In fact we know from history that their were people already on the land when the Pilgrims landed on shore and there was no Christoper Columbus in sight.
So is this blog article about Columbus or thanking him for finding America? No!!!!! Because he never did. Columbus was a murderer and terrorist that sailed the Trans-Atlantic ocean selling Israelites for financial gain. He was a sex child slave trafficker and criminal of land and sea.
Well then let's talk about the Puritans and Plymouth; how they destroyed a peaceable people, stole their land and betrayed them until they were almost completely wiped off the face of the Earth. Still today people continue to celebrate this holiday all over the United States as if it was a God given gift when in reality the true story of Thanks Giving is bathed in blood shed and lies.
Only one Pawtuxet named Squanto had survived–he had spent the last years as a slave to the English and Spanish in Europe. Squanto spoke the colonists’ language and taught them how to plant corn and how to catch fish until the first harvest. Squanto also helped the colonists negotiate a peace treaty with the nearby Wampanoag tribe, led by the chief Massasoit.
Isn't this a lovely story of Thanks Giving? I mean smallpox, slavery and... well let's continue.
The first Virginia settlement had been wiped out before they could establish themselves. Thanks to the good will of the Wampanoag, the settlers not only survived their first year but had an alliance with the Wampanoags that would give them almost two decades of peace.
Wow almost 20 years of peace with white folk. Let's see what happen next. Let's see what John Winthrop had to say.
John Winthrop, a founder of the Massahusetts Bay colony considered this wave of illness and death to be a divine miracle. He wrote to a friend in England, “But for the natives in these parts, God hath so pursued them, as for 300 miles space the greatest part of them are swept away by smallpox which still continues among them. So as God hath thereby cleared our title to this place, those who remain in these parts, being in all not 50, have put themselves under our protection.”
Protection from who? While Squanto and the near by Wampanoags helped the Puritan land grabbers survive the harsh winter the Puritan leader was praising their demise and destruction.
Sounds like Thanks Giving is a great holiday to remember. Celebrating the murder of so called Native tribes as Europeans take over the land by default, death, disease and slavery. The deadly impact of European diseases and the good will of the Wampanoag allowed the settlers to survive their first year. In celebration of their good fortune, the colony’s governor, William Bradford, declared a three-day feast of thanksgiving after that first harvest of 1621.
And as the number of Europeans increased, they proved not nearly so generous as the Wampanoags.
On arrival, the Puritans and other religious sects discussed “who legally owns all this land.
Historian Alfred Cave says colonists generally sought to acquire title to the lands they occupied in the early years, they also practiced a policy that was used most of the time predominately called Vacuum domicilium.
In short Vacuum domicilium means, if land is not under some sort of active use, it is free for the taking. This meant that lands that were only used seasonally by the natives; such as for fishing or hunting, which otherwise appeared to be empty, could be claimed. Winthrop claimed that the rights of "more advanced" peoples such as the white Christians superseded the rights of the hunter-gatherer heathen natives. He felt that God gave him the right to take dominion over the land.
The colonists embraced a line from Psalms 2:8. “Ask of me, and I shall give thee, the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.” Since then, European settler states have similarly declared God their real estate agent. The Puritan fathers believed they were the Chosen People of an infinite God and that this justified anything they did. They were Calvinists who believed that the vast majority of humanity was predestined to damnation.
John Winthrop, the governor of the colony, had organized its founding in 1630. As he did so, he aimed to fulfill his dream of creating a "City on a Hill," or a city in which white people of one belief lived without religious prejudice. It never included the so called Natives of the land nor the slaves that were shipped to the so called New World. Winthrop's attitudes toward the local Native American populations was generally one of civility and diplomacy and a general theft of land.
In conclusion the celebration of Thanks Giving is a celebration of white supremacy. It is a celebration of theft of land, slavery and blood shed of the so called Native Americans.
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