Originally posted by josephw
I don't care if you are an atheist or anything else. Nor do I care whether you believe the traditional story of Thanks Giving or not.
Enjoy the day with your family and friends, and give thanks to whom ever you please.
"But be ye thankful."
Yes, as we gorge ourselves on turkey, let's give thanks. We have much to be thankful for afterall. Particularly that we aren't on the receiving end of this two-fold genocidal celebration. Not just a Holiday, but a Holy Day of thanks where we gather together and celibrate the genocide of the Native Americans by snuffing out millions of turkeys. Who am I to stand against such a sacred event.
So, by all means, be thankful. Be thanful that you're the invader and not the invadee. The exploiter and not the exploited. The dominator and not the dominated. A glutonous celebration of thievery, colonization and genocide. Pray to your God or Gods and thank them for allowing your ancestors to crush legions of a simple, spiritual people under their hob nail boot heels. I can almost smell the gunpowder and hear the hollow thunk of a musket ball slamming into the spine of a squaw as she covers her screaming infant. I can almost feel the scratchy wool of small pox ridden blankets as it's draped over a young indian girl being tucked in for the night. Mmmm, mmm, good, I can't wait for a drumstick.
I wonder, how would we react to the Germans celebrating the Holocaust with a huge feast? Perhaps this gathering will be accompanied by the traditional burning of the Jew log on a roaring fire. Much drinking and gluttony will follow.