Thursday, November 24, 2011
Thanksgiving is not bullshit! (even if we did slaughter the natives) [by anon]
I realize this is a little late but, I've had this conversation more than few times the past couple days. It goes something like this "You know Thanksgiving is a bull shit holiday. How can we celebrate the murder and pillage of all the Native Americans?" Well, Mr. Nah Sayer, its really quite easy. We view Thanksgiving as a day to visit with friends and family and to be thankful for the things we have. Yes, the Indians were here first, and we came in and took everything. What would you like me to do about that? I'm not going to say I'm sorry for an event that made our way of life possible. These events as tragic as they may be don't really effect us anymore. It is necessary to know our history, but how does any of that have any hold over how we celebrate Thanksgiving? It doesn't, if you don't like the holiday don't celebrate it. Besides it's not like we all get around table with all our food and say "Hahahaha we got the Indians good, right." No, of course not. So Debbie Downers your 2/5 of a history lesson is noted, now shut the fuck up and pass the pumpkin pie.