Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Honor the Three Sisters Tomorrow

It was traditional in many First Nations cultures to offer an official giving of thanks during autumnal gatherings. In Haudenosaunee culture, Thanksgiving is a prayer recited to honor "The Three Sisters" (i.e., beans, corn, and squash) during the fall harvest. -- Wikipedia


Tomorrow is the day we all give thanks the Native Americans didn't wipe out the group of 38 British settlers who landed at Berekely Hundred on December 4, 1619. And let's all give thanks that Squanto freely offered his help to the colonialists in Massachusetts so they might survive.

We returned the favor nicely over the next 250 years by forcing them off their lands, starving them, massacring them and attempting to convert them to that heathen religion, christianity.

So tomorrow, give thanks.

10 comments:

  1. "I just can't take all this mamby-pamby boo-hooing about the bloody indians. You won. All right? You came in and you killed them and you took their land. That's what conquering nations do. It's what Caesar did, and he's not going around saying, 'I came, I conquered, I felt really bad about it.' The history of the world isn't people making friends. You had better weapons, and you massacred them. End of story."

    -Spike from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"

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  2. btw, please don't take that quote as me endorsing the slaughter of weaker nations. And PLEASE don't take that as me endorsing Christian assholes ruining the lives of other cultures. I just think it's a funny quote.

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  3. Ah, but it's basically true.

    There ain't an inch of land on the planet that wasn't taken away from someone at some point.

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  4. Being a liberal must be so depressing at times.

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  5. It's because we feel so much more strongly than conservatives (lol).

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  6. A 'Christian asshole' sadly shakes his head.

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  7. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. You're not an asshole, though.

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  8. Billiam, I never called you a "Christian asshole." Unless you killed some native Americans a few centuries ago. And I'm guessign you didn't. So that sentence obviously doesn't apply to you.

    Not all Christians are assholes.

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  9. And PLEASE don't take that as me endorsing Christian assholes ruining the lives of other cultures.

    I mistook your meaning then.

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