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The Real Story of Thanksgiving

Posted in Government and Politics, History by TeeJaw on Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 2: 20 PM

The real story of Thanksgiving is about the Pilgrims experiment with communism, or “communalism” as it would have been called at the time, its utter failure and replacement with capitalism, and the prosperity that followed.

From Kayleigh McEnany:

We were all taught about the Pilgrims and Indians, but most of us do not know the real story of Thanksgiving — the failure of communism and the triumph of capitalism.

Long before Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and the days of Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky, the Pilgrims conducted a communist experiment that exposed the system’s downfalls and led them to communism’s natural antithesis and the economic system we extol today — capitalism. The incomplete narrative we were told growing up went something like this:

In 1620, the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower and set sail for the New World. According to their leader, Plymouth Governor William Bradford, they found “cold barren desolate wilderness” upon their arrival in November. The Pilgrims endured a long, cold, and deadly winter during which half of them perished. When spring arrived, the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to cultivate the land, thereby saving the new settlers.

More often than not, this is where the account ends. But this is not the whole story of Thanksgiving — far from it. This was just the beginning.

Read the rest of the real story of Thanksgiving.

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