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Larry_g1s
11-26-2009, 12:21 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Obviously something for us in the USA. Karl Marx, not a man I admire or agree with by any means, but believe he understood correctly when he said, "A People without a heritage are easily persuaded." That said, I thought it was important to share this with you as to why we have and celebrate Thanksgiving. :thumbsup:
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1777 (http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBprinterfriendly.asp?id=3847)

George Washington's October 3, 1789 national Thanksgiving Proclamation (http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=3584)

Stooch
11-26-2009, 01:22 PM
ahhh... its so nice to have a heritage of mass genocide of natives, exterminaton of species, etc.

lets have a toast for thanks taking, and hoping that your blanket isnt infected with chicken pox... we are totally hard to persuade too. A nation of strong willed thinkers.




Happy Thanksgiving! Obviously something for us in the USA. Karl Marx, not a man I admire or agree with by any means, but believe he understood correctly when he said, "A People without a heritage are easily persuaded." That said, I thought it was important to share this with you as to why we have and celebrate Thanksgiving. :thumbsup:
Proclamation - Thanksgiving Day - 1777 (http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBprinterfriendly.asp?id=3847)

George Washington's October 3, 1789 national Thanksgiving Proclamation (http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBissuesArticles.asp?id=3584)

Larry_g1s
11-26-2009, 01:42 PM
ahhh... its so nice to have a heritage of mass genocide of natives, exterminaton of species, etc.

lets have a toast for thanks taking, and hoping that your blanket isnt infected with chicken pox... we are totally hard to persuade too. A nation of strong willed thinkers.Looks like someone is a victim of historical revisionism. So sad too, you express such erroneous information to malign the country that gives you the freedom them too do so. Sad.


So yes... Happy Thanksgiving to all!Thanks Megalodon

Stooch
11-26-2009, 01:52 PM
you are right, the native americans totally deserved it.

Stooch
11-26-2009, 02:00 PM
actually im totally joking and have absolutely no feelings one way or another towards thanksgiving. just enough consideration to poke fun at it and get people with nothing better to do riled up about it so that i can laugh at them. i was born in russia anyway, thankgiving is an alien holiday to me that has absolutely no significance. btw would love to hear whats "erroneous" about my statements, is anyone saying here that chicken pox infected blankets were not given to natives? or that they werent killed en masse or moved into concentrations... err "reservations" ? or that systematic extermination of buffalo was not used as a tool to starve out entire societies?

revisionist history??? lol, isnt it a sign of intelligence to acknowledge past failures and learn from them to avoid them in the future? get off your nationalist horses and truly have a toast for the indians, its not maligning the country, its facing the facts.

Sekhar
11-26-2009, 02:24 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Now I shudder to imagine what a "Merry Christmas" is going to kick up... :)

calilifestyle
11-26-2009, 03:15 PM
Happy Thanksgiving

kosmodave
11-26-2009, 03:32 PM
Yes, Happy Thanksgiving to all you US wavers. I could do with a holiday here but we've used up all our bankholidays in the UK :cry: Still Christmas is just around the corner :santa:

Dave.

Stooch
11-26-2009, 03:55 PM
Happy Thanksgiving! Now I shudder to imagine what a "Merry Christmas" is going to kick up... :)

probably an analysis of a consumerist society and how our marketing uses exploitation of religious myths to gain sales in a crumbling pseudo capitalist environment. Life is cheap, separation of church and state, yadda yadda. blah blah.

Hieron
11-26-2009, 05:55 PM
:)

The dutch "Santa" has black helpers to carry his stuff and spank bad children for him, plenty to discuss about that :) Also, Santa may have pagan origins, got to love that, all these christian holidays with obvious pagan roots..

Sekhar
11-26-2009, 06:17 PM
Did you guys hear about the fit over the Best Buy "Happy Eid" ad (http://minnesotaindependent.com/50509/rightwing-uproar-over-best-buys-happy-eid-al-adha-wish-to-muslims)? I want to go back to when PC meant Personal Computer.

Nicolas Jordan
11-26-2009, 09:55 PM
:)
Also, Santa may have pagan origins, got to love that, all these christian holidays with obvious pagan roots..

The reason being that Christians were pagans before they converted to Christianity so it makes sense that much of the pagan roots and influence would survive to some extent.