Happy Genocide Day From One Of Your Nutty Friends On The Left!
Sometimes, the quotes from the left are so good, that you don’t have to do much more than let them speak for themselves. This is one of those times. So, enjoy these excerpts from a column called No Thanks to Thanksgiving by (big suprise here) journalism professor Robert Jensen at AlterNet:
“One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.
…Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits — which speaks volumes about our historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.
That the world’s great powers achieved “greatness” through criminal brutality on a grand scale is not news, of course. That those same societies are reluctant to highlight this history of barbarism also is predictable.
…Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers.”
Hope you enjoy your “self-indulgent family feasting” tomorrow on Genocide Day, you selfish Americans!
Hat tip to Polipundit for the story.