 1623 allotted each family their own private plot of land.  As Bradford records in his history of Plymouth Plantation, "This had very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corne was planted than other waise would have bene by any means the Govr or any other could use, and saved him a great deall of trouble, and gave far better content."

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Around the time that Americans are giving thanks for wealth, the Ukraine has observances for Holodomor (in late November).

The Ukrainian famine is referred to as "the Holodomor" (Ukrainian: Голодомор). It is part of the socialist Wholecaust (of which the Holocaust was a part): ~60 million dead under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; ~50 milliion under the Peoples' Republic of China; ~20 million under the National Socialist German Workers' Party.  It gives another meaning to the blood-red flags of socialism. The Holodomor is considered genocide and one of the greatest national catastrophes to affect the Ukrainian nation in history, and is sometimes called an unprecedented "peacetime catastrophe."

The Ukraine was the breadbasket of Russia, until socialism arrived under the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.  Millions perished from 1932-33 in the famine that resulted in Europe's "breadbasket" after Soviet socialists imposed collectivist land management in the Ukraine. All seed stocks, grain, and silage were confiscated from Ukraine’s farms. Farm animals were also taken. By the spring of 1933, an estimated 25,000 people died every day in the Ukraine. Estimates for the total number of casualties go up to 14 million. Socialism's curse was so grave that people were driven to cannibalism.

When reporting Holodomor observances, many modern "news" outlets (even in the U.S. and from the associated press) cover-up for the deadly socialist dogma, and fail to ever name the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and instead substitute terms such as "soviet authorities" and the "dictator Stalin" (The New York Times is notorious for that practice.  In articles about the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the New York Times will never use the actual name "Union of Soviet Socialist Republics" nor the word "socialism," and will instead substitute the word "communism." It is a grim reminder of the horrific work of the New York Times liar Walter Duranty).

It was the same socialist naivete that resulted in 27 million people starving to death in 1958 in the so-called "Great Leap Forward" in China.

Ethiopia’s socialist dictator, Mengistu Haile Mariam, used the same method in the 1970’s to force collectivization: the resulting famine caused one million deaths.

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