Holidays are a time when many Americans gather as families for the only time during a year. The cousin from Pittsburgh. The sister-in-law from San Francisco. Uncle Charlie who lives a few miles away but never ventures out unless there’s turkey for the taking. Families come together on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
When families come together, there’s a good chance that someone will be a leftist. In my family, it’s an entire side of the family – mine. I’m the black sheep but I married well and her family is conservative, so it balances out.
Clever commentator Andrew Klavan from DailyWire has some advice for those faced by the leftist at the holiday table.
“So whatever your leftist relatives have to say this Thanksgiving, just let them know what it would sound like with a little bit of gratitude thrown in.
“Then tell them to shut the hell up and eat.”
It doesn’t quite do the whole story justice… so go read it now:
No one wants to get into a political argument with his leftist relatives over Thanksgiving dinner (for some reason). So here’s a fun way to bring those potentially dangerous conversations to a quick conclusion. Try translating all your kin’s leftist assertions into expressions of gratitude. Amazingly, as if by magic, all their ideas will disappear.
For instance, let’s say your socialist Uncle Sy approvingly quotes former President Barack Obama in saying that America is “still confused, blind, shrouded with hate, anger, racism and mommy issues.”