Right now, with the humanitarian situation on the Gulf Coast already worse than imaginable, anyone who can - anyone with any human decency - must be called upon to make a sacrifice and help out our fellow men and women.
So here's my proposal. I don't even think it'll be that painful. I'm just not going to be giving any holiday gifts when December comes around this year. Instead, I'm going to give whatever I might have spent on presents to hurricane relief efforts instead. Goodness knows that the Gulf Coast refugees need it more than anyone I know needs a new video game or handbag.
I hope you'll consider joining me. I think your friends and family will understand if you explain your decision to them . . .
I understand that all of this is very serious but isn't this a slight perversion of the core of "sacrifice"?
Click through to read the comments to that post. The people of Daily Kos think this is a bang-up idea.