Saturday, November 25, 2006

No Thanks to Thanksgiving

By Robert Jensen, AlterNet. Posted November 23, 2006.

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.

In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.

1 comment:

fisherman9838 said...

Simply put, whenever I read one of these simpering , superficial, sublimely ignorant blogs about the awful EUROPEAN INVASION of America I want to puke. Thank you God and thank you United States of America for these awful times that myself and my indigenous neighbors are forced to enjoy.