Santa Barbara ¿Holy? day

middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel «« The United States of America, my country, this country, claims to be open to all religions yet sometimes claims to be a Christian country while other times denies being a Christian country. Our national holidays are restricted to Christian special occasions or days to honor National historical events or in memory of select Americans. We have no Jewish holidays, and we have no Muslim holidays. There was a year when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah pinged onto the same day, which was declared by Jews as Thanksgivikka. Joint thanks to turkey-not pork as the dish and Jews not being vegetarians like some Hindu Indians . . . whala the day was magical — truly an American holiday to celebrate, but . . but . . Thanksgivikka can only be expected a couple of times per millennium. It won’t be long before Muslims want a national holiday for . . . something . . . probably Ramadan, which in itself is a problem, because the Muslim holy time cues on the lunar calendar, and the US advances along the Gregorian. Yesterday was the Catholic feast day for Santa Barbara, which modified the working hours of my barrio businesses. A little reading on Santa Barbara tells me that Catholics have passively snubbed her, “alleged” saint status meanwhile over recent centuries select Caribbean islands and some of Central America celebrates her with an Africana accent. The US just elected Donald Trump, which Liberals like me hate . . . we believe not-Trump like me represents the true sentiment of America, but we’re wrong while being in part right. Dear kind readers: Please, I’m begging; I’ll do anything, por favor, spend a moment reading about Santa Barbara and how she is celebrated in Cuba — the celebration’s African accent makes it . . . . well . . . not Catholic . . . . not Western. Most notably the Cuban celebration stands in opposition to how Trump supporters see their country. Sincerely, Tom Doody. Conservatives point to the Founding Fathers, but these men wrote, “all men created equal” while allowing Africans to be legally enslaved. USA, this country, my country has problems knitted into the first formal words declaring itself a country. These words are both a curse and a blessing . . . we must punish hate more and pot less, and we must get to the business of governance more productively and more peacefully . . . feliz dia de Santa Barbara ayer. »» about me 302-990-2346 contact us


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middle-age American living in New Jersey near the Lincoln Tunnel
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