A Thanksgiving Prayer That Keeps It Really F*cking Real. {Video}

Via on Nov 18, 2012

Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

Here’s some alternative food for thought for those of us here in the U.S., as we head into Thanksgiving week. Much respect to Gus Van Sant for putting this video together.

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The Thanksgiving Prayer

William S. Burroughs

Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil and poison.

Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger.

Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin leaving the carcasses to rot.

Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.

For nigger-killin’ lawmen, feelin’ their notches.

For decent church-goin’ women, with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces.

Thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers.

Thanks for laboratory AIDS.

Thanks for Prohibition and the war against drugs.

Thanks for a country where nobody’s allowed to mind the own business.

Thanks for a nation of finks.

Yes, thanks for all the memories— all right let’s see your arms!

You always were a headache and you always were a bore.

Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

~

Ed: Bryonie Wise

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About Chris Grosso

Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, recovering addict and spiritual director. He has spoken and performed at Wanderlust Festival, Yoga Journal Conference, Sedona World Wisdom Days, Kripalu, and more. Chris created the popular hub for all things alternative, independent, and spiritual with TheIndieSpiritualist.com and continues the exploration with his bestselling book titled Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster). Chris's second book, Everything Mind, will be out October 2015 from Sounds True Publishing. Follow Chris on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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3 Responses to “A Thanksgiving Prayer That Keeps It Really F*cking Real. {Video}”

  1. Jenn Grosso Jenn Lui says:

    Wow… a powerful shift in perspective on being thankful. approaching the season with the lens of non-duality. Thanks for sharing Chris.

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