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Reasons to Give Thanks to God for 2020

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Reasons to Give Thanks to God for 2020

 

https://spectator.org/

by ITXU DÍAZ

November 21, 2020, 12:04 AM

 

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If you’re reading this, then I guess you’re still alive. Stick a needle in your arm. If it hurts and you cry out, don’t worry, you’re well and truly alive. If it doesn’t hurt, you’re dead. In that case, ask for St. Peter at the gates and he’ll sort you out. The good news is that you can take off that ridiculous face mask. And do me a favor: tell God that we can’t all be like the saintly Job. I’m more like those disciples that screamed in panic, “Lord, save us, for we are perishing!” My celestial spies tell me it is this year’s trending topic among the prayers that reach heaven.

But fear wasn’t invented in 2020. In Spain, 1936, the communists arrested the humorist Pedro Muñoz-Seca for being a monarchist, a Catholic, and a right-winger. He was taken to Paracuellos, where 4,000 people were assassinated by order of the Communist Party. Muñoz-Seca was in the middle of his pantomime trial, one stop away from the firing squad, when, making a show of his ever-sharp wit even in the face of tragedy, he shouted out to everyone in the courtroom: “You can take everything from me … but you’ll never take away my fear!” Later, after hearing his death sentence, he replied, “No, you have even managed to take my fear away.” Perhaps this explains why the brilliant writer is now on the way to his beatification. God has a sense of humor.

Fearful or not, if you are alive, that would be the first reason to thank God this catastrophic year, no matter how unpleasant, grotesque, foul, and toothless, like an Antifa rioter, it has been.

We should also be grateful that this year has shown us the true colors of communism. Once again it has caused a wave of death and misery. Although this is not a first for 2020 either: In 1958, the bloodthirsty Mao, who knew as much about agriculture as I do about the mating rituals of tapirs, decided to exterminate all the sparrows as part of his so-called Great Leap, which actually turned out to be a Great Leap into the abyss. Mao said that the sparrows ate the grain for the crops. Very observant, this Chinaman was. He ordered them all killed under the pretext that for every million sparrows exterminated, 60,000 people could be fed. It sounded as good as any other communist promise. The bad thing is that reality is not communist: the disappearance of the sparrow triggered the insect plagues that devoured the crops, starting the Great Chinese Famine.

If, as some say, the coronavirus came from eating pangolins, bats, or any other inedible filth at some wild animal market, the famine caused by Mao would also be responsible for our current crisis: it was the desperation and the death from last century’s malnutrition that drove Chinese peasants to start eating dogs, cats, rats, bats, insects, dead or alive, in some places even resorting to cannibalism, which incidentally is an accurate allegory for all communist policies. I reckon we ought to thank God for living in a country that, when celebrating something important, kills a turkey and eats it after cooking it, and doesn’t go nibbling on raw pangolins.

It goes without saying that we should thank God for wine and beer. We should do this always, at all times. We Spaniards do it every day. Imagine having to endure the Biden–Harris election campaign without alcohol, as if we were in Saudi Arabia. We might very well have given in to cannibalism too.

Give thanks for the face masks also. For those of us who like to talk to ourselves on the street, it has made things much easier and has saved us from many embarrassing situations. And for those of us with bad memory, it has made our lives easier: we no longer have to recognize anyone out there. “With the mask it’s impossible to tell” is what I say to anyone who takes offense at me for not having recognized them as I pass them on the street, in the subway, or in a hospital waiting room. Of course, between you and me, I did recognize most of them.

We thank God dearly for our elders. Once again, with their courage and wisdom, they have helped us to endure, with peace of mind and even joy, situations that are thoroughly unacceptable to our restless youth. The pandemic has shown them in an even more vulnerable light than usual. If they manage to stay with us, 2020 will have taught us that the elderly are not something useless, as the wretched Central Europeans think — which is why they are killing them off with euthanasia — but the pride of our society.

 

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MontyPython

It goes without saying that we should thank God for wine and beer. We should do this always, at all times.

 

:drinkers: 

(Seriously though, great article.)

:yes:

 

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Dean Adam Smithee

I echo Monty's sentiments, but I'm holding out until this year is over. Fricken' OVER, already.

 

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rustinone
15 hours ago, Dean Adam Smithee said:

I echo Monty's sentiments, but I'm holding out until this year is over. Fricken' OVER, already.

 

There ya go again, Holding out til it's settled!  🤣😂😅

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