The Untold Story of Thanksgiving http://

The Untold Story of Thanksgiving Although there was a dinner in 1621 Between Pilgrims and Two Native American translators, that’s not where the word Thanksgiving came from nor is it what Thanksgiving originally celebrated. In 2008 and 2009 you may have noticed how the media had turned that Thanksgiving into a “give thanks to the troops” or our heroes day, complete with a rolling statue of liberty and giant balloon uncle Sam’s at the Macy’s parade. That unapologetic nationalism and war support is actually much closer to the original Thanksgiving holiday than the revised mythology of brotherly love, peace, and sharing. We’ll see if they do that again this year. Thanksgiving has changed several times and the rituals we celebrate today were all added in at different times. Also to make things confusing the Native Americans really did have several festivals a year that happen to correlate with different harvest days. The first “real” Thanksgiving that even remotely resembles the mythology between Europeans and Natives was done in the Summer in 1585 on Croatoan Island in what’s now North Carolina, and now called Hatteras Island. However the claims about the Thanksgiving feast of today came way after this event had been long forgotten and in another area. The original Thanksgiving was once a set of holidays for the British colony of Massachusetts. They were to celebrating three different massacres of Native Americans. The Mystic River massacre had 700 Natives murdered, where long houses were set on fire and those fleeing the flames were ran through with swords. The colonists gave Thanks to the Christian God for their victories. Later these events were morphed to one day, and it became a state holiday. When the British Colonies became the United states, it remained a state holiday although it was scarcely celebrated and nearly forgotten. Eventually it became a National holiday through a decree by Lincoln during the Civil War, and this is where the fairy tale stories of brotherly love come from. At last, Roosevelt changed the date of the holiday for commercial interests and that is what the date still is today. Unofficially the day after Thanksgiving has become a national buy-things on sale for xmas day. Still the prevailing story is about the famous dinner, and the Mystic River Massacres have long saince been swept under the rug. History can be colored in such a great degree that it simply becomes false. Everyone in the US and Canada has heard the official story of Thanksgiving. You hear about it in grade school. It’s a nice tale of racial harmony and happy co-existing cultures sharing food in a feast and giving thanks, apparently without contradictions to pantheist concepts and monotheistic myths from sun worship perverted to a self sacrificing sadomasochistic god of ego demanding worship and issuing out eternal punishment for nonbelievers and who thought it was necessary to have a son (or become a his own son) and torture and kill it as a sacrifice to himself in order to be able to save everyone from his own wrath so long as they believe in his masochistic tantrum. Also known as Christianity. The American colonies, many of which existed long before the more famous Jamestown in Virginia or the Plymouth Rock colony in Massachusetts, were pirate colonies. Sir Walter Raleigh of the ” Roanoke” colony was a notorious privateer. In fact, if there ever was a Thanksgiving that even remotely fit the mystical tale it would be the meeting on Croatoan which thanks to a famous fictional play by ultra racist Paul Green, became known as the “Lost Colony” of Roanoke. That’s an Island of North Carolina not to be confused with an area of Virginia by the same name.) However the “Lost colony” was never lost. And only a small portion of it was ever on Roanoke Island. The Colonists lived on present day Hatteras Island for years before ever going to Roanoke, and when a portion of them left Roanoke, they didn’t just go to…


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