Well I open the can of worms on that one, which I expected would happen to be honest. Just had to speak my mind on the matter that I read, well did not have to but decided to. Other post are also right about the spirit of what it stands for today, etc. etc. etc.
So my closing comment on the subject is, yes they taught me all that in elementary school. Peace out. Also excuse my spelling and grammar, was not my strong suit.
Yes, it was a great thanksgiving. THANK YOU!!!! I only had 20 atari points then found 2000 atari points.
used it all up. love the doff system.... will one or two of future missions be. 1. espionage of getting
enhanced battle cloack for dreadnought and tactical escort retrofit?? 2. more on the lines of negotiations
with our Reman friends??( they ( Remans) did have a better battlecloack) from Nemesis.
I grew up in early 60's, when blacks were still not allowed in some diners or stores, schools were separated according to race and many local native americans were considered just illiterate farm workers...we were taught in school the watered down versions of the era, yeah, the pilgrims came and the Indians welcomed us and we were all happy together. Questions about the slaughter of tens of thousands of Indians later and what are now considered inhuman behavior were usually avoided by teachers and not taught as part of the regular lessons. To this day it remains a subject that isn't realy hidden in schools, but rarely discussed at length. And the real scope of the horrors that wiped out several entire cultures and killed untold numbers of fellow humans beings are almost never taught....and they made you realize all that in Elementary school...? Wow...I'm impressed. It wasn't until High school until I was taught that when a Native American student interrupted the school play about the pilgrims and the Ameicanized versions of the events around the first thanksgiving in protest of the treatment of all Native Americans. He got suspended, but it opened my eyes.
I still don't know of any elementary schools that do...most kids in 5th grade and below are taught things like math, reading and writing, not the true History of how this country was built on the bodies of it's original inhabitants and the sweat off the backs of the black man forcibly taken out of his native lands thousands of miles across the ocean.
I already know...where I live it was the Seminole tribes, and they now relieve the locals of vast sums of money in the several casinos they now own. Small compensation for the blood of thousands. And if I owned the land, I would. They've tried many times to reclaim their land in court, but it's been denied since they aren't really recognized as ever owning it, and of course, they won't forcibly remove the current inhabitants like they did the Indians back then.
And my comment about "men of god" was soley because they Pilgrims were supposedly all strictly religious purest looking to escape the restrictions of the Church of England, yet a few years after they landed they committed acts that you'd think would go against the teachings of any religion and yet they are still celebrated instead of being recognized as the bringers of death and sorrow for an entire race of peoples.
Yeah...that really irritates me....everytime I hear "Happy Thanksgiving"
So...want to talk about what I think of Christmas next...?
How about just "Have a nice day...."
Well thank goodness that wasn't a recurring theme, throughout the history of mankind...