A few notes for the holiday – a pause for the cause.
Today we celebrate the four hundredth anniversary of the first Thanksgiving as it was celebrated by the Pilgrims, who arrived a year earlier on November 11, 1620, on the Mayflower.
102 passengers came as families to set up a society of self-government with the freedom to practice their own religion without fear of persecution from the English government or its church.
Blown off course, the Mayflower arrived in what is now Provincetown Harbor, where 41 men signed the Mayflower Compact, a covenant of self-rule that birthed American liberty. A precursor to the U.S. Constitution, the Compact was essentially the cornerstone of self-government under God which has made America unique among nations.
From there the ship sailed on to modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, where they founded the Plymouth Colony in the middle of December. Of the original 102 passengers, only 52 survived, including four women and their first elected governor of the colony, John Carver.
In early spring 1621, the Pilgrims entered into a treaty with the Wampanoag Indian tribe’s leader, Massasoit. Squanto, a member of the Patuxet band of the Wampanoag tribe, had been captured by earlier settlers but freed by Catholic friars and taken to England, where he learned to speak English. He became an interpreter on an English ship in 1618 and returned to the New World, where he taught the Pilgrims how to grow crops in the hard, rocky New England soil.
Sometime in the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims, together with Massasoit and 90 members of his tribe, held a three-day harvest festival of thanksgiving, feasting, and entertainment with athletic events of shooting, foot races, wrestling, and bow and arrow. Their Indian friends provided much of the food.
Turkeys are mean…
If you have leftists in your family and if they decide to join you for Thanksgiving or some other holiday meal and they start spouting. off about Jo/Ho, ask them, “If you are supposed to be the underdogs and the revolutionaries, then why is it that all of the evil money and power elites are on your side?”
“Why are all the people you say you are fighting against giving you billions of dollars and enforcing your political will?”
“Is it possible that corporatists, globalists, and you leftists are all part of the same machine?”
They will deflect and obfuscate but you can’t be in league with Wall Street power brokers, the Davos EuroElite trash, and be a ‘revolutionary’.
Identify the Tank
Identify the Artillery
Identify the AFV – yes, it’s Soviet…
Standing in Europe – Looking at Asia
Neither place celebrates Thanksgiving…
When you visit for Thanksgiving, you have to get the yams you brought out of the rig.