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A Nation Divided by Turmoil: Biden's Victory is America's Failure

Another long-winded, incoherent speech fraught with inaccuracies and false accusations.  As the polls have closed and ballots are meticulously being counted across key states, many deign to criminalize Trump for his boisterous proclamations and unorthodox leadership. However, the truth of the matter may be far more sinister than you care to imagine...Biden asserts that he and his party maintain the moral high ground in this tumultuous race for presidency. But do they really? In fact, the vast majority of Southern Democrats vehemently opposed a ban on slavery while the Republican party sought to win their freedom. Indeed, it may appear that times have changed... unless you bother to read the many defamatory statements made throughout Biden's long and storied political career -- statements targeting both women and African Americans. Although to be safe, let's assume his bigotry extended far beyond that which we've covered. So as it now seems more certain than ever that we'

National Siblings Day: A Time for Love, Gratitude, and Family Ties

Initially conceived by Claudia Evart following the untimely passing of her brother and sister who died at early ages. In 1997, The Siblings Day Foundation was officially incorporated and achieved non-profit status two years later, in 1999. As with the introduction of most modern holidays, its history is less storied and significant than its intent.

A brother and sister innocently gather flowers amidst a bleak landscape; their love and unity offering a stark contrast to the barren soil beneath them.

The holiday wasn't universally recognized at such an early date, however, as it took until 2014 to be recognized and launched by the European Large Families Confederation (ELFAC) to celebrate familial bonds between siblings. Various nations have adopted their own celebrations to honor the event in their own way. In Portugal, for example, Dia dos Irmãos has grown exceedingly popular, with large feasts being held in honor of the affair.

But rather than going through the tedious task of reviewing the day's history, let's take the time to discuss its significance on a deeper level. Because despite the ongoing recognition of familial bonds and their importance in society throughout much of the world, the concept seems to have been abandoned by much of the West.

Having yet another national holiday which serves to strengthen those ties can be enormously helpful in keeping families together. It could be something as simple as a phone call to an estranged brother or an even more detailed occasion, such as a dinner date meant for two busy sisters to provide updates on their work and social lives.

However you choose to celebrate this day, you might find a newfound respect for what family has to offer. Because no matter how vast the distance, love finds a way to persevere. So pick up a phone, write an email, or practice sending smoke signals if applicable. But do take a moment before dismissing it entirely.

What do you think of the holiday? Do you have good relations with your siblings? Are you an only child? I'd love to hear your opinions on family and what it means to have siblings.

Also, be sure to subscribe for future updates if you're interested in creating a dialogue, chasing the trends, or just learning something new. As always, I appreciate your time and readership. Happy Siblings' Day!


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