The Great Thanksgiving Hoax!

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    The Great Thanksgiving Hoax - Richard J. Maybury - Mises Daily

    The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

    Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating.

    It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving's real meaning.
    The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.

    The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.
    The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hardworking or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.
     
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    Yea...go ahead and ruin Thanksgiving


    Next you are going to tell us Santa doesn't really bring toys on Christmas
     
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    What "Santa" needs to BRING, is.....a goddamned HISTORY-book......

    .....for PORKY LIMBAUGH!!!!

    :eusa_eh:
     
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    Bullshit. It takes years to establish a self sufficiency platform based on agriculture if you have to do it from scratch. It is safe to assume that ALL of the colonists would have died within the first year had they not shared resources.

    And any exception to that would have been via internecine, beggar thy neighbor opportunism (theft, cannibalism etc).

    While Thankgiving, the official story, may indeed be a crock, your article is even more deceptive and equally false.
     
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    ....And, leave it up to some White-Wing politico-nutjob (from Porky Limbaugh's home-state), to spin such horseshit.

    :rolleyes:


    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74xujNVrCp4[/ame]​

     
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    And then, the White men used the profits they made to drive the Red Man westward, grasping more land to support their expanding, vibrant economy.
     
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    Thank you for posting that bit of history about the early attempts...and failures....to establish socialist/communist communities.....something which is obviously not taught these day in the public schools.....

    For some reason leftie-supporting idiots in this country complain about free market capitalism in America....but they never leave America to go live the exquisite lifestyles to be found in those firmly-established socialist/communist countries.....like say Cuba, Venezuela, or North Korea....:lol:
     
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    ....Scattering some o' that, there Christian-love, along-the-way!!!!!

    :alcoholic:
     
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    IOW genocide. In fact the greatest genocide in human history, far surpassing the holocaust. You must be proud.
     

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