Today we can be sure that plenty of folks are fighting over who gets to eat the grizzled but flavorful turkey neck. In one way, it's a time-honored tradition... in a more topical context, it's a means to sublimate opposing political views which would otherwise lead to unpleasant homicides in front of Grandma.
Millions of people in America are traveling in record numbers. Millions of people are eating birds. All this lockstep behavior makes me wonder about statistics and the power of "now".
Like, for instance, I wonder how many people are watching the movie "Planet of the Apes" at this very moment. In particular, the part where Dr. Zaius must admit, finally, that human civilization preceded the ape civilization. I have no way of proving this, but I'd venture to guess that at least 589.05 people (and a handful of apes) are experiencing this pivotal scene at any given moment.
Let us not waver in recognizing the potential that we have here. If America could somehow harness the collective thrust power of, say, every person blowing their nose in this singular moment, we'd say goodbye to foreign oil dependency for good! Furthermore, we could -nay, we MUST mobilize a modern Manhattan Project by which we collect all the toenail clippings being needlessly shed RIGHT NOW. We could build shiny pearlescent bridges, planes, buildings, and monuments to American ingenuity like the world has never seen. That shining city on the top of the hill made completely out of toenail clippings!
Why can't we see? Children are our future.