I can remember times on Thanksgiving when the conversation was more focussed on that day's football games or what special program would be featured on Disney (they didn't have their own channels then- NBC was the network that most often showed Disney movies and specials). Back then, we didn't have cable, just a tall aerial antennae and rabbit ears wrapped in aluminum foil. We didn't have the myriad of channels available and we certainly did not have hyper-partisan barking opinion "news" channels that seem hellbent on telling us what to think and believe (See Fox News). Thanksgiving used to be a purely entertaining holiday surrounded by family. Now it breeds division based upon political ideologies and hyper-partisan conspiracy theories.
So, if you are spending time with relatives this holiday, hopefully it will not be as bad as some have predicted. My recommendation is simple. If you know you are going to be facing a relative determined to draw you out into a political discussion - have all possible responses prepared in advance. Be logical, sensible and determined not to allow any such discussions get "too heated." Better yet, start spewing obvious lies out about virtually everything. That way, when called out for lying, remind them by pointing out our dear president lies at an impressive daily rate. But it is probably best to keep your focus on sharing a festive meal without such distractions. It will make digesting your meal(s) that much easier. Family, 'ya just gotta love them.
Have a great, safe and Happy Thanksgiving this year. May you be blessed with an upcoming year when truth, honor, integrity return to our great nation. Happy Thanksgiving! Be well.