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Thanksgiving Thinking Again

A holiday for giving thanks

Even though it is not in the cultures of either the country of my birth or my adopted home, I still quite like the idea of having a day to think about what you are thankful for (it’s nice to have a break from all the moaning) but……..

Lionizing Puritans disgusts me

The pilgrim fathers were puritans and to see them portrayed in the nicer than nice way of their Hollywood image sickens me to the very core. Puritans were an evil bunch on intolerant, religious extremists, with a great belief in the use of such things as violence, torture, genocide and a whole range of nasty and unreasonable measures to impose their way of life on those unwilling to agree with their beliefs. These people are often portrayed as a minority religious group fighting for their way of life and so they were, in exactly the same way that Al-Qaeda are now. It is especially upsetting to see small children encouraged to put on plays about these oppressive extremists. What is next on the school drama club list of performances? “Hitler, what a nice guy”.

So what is the point of my little rant? Well I think what I am trying to say is that I do like what this celebration has become but I think that people should take a closer look at the evil minded, hate filled, folk who landed at Plymouth Rock (that’s disputed too) and stop saying how good they were.

What am I thankful for?

That I have the freedom of speech that would have been denied to me, if people like The Pilgrim Fathers ruled my part of the world.

You know I cannot think of a good reason for posting that last image apart from that I like it and it feels appropriate.

Happy Thanksgiving

Prefectdt

7 responses »

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Prefectdt. πŸ™‚ Long live the right of freedom of speech!

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  2. It was Roger Miller who founded Rhode Island to be a bastion of freedom and thus began the process of the forming a country that has at its core two basic freedoms all humans should have: civil and religious liberty. In fact, the Liberty Bell has inscripted on it, “Proclaim liberty thoughout all the land” on it. It initially referred to religious liberty, but was acounted for civil liberty also.

    Of a truth, no human being has the right to use force to make others believe the way they do. Sometimes these principles of freedom were ignored, however, the basic ideas have spread worldwide and there are those who still are actually afraid of free speach, free press, and free assembly.

    I am thankful for the freedoms we still have.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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    • I think you might mean Roger Williams, Bobbie Jo. Someone that I sadly do not know much about but from what little I have read he sounds like an interesting and conscientious man.

      Prefectdt

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      • You are correct. I did mean Roger Williams. He really was for freedom and he was banished because of that so he began a settlement in Rhode Island and they did have the freedoms we enjoy over here. Sadly, we are beginning to loose some of them.

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  3. On this Thanksgiving Day. I give thanks, that I still spank naughty ladies, bare bottoms, with pleasure.

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