November 21, 2018

War Against Thanksgiving?

You’ve heard about the War Against Christmas. Grinches try to make the holiday secular. But there’s also a war against Thanksgiving. It’s brought by extreme multiculturalists who look down on America as an oppressive imperialist project.

This war against Thanksgiving wants to remove or transform school programs where kids play Pilgrims and Indians. Those who wish to change history want programs that portray the Pilgrims as mean exploiters of native peoples.

So much for pass the drumstick.

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9 Responses to War Against Thanksgiving?

  1. William says:

    The radical distortion of history has become acceptable, even among ‘professional historians’. While these propagandists rail against “exploiters of ‘native peoples’” on the one hand, they advocate open borders and lawlessness for the United States on the other. Their hate filled ultimate end game appears to be the take down of the USA.

  2. David says:

    I suggest everyone read a Nov. 21, 2018, article in the New York Times, “Everything you learned about Thanksgiving is wrong.”

    • William says:

      Next up from The NY Times —- “Everything You Learned About Santa Clause Is Wrong”

      • David says:

        One could write about that as well. St. Nikolas started as a bishop in what is now Turkey. I suppose that is why people often celebrate Christmas with turkey. He then became a small elf-like creature that could fit down chimneys. Then came the Coca Cola ads and he became a full size person again. He seems to have lost his status as bishop in the US, while in Europe, he appears with mitre and crozier.

  3. William says:

    Have you been able to find which group of ‘native people’ arrived in the Americas first? If so, did they really adopt the all inclusive, all tolerant cultural philosophy in welcoming succeeding waves of peoples thus leading them all to ultimately becoming one angelic, peaceful ‘native people’ prior to the Europeans arrival — as liberal historic revisionists would have us believe?

    • David says:

      David Reich recently published a book entitled, “Who we are and how we got here,” which describes how various parts of the world became inhabited based on genetics. It seems there were a minimum of 4 migrations into the New World and those people did not necessarily look like modern native populations.

      The idea of the “Noble Savage” is somewhat dated after these centuries. Humans are tribal and that is also seen in our closest ape relatives. Outsiders compete for food and bring in new diseases.

      I really have not encountered “liberal historians” claiming the native populations were “angelic” as a number of tribal wars are well known on the East Coast. They were simply people that were eventually overwhelmed by European diseases, immigration, and technology.

      You seem to be engaging in a straw man argument.

      • John Smith says:

        While the noble savage is derided and the idea of a peaceful, living in harmony with nature, pre-columbian culture dismissed by historians and other professionals both have a strong grip on the imagination of most progressives. Many actually believe it. I think when William talks about liberal historic revisionists he does not mean professionals but rather those whose work is taken more seriously by and has a greater impact on the general population-Hollywood, popular authors, media talking heads, etc.

  4. William says:

    Just context and objective analysis minus the contemporary political gamesmanship, that’s all that’s needed more when addressing history. Had the shoe been on the other foot and ‘native peoples’ of the Americas with superior technology and military stature had of migrated to a New World/Europe, would they have turned and returned to the Americas as soon as they discovered ‘native peoples’ were already residing on that continent?

    • John Smith says:

      Or, to continue, one reason Europe had the superior technology and a culture inclined to conquest was the waves of invasion from Asia, some successful, some not which had been going on since time immemorial.

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