What is with this holiday? Do people not realize that in an indirect way we are commemorating the generosity of strangers who we went on to kill? You may think it’s not that simple and you are right but if you boil it down – that’s what it his. Gratitude by genocide. I don’t know how we have buffaloed (wordplay!) ourselves into thinking this holiday is about Pilgrims with buckles on their hats and horns of plenty. It’s about the exploitation and murder of the strangers who saved them; it’s about measuring up and striking down; it’s about fucked up men who raped women of other skin colors then had them imprisoned for life for lack of morality; it’s about fleecing the very Natives who saved their lives and then destroying them when the jig was up; it’s about men of stature banging their 12 year old daughters then standing on the pulpit to preach about an ANGRY GOD. ANGRY and not loving. VENGEFUL and not forgiving. The New Testament was already out – on Amazon I think – so I guess they skipped over the Gospels and shit. Dinks.
Power by fear.
Hey, I give the Pilgrims credit for taking such a high risk trip as they did. But these people very quickly become the all time assholes of our history.
I don’t like this holiday. My family blows and there is always a drama – because the holidays just bring out the best in everyone – and I am the target because they know I won’t engage. I usually sit quietly and say as little as possible (ME! NOT TALKING!) for fear of setting someone off. Even before I found Jesus – I was always a nice person who wanted peace on the holidays and time to duck into the bathroom to sniff something. This is how you survive a family of narcissists.
I think, organically, the Pilgrims set the tone for us as Americans: Smile in their face while you cheat them. Kill them because you can. Punish people without proof. Live selfishly because you are “better than”. And show no love for their fellow man.
You want to know where the darkness of mind in this country started, it was at a table of arrogant English and gentle Natives. And that battle has just not stopped.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY!!!