Be Thankful for America (Even if You’re a Culture Warrior)

Source: The Daily Beast
by Matt Lewis

“‘Where else would you rather be than right here, right now?’ That quote is attributed to former Buffalo Bills coach Marv Levy, but it applies to every American living in 2022. Compared with almost every other time and place in history, we have won the lottery. Yet our dissatisfaction as a whole is palpable. … The big complaint on Fox News this Thanksgiving week is that the high cost of turkey will force some families to eat (don’t make me say it!) chicken. To the extent this is a pervasive problem, it just means we are out of actual problems to bitch about. Just imagine having to explain to a poverty-stricken Appalachian in 1822 that things are horrible because his feast this year will feature the wrong bird.” (11/24/22)