Monday, November 22, 2010

Myth of Thanksgiving: What are we really celebrating?

Most of us are guilty of it, we celebrate the holidays, pig out, without ever really thinking about what we are really celebrating.

When it comes to celebrations that are deeply entrenched in Puritanical ideology and colonialism, the fallacy and internalization of is especially thought-provoking for colonized peoples.

I wanted to bring your attention to:

After reading this interesting perspective on the history of our all-American holiday, I was only left with the thought that maybe "Thanksgiving" should be called "Slaughter the Natives and their Fowl" day. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

And to lighten up this post, here's some more enticing food for thought: A history of zombies in America, and Intellectual history of cannibalism.

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