Don’t Give Up on the Blessings of Freedom

Desultory Heroics

By John W. Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead

Source: The Rutherford Institute

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.”—John Lennon

How do you give thanks for freedoms that are constantly being eroded?

How do you express gratitude for one’s safety when the perils posed by the American police state grow more treacherous by the day?

How do you come together as a nation in thanksgiving when the powers-that-be continue to polarize and divide us into warring factions?

Every year finds us struggling to reconcile our hope for a better, freer, more just world with the soul-sucking reality of a world in which greed, meanness and war continue to triumph.

Fifty yearsago, John Lennon released “Imagine” and exhorted us to “Imagine all the people livin’ life in peace.” That same year,Lennon released “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”as part of a major anti-war campaign. Lennon—a musical genius, anti-war…

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