Thanksgiving has also come under fire in recent years. Several years ago, for example, Institute attorneys were contacted by a concerned parent who remarked that whereas in previous years teachers in their school district had been told not to mention Christmas, Easter or anything relating to God, they could no longer even mention the word “Thanksgiving” because “the pilgrims offended the Indians” and “Thanksgiving was never intended to be thanks to God!” Another parent with children in the public schools was upset and concerned when she received a letter from school officials directing classroom mothers not to use plates and napkins with Thanksgiving printed on them at their children’s fall parties.Reiterating Need for Common Sense About Christmas, Rutherford Institute Issues Guidelines for Celebrating Christmas in Public, At School or Work, November 01, 2012Thanksgiving is not only Christian in origin—it’s white! It was started in the year 1621 by the Pilgrims, a group of people entirely white, Anglo-Saxon and Protestant.Sixties black radical Malcolm X used to say: "We didn`t land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters—Plymouth Rock landed on us!" (For some academic looniness on the implicit whiteness of Thanksgiving, see Americans All: "Of Plymouth Rock and Jamestown and Ellis Island"; or, Ethnic Literature and Some Redefinitions of "America" by Werner Sollors)There are even web pages accusing Charlie Brown and his friends of being racist at Thanksgiving, based on this scene from a 1973 show called A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.
Discriminatory Segregationism in A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, The Journal of Cartoon Overanalyzations, (a blog, not an actual journal) November 25, 2008If you’re not sensitive enough to microaggressions, you might not immediately notice that Franklin, the one black child in the strip, is sitting all by himself on one side of the table.Of course, this is more of the Year Zero approach of the “anti-racist” witch hunter. The fact that Charles Schulz inserted a small black child in the strip at all in 1968 was an attempt at racial progress.Some of the loudest people complaining about the idea of Thanksgiving are American Indians, who used to have this continent to themselves, in a Hobbesian state of nature. (See Thanksgiving–History From The Enemy`s Point Of View and The Thanksgiving Of A Grateful Nation—And The Ingratitude Of A Few.)For a very pure example of how today’s anti-racism leads to what we call “abolishing America” see American Thanksgiving: A Pure Glorification of Racist Barbarity By Glen Ford, Global Research, November 27, 2013. Here’s a quote:
Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians have a holiday by the same name, but an entirely different history and political import.) It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity.We are thankful that the day grows nearer when the almost four centuries-old abomination will be deprived of its reason for being: white supremacy. Then we may all eat and drink in peace and gratitude for the blessings of humanity’s deliverance from the rule of evil men.And that’s what “Thanksgiving is racist” is about—not being sensitive to the descendents of the Indians at Plymouth Rock, but abolishing America entirely.In our original “Why VDARE.com” statement, VDARE.com Editor Peter Brimelow wrote of a 1999 attempt to abolish the Town Of Southampton’s seal
which depicts a Pilgrim and the words "First English settlement in the State of New York."The grounds: it "features an offensive representation of one gender, one race and one historical period . . .""One historical period . . ."?Yeah. It’s called America.Despite anti-racist fanatics, America is still here.So be thankful!