Thanksgiving in America has many sources. From George Washington’s Speech at the inclusion of the Constitution’s 1st amendment.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”
Where he proclaimed the following:
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor, and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me “to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be. That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks, for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation, for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his providence, which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war, for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed, for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted, for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions, to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually, to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed, to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shown kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord. To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and Us, and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789
To the Pilgrim’s first harvest. When the first bunch of immigrants to the new land, with the freely given charitable help of the Native Americans, celebrated the first harvest and their ability to thrive without the support of their Motherland.
This week, millions of Americans will sit down to a family dinner celebrating the spirit of these and other worthy events. Worthy events lost in the pages of history as they forget the roots that founded their nation. Rewrite their history and cast aside the founding values that made their nation great as easily as the bones they will leave on the edge of their plates. Immigrants, sons and daughters of immigrants, grandchildren of immigrants will raise their glasses and their noses toasting how great they are while they discuss how horrible things must be in the rest of the world.
Some may look out the metaphysical window and imagine the refugees from a war torn nation who have given up everything. Their homes, their very nation, just for a chance to survive. And those fine Americans in their fine dinning rooms will calmly say. “Not in my house”
How dare those dirty people want to come here? They probably just want what I have. They want to attack and change my glorious way of life. We don’t want ‘those type’ of people in our neighbourhoods or schools or, god forbid, our homes.
Over half..MORE THEN 50% of the Great States of America have said, at the beginning of their grandest holiday season of charity , forgiveness, and thanksgiving. that they have no charity. Their spirit of Christmas is that there is no room at the Inn and stay the hell away from my stables. That the help of those natives to settle new people to a new land that first thanksgiving, was just the foolishness of a gullible people doomed to destruction by the coming of the great Americans and they don’t want anyone to do to them what they did to those who were there before. They will scratch out the first amendment and pretend that they are a christian nation and always have been, and no heathen Islamic, Buddhist or unbaptized barbarian is going to ruin their fine nation.
They will justify the injustice with unjustified fear. They will demonize beaten frightened men, women and children to exonerate their bigotry. They will declare themselves the greatest Christians in the world by abandoning every principle of the faith, while pointing at a follower of Islam and declaring him an enemy of Christianity.
To those Americans who are as I have described, to those American’s who do not stand up and decry the hypocrisy. I hope that when you sit down to your Thanksgiving dinner, that it tastes of ashes, of burned towns and villages, and that the wine you drink tastes of bitter tears of those children lost questing for a future. A future that would be brightened simply without the fear of death’s soldiers knocking at the door any minute of any day and every minute of every night.