BE ‘THANKFUL’ FOR TRUTH ~ Irwin Ozborne on “The Real Story of Thanksgiving”

“The true ‘First Thanksgiving’ was a much bloodier hell on Earth which tells the tale of the next 400 years for the Native Americans. In 1637, the first Thanksgiving was held to celebrate the systematic slaughtering of the ‘heathen savages.’ In all, more than 700 Pequot men, women, and children were slaughtered that day. The ‘victory’ was celebrated by the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony holding a feast and trumpeted this as a ‘Day of Thanksgiving.’ During the celebration, they cut off heads of Natives and put them on display publicly; including beheading the Wampanoag Chief and impaling his head on a pole in Plymouth which stayed on display for the next 24 years. With each ‘victory’ they would hold Days of Thanksgiving feasts for each successful massacre. These killings become more and more, as the settlers went from village to village wiping out generations of tribes. Those who stayed inside their longhouses — including women and children — were burnt to death. But, one day out of the year, we are able to give thanks and show gratitude as part of the traditional celebration to honor a bloody massacre.”

~Irwin Ozborne

 

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Celebrating Genocide — The Real Story of Thanksgiving

LISA RENEE: “Genocide”

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“This is hard but there is a long history of this on planet, and we should be able to understand the key signs that are put in the media to manipulate public perception to accept and condone Genocide. I am sorry to say this, but feel it is critical that we all understand that you, me and all of us, are the target of a genocidal campaign. As awful as it may to realize it, I think it is important we understand that this is how these Controller people, both humans and non-humans are thinking. We should study the stages of genocide and commit to ourselves and others every day that we refuse to feed into the genocide program against humanity, and that we will not live in denial that this is happening all over the world, and has happened many, many times. Only we can stop it by shifting our…

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LISA RENEE: “White Buffalo Calf Woman”

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“White Buffalo Calf Woman is the Divine Feminine Principle returning sophianic consciousness or wisdom to the earth, is the Daughter of God made through the Christos-Sophia genetic bloodline through Aquaelle, and is the spiritual emanation of Perfect Peace. Her male counterpart or twin is White Navajo, the Divine Male Principle, the Son of God made through the Christos-Sophia genetic bloodline through Aquaelle, or the spiritual emanation of Perfect Peace.”

~Lisa Renee

White Buffalo Calf Woman is a sacred woman of supernatural origin, comparable to the divine feminine principle of Mother Mary and Quan Yin, that is central to the Native American spiritual belief system, primarily held in the Lakota tribes that was taken from the earlier Navajo-Apaches, as their primary cultural prophet. Oral tra­di­tions re­late that she brought the “Seven Sa­cred Rites” to the Native Americans. Buffalo are considered sacred to many of the Plains nations, who often consider them…

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NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBUTE: “Make America Great Again”

ROXANNE DUNBAR-ORTIZ: “Thanksgiving: It Has Never Been About Honoring Native Americans” (Transcript)

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NERMEEN SHAIKH: As much of the United States prepares to mark Thanksgiving this weekend, many Native Americans will gather in Plymouth to commemorate the 47th National Day of Mourning.  This year is dedicated to water protectors at Standing Rock and to the struggle for recognition of Indigenous Peoples’ Day.  To discuss this and more, we’re joined in San Francisco by indigenous historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.  She’s the author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and co-author of All the Real Indians Died Off:  And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.

Welcome back to Democracy Now!, Roxanne.  Could you tell us, as the nation prepares to observe  Thanksgiving, a national holiday ostensibly meant to honor Native people, what are your thoughts?

ROXANNE DUNBARORTIZ:  Well, thank you for having me on the show.

Actually, it’s never been about honoring Native Americans.  It’s been about the origin story of the United States, the beginning of genocide, dispossession and constant warfare from that time — actually, from 1607 in Jamestown — until the present. It’s a colonial system that was set up.

There’s a sort of annual calendar for this origin story, beginning with Columbus, October 12.  Why celebrate Columbus?  It was the onset of colonialism, the slave trade and dispossession of the Native people of the Americas.  So, that is celebrated with a federal holiday.  That’s followed then by Thanksgiving, which is a completely made-up story to say the Native people welcomed these people who were going to devastate their civilizations, which is simply a lie.  And then you go to Presidents’ Days, the Founding Fathers, in February, and celebrate these slaveowners, Indian killers.  George Washington headed the Virginia militia for the very purpose of killing Native people on the periphery of the colony, before, you know, when it was still a Virginia colony.  And then we have the big day, the fireworks, July 4th, independence, which is probably the most tragic event in world history, because it gave us — it gave the world a genocidal regime under the guise of democracy.  And that’s really the — I’m a historian, so that’s the historical context that I think we have to see Thanksgiving in, that it is a part of that mythology that attempts to cover up the real history of the United States.

It actually — when it was introduced as a holiday by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War, there was no mention of pilgrims and Native people or food or pumpkins or anything like that.  It was simply a day for families to be together and mourn their dead and be grateful for the living.  And I think that’s an appropriate holiday, that — how people should enjoy it.  But they should take Native Americans and Puritans out of the picture for it to be a legitimate holiday of feast and sharing with family and friends.

So, that’s — you know, the people at Plymouth, I send greetings to them.  They have, for many years — I think it’s almost 40 years now — stood up and testified to the lie of Plymouth Rock, the Mayflower, the pilgrims.  And this is very hard for people to give up.  This is the national — nationalism.  It’s actually — Americanism is white supremacy and represents negative things.  There’s almost no way to reconcile it. It simply has to be deconstructed and faced up to; and, otherwise, there will be no social change that’s meaningful for anyone.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, thank you so much for joining us, indigenous historian and activist.

 

 

 

Author of An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States and co-author of All the Real Indians Died Off:  And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans.

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