The American Left has polluted history.
They have removed the true history from the history books and replaced it with their own rewrites, usually to protect their worldview from any scrutiny. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the story of the first Thanksgiving. It is sad every year at this time to see people my age remembering Thanksgiving as the day that “white people invaded the Indians’ land, took it away from them, and then killed them all for fun.” In the minds of this generation, white people are intrinsically evil and minorities are put upon for no reason. Indians seem to think that this should be a day of mourning, at least if you ask anyone educated in a government school. But the understanding of the first Thanksgiving has, over the years, proven to be a massive experiment in brainwashing.
Too many people “know” the first Thanksgiving as Pilgrims coming to “America”, nearly starving during the first winter, and the Indians saving their lives. In a lot of recollections of the story (I was taught this, so I know firsthand), the Pilgrims were actually giving thanks to the Indians (whom they later killed for sport, dontcha know) instead of God.
The fact of the matter is that when the Pilgrims came over, they were seeking religious freedom. Evidence of this can be found in the Mayflower Compact, the governing agreement between the Pilgrims, which was drawn up and signed by the 41 Pilgrims, where it refers to “advancement of the Christian faith.” They explicitly say that this entire voyage was being undertaken for the glory of God.
Another important note: everything that happens after the Indians taught the settlers how to grow crops, fish, hunt, and make coats has been entirely expunged from the textbooks. There is no mention of the original contract with the London sponsors calling for a community store, where everyone shared in the bounty and got the same amount, regardless of how much effort one put into the effort.
That’s right, folks. Two centuries before Karl Marx gave us the blueprint for communism, the Pilgrims had already tried it. The results were disastrous because the slackers and the dead weight realized they didn’t have to contribute to the common store, and the hard workers had no incentive to produce because they knew that the deadbeats would collect anyway.
Leave it to colony governor William Bradford, whose recovered journal explains the entire story, to recognize this flaw in their contract and dispensing with it. Bradford decided to instead assign each family a plot of land to work and allowed them to sell the crops they produced for profit. When the forerunner to free-market capitalism was allowed to flourish, the people themselves flourished. Bradford writes in his journal, “This had very good success for it made aall hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.” There was so much food that the Pilgrims and the Indians joined together in a celebration that lasted three days. And through it all, they gave thanks to God for their plentiful bounty. So contrary to what the Leftists in the hallowed halls of academia, a reliance on the Lord and good old fashioned capitalism saved the Pilgrims not just the Indians.
Another part of the story not taught is that the Thanksgiving that was celebrated actually did not occur until 1623, three years after the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. We are led to believe that they landed in 1620, nearly starved to death, and then they were saved by the Indians and celebrated that in 1621. So in order to hijack the narrative, they had to skew the timeline to fit their revisionism.
We have to take back academia from the Left, not because their ideas are different, but because their ideas are dangerous: they lie and they undermine our society by trying to remove God from it. They want us to believe that the Indians are the victims of the evil white men and that America is a secular nation. Of course this is all a lie–they rewrite history so they can sell the younger generation a skewed version of America. They want people to give thanks to the government for all they have; that is after that the government has taken away most of it. People who believe in God undermine this because God is competition to the Left. That’s why the first act of many communist dictators is to abolish the church. Under the Left’s utopia, you worship the state, no ifs, ands, or buts.
The whitewash of the first Thanksgiving is perfect proof of this. Just remove all references to God and free enterprise, and the people are stuck with Indians saving the white men from themselves and being rewarded by bring run off their land. All of these historical rewrites just prove that the Left’s worst enemy is the truth.
Luckily, the truth is getting out. Rush Limbaugh has an annual tradition where he will read the story of the first Thanksgiving from his second best-selling book, “See, I Told You So” on the day before Thanksgiving. Freedom Works ran a story about it last year at this time. The truth is getting out there, but we conservatives have to continue to be more vocal about the truth, since the truth is on our side.
Annoy a Leftist this Thanksgiving and thank God and capitalism.