Courtesy of Raw Story:
“Please, please — can’t Thanksgiving be the one day of the year when we don’t try and see everything through the lens of politics?” he said. “Don’t get me wrong, there are some things we should see through the lens of politics — for instance, politicians. But (on Thanksgiving), let’s not talk about politics. In the spirit of the first Thanksgiving, hosts just share your food and try not to worry that your guests seem like they’re never going to leave.”
While I understand Colbert's sentiment here, I am afraid that I will not be able to take his advice.
After all this is the one of the few times my family and I will gather together before the 2016 election so of course they will spend much of the evening presenting conspiracy theories, and conservative talking points, that I will then bat down with my superior intellect and command of the facts.
It has become a family tradition that somebody will at some point start a conversation with "Look I know you're a liberal but did you know?" which will be followed by something incredibly ignorant that they saw on Facebook which makes perfect sense if you utilize no critical thinking skills whatsoever.
My job of course is to explain how incredibly stupid that is and what a waste of oxygen they are for believing it, which will then be followed by accusations that I suffer from a superiority complex and look down on everybody. To which I will respond, "Well I wouldn't look down on you if you were not such simple little morons," and then the next thing you know that will all get twisted around to make it seem that I am belittling them.
Which of course I am.
However before the fists start to fly, my mom will announce that dinner is ready, and ask me to please remove my hands from my brother's throat. (She always takes his side!)
I will then carve the turkey, we will fill our plates, and once we have eaten all will be forgiven.
After all simple little morons really cannot think and digest food at the same time.
Happy Thanksgiving my friends. (NONE of whom I believe are "simple little morons.")