Friday, November 28, 2014

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.   


Did you let the turkey cool (#LetTheTurkeyCool)?  Well now that the food orgy is over…

We all know that Slavery (Slavery) was supported by the Democrats.  The Democrats were also the party of the KKK (KKK) and ‘progressive’ Socialism and Communism (Communism) starting at the turn of the century.  But wait, there’s more…It’s the Republicans turn.  The party of Lincoln.  Lincoln? and war criminals?  What a strange history we have. Read on, with a must click link at the end.

When Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, they don’t know what they are celebrating. [QF:  Really?]

In American folklore, Thanksgiving is a holiday that originated in 1621 with the Pilgrims celebrating a good harvest. Some historians say that this event is poorly documented, and others believe that the Thanksgiving tradition travelled to the New World with the Pilgrims and Puritans who brought with them the English Days of Thanksgiving. Other historians think the Pilgrims associated their relief from hunger with their observance of the relief of the siege of Leiden.

The Pilgrims’ Thanksgiving, if it happened, might not have been the first in the New World. Historians say the Virginia colonial charter declared a Day of Thanksgiving in 1619, and other historians say the first Thanksgiving was observed by the Spanish in Florida in 1565.

Apparently, the different English colonies and later American states each had their own day of Thanksgiving, if they had one. Abraham Lincoln tried to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, but the country was divided by the War of Northern Aggression.

Thanksgiving became a national holiday with the completion of the Reconstruction of the South after the War of Northern Aggression and the extermination of the Plains Indians by the Union generals in the 1870s. This taints Thanksgiving as a celebration of the preservation and expansion of the American Empire and accurately reflects the goal of the political forces behind Lincoln.

Today, Thanksgiving is simply known as “Turkey Day” and a time of retail sales. But as you eat your Thanksgiving meal, contemplate that what you are really celebrating is an Empire rooted in war crimes. If Lincoln had lost, and if there had been at that time a Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, and Sheridan would have been hung as war criminals.

The Real Story - Zero Hedge

Written by Paul Craig Roberts.  Who is Paul Craig Roberts?  Homework is to Google him (After clicking the link and reading the post).  Surprised? Comments?

Wishing that your Thanksgiving was wonderful and that you enjoy the season (unless you were without power for two days during the Nor’Easter that blew through the Northeast just in time for the holiday.  I guess you noted that there was no Thanksgiving post on Wednesday…

1 comment:

  1. History is written by the victors.

    I'm sure you could find lots of war crimes in the Revolutionary War, too (and a different account of 'who shot the first shot on Lexington Green')... but we all love the USA, so only remember it the way we want to.


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