How many times do people tell you that you should be thankful that you have the freedom to express your dissent because you wouldn't be able to do it anywhere else?
I'm very grateful that I don't live in Europe or Canada or the Ukraine and places like that where people cannot gather to protest or speak out against injustice. I'm grateful that my government wouldn't have dissenters pepper sprayed and peaceful protesters hidden from the leader's point of vision.
How many times has someone told you that you should be grateful for so many who've lost their lives so that you can speak freely and we can live in a democracy?
I am very grateful to those who fought to deliver America from the clutches of England during the Revolutionary War. Otherwise I'd be living in Ireland or Italy and bound in the chains of oppression. I'm grateful to those who conquered the Americas and slaughtered the natives so that subdivisions and cramped cities can be built.
Yeah, I'm really proud to be part of the conquering of oppression worldwide.
I'm thankful that I can tell stupid asses to shut the hell up.