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No Thanks for Thanksgiving; A Leftist Perspective

by huckfunn ( 8 Comments › )
Filed under Academia, Barack Obama, Communism, Cult of Obama, Democratic Party, Education, government, Headlines, History, Marxism, Media, Political Correctness, Politics, Progressives, Socialism at November 23rd, 2012 - 9:53 am

If you ever wondered how the left took over the media, the government, academia and science, here is Exhibit “A”. Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas has written an essay that says that Thanksgiving Day is a white supremacist celebration of genocide and brutality. He goes on to  say that the moral  values and political views of our founding fathers are identical to those of the Nazis.

I really don’t know how we can “reclaim our culture” as long as American parents are willing to mortgage their homes and empty their bank accounts in order to send their children to universities that teach this America hating filth.

One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.

Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits — which speaks volumes about our historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.

That the world’s great powers achieved “greatness” through criminal brutality on a grand scale is not news, of course. That those same societies are reluctant to highlight this history of barbarism also is predictable.

But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today. It’s now routine — even among conservative commentators — to describe the United States as an empire, so long as everyone understands we are an inherently benevolent one. Because all our history contradicts that claim, history must be twisted and tortured to serve the purposes of the powerful.

If you can stomach it, read the entire disgusting piece of crap here. Hat tip WZ

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8 Responses to “No Thanks for Thanksgiving; A Leftist Perspective”
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  1. buzzsawmonkey
    1 | November 23, 2012 10:19 am

    “Thanksgiving” at PJM.

    Comments invited.


  2. 2 | November 23, 2012 12:13 pm

    I’d love to be able to fund scholarships to decent colleges for young people so we can start taking this country back from nutbags like this.


  3. EBL
    3 | November 23, 2012 12:33 pm

    I am guessing Robert Jensen is not Native American. Here is his home page.

    I can understand if you are Native American being upset on how history turned out. But viewing everything through the prism of racism is not true or helpful and is frankly academically lazy. Guys like Jensen and Ward Churchill are these angry fringe characters. That we subsidize such insanity under the guise of academic tenure is amazing.


  4. huckfunn
    4 | November 23, 2012 12:34 pm

    mfhorn wrote:

    I’d love to be able to fund scholarships to decent colleges for young people so we can start taking this country back from nutbags like this.

    The parents have to vote with their dollar$ and refuse to pay for freaks like Jensen. I have niece at UT. I emailed the Jensen piece to my brother (it’s his daughter who attends UT) with the same commentary as above.


  5. buzzsawmonkey
    5 | November 23, 2012 12:40 pm

    I’m sure people here will love Jensen’s explanation of “Why I am a Christian (Sort of)”.

    If you go to the original alternet site that Jensen published the Thanksgiving piece at, and click on his byline, you can see a whole lot of other rubbish he’s written.

    He’s a real piece of work.


  6. huckfunn
    6 | November 23, 2012 12:55 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    I’m sure people here will love Jensen’s explanation of “Why I am a Christian (Sort of)”.

    If you go to the original alternet site that Jensen published the Thanksgiving piece at, and click on his byline, you can see a whole lot of other rubbish he’s written.

    He’s a real piece of work.

    The congregation of that church should have kicked him out after he publicly stated that his profession of faith was a lie.


  7. gizbot7
    7 | November 26, 2012 2:30 pm

    This writer strikes me simply as someone who hates America and now (thanks to the re-relection of Obama) feels they have the ability, nay the duty to proclaim that hatred from the rooftops. Sickening yes, but unexpected? Sadly, no.

    What bothers me is the number of Americans who sit down for Thanksgiving dinner, but give thanks for nothing. These are the same people who think of July 4th as nothing but a pretty light show. They are the ones who keep me awake a night.


  8. darkwords
    8 | November 26, 2012 7:55 pm

    @ 3 EBL: He got skewered at LGF years ago when sane people posted there. He makes a good case for the term “bitch slap”


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