When things are investigated, knowledge is extended. When knowledge is extended, the will becomes sincere. When the will is sincere, the mind is correct. When the mind is correct, the self is cultivated. -- Confucius
Politically correct ideals are garbage: true wisdom comes from decades of deep thought and neutral observation. Only a so-called sociopath could ascertain wisdom from this crazy world in a neutral way. Cool thoughts- uncorrupted by modern politics, social norms, or societal ideals- are required for wisdom. Questioning everything, and going against the grain on all universally accepted norms is the path to true intelligence. The Gods notice this.

11/22/11

Why Thanksgiving is Ignorant

Thanksgiving is the most disgusting excuse for a holiday in America.

Did you know that the pilgrims treated the Native Americans worse than vermin? As a matter of fact, white men invented the concept of scalping, and liked to use it on the natives- especially their women. What if some Chinese got mad at their govt. and decided to come here, and  then start killing us and scalping our women? Would we dine with them? The original English settlers and Pilgrims were genocidal murdering bastards, as were Pizarro, Cortez, and Columbus before them. 90 % of the original natives in North America were eventually killed by the Europeans.

Thanksgiving was originally a celebration of a massacre of Indians. In 1636 English and Dutch mercenaries slaughtered 700 Pequot Indians at their village. This was commemorated yearly afterwards by the white men to thank their god for the 'victory'. (See Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian Hating and Empire Building, by R. Drinnon, 1990.)

Besides the original human cruelty of this holiday, it is steeped in animal cruelty as well. The tradition of killing and eating a turkey on this day has reached epidemic proportions, having become a hallmark of American indifference towards animals. Turkeys are treated horribly from the day they are born until the day they are inhumanely slaughtered. Despite the fact that they are intelligent and emotional animals that make fulfilling pets for those that give them a chance, they are nothing more than a carnivorous tradition to the vast majority of heartless Americans.

You would think the hog-trough of pies, cranberries, yams, rolls, stuffing, fruits, salads, pastas, and other dishes would be enough to fill the stomachs of even an extended family gathering. But no, they always have to throw in a gigantic bird carcass. Some people get rebellious and use a duck or two instead, especially richer folks since ducks cost a lot more. And a few have hams instead of or usually in addition to the turkey, which is no better. But the lust for killing and consuming large birds carries on unabated without any thought at all to the many millions of emotional animals that were raised in horrible conditions and had their beaks and toes cut off with hot wires, then were killed by throat cutting- all for this happy meal once per year of the robotic masses.

And while these masses cannot fathom that a large meal can be complete without a large dead animal on the table, despite the widespread knowledge of tofurkeys, casseroles, pastas, salads, and other possible large main courses, they also lack in their reasoning of why the meal itself is even happening.

They always say that it is a time for the family to gather and give thanks, ad nauseum. Can't families gather at other times of the year- why just this day? Why does a family get-together require bird killing? Why does no one care about the historically evil past of it all, nor the present evils of it? Further, how many people really enjoy feeling obligated to commingle with their extended families that they do not like? What a sick charade it all is.

So many of these gatherings also involve praying as well. That's funny: the bible does not approve of this behavior. God angrily rejects appointed feasts, sacrifices, and prayers from those with blood on their hands. That is an exact description of what Thanksgiving is.
See Isaiah 1:11 - 1:17. ( No link: I want you to look it up in your own bibles).

It is also telling how Americans ignore the homeless and undernourished all year long, that is, until Thanksgiving. They wouldn't want anyone- not even the homeless- to miss out on the scarfing down of turkeys. So they donate tons of money and food to charities and shelters. Then the homeless get a good meal for once, and once more on Christmas. How nice. Then the other 363 days of the year, who cares about them? To most people, that is their attitude. The homeless should eat whenever and whatever they can for survival, so the issue of eating animals is moot for them. But if you have a place to live, you should seriously reconsider your reasons for this behavior.

What am I suggesting then? 

Help the homeless all year long! Do not go to family gatherings if you are not comfortable doing so! Do not eat the turkey, duck, or ham (unless you are homeless and literally starving)! Make large alternative dishes such as casseroles and share them with all! Look up the real story of the real origins of this holiday and share it with your family! Pay homage to the Native Americans and repudiate the actions of the Pilgrims! If you want to pray, pray for forgiveness of past ignorance! And check the links below! Don't forget the embedded video as well!

Excellent Native American site. Note how many treaties are listed and consider that every one has been broken by the European invaders.
They want justice. Read what it will take to make it right with them.
Overview of historical basis of thanksgiving and mayday.
Why not eating turkeys is such a good idea. Not graphic, just common sense stuff.
Video about Native Americans that will surprise most. Part two here.
How turkeys are bred for your habit. Weird but not gross vid.
How they are killed for you. Disturbing but true vid. Don't be a wimp, just watch it.



(c) james platt 2011

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