THANKSGIVING DAY OR National day of Mourning

The human mind plays strange games. It justifies its crimes and sanctifies and glorifies these by giving these pseudo-religious names and cover-ups/celebrations. From the perspective of many Native Americans, Thanksgiving day, celebrated by looters and plunderers,  symbolizes centuries of land seizure and the erosion of tribal cultures.

The United American Indians of New England protest group accuses the US and European settlers of fabricating the Thanksgiving story, and the group has organised a National Day of Mourning protest on this  day. A national Thanksgiving Day seemed more like a lightning rod for controversy than a unifying force.

The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “Thanksgivings,” days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought (thus sanctifying and glorifying their loot and plunder).

Plymouth’s Thanksgiving began with a few colonists going out “fowling,” possibly for turkeys but more probably for the easier prey of geese and ducks since they “in one day killed as much as…served the company almost a week.” Since Plymouth had few buildings and manufactured goods, most people ate outside while sitting on the ground or on barrels with plates on their laps. The men fired guns, ran races, and drank liquor. This was a rather disorderly affair, but it sealed a treaty between the looters /plunderers {the Colonists} and the looted/plundered natives that lasted until King Philip’s War (1675–76), in which hundreds of colonists and thousands of Native Americans lost their lives.

In the English tradition, days of thanksgiving and special thanksgiving religious services became important during the English Reformation in the reign of Henry VIII and in reaction to the large number of religious holidays on the Catholic calendar. The holidays were to be replaced by specially called Days of Fasting or Days of Thanksgiving, in response to events that the Puritans viewed as acts of special providence.

Days of Thanksgiving were called following the victory over the Spanish Armada in 1588 and following the deliverance of Queen Anne in 1705. An unusual annual Day of Thanksgiving began in 1606 following the failure of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 and developed into Guy Fawkes Day on November 5.

Black Friday. Friday after Thanksgiving kickstarts the Christmas shopping season with promotional sales. 

The day after Thanksgiving was called “Black Friday” referring to workers calling in sick in order to have a four-day Thanksgiving weekend.

Loot and plunder and enriching on-self through exploitation of weaklings must be a matter of shame and remorse ONLY for conscious minds. The Lord Almighty has blessed His creation with many of His blessings for their sustenance and growth. One has just to look around carefully to find the blessings and opportunities, even during very difficult and testing times. During the testing time of the pandemic COVID-19, many new opportunities have surfaced with full force. During the economic downturn, when many people have lost their regular jobs, many new opportunities for working from home have surfaced. One such OPPORTUNITY of working from home is the Online Research Panel (DRTSolutionz), where-in one can earn money, at his/ her convenience, sitting at home, simply by responding to few surveys, which pop-up on his/her browser, form time to time. The respondent is amicably rewarded for his/her time and effort. Is it that simple, Yes!!!! Just watch the video How to register and Earn Online  

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