Origin of Thanksgiving 2017

origin of thanksgiving 2017
origin of thanksgiving 2017

Origin of Thanksgiving 2017
Thanksgiving. It used to be my FAVORITE holiday. My absolute favorite. I loved all the food you could eat, including turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, etc. I didnt care about Halloween or Christmas, but Thanksgiving YES!

Being grateful and thankful for family and friends and everything else in my life etc…since this holiday at one time or another meant a lot to me I thought it would be important to inform and educate the rest of the world about it the best way I know how.

Origin of Thanksgiving 2017

Till I learned the truth. Which truth should I start with?

We’ll start with the origin: According to Wikipedia

“Thanksgiving, or Thanksgiving Day, is a public holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November[1] in the United States. It originated as a harvest festival. Thanksgiving has been celebrated nationally on and off since 1789, after Congress requested a proclamation by George Washington.[2] It has been celebrated as a federal holiday every year since 1864, when, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens,” to be celebrated on the last Thursday in November.[3][4] Together with Christmas and the New Year, Thanksgiving is a part of the broader fall/winter holiday season in the U.S.

The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621.[5] This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow[6]—it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims.[7] The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought.[8]”
Origin of Thanksgiving 2017
Now lets get REAL 😀 😉 I tried to do a lot of digging to find at least some sort of information about what REALLY happened.

“Some aspects of the conventional story are true enough. But it’s also true that by 1637 Massachusetts Gov. John Winthrop was proclaiming a thanksgiving for the successful massacre of hundreds of Pequot Indian men, women and children, part of the long and bloody process of opening up additional land to the English invaders. The pattern would repeat itself across the continent until between 95 and 99 percent of American Indians had been exterminated and the rest were left to assimilate into white society or die off on reservations, out of the view of polite society.

Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers.

The first president, George Washington, in 1783 said he preferred buying Indians’ land rather than driving them off it because that was like driving “wild beasts” from the forest. He compared Indians to wolves, “both being beasts of prey, tho’ they differ in shape.”

Thomas Jefferson — president #3 and author of the Declaration of Independence, which refers to Indians as the “merciless Indian Savages” — was known to romanticize Indians and their culture, but that didn’t stop him in 1807 from writing to his secretary of war that in a coming conflict with certain tribes, “[W]e shall destroy all of them.”

As the genocide was winding down in the early 20th century, Theodore Roosevelt (president #26) defended the expansion of whites across the continent as an inevitable process “due solely to the power of the mighty civilized races which have not lost the fighting instinct, and which by their expansion are gradually bringing peace into the red wastes where the barbarian peoples of the world hold sway.”

Roosevelt also once said, “I don’t go so far as to think that the only good Indians are dead Indians, but I believe nine out of ten are, and I shouldn’t like to inquire too closely into the case of the tenth.”

How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis? Here’s how “respectable” politicians, pundits, and professors play the game: When invoking a grand and glorious aspect of our past, then history is all-important. We are told how crucial it is for people to know history, and there is much hand wringing about the younger generations’ lack of knowledge about, and respect for, that history.”
Origin of Thanksgiving 2017
Now with all of that mess would you want to celebrate and be thankful for your ancestors for committing genocide?? I think not. At least in my case.

Now if you see the image above on the left, Native Americans celebrate Thanksgiving as the National Day of Mourning.

“The National Day of Mourning an annual protest organized since 1970 by Native Americans of New England on the fourth Thursday of November, the same day as Thanksgiving in the United States. It coincides with an unrelated similar protest, Unthanksgiving Day, held on the West Coast.

The organizers consider the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day as a reminder of the democide and continued suffering of the Native American peoples. Participants in the National Day of Mourning honor Native ancestors and the struggles of Native peoples to survive today. They want to educate Americans about history. The event was organized in a period of Native American activism and general cultural protests. The protest is organized by the United American Indians of New England (UAINE). Since it was first organized, social changes have resulted in major revisions to the portrayal of United States history,[citation needed] the government’s and settlers’ relations with Native American peoples,[citation needed] and renewed appreciation for Native American culture.[citation needed]”

I would like to apologize to the Native Americans. I am sorry for our ancestors, since learning the real truth Thanksgiving is now just another day to me.
Origin of Thanksgiving 2017

Not finished. Being Vegan you also learn the truth about Factory Farming and other terrible truths and realize this whole time you have been living in a bubble.

Now every year you are aware “supposedly” the POTUS pardons one turkey once a year. Which honestly I feel like its absolute

origin of thanksgiving 2017
origin of thanksgiving 2017

BULLSHIT. I dont buy it for a second, in fact I think after the pardoning that is the turkey they have for Thanksgiving. I have a hard time believing ANY media garbage. Regardless if its been all throughout history. I think its to make people feel better about killing an innocent creature and mass killings in factory farming for their taste buds. But, Ive been there myself.

What I did when I first became Vegan is I decided to adopt a turkey. I would like to do it every year. Turkeys are such beautiful birds. If you are interested in adopting a turkey, click HERE. If you are interested in still celebrating Thanksgiving and would not like to harm a turkey in the process I recommend you check out these meals from PETA.

This year Im just going to eat the sides and treat it like a normal day. 

I must mention one last thing. Since I was thorough and want to finish this article thoroughly. Black Friday and Thanksgiving shopping for Christmas. Well some businesses were having their Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day! So now a lot more businesses will be closed for Thanksgiving so that employees can spend Thanksgiving with their families.

 

Enjoy your holiday however you decide to celebrate or not at all 🙂

 

 Colossians 2:8 – See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.