I’m thankful that America is still a place that a citizen can rise from college dropout to corporate CEO and richest people in the world (Steve Jobs, Bill Gates), or with the proper education, even immigrants can come here and prosper wildly (like Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo! or Sergey Brin of Google). I am thankful that America is still a place that enterprising people can still work hard and make something of themselves. So much more to be thankful for, but I’ve got Thanksgiving Chili to eat! Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted at 02:13 pm by Johnny B

Posted by Rothell @ 11/24/2005 04:04 PM PST
Thanksgiving is maybe the best holiday celebrated in the states. A Jewish guy said this to me once. His reasoning was that it’s a holiday celebrated by everybody, regardless of religion, race, or even nationality. Everybody looks forward to it. I am thankful for Thanksgiving.

Posted by BP @ 11/30/2005 06:22 PM PST
Although I’ve actually posted on the religious background of Thanksgiving, I agree with you. Most of the people I know in the DC metro…Jewish, Muslim, and Christian alike enjoy it with the same relish (or dressing).

I think the reason is because it’s the only uniquely American Holiday that doesn’t revolve around anything uniquely American.

For example the other uniquely American holidays: Veteran’s Day, Independence Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, Columbus Day, President’s Day…etc….are almost all patriotic in nature. I believe Thanksgiving (especially given its history…religious or otherwise) is a human holiday more than a patriotic one.