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THANKSGIVNG, THANKSTAKING: FIRST THE LIES, THEN THE STUFFING

 Jello recipe book Lucille Patterson March November 1924

Jello recipe book, 1924, Lucille Patterson Marsh, illustrator. PSAW ephemera collections

As we spend Thanksgiving Day, each according to their custom or ability, let us remember that the whole Thanksgiving story is a big lie.

I fully intend to enjoy a day of good food and good company, but I do believe Thanksgiving is like Seder in mirror image. Instead of celebrating and retelling the story of escape and freedom, Thanksgiving is a celebration of the lies that covers up the brutal power struggle between Native Americans and European Puritan Christian Fundamentalists.

You probably already knew that Thanksgiving is a politically motivated myth,  but if you want to read more, here is a good essay:

First Genocide, Then Lie About I: Why I Hate Thanksgiving by Mitchel Cohen.

That said, have a wonderful day. The truth will set you free. Ish.

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