Peaceful Countries Do Not Celebrate Thanksgiving

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"The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth" by Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914).

Thanksgiving commemorates the successful harvest and a time the Pilgrims gathered to give thanks, sharing a feast with their Native American neighbors, who had made possible their survival in the New England wilderness.

“Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” written by Henry “Dean” Alford, the gifted Christian leader of the 19th century and distinguished theologian and scholar, is considered to be one of the finest harvest and Thanksgiving hymns in all of the hymnals of Christian singing.

Writers and textbook publishers of American history have generally omitted or, if mentioned at all, glossed over historic accounts of genocide and inhumane treatment of American Indian populations.

The mythology of the American Revolution, the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights is a national story of great significance to the way the United States views itself.

The United States of America was founded on the fundamental principle of freedom of religion. America’s Founding Fathers believed that religious freedom and a strong democratic system were inseparable but only for Christians.

The American Indians worshiped the Earth instead of Jesus Christ, and according to an interpretation of the Bible, they had no soul. Therefore, early settlers believed it was OK with God to break our word, steal their land and slaughter them like the other sentient creatures we torture and kill so we can get a hamburger for a dollar.

“The only good Indian is a dead Indian” was the battle cry as we let nothing stand in the way of our Manifest Destiny.

The Indians were not violent savage people as they are depicted in our filtered history books, movies and the Encore Western Channel.

Unlike the societies of civilized savages, the indigenous populations didn’t kill for land, resources and power. The Indians were brave warriors that fought hard to try to keep their families safe and worked together to share and provide food, clothing and shelter to people in need (like the Pilgrims).

Every Thanksgiving you will find Leigh Girl doing a live Peace Paint in memory of the Indians that were slaughtered then and throughout history.  She is sorry for what injustice has been done in the past to such a beautiful people.

“I myself am always sad on Thanksgiving when I think of the human rights violations committed against the indigenous populations all over the world, who only wanted to live in harmony with the Earth.” Visit her website www.facepaint.ws.

Actually, the American Indians presented other problems for the “white man” givers.

Indians held a special knowledge of the land and its inhabitants, and believed they were only a small part of the whole circle of life, and that each part of creation played a significant role in the contentment and survival of the other.

Indians accepted the divine idea that all things were equal and no animal, including man, held dominion over other parts of creation. American Indians, also known as the People of the Land, traditionally and historically believed, humans were created to be caretakers of the garden — Mother Earth.  They held all things of creation sacred and respected Nature.

  • Never take more than we need;
  • Thank Creator for what we have or what we will receive;
  • Use all of what we have;
  • Give away what we do not need.

Native Americans were environmental communists.

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  • dumbsaint

    It’s an American holiday, why would any of the 194 other countries celebrate it?

    • librarian

      Amen! Also, did you notice the contradiction in the article? In paragraph 6, it is asserted that they worshipped the earth, while the 2nd bulleted item states “thank Creator …” Another discrepancy, in my opinion, is the lumping of all of the tribes together and making assertions about their beliefs and habits. The eastern tribes were very different from the western tribes.

      • Lazarus Mavis

        I agree with the generalizations but it cannot be argued that the natives were clearly too kind to the settlers and colonists because otherwise resistance would have met every boat to land on the east coast. Assistance was offered instead, and the olive branch that was extended was used to hang them.

  • Anonymous

    It’s an American holiday, why would any of the 194 other countries celebrate it?

  • librarian

    Amen! Also, did you notice the contradiction in the article? In paragraph 6, it is asserted that they worshipped the earth, while the 2nd bulleted item states “thank Creator …” Another discrepancy, in my opinion, is the lumping of all of the tribes together and making assertions about their beliefs and habits. The eastern tribes were very different from the western tribes.

  • Haystack

    Canada celebrates Thanksgiving.

    • Jin The Ninja

      and canada’s indigenous rights record is probably worse than the us…

  • Haystack

    Canada celebrates Thanksgiving.

  • joe

    And the indians also constantly fought among themselves and practiced savagery as brutal as any white man. The reason they lost the fight to the white man is that they couldnt stop killing each other long enough to unite against him. Thanksgiving has nothing to do with killing indians. This is a tactic of the communist left to assault our culture.

  • joe

    And the indians also constantly fought among themselves and practiced savagery as brutal as any white man. The reason they lost the fight to the white man is that they couldnt stop killing each other long enough to unite against him. Thanksgiving has nothing to do with killing indians. This is a tactic of the communist left to assault our culture.

    • Tamo

      the reason we were subdued was due to smallpox and treaties. We were dying at alarming rates because of smallpox brought over by filthy europeans. We natives only fought each other when hunting grounds were infiltrated by other tribes, this didn’t happen all the time. By the way why did whites come over here? Well, you guys over there were sure doing alot of killing yourselves! Its not an assault on you culture if its true Idiot!!

      • Lazarus Mavis

        Bullseye Tamo

    • goggles

      beast….

    • Liberalmann

      And the fact they didn’t have the same weaponry as the white man. You idiot.

      • http://mysteresmoonbatslayerclub.blogspot.com/ mystere

        Ah yes; Liberalmann runs from “The Political Jungle” after he gets a political beatdown from the regulars. He cowers away after passing his choomgas on other blogs, calling everyone who disagrees with his left wing extremist 0bamabot talking points Idiots and vile names. Libtardboi plays the race card again on other sites, hoping he can fling poo without getting a beatdown. You can run Irl Hudnutt, but you can’t hide!

    • http://mysteresmoonbatslayerclub.blogspot.com/ mystere

      Don’t worry about Liberalmann…he’s a left wing extremist 0bamabot blog troll. Libbiboi’s suffering a political beatdown from “The Political Jungle” and cowering from the regulars.

  • Tamo

    the reason we were subdued was due to smallpox and treaties. We were dying at alarming rates because of smallpox brought over by filthy europeans. We natives only fought each other when hunting grounds were infiltrated by other tribes, this didn’t happen all the time. By the way why did whites come over here? Well, you guys over there were sure doing alot of killing yourselves! Its not an assault on you culture if its true Idiot!!

  • goggles

    beast….

  • Andres Schiffino

    While I would never question the fact that the American Indian had great atrocities done to them, it should be noted that this article promotes stereotypes and historical inaccuracies. It implies native people only waged war in self-defense, ignoring the many battles tribes had with one an other over hunting land and the many raids they inflicted on one an other. Of course, there were some tribes more peaceful then others and they ended up being subdued by more expansionist tribes like the Apache. Various unique methods of torture and body mutilation were performed by Native Americans on their enemies. Some natives even had entire empires complete with slaves like the Aztec.

  • Harry McNicholas

    That is a lie Joe. Most of the tribes got along pretty well. Usually if there was a dispute, they would get together and exchange some gifts. It was unusual to take it to a fight. The White People were very different. Gen. Sherman was sent out to Mt. Shasta to get the local tribe to sign a treaty. They signed the treaty and then Sherman invited them to dinner. He had poisoned all their food and most of them died. That is your wonderful White people. The Cherokee people were forced off their lands and made to walk to Oklahoma. Most of them died along the way. Your government signed a treaty with them that the territory of Oklahoma would be theirs even though there were already other tribes living there. Then your government tore up the treaty and then OK land rush began. The entire state of Oklahoma is illegal.

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