InformAfrica – (OPINION): There are many families in America that never for one day — think of gathering together to celebrate their union. Except for a national day given to them by their slave masters dubbed “Thanksgiving Day” aka “Thanks-Genocide Day”. Which brings me to this question, are Africans in America enslaved to “Thanksgiving Day”?
Thanksgiving day is one of the only days in a whole year — many workers in the US are allowed time for themselves and extended family. The only day some families are granted the freedom to have a “Family Dinner”.
Think about it, isn’t that modernized slavery? The so-called “Thanks-Genocide day” or “Thanksgiving day” also has a commercial value for greedy mega corporations happy to profit off people’s bad health and lack of food awareness.
“Thanksgiving Day” is the most wonderful time of the year for Butterball, the largest producer of holiday turkeys in the U.S. It’s also Butterball’s most profitable time of the year.
Since butterball turkeys are genetically bred to grow at faster rates, the turkeys can’t handle the vast amount of extra weight and deformities. Turkeys such as Butterball are often injected with all kinds of things such as emulsifiers, oils, sodium-phosphate, colors, artificial flavorings and more. And real turkey tastes a whole lot better than all of that crap. [Source]
Butterball routinely feeds antibiotics to its turkeys. So the birds will grow bigger, faster. Right along with Butterball’s profits. Scientists say this indiscriminate use of antibiotics in turkey feed is producing antibiotic-resistant bugs. And those bugs are turning up in turkey meat. Worse yet, the over-use of antibiotics is making humans resistant to antibiotics. Which means they won’t work when we really need them. [Source]
How about picking one or more day(s) out of the standard 365 days in a year to gather and always celebrate your family union… “FAMILY DAY”? (And even pass it on to your next generations?)
Another problem with Africans residing in America celebrating the genocidal thanksgiving day is that — it is not our culture. To make matters worse, it seems many Africans who celebrate the white American “thanksgiving day” have no true knowledge about their Afrikan culture, neither do they even celebrate or participate in any of their own traditional culture. Matter of fact, these same Africans have been brainwashed to condemn their own culture while forgetting their great pre-colonial history.
From observation and experience, I have noticed some, if not many Africans living in the United States, can’t do without celebrating thanksgiving day, a genocide holiday they know nothing about. In my opinion, this type of Africans are no different from a sheep.
“Sheep” Definition: If a group of people are (like) sheep, they all behave in the same way or all behave as they are told, and cannot or will not act independently. [source: Cambridge dictionary].
Once again, there is power in thinking and doing things differently!
Care to learn about the true history of Thanksgiving day? Great! See the following links and information and check out the sources for more info.
“The Thanksgiving story is an absolution of the Pilgrims, whose brutal quest for absolute power in the New World is made to seem both religiously motivated and eminently human…. The Mayflower’s cultural heirs are programmed to find glory in their own depravity, and savagery in their most helpless victims, who can only redeem themselves by accepting the inherent goodness of white Americans.”
Nobody but Americans celebrates Thanksgiving. (Canadians have a holiday by the same name, but an entirely different history and political import.) It is reserved by history and the intent of “the founders” as the supremely white American holiday, the most ghoulish event on the national calendar. No Halloween of the imagination can rival the exterminationist reality that was the genesis, and remains the legacy, of the American Thanksgiving. It is the most loathsome, humanity-insulting day of the year – a pure glorification of racist barbarity. [Source]
In 1620, Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower naming the land Plymouth Rock. One fact that is always hidden is that the village was already named Patuxet and the Wampanoag Indians lived there for thousands of years. To many Americans, Plymouth Rock is a symbol. Sad but true many people assume, “It is the rock on which our nation began.” In 1621, Pilgrims did have a feast but it was not repeated years thereafter. So, it wasn’t the beginning of a Thanksgiving tradition nor did Pilgrims call it a Thanksgiving feast. Pilgrims perceived Indians in relation to the Devil and the only reason why they were invited to that feast was for the purpose of negotiating a treaty that would secure the lands for the Pilgrims. The reason why we have so many myths about Thanksgiving is that it is an invented tradition. It is based more on fiction than fact.
So, what truth ought to be taught? In 1637, the official Thanksgiving holiday we know today came into existence. (Some people argue it formally came into existence during the Civil War, in 1863, when President Lincoln proclaimed it, which also was the same year he had 38 Sioux hung on Christmas Eve.) William Newell, a Penobscot Indian and former chair of the anthropology department of the University of Connecticut, claims that the first Thanksgiving was not “a festive gathering of Indians and Pilgrims, but rather a celebration of the massacre of 700 Pequot men, women and children.”
In 1637, the Pequot tribe of Connecticut gathered for the annual Green Corn Dance ceremony. Mercenaries of the English and Dutch attacked and surrounded the village; burning down everything and shooting whomever try to escape. The next day, Newell notes, the Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony declared: “A day of Thanksgiving, thanking God that they had eliminated over 700 men, women and children.” It was signed into law that, “This day forth shall be a day of celebration and thanksgiving for subduing the Pequots.” Most Americans believe Thanksgiving was this wonderful dinner and harvest celebration. The truth is the “Thanksgiving dinner” was invented both to instill a false pride in Americans and to cover up the massacre. [Source]
One more question, are some Africans living in America behaving like a sheep by following American traditions they have no knowledge about?
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