With all the racism, fighting, finger pointing, accusations, pettiness, warring, spectacle-ism going on in the US (and everywhere), what the hell is there to celebrate this weekend? Our overall family-macrocosm is pretty lame. Across the land people are in save-yourself mode —throwing everyone who is weak and without resources off the ship. Ok, well maybe we are not as bad as Belgian and France where freedom of religion is now an affront to “European culture”. I guess I should not be surprised that that cunita of racism is on-cue and tightening the reigns. In the 1930s Depression Los Angeles police positioned themselves at this state’s border to keep out starving poor white farmers from entering, there were massive deportations of Mexicans and their American born children, millions of people lost their homes/businesses, any poor person was an enemy to American life. Sound familiar? Personally, I like to learn from mistakes, even if they are not mine and not repeat them over and over like I’m punch-drunk. If we are going to survive what is happening within our families, communities, country and world with conscientiousness and honorability– we must think creatively, inclusively, differently, together. And then, that would be something to celebrate.