Pilgrim Propaganda: The Secret History of Thanksgiving
Does our Thanksgiving Myth whitewashing the history of the Puritan’s Nemasket Raid and Pequot Tribe Massacres in 1621 and 1637? Does our Plymouth Propaganda exemplify apartheid america’s whitewashed native-american history and propaganda?
Thanksgiving is known for it’s warm family gatherings, the gridiron mash-ups of football games, pumpkin pie, and deceptively simple views on america’s history and the complex and troubled relationships with america’s native peoples.
We all know the 2-century-old story of the poor pilgrims who were persecuted in Europe immigrating to america, and barely eking it out w’ the help of our “Indian” friends. Thanksgiving has it’s root in deeply religious tradition, in deep reverence and awe of the Christian god, but it is largely a secular happening now.
Digging deeper reveals interlocking tales of massacres, coups, treaties, politics, and religious fundamentalism as the framework of what could be called the secret history behind our thanksgiving myths.
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The Positive Veneration of Negative Politics
Is the vitriolic slander in american politics new, or is it a intrinsic and historic layer to american governance?
Want electoral etiquette akin to the founding fathers? Call your opponent a half-breed hermaphrodite…
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God particle discovery is a win for science over superstition
The discovery is yet another demonstration of Scientific method as the process by which humankind acquires and authenticates all knowledge.
Do scientific advancements necessarily undermine spiritual beliefs or do they work to explain them in more modern ways?
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Islamists destroy century-old religious monuments in Timbuktu
Al Qaeda-linked Mali Islamists armed with Kalashnikovs and pick-axes destroyed centuries-old mausoleums of saints in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu on Saturday in front of shocked locals, witnesses said.
It’s hard not to think poorly of Islam when people who claim to uphold it destroy history that doesn’t corroborate their faith…
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The American Empire: Syria Through the Looking Glass
Despite the democratic narratives of the Arab Spring, the Western Powers are more intent on stifling democracy than guaranteeing it.
Aren’t you sick of our good natures being manipulated to foment support for ‘humanitarian wars’?
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[Image] The PAST cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased; it can only be ACCEPTED…
Promethean Flame: Human ancestors used fire earlier than thought
‘Flame-bearing Prometheus may have visited humans earlier than we thought. An analysis of charred bones and plant ash in sediment from a South African cave suggests that Homo erectus was wielding fire a million years ago — and perhaps even cooking with it, according to a study released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.’
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Religion has always sought Politics to keep its Societal Hegemony
‘Doctrine of necessity is not a new phenomenon in politics, and Islam has implemented it more than any other religion, There is a strong relationship between religion and politics, where the former dominates the latter, says Dr Aslam speaking at Safma.’
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Science and Religion Can Coexist in School
‘On January 31st, the Indiana State Senate passed Senate Bill 89, allowing public schools to teach creationism alongside the theory of evolution in science classes. The bill will now go before the Republican-controlled House and then must pass the desk of Governor Mitch Daniels before becoming law.’
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