Thanksgiving Through The Eyes Of Economic History

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    "Thanksgiving is certainly one of my favorite holidays. As an adult with many children, Christmas has lost some of its charm and there are few things more enjoyable than getting fat and watching holiday specials (especially special football games)."

    "However, one of the things I do not enjoy is the propaganda my kids share with me about the "meaning" of Thanksgiving. They often tell me about how the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to grow food and that, in spite of a rough beginning, these early Americans enjoyed an abundant harvest. Essentially the Pilgrims were thanking the Indians for their generosity."


    "It is interesting that the problem of “welfarism” was as great in the beginning of our country as it is today. A little incentive goes a long way. Bradford quickly remedied that problem. Unfortunately, I do not see our political leaders solving our situation today."


    "As a result of those changes, the Pilgrims went from hunger and famine in 1621 and 1622 to widespread abundance. The only difference was a simple change in policy that increased incentives to work and not be slothful. Incentives matter, we need political leaders that understand such today."



    http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/price/121121


    http://cnsnews.com/blog/kevin-price/thanksgiving-through-eyes-economic-history


    http://www.blogowogo.com/blog_article.php?aid=4502163
     
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    And yet the Pilgrim's colony failed.
     
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    Okay, it's the Rush REvisionism of Thanksgiving.

    The one where they say, Greed was Good...

    The real reason the pilgrams almost starved. They were religious fanatics who rejected a comfortable life for the right to be religous assholes...

    And they thanked the people who saved them by genociding the crap out of them.

    Maybe we should rename it, "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished" Day.
     
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    He probably didn't link it because it came from Stormfront. :lol:
     
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    Actually, it sounds a lot like something Limbaugh used to say on his show a lot.
     

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