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The End of American Thanksgivings: A Cause for Universal Rejoicing

Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity.

We at BC are thankful that the day grows nearer when the almost four centuries-old abomination will be deprived of its reason for being: white supremacy. Then we may all eat and drink in peace and gratitude for the blessings of humanity’s deliverance from the rule of evil men.

Thanksgiving is much more than a lie – if it were that simple, an historical correction of the record of events in 1600s Massachusetts would suffice to purge the “flaw” in the national mythology. But Thanksgiving is not just a twisted fable, and the mythology it nurtures is itself inherently evil. The real-life events – subsequently revised – were perfectly understood at the time as the first, definitive triumphs of the genocidal European project in New England. The near-erasure of Native Americans in Massachusetts and, soon thereafter, from most of the remainder of the northern English colonial seaboard was the true mission of the Pilgrim enterprise – Act One of the American Dream. African Slavery commenced contemporaneously – an overlapping and ultimately inseparable Act Two.

The last Act in the American drama must be the “root and branch” eradication of all vestiges of Act One and Two – America’s seminal crimes and formative projects. Thanksgiving as presently celebrated – that is, as a national political event – is an affront to civilization.

[blackagendareport.com]

{White America embraced Thanksgiving because a majority of that population glories in the fruits, if not the unpleasant details, of genocide and slavery and feels, on the whole, good about their heritage: a cornucopia of privilege and national power. Children are taught to identify with the good fortune of the Pilgrims. It does not much matter that the Native American and African holocausts that flowed from the feast at Plymouth are hidden from the children’s version of the story – kids learn soon enough that Indians were made scarce and Africans became enslaved. But they will also never forget the core message of the holiday: that the Pilgrims were good people, who could not have purposely set such evil in motion. Just as the first Thanksgivings marked the consolidation of the English toehold in what became the United States, the core ideological content of the holiday serves to validate all that has since occurred on these shores – a national consecration of the unspeakable, a balm and benediction for the victors, a blessing of the fruits of murder and kidnapping, and an implicit obligation to continue the seamless historical project in the present day.}

😟 At the moment of deepest national crisis following the battle of Gettysburg in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln invoked the national fable that is far more central to the white American personality than Lincoln’s battlefield “Address.” Lincoln seized upon the 1621 feast as the historic “Thanksgiving” – bypassing the official and authentic 1637 precedent – and assigned the dateless, murky event the fourth Thursday in November.

Lincoln surveyed a broken nation, and attempted nation-rebuilding, based on the purest white myth. The same year that he issued the Emancipation Proclamation, he renewed the national commitment to a white manifest destiny that began at Plymouth Rock. Lincoln sought to rekindle a shared national mission that former Confederates and Unionists and white immigrants from Europe could collectively embrace. It was and remains a barbaric and racist national unifier, by definition. Only the most fantastic lies can sanitize the history of the Plymouth Colony of Massachusetts. 😟

Under this next part in the article is found the profoundly disturbing nature of our fascist atmosphere. I've discussed this occasion in the Philippines on a couple of occasions in the past. They went into the jungles with gatling guns and cannons and massacred tribal people with merely bows and spears used for hunting virtually for sport by the thousands per day.

Obviously, in regards to Iraq, we went in with many perceptions thinking sand niggers which still exist today with that same profoundly sickening perception, slurs as attributes to go with that. Iraq is essentially a country which was unable to defend itself, unlike Russia which also has centuries of profoundly sickening racist slurs used against it and her people but can defend herself. This colonel should be dishonorably discharged. This type of ideology is what lead to uncountable murders throughout the years in Iraq by our military and the private contractors. Anyone who would question why the people feel the way they do are the people who lack being human beings.

“To justify the murderous enterprise, Indians who had initially cooperated with the squatters were transmogrified into ‘savages’ deserving displacement and death.”

“No More American Thanksgivings” and Other Essays Book Review: Glen Ford, 2022, The Black Agenda, OR Books

[blackagendareport.com]

{I don’t want to ruin the party, but before you carve up the turkey, read the opening essay in Glen Ford’s The Black Agenda. His critique of the holiday is that the mythology surrounding Thanksgiving serves as a justification for our nation’s founding genocide of its native peoples and a validation of white supremacy.

“The Thanksgiving story,” Ford explains, “is an absolution of the Pilgrims, whose brutal quest for absolute power in the New World is made to seem both religiously motivated and eminently human.” According to the mythos, the Pilgrims are depicted as victims of harsh weather and naïveté rather than the Christian fascists that they were.}

I love the meal. I love the football. I love the family that will come to share these things with us. That's it.

I abhor the history. Contextually it's as fake as the entire history of America. Contextually, the American Natives still face virtually the same crimes as in those days. Especially the women! In some regard, still, from their own people. Own a casino, they're virtually the same as their white counterparts.

{“The bulk of black voters,” Ford lamented, “have aligned themselves with the right wing of the Democratic Party,” which he accuses of being the “road to black ruin.” Moreover, “both major US parties are plagues on humanity.”

In a what would have been an apt description of the recent 2022 US midterm elections, Ford commented: “Election seasons are reality-creation festivals, during which the two corporate parties pretend to put forward different visions of the national and global destiny. When, in fact, they answer to the same master and must pursue the same general strategy.”}

{Although it did not get into the book, Ford wrote a prescient article on Ukraine in 2014, after the US-engineered coup there. His perceptive essay on the geopolitics of the Ukraine War was titled “US prepares to gas Russia into submission.”}

Ford was well ahead of many. From that article---read it!

{Glen Ford presciently wrote: “Washington will move to crush, or at least seriously disrupt, Russia under its ‘sanctions as war by other means’ machine, by targeting its energy exports, while simultaneously boosting the foreign markets for U.S. natural gas.” Rest assured, the costs of this reckless game of war will not only be felt in “wallets at the gas tank.”}

If you're not recognizing or feeling the pinch, you're to wealthy and compliant, and or lacking empathy for those suffering the most. We're potentially moving towards another great depression. And most don't seem to care. I have posted a number of views of how European countries are still deceptively getting and using Russian energy products while inflating the cost 4 to 10 times of previous years. Blowing up Nord Stream was merely a means to prevent Russia from providing gas at cheaper prices while the US could milk gas exports. While European companies could milk their citizenships as they receive gas and oil imports off shores from independent shipping transfers to their ships, collaboratively with their governments. You all better start asking yourselves, just what the fuck do the ruling class have in store for us. It isn't going to get any better any time soon. They'll keep going as long as we allow it. We have a 20 year history of proof now! You all better start putting the pieces of this puzzle together.

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We had a similar abominable holiday in the UK.
Most people alive today have no idea it ever existed
Between 1902 and 1958 24th May (Queen Victoria's Birthday) was a public holiday and feast day known as EMPIRE DAY.
A day to celebrate all the "accomplishments" and "Glories" of the British Empire, such as Slavery, genocide, colonization, exploitation, institutional racial prejudice and military domination.
Empire Day celebrated the Empire from it's inception as the private police force of the East India Company's 3 way trade in opium for spices, spices for slaves and slaves for sugar, to its exploitation of five eighth of the world for profit in jolly old England.
Empire day was used as propaganda during both world wars, promoting Britain as Gods Own County, the promised land of milk and honey, where the people were the new chosen people, superior to all foreigners who were of course dirty and savages.
However by the 1950s rationing, out of control national debt and half a century of the upper classes treating the "Tommy" as worse than the horse shit and smog that poisoned their street, Empire Day began to lose its appeal in the face of the rampant reality that the "glorious" empire had been sold off to the highest bidders in order to be rid of the expenses it now incurred as the resources dried up.
It was quietly transformed in to "British Commonwealth Day" in 1959,

Officially it is
"Commonwealth Day is an opportunity to promote the strong unity, diversity, and shared values of the Commonwealth family and is celebrated by people across the world – in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and the Pacific"

In reality it is a holiday that while it still exists and is "celebrated" on the second Monday in March every year, no one outside the Royal family acknowledges or even knows about and if they do it is as an embarrassing and cringe-worthy historical hold over.

I hope some day, like Columbus day currently, we begin to also brand Thanks Giving towards a new name. Where the truth of the holiday dictates the reality of those times towards unification of all people.

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I like Glenn Ford's thoughts.

DECADES ago, I realized that this holiday was repugnant to me for two reasons.

First, because it's "mandated" (like Xmas, Valentine's Day, Mother/Father's days, etc) and secondly, because it celebrates the time when a local people took pity on some hungry, ignorant invaders...only to become their victims in the beginnings of terrible genocide.

Oh, all right.....let's add that it hurts my heart to consider the millions of poor, helpless animals slaughtered because of it....

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