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no one celebrates the origin of Thanksgiving anymore, it's transformed into something else
she's a Trader Joe's shopping piece of garbage who is using her mouthpiece status to be an elitist know it all f**kmouth
So wait....as long as she shops where you want her to shop, agrees with what you agree with....she can then exercise her first amendment rights?
I don't disagree with her that, again, someone somewhere has conveniently rewritten history and decided to celebrate genocide / human slaughter under the guise of giving thanks. I would think that if a high profile Arab spoke out against the celebrations throughout the middle east on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, you'd agree with them on their position.
Her and Pitt give millions....tens of millions....in dollars and thousands of hours of time for causes they believe in, using both their wealth and their public profile to raise awareness for human causes. She's a humanist, and, agree with her or not, at least she's consistent. Can't fault someone who has principles that are built from more than just straw.
I'd hazard to guess she has, not only more knowledge of the plights of groups and individuals around the world than any of us, but she also has more first hand experience working with and donating time and money to plighted people.
People in N. America celebrate Thanksgiving by gorging on obscene amounts of food and alcohol (and thus producing a lot of waste....from Thanksgiving to New Years, waste in the US--food/garbage--goes up by 25%) and then go further in debt to buy more unnecessary consumer goods on Black Friday. I'd be willing to bet that for many Americans (as with an equal proportion of Canadians during our thanskgiving), the work "thanks" is barely uttered on this day.
I also don't get the vitriol against Trader Joe's.
Environmentally friendly, house brand products, that contain no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and contain no MSG or trans fats, and come from non-GM ingredients. They practice fair trade, pay above average salaries, and generally looks after thier employees.
Why you hate America so much chisa? lol