The deeper you look, the darker it gets.
We should also rethink Thanksgiving because white people didn't "discover" America, they invaded it.
So true.... I bet if President Biden had a sit down with Wayne (or even subscribed to The Simple Heart), his heart and mind would be opened to the egregious tradition associated with Thanksgiving. Your words are always “food” for thought. 💚
Thanks for your profound insight and deep caring, Wayne. Stay safe and strong... we love you, we’ll follow your lead in rescue, and we need you more than ever now.
It’s a day of mourning when I think about all the lives that are suffering all over, now, this minute in time. To celebrate on a day where so many die for this occasion is beyond sick and hurts my heart
Well written. Thanks, Wayne.
Right on Wayne! It wasn’t until I was in high school that I began to realize how phony history had been. But the idea that we have to have turkey on Thanksgiving is ridiculous. I’m thinking that very slowly I’m seeing a turn, and I celebrate the people that make that choice not to eat animals. Anything we can do in this short life to make a difference in the suffering of these silent , gentle souls.
I’m trying to think of even one holiday that hasn’t been crudely co-opted by corporate interests. I can’t. I guess the task, for me personally, is to counter the loss I feel at having all my traditions reduced to egregious mass cruelty and greed. I can’t even attend a traditional Thanksgiving dinner anymore, can’t smile and pretend it is okay.
Perhaps I need to create a heart-centered, ethical alternative.
You are one amazing person. Always on my mind ❤️
It's a sad day for me and millions of those who will suffer and be slaughtered. To celebrate this injustice is wrong. Worst words ever, "because we have always done it this way" . There's no Justifying violence and death upon the most innocent and powerless in the name of tradition, culture, or a religion. That's never something to celebrate. It's something that belongs in the history books of lessons learned and not to repeat. Have mercy everyday.
May we see a significant change to this awful tradition in our lifetimes 😢
Beautifully written Wayne. You are a force of nature. Nobody can silence you or your mission. The word is out. You are changing the world.
I completely agree….the whole turkey on the Thanksgiving table is a sickening tradition to a say the least! Thank you for your thoughtful insights Wayne. Hang in there!
Than you Wayne and Wayne's team for all that you continue to do every day for the animals and to keep us all connected. We must transform this holiday. The conditioning runs every so deep. It's hard to find the right words that don't insinuate shame or guilt towards those who still partake, but I'm realizing that if we're going to ask others to be more compassionate we need to be more compassionate towards them first. Shame and guilt have no place in this. We are tasked with teaching, as if teaching 5 year old children. We don't chastise them for not getting it right away. But we keep teaching, reinforcing, from a place of caring, not moral superiority. Sharing what we know in non aggressive or combative ways. Assertiveness is definitely warranted. We have to keep showing people the truth and challenging those who try to conceal that truth. Wayne, I wish you a peaceful heart filled with gratitude on the day of thanks and also that you know how thankful we all are to you. And that the animals would thank you too if they knew what you do for them.
You write so thoughtful and beautifully Wayne even under the pressures and stress you must be experiencing while awaiting the life altering decision on your fate in just eleven days. How thankful and humane it would be for the judge to finally reveal she does have a heart unlike how we never thought she did during the trial and which we will be praying for until the decision is handed down. I wrote my fourth letter to you today and will continue to do so until you are free and true justice has been declared for you to be released.
I got two invitations to consume a meal. "You should come, you can eat the potatoes and corn !"
Thanks, I don't want to be your token Vegan. Thanks for sticking to your principles !
we don't do the twisted tradition of thanksgiving. i'm thinking about how many things we did automatically and thoughtlessly. we were manipulated and propagandized from birth. we're in an insane time, but in this time also a paradigm shift is beginning. i remember when people laughed when i referred to america as an empire. turkeys are beautiful. every animal humans eat is beautiful. i will think of biden sitting down with wayne. lars von trier says we have to take the good with the evil, but i don't think i could bear to meet biden.