"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
- G. K. Chesterton
Addressing the inevitable question that is prevailing upon many of my dear readers concerning the identity of this imposter addressing you on the most illustrious of sites, I will first here engage in an act of thanksgiving. After a frustrating Gulag ArchiTwitterago suspension for the heinous act of tweeting at a state delegate the experience of my Babushka at the local Soviet elections, I would like to thank Lauren who offered me the opportunity to safely write here for you to safely read.
On second thought, I can make no guarantee that what you will be reading from me will be safe. Yet, to butcher the famous quote from Mr. Beaver to the Pevensie children about Aslan, I believe I should never aim for safety. I should write what I believe to be the truth. The truth is rarely safe. Yet the truth is always good. I am thankful that Lauren has decided to pursue truth and not safety with this intrepid site.
I am also thankful for the men and women throughout the history of this country who served with their lives, fortunes, and their sacred honor to give us the freedom to celebrate our "holy days" according to our conscience and traditions. One Veteran who never had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family this year was Lee Keltner.
Many have investigated the precise circumstances of the shooting by Dolloff, repeat provocations and assaults by Jeremiah Elliott, and the doting media coordination of 9mmNews to capture the provocations, interview the provocateur, and advertise a fundraiser for the provocateur after the shooting. Several investigations surrounding the many aspects of this horrific shooting may be found from @COAngelaRamirez on her site here. Though I will not now be linking to my threads on the investigations due to the November 3rd suspension of my account, at the end of this article will be linked the videos made during my research into the horrific Denver shooting. Follow @JohnTiegan, @COAngelaRamirez, and @MichelleMalkin for more updates from Denver. I am thankful for the many in Denver who are still fighting for justice for Lee in Denver and standing against the vile tactics of Antifa and their political enablers.
Please join me in prayers of thanksgiving for Lee and in prayers for his family as they face the holidays for the first time without their husband, father, and grandfather. Thanks to @MichelleMalkin and her family for her original recording here of "We Gather Together" to which I added a brass ensemble, acapella quartet, and the footage of Thanksgiving celebrations in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan.
In memory of Lee Keltner and in honor of so many who fought for our right to give thanks to God for the freedoms for which so many have served, fought, and died:
For a War Memorial
By G. K. Chesterton
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The hucksters haggle in the mart
The cars and carts go by;
Senates and schools go droning on;
For dead things cannot die.
A storm stooped on the place of tombs
With bolts to blast and rive;
But these be names of many men
The lightning found alive.
If usurers rule and rights decay
And visions view once more
Great Carthage like a golden shell
Gape hollow on the shore,
Still to the last of crumbling time
Upon this stone be read
How many men of England died
To prove they were not dead.
“In any intellectual corner of modernity can be found such a phrase as I have just read in a newspaper controversy: ‘Salvation, like other good things, must not come from outside.’ To call a spiritual thing external and not internal is the chief mode of modernist excommunication. But if our subject of study is mediæval and not modern, we must pit against this apparent platitude the very opposite idea. We must put ourselves in the posture of men who thought that almost every good thing came from outside—like good news. I confess that I am not impartial in my sympathies here; and that the newspaper phrase I quoted strikes me as a blunder about the very nature of life. I do not, in my private capacity, believe that a baby gets his best physical food by sucking his thumb; nor that a man gets his best moral food by sucking his soul, and denying its dependence on God or other good things.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
G. K. Chesterton, “The Age of the Crusades” in “A Short History of England”
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