Skip to comments.The Story of the First Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/25/2010 10:23:36 AM PST by Wanderer659
I heard this story years ago, so I thought Id post it.
The official story has the pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620-21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The Pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.
The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.
The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hardworking or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.
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Rush tells the real story every year....
I recall seeing a show on thanksgiving on the history channel last year, and it told this same story and whilst not out-rightly saying “socialism was a failure” it hinted pretty strongly that. I was pleasantly surprised at that, since I get the feeling the history channel does have a left lean to it.
I just tried it, it’s there.
That is encouraging. I did see the special this year, but the suggestion, or hint didn’t seem to be there.
Maybe a traffic glitch — I can see it now, thanks!
Happy Thanksgiving (no matter what the article says ;) )
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