Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Eating turkey and swallowing lies...

Every year this chubby dude we in the U.S. of A. call Santa Claus flies through the sky inside a vehicle pulled by reindeer and revisits our culture. We call this visit "Christmas" and many of us pass on this myth/legend/lie? and unfortunately spend preposterous amounts of hard-earned-$$$ on gifts. For the most part, I don't have too many issues with the celebration of what we call the Christmas holiday. Families and friends do indeed gather for celebration and in the 'big' picture of it all - it's not a particularly 'harmful' myth.

Thanksgiving is in a league of it's own. Just in case you are not aware of this fact, allow me to enlighten you.

There is absolutely not a teeny tiny shred of evidence to support the lie that the white anglo saxons that 'invaded' North America were chummy with the indigenous North Americans (the "Indians") and that both of these groups (the invaders and the invaded) sat down and shared a yummy meal - thanks to the generosity of the invaded.

For the the purpose of accuracy and fairness and balance, allow me to add here that I realize that all native Americans were not necessarily noble and gentle and kind folk. They had their own territorial conflicts and I think I can consider the probability that murders were committed by members of one tribe against another tribe. Take a few minutes and search for the historical evidence of the now famous and accepted Thanksgiving dinner. I encourage you to search for factual evidence! Oh! I forgot to add - don't search in an American history book.

On the other hand, evidence by the truck load does exist that the white anglo saxon invaders slaughtered the indigenous North Americans almost to the point of extinction! I again, encourage you to look for this evidence and should find yourself impressed by the abundance. You will find the evidence also includes native American "oral" history passed down - and of course - completely dismissed and ignored by the white man.

Consequently, I do not buy into this Thanksgiving lie (oh well... I can be generous and call it a 'myth' instead of a lie).

What I feel inspired to do when I sit down with family to share a Thanksgiving meal, is to ask the native American peoples for forgiveness for having what might be considered white skin! I feel inspired to teach others the truth about this matter - with the hope that "Americans" will some day cease the practice of exterminating people that have something that they want. At the very least, I feel inspired to ask others to consider the possibility that what they have been taught - and what they have chosen to believe - is a very very questionable version of the truth.

Yes. This is what I think and this is how I feel.

No. There were no weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq.
There was - the slaughter of innocent people.
and oh! wait! yes - there was oil.

No. There was no chummy friendly meal hosted by our friendly native americans.
There was the slaughter of innocent people.
and oh! wait! yes - there was land.

By all means! have a seat and visit with your family and enjoy your meal on Thanksgiving day!

With each bite of food that you swallow, please try not to swallow the lies.