There's nothing wrong with people having a turkey dinner with their family or friends. But we must recognize that Thanksgiving is a nationalist holiday with capitalist underpinnings, and stop pretending that it celebrates or honors Native history and culture.
Many people in this country are ready and willing to take refugee children in. However, these children must first be screened to ensure they aren't terrorists. The process could take years. Too many of these children - even one is too many - will be dead before they ever see a hot meal again, much less shelter, education or a kind word. That doesn't matter, it seems, since it's an election year.
In this excerpt from the preface of Noam Chomsky's Rogue States, the intellectual outlines major events in imperial US history, and concludes that institutions are not fixed, history is not at an end and that the future offers many severe threats and many hopeful possibilities for contemplation and action.