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The Official I think Thanksgiving is a major day of evil throughout North America thread

 
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The Official I think Thanksgiving is a major day of evil throughout North America thread
Thanksgiving is a major day of evil throughout North America

The message is clear...
You must buy more that day than all others combined

Black Friday a most heinous day of encouraging ghetto behaviorism of trampling a door greeter to death (see wal-mart years prior) falls the day before

You don't fit in with the system if you don't spend big for electronic toys on black Friday (out of peer pressure and guilt for children toys) or if you aren't going to purchase a turkey to slave over.

I want to encourage a peaceful protest of thanksgiving for a few reasons of shallow superficial misuse of that holiday.

I'm not promoting vegetarianism as you have some nice healthy fish or meat of choice instead and be just as thankful for whatever you are supposed to be thankful for.

They generally explain the holiday of thanksgiving as spending time with family and having a nice meal all together.
How can you spend enough time together if your scurrying for Black Friday ?
Have a relaxing day without allowing hustle and bustle to manipulate your family time.

I think the honorable thing to do here would be to not participate at all.
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I think the honorable thing to do here would be to not participate at all.
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I've been doing the honorable thing for years...

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Thanksgiving
The Thanksgiving myth is that the Pilgrims settled the United States in 1620. They had to fight off indians repeatedly.


"Few Americans know that one-third of the United States, from San Francisco to Arkansas to Natchez to Florida, has been Spanish longer than it has been "American," and that Hispanic Americans lived here before the first ancestor of the Daughters of the American Revolution ever left England" (77). British and French fisherman, landing in Massachusetts for fresh water and supplies in 1617, brought the plague to the American indians. "Within three years the plague wiped out between 90 percent and 96 percent of the inhabitants of coastal New England... Unable to cope with so many corpses, the survivors abandoned their villages" (81).

What the Pilgrims found were settled farms, with the crops already planted and growing, deserted by Indians fleeing the plague. The Pilgrims "found it easy to infer that God was on their side. John Winthrop, governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, called the plague "Miraculous"" (81).

"These epidemcs probably constituted the most important geopolitical event of the early seventeenth century. Their net result was that the British, for their first fifty years in New England, would face no real Indian challenge" (81).

The plagues "continued west, racing in advance of the line of culture contact... Disease played the same crucial role in Mexico and Peru as it did in Massachusetts... When the Spanish marched into Tenochtitlan [now Mexico City], there were so many bodies [dead from the plague] that they had to walk on them" (82-3).

"..the population of the Americas [was] one hundred million in 1492.. Europe had only about seventy million people when Columbus set forth. The Europeans' advantages in military and social technology might have enabled them to dominate the Americas.. but not to "settle" the hemisphere. For that, the plague was required" (83).

".. the land was, in reality, not a virgin wilderness, but recently widowed" (84).

We also tend, in favor of the Pilgrims, to ignore Jamestown which was settled first. "Historians could hardly tout Virginia... The Virginians' relations with the Indians were particularly unsavory...the early Virginians engaged in bickering, sloth, even cannibalism. They spent their early days digging random holes in the ground, haplessly looking for gold instead of planting crops. Soon they were starving and digging up putrid Indian corpses to eat or renting themselves out to Indian families as servants" (89-90).

"..the Pilgrims hardly "started from scratch" in a "wilderness." Throughout southern New England, Native Americans had repeatedly burned the underbrush, creating a parklike environment... They chose Plymouth because of its beautiful cleared fields, recently planted in corn, and its useful harbor and "brook of fresh water." It was a lovely site for a town. Indeed, until the plaque, it had been a town.." (90). One of the first things the Pilgrims did was go through the town, looting the possessions of the Indians. "..the Pilgrims continued to rob graves for years" (91).

"More than any other celebration.. Thanksgiving celebrates our ethnocentrism... God on our side, civilization wrested from wilderness, order from disorder, through hard work and good Pilgrim character traits"



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Your title says "Thanksgiving" but all I hear you blathering about is "Black Friday."
No more requests in the "Strangest things" thread please. :hf:

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Those days are conjoined are they not ?
Such has become synonymous.
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Not for me. I could give a damn less about black friday.

I mostly take issue with celebrating butchering the American Indians for their mistake of embracing that murderous genocidist, Columbus.
No more requests in the "Strangest things" thread please. :hf:

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Those days are conjoined are they not ?
Such has become synonymous.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1154016

Not for be...I don't give a DAMN about Black Friday. And I don't know anyone else who does.





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