Early Thanksgiving Blogging

November 22, 2008 at 4:52 pm (injustice, racism) ()

I am thankful that the genocide against my people is not celebrated annually as an official national holiday in the country that perpetrated it.

I continue to condemn this ritual, for a third time now.

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2 Comments

  1. Julie (formerly The Girl Detective) said,

    Thank you for this. I like the idea of a late Autumn holiday on which families gather, but can’t it be in the spirit of atonement rather than the celebration of food that one culture stole from another? We celebrate Thanksgiving because it’s cold and dark outside and we want to see our loved ones. But we perpetuate it because we don’t want to take responsibility for our culture’s actions, and there’s absolutely no excuse for that.

  2. Daisy said,

    Absolutely, Julie. I think we should change Thanksgiving to a day of solemnity and all fast, and have a hot meal with our families against the coming cold of winter on some other day…

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