Debunking a right-wing myth about Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day

Summary: Today we debunk an especially ugly myth of the Right, in which they twist the history of Thanksgiving to serve their political aims. Learn the truth. Read to the end for the big twist ending. Giving us a faux history as the foundation for a New America “It’s all about power and the unassailable … Continue reading Debunking a right-wing myth about Thanksgiving

Have a different Thanksgiving conversation with the family about politics

Let’s do something different this Thanksgiving. As usual, give thanks for what we have and to those who bequeathed it to us. Since eating turkey and watching football is not enough, take an easy first step to reforming America. Instead of fighting about politics with your family, find points of agreement with them about the … Continue reading Have a different Thanksgiving conversation with the family about politics

Lies about Thanksgiving have consequences. That we’re so easily fooled has even more.

Summary: Now that the celebrations have concluded, let's look at the history of Thanksgiving, as sad case study of how America's history has been stolen and replaced by myths to deceive us. We ignore these lessons at our peril. {2nd of 2 posts today.} Start with the myth about Thanksgiving that has become established in … Continue reading Lies about Thanksgiving have consequences. That we’re so easily fooled has even more.

Why the turkey is not our national bird, and why America belongs to us

Thanksgiving is one of America's few meaningful holidays in a nation that has been blessed with incredible natural resources and even more incredible good luck at key points in our history. But our greatest resource is one we have built for ourselves: America's strong social cohesion. Our ability to stand together has carried us through … Continue reading Why the turkey is not our national bird, and why America belongs to us