All out through the course of stealing and then developing his-story, individuals and groups have been placed on pedestals for things they’ve actually NOT done. In other words, a lie was created by the hidden hand to hide the true facts of who really created this civilization and they weren’t white or Europeans who’s brought their cocktail of diseases to lands and infected people after slaughtering them then stealing their identities for their own agenda. Yes, what is known today as Identity Theft.
Thanksgiving is another one of those events celebrated that never actually happened. Now don’t get me wrong, any time or excuse that you can use to spend time with your family is alright with me but note that it should not take a holiday that never happened for you to do so.
Sarah Josepha Hale, a 74-year-old magazine editor, wrote a letter to Lincoln on September 28, 1863, urging him to have the “day of our annual Thanksgiving made a National and fixed Union Festival.” She explained, “You may have observed that, for some years past, there has been an increasing interest felt in our land to have the Thanksgiving held on the same day, in all the States; it now needs National recognition and au·thor·i·ta·tive fixation, only, to become permanently, an American custom and institution.”
Abraham Lincoln, on October 3, 1863 passed the Proclamation of Thanksgiving. He was setting the precedence for what is known today as Thanksgiving. On November 28, 1861, he ordered government departments closed for a local day of Thanksgiving. Read it again, a local day of Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving: One of the Greatest LIES ever told!!!
I don’t celebrate Columbus Day, Thanksgiving nor Christmas and the reasons should be very clear (hopefully) after you read this post. An Eminence Front has been done to keep all the she-people in line.
What do you call the story of the first Thanksgiving, of Pilgrims and Native Americans sitting down at the dinner table together and feasting on turkey, corn, squash and other goodies?
Almost everything that is written about Thanksgiving is a lie. Forget the annual TV specials and the cutesy Hallmark greeting cards. Thanksgiving never happened. There was no great feast to celebrate the harvest and the so-called friendship of native peoples and British settlers.
Or, more aptly, the British invaders and disease carriers.
The reality is that when the Pilgrims and others arrived (Pilgrims only numbered 35 of the 102 passengers aboard the Mayflower), many Native American villages had already been wiped out or abandoned because of small pox and other diseases that Europeans brought with them. Native Americans didn’t have natural defenses against those diseases, they had never come in contact with them before (see citation below for info on the first Thanksgiving).
To survive the harsh conditions of a New England winter (which they were ill-equipped to do), the Pilgrims and their companions robbed native villages, including their graves, and confiscated their corn fields. Not to mention murdered anybody who got in the way of their plunder.
Lucky for them, the Pilgrims didn’t have to worry about clearing the land. It had already been cleared by the Native Americans. That’s why the Pilgrims and their companions chose that particular place to set down their miserable butts. New Plymouth was established on the site of Patuxet, a Native American village destroyed by the white man’s diseases.
The Pilgrims were anti-sex christian fundamentalist types who actually thanked their god for the plague that was killing Native Americans. It eventually wiped out 90 to 96% of the indigenous populations of coastal New England. Abandoned villages and the unburied bodies of the victims were everywhere. The Pilgrims saw that as a sign that they were destined to steal the land, and their ministers encouraged that belief.
No doubt about it, Thanksgiving is an affront to Native Americans. It’s a textbook case of the victors writing the history. There is nothing in Thanksgiving to be thankful for, if you’re Native American.
Unfortunately, the holiday is ingrained within our culture. The Thanksgiving legend has become a modern-day morality play, a myth meant to sanitize our country’s origins and make us all feel good about being a part of this “great nation.”
Thanksgiving is also a billion-dollar industry. Forty-six million turkeys lose their lives around this time of the year. That’s 19% of all of the turkeys raised in this country. Americans fork out about $875,840,000 for those birds.
Let’s not forget the untold tons of extra food that’s also consumed. And the equal amount tossed in trash cans in the days after the “feast.” All told, 29 million tons of food are thrown out every year in a country where millions (one in six) go hungry every single day. Then there’s the heaps of trash produced by all that consumption.
All this to honor a bunch of religious fanatics and their friends who robbed graves and stole corn to survive on land stolen from people (Native Americans) who died from their diseases. So try to remember that feast you’re eating never happened, when your gut is fat and you’re sleepy, know that Native people lost their lives, property and identities to people who truly did not deserve it. This Thanksgiving day is a got damn shame and a scam!!!!
Contributing Sources: Thanks Blackfire!, Open Salon and for more info on the first Thanksgiving: “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong” by James W. Loewen, an amazing historian.