The GQ writer suggesting that YOU ruin your family’s thanksgiving is Jewish.
What’s wrong with these people? Are they so unhappy that they’re determined that everyone else on the planet join them in their misery?
There’s no need to answer. We know the score.
A piece in GQ Magazine calls on readers to make Thanksgiving Day “hell” for any relatives who support President Donald Trump.
“It’s time to ruin your Trump-supporting family’s Thanksgiving—for America!” Joe Berkowitz wrote.
“If you’re headed home to a household that still thinks a sex-offending game show host in rapid cognitive decline was the best choice for a president, it is your civic duty to filibuster Thanksgiving,” he argued.
He offered several suggestions for how to ruin Thanksgiving dinner, including not showing up, showing up and being a jerk and going “scorched earth.”
Berkowitz wrote that this isn’t just about spite, but potentially “chipping away” at Trump’s base.
“If your family is unmoved after a ruined Thanksgiving, though, that’s fine too. After all, next year’s Thanksgiving falls just after the 2018 midterms, and if your true believer parents still feel the way they do now, you might ruin their holiday in another way,” he concluded.
According to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 58 percent of people are dreading having to talk politics around the dinner table. Just 31 percent said they were eager to discuss the latest news with family and friends, while 11 percent are unsure.
GQ isn’t the only publication associating President Trump with conflict. Politico claims that Trump ruined Thanksgiving for everyone in a ridiculous article.
But a new study by economists Keith Chen of UCLA and Ryne Rohla of Washington State University seems to have proved at least one point conclusively: Trump really did ruin Thanksgiving.
With the help of data-tracking service SafeGraph, Chen and Rohla traced the movements of more than 10 million Americans across the past two Thanksgiving holidays. They focused specifically on people who traveled from Republican-leaning areas to Democratic-leaning areas and vice versa, and found that politically divided families spent on average 20 to 30 minutes less time around the dinner table in 2016 than they did in 2015. That added up to a loss of 62 million person-hours of Thanksgiving time across the country—and specifically, the authors estimated, a loss of “27 million person-hours of cross-partisan Thanksgiving discourse.”
Only one candidate, however, could inflame tensions on both sides by the sheer mention of his name alone. With emotions running the gamut from elation to dread in the first few weeks after his shocking victory, Trump seems to have given many people a reason to avoid breaking bread with their political opposites.
Obviously, the only solution to all of this division is to break up the United States into smaller political units. I haven’t given it much thought but the city-state form of political organization might work for me.
Otherwise, I suppose that if you’re alt-right, alt-light, or even tradtional conservative, you’ll just have to bite your tongue and let liberals destroy what’s left of the country.