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<h2><font color=#003399>The REAL Story of Thanksgiving</font></h2>
Every year on this Wednesday before Thanksgiving, we regale you with the real story of this holiday.
Many people, through no fault of their own, have a totally distorted view they were told in skrewl.
They were told that the Pilgrims invited the Injuns over to thank them for helping save their lives after their rugged voyage and shaky establishment of villages here in the New World.
I read you an excerpt starting on page 70, from a chapter entitled "Dead White Guys Or What Your History Books Never Told You."
The Mayflower Pilgrims, led by William Bradford, established the freest society ever conceived based on the teachings and tolerance of the Bible.
When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats.
Life improved for the Pilgrims but they didn't yet prosper -- because the contract required that everything they produced be put into a communal pile!
Upon discovering that this communalism didn't work, the Pilgrims shifted to a free market farming system.
It was only then that they had enough food to share with the Indians!
Bradford wrote of the promise that "taking away property and bringing community into a commonwealth would make them happy and flourishing," but found instead that this socialism "was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort."
This follows the story of Joseph in Genesis, where he told the Pharaoh to reduce the tax on Egyptians to 20% during the seven years of plenty.
By dumping socialism and adopting the concepts of capitalism (the only moral economic system) with the ownership of private property, the Pilgrims were able to share what they produced with the Indians who had helped them.
It's not taught or told because it's not as sexy or touchy-feely or as polite to the Native Americans, but it is the truth.