Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving @alternet

This was idiotic back in ’07, & it’s still just as idiotic TODAY.
The Pilgrims did not come to the Plymouth Colony to grab the land from beneath the natives, look for treasure, & take away the native culture. The Spanish Conquistadors, on the other hand…..
Author Robert Jensen says that he faced resistance from fellow Liberals ( I vaguely remember some of the comments in ’07 ) after this was originally published.
I am a moderate Liberal, but not a ” bleeding – heart ” type. We also have freedom of speech or this guy wouldn’t have been able to say such things.
The coming of the Pilgrims to N. America was a search for freedom & new BEGINNINGS, not to take land away, minimize a native society that helped the Pilgrims live off of the land, etc.
& no ” bleeding – heart ” with 300 – 400 years of retroactive guilt will take that from me.
I’ll give thanks for the life we have here, & take both white & dark meat from the turkey.
Robert Jensen can wail & sit in sack – cloth & ashes for all I care.

Thanksgiving Day should be turned into a National Day of Atonement to acknowledge the genocide of America’s indigenous peoples.

Source: Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving @alternet


Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

2 thoughts on “Why We Shouldn’t Celebrate Thanksgiving @alternet”

  1. I read it around Thanksgiving to give myself some perspective. The Pilgrims – Unless I’m missing something – weren’t like the Spanish Conquistadors, European colonial powers in Africa, Asia & Australia, they just wanted an escape & a chance to start a new society.
    This guy apparently doesn’t want to understand that.


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