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The Great Thanksgiving Hoax

http://mises.org/daily/336

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.

In his 'History of Plymouth Plantation,' the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years, because they refused to work in the fields. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." The crops were small because "much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable."

In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, "all had their hungry bellies filled," but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first "Thanksgiving" was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.

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A discussion from Rush Limbaugh on pilgrims.

"That's right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn't work!" They nearly starved!"

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_112410/content/0...

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

I am thankful

for the Daily Paul and all of you!

same here

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maybe

that is why we have so many people getting free assistance in Massachusetts, they came from the lazy thieves on the Mayflower

I knew about this--

which is why a large amount of the food we are having today was already in our 'larder'.

No 'fancy' stuff here.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

No turkey for you

good find. I love this kind of stuff.

Some things never change..

"Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites."

Those that can work and choose not to, are parasites.

We now have a system where the parasites outnumber the producers. The number of Govt. workers outnumbers the ones in the private sector.

That feeding trough is about to come to a screeching halt. Those that have not prepared adequately, are in for a big surprise.

Thanks Mike

I love this kind of stuff too...never trusted what my teacher and the Communist books where telling me in school {Communist Poland}...always an independent free-thinker contrarian a rebel.

anyways "screw turkey" I waited a long time to have my home made wine ready.

:)

Cheers!

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