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Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Keeping The Thanks In Thanksgiving
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Thanksgiving, a holiday for family, friends and feasting, but the true history is little known with the revisionist teachings in our halls of indoctrination, carefully present it as a secular day of thanks.

The first Thanksgiving is generally thought of as that celebrated by the Calvinist-Protestant pilgrims for three days in November 1621. They had arrived the prior year, suffered a loss of nearly 50% of their party in a brutal winter, but were befriended by the Wampanoags inhabiting that area and were able to reap a rich harvest.

Trouble soon followed that first Thanksgiving. They had determined to place the fruit of their labor into a collective. Everything the fledgling colony would produce would be placed into a commonwealth for distribution to each according to his own needs. Socialism, nearly 200 years before Karl Marx produced his malignant ideology. Of course, the idea immediately failed as the ne’er do wells and down-right lazy, realized that they could benefit equally with their fellow colonists, at a fraction of the actual labor. The colony was under pressure from their backers in Europe to apportion half of their output to the financiers and saw the concept as one most likely to keep the investors satisfied and repaid. Within two years the Colony was foundering due to it’s financial folly, and faced with blighted crops,drought and famine.

Governor William Bradford wrote in the history of the colony that 1623 brought them to the brink of total failure. The Pilgrims recognized that their only hope was to ask for Divine intervention and set aside a day of prayer for help in their distress. They were rewarded soon after with favorable weather and the crop production was saved.

The little group decided it would be inadequate and inappropriate to privately show their gratitude and decided upon a public day of Giving Thanks to the Divine for His manifold blessings. This became the true Thanksgiving Day, one of humble gratitude to the Almighty, not just a celebration of a bountiful harvest, friends and family.

The colony leaders soon after, abandoned their commonwealth production arrangement and each family was given a parcel of land, apportioned to the family size, that they might of their own responsibility, trust to themselves to produce befitting their individual efforts. Socialism, a failed policy from the very first time it had been tried. The newly bestowed private land-owners recognized that in addition to meeting their own needs, they could prosper by producing more and trading for other goods and services. They prospered rapidly, never forgetting that Day of Thanks to the Divine for their blessings of freedom, civil and religious. The practice spread throughout the colonies and was commonplace throughout the Revolutionary War.

In 1789, after adopting the Bill of Right to the Constitution, one of the first acts of Congress was to set down and approve a National Day of Thanksgiving. Presidents Washington, Adams and Madison recognized and celebrated the day during their administrations, though it was not officially recognized by the Executive Branch until Lincoln, during the Civil War called upon all Americans to “observe a day of thanksgiving and praise to our “beneficent Father”, asking for penitence from the horror of warring among themselves.

Thanksgiving was formally codified to be the third Thursday in November by an act of Congress in 1941.

So as we sit down today, keep in mind that our thankfulness is for much more than what is placed upon the table before us.

May G-d continue to shower down his manifold blessings on this great nation of a just and righteous people.

4 Responses to “Keeping The Thanks In Thanksgiving”
  1. LC Hardclimber54 Comment by LC Hardclimber54

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    LC JackBoot IC/A-OBR

    Good post… Well written Sir. Happy Thanksgiving from Canada!

  2. LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H. Comment by LC 0311 crunchie I.M.H.

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    Thank you for again posting the true history of Thanksgiving JB. We forget all to easily.

  3. Unregistered Comment by mindy1

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    You will never believe it-the times Long Island section today has a nice articel on Medal of Honor recipient murphy’s family. Is hell freezing over?

  4. Ten-Ten Comment by Ten-Ten

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    Thug
    I’m in the “Nutsack State”. Be a shame if we don’t have a few…
    Standing by… :em03: