A tongue-in-cheek ‘Thanksgiving Day Prayer’ by Sam Husseini

The following “Thanksgiving day prayer” was written by Sam Husseini and originally appeared on CounterPunch.org.

A Thanksgiving Day Prayer 

Dear Lord Jesus Christ,

We thank You for allowing the settlers to obliterate the native inhabitants of this continent that we might more selfishly enjoy it — especially the obscenely wealthy among us.

We thank You for the slave labor we brought over from Africa to built it up and ask that You ensure those black folks stay with the program now.

We pray that You will impose restrictions on any other immigrants coming to this land now, however — if it be Your will. If not, we will take is as a sign or our great morality and bigheartedness, for which we thank You.

We thank You for the Crusades of the past and the Crusade upon us now and that we might smite our enemies like they did in the times of old.

We thank You for plausible deniability and selectively short memories that allow those in power to evade responsibility for crimes great and small — from the full blown invasion of Iraq, obliteration of Syria and Libya to the smallest hospital we blow up in Afghanistan.

We thank You for our Saudi allies who we sell many weapons to that they — when they are not beheading people for apostasy — might share the blessings of our democracy with the more dimwitted among the Arab and Muslim peoples.

We pray for our nuclear armed Israeli allies that they might perpetually oppress the knife armed Palestinians, especially the Christians among them. And we pray that the Jews may all be converted to Christianity that You might return to earth so this whole farce of humanity is ended soon.

We thank you for our two party system, that keeps us simultaneously bickering and yet locked into the same course of morally repugnant policies for all eternity.

We thank you for the capacity to only see victims that are deemed appropriate to see, like those despicable frogs in Paris.

We thank you for our opposable thumbs and other enhancements to our being that ensure our capacity to eat — as in this carcass before us — and not be eaten.

We thank You for sending Your son, Jesus, who is actually You Yourself, to selflessly die for our sins that we may be cleansed of our inequities and never again beat ourselves up for our dark deprivations, especially the really kinky, twisted ones.

Most of all, we thank You for our glorious media that we might better know Your will and what we should buy at all times, on cable — and on the web.

In Jesus name we pray,

Amen.

Sam Husseini is founder of the website VotePact.org

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