On Thanksgiving Day, you would think that a channel calling themselves the “History Channel” would have some sort of perspective or even mention on one of the United States most popular and “historical” traditions. Instead, the ever-increasing, politically correct, network heads have decided to show a non-relevant and dumbed down show called “Swamp people” all day? A show about catching critters in a swamp? Really? Is there an agenda here?
I have written other articles in the past revealing the blatant twisting and omission of important Historical truths exposed on the History Channel in exchange for mindless Hollywood entertainment. It is apparent that this network shows much disdain for American culture. You can see these examples here: History Channel caught Rewriting History…Again!
Again, why is this on the History Channel?
Trying to avoid mentioning Christianity?
Is it no longer politically correct to mention that Thanksgiving is a result of 50 Mayflower pilgrims who were mainly “separatists” who had left Europe to seek a land of liberty, and for the advancement of the Christian faith. Is ignoring this whole subject that is the foundation to our culture not a perfect example of the dumbing down of America?
Regardless, this network has a responsiblity to show accurate historical and RELEVANT INFORMATION.
Thanksgiving now about shopping and football?
Americans have come to dwell in an Alice in Wonderland world of fantasy and self-delusion. Everything has been turned upside down and inside out in our America. Right is wrong, and wrong is right, good is bad, and bad is good, normal is abnormal, and abnormal is normal, true is false, and false is true. We are fast degenerating into a decadent culture obsessed with selfishness and sin, death and destruction.
Rarely are the true intentions of Thanksgiving mentioned anymore in our mainstream media. It is mostly of the shopping frenzy of black friday and the football games that have nothing to do with the actual holiday.
The REAL History of Thanksgiving that the History Channel will never show you
That first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621 saw about 50 Mayflower Pilgrims and 100 native Indians come together for a celebration feast consisting of a variety of homegrown vegetables–including corn, squash, beans, barley, and peas–along with wild turkey and venison. The precise date is not known, but it is believed to have taken place in late October or early November. Historians record that the Massachusetts weather was crisp, but not cold–and the fall foliage dazzled America’s newcomers with a cornucopia of color.
These Pilgrims were mostly “Separatists,” who had left Europe to seek a land of liberty, where men could be free to worship God according to the dictates of their own conscience–not according to the demands of a State church or an oppressive government. They made their intentions and motivations clear when they signed America’s first covenant, a document called The Mayflower Compact:
“We whose names are under-written . . . Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian faith . . .”
This undertaking had prompted them to leave their homes, livelihoods, families, friends, and way of life, and make a dangerous voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Many became ill and some did not survive to see the New World. But they all believed that they were doing God’s will and that He would honor their faith. And He certainly did.
Although the original Pilgrims had a few confrontations with the American Indians–some were even violent–for the most part, the Indians were friendly and accommodating. They taught the Pilgrims what crops to grow and how best to grow them. They helped them understand American agriculture and the ways of the wild game endemic to that part of North America. And by the time they held their first Thanksgiving banquet, the relationship between those original Pilgrims and Massasoit and his small tribe of Indians was one of genuine trust and friendship.
God had, indeed, smiled upon the small band of Pilgrims. They had survived a long, treacherous journey across the ocean, had written the immortal Mayflower Compact, had built their homes and communities, had established a civil body-politic, had successfully planted and harvested enough food to keep them through the winter, and had established peaceful relations with the native Indians.
The Pilgrim Thanksgiving may have been the first such celebration, but it was far from the last.
Not long after becoming America’s first (and greatest) President, George Washington issued our country’s first Thanksgiving Proclamation on October 3, 1789. In the proclamation, Washington wrote:
“Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor . . .
“Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be–That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks–for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation–for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war–for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed–for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.