Sunday Dinner

Sunday Dinner – Make It Great Again

Yes! The majority of Americans want to see our nation reborn and renewed and restored. We want to America great again. And, while there’s a plethora of opinions upon what exactly this restored greatness would look like, few disagree with the fact that, if America is to be made great again, then American culture and values must be restored to their previous importance and prominence.

Well, it’s not just charity that begins at home, it’s proper action and righteousness as well. In other words, we need to clean our own houses first and pull the logs out of our own eyes before we can expect to enact real change upon society as a whole. A good place to start would be with the Sunday dinner – or supper if you prefer.

The Sunday dinner used to be ubiquitous in American culture. While based upon the Sabbath, even irreligious families would come together once a week to sit down to a big meal and just be together. Often extended family members or family friends without family of their own nearby would join in the fun. No matter what though, parents and kids sat down for one family meal every week.

We really need to restore this tradition. It’ll go a long way towards making America great again because at the heart of it American greatness is, was, and shall be based upon the greatness of the American family.

Related Reading:

Women: A Novel
The Read-Aloud Family: Making Meaningful and Lasting Connections with Your Kids
Tradition
The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions/B-14

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Ghetto Stick Family

“Stick Family” stickers are as varied and as annoying as the plethora of “My child is a…” bumper stickers which celebrate mediocrity by pandering to the less-than-special people’s need to be accorded some measure of being special. And, again similarly to the “My child is a…” bumper stickers, the parodies of the “Stick Family” meme are normally better than the meme itself.

Ghetto Stick Family
Ghetto Stick Family

This “Stick Family” sticker set is the perfect example of such a parody of the “family” of a core Democrat constituent. The only “issue” is that the sticker is, statistically speaking, the wrong color.

Of course, this sticker was doomed to be declared offensive a racist by those whose agenda requires such claims. If it was more accurate by using “Brown” figures, it’d be racist. Yet, it’s use of white stick figures to represent the ghetto baby mama with her horde of bastards and multiple imprisoned baby daddies “Stick Family” is equally racist due to Cultural Appropriation. 😛

Related Reading:

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section:On Robustness and Fragility (Incerto)
Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review, Third Edition: Fast Facts and Practice Questions (Book + Free App)
Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints
Rome, Empire of Plunder: The Dynamics of Cultural Appropriation
The Three Languages of Politics: Talking Across the Political Divides

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Fundamentally Divided

Silhouette of Soldier in Front of US FlagI don’t think that even the many on the web who disagree with and despise my opinions will be able to find much fault with the simple statement that America is, or has become, a fundamentally divided nation or that our house has already all but fallen and that the union is broken in all but name and law.

I see this as an unmendable division because it’s a division caused by a disparity and existential conflict between basic world views and ideologies. As such, one or the other must be culled or excised from the body of society.

Conservatives, the largest single world view in America, focus on: patriotism, social order, strong families, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. These are all basic ethical and moral stances and/or values. One can argue against their specifics or the validity of their sources but one cannot accurately and truthfully claim that these are other ethical and moral stances and/or values.

Liberals and Progressives, on the other hand, focus on trying to protect or expand government programs for: minorities, the elderly, young people, students, and poor people. They focus almost solely upon the material aspects of the government taking care of the people. None of these are basic ethical and moral stances and/or values. Whether they be for good or ill, one cannot argue accurately and truthfully that these are other than material concerns.

That is how fundamentally divided America has become. The war isn’t between competing values; it’s between values and material effects.

Related Reading:

The Impossible Patriotism Project (Rise and Shine)
The Civil War Bride: Mail Order Bride (Boulder Brides Book 5)
Hamburger America: A State-By-State Guide to 200 Great Burger Joints
Family Values (A Leo Waterman Mystery)
The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

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