But most of all I’m thankful for the USA. Yes, I know it is an hour of great peril, and it is fragile, and we must fight in ways we haven’t even invented yet.
But think about how much worse it would be if it had never come into being. And it was in the balance then too, you know? It was all too easy for it never to happen.
Government by the people for the people might be a difficult thing to keep going, to ensure it doesn’t perish from this Earth. But how much harder if we had to invent it.
I’m grateful for my inventive, rollicking, puritan, shockingly sexual, innovative, stodgy, fresh as paint, ancient as humanity, brilliant, noisy homeland.
May it live on. Humanity needs it. The future comes from America. And America belongs in the future.