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  • How Communism Almost Ruined The First Thanksgiving

    11/24/2017 7:41:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FEE ^ | 11/24/2017 | by Richard M. Ebeling
    This time of the year, whether in good economic times or bad, Americans gather with their families and friends and enjoy a Thanksgiving meal together. It marks a remembrance of those early Pilgrim Fathers who crossed the uncharted ocean from Europe to make a new start in Plymouth, Massachusetts. What is less appreciated is that Thanksgiving is also a celebration of the birth of free enterprise in America.They wanted to erect a New Jerusalem, built on a foundation of communal sharing and social altruism.The English Puritans, who left Great Britain and sailed across the Atlantic on the Mayflower in...
  • The First Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 23, 2017 | Trevor Thomas
    The Pilgrims (dubbed “Separatists” by the Church of England), and the Puritans who followed them, believed that the America was their spiritual destiny. Aboard the Mayflower were 102 passengers, fewer than half of whom were of Pastor John Robinson’s Separatist flock. On November 11, 1620, after a grueling two-month voyage, they dropped anchor at Cape Cod, and heeding the advice and wisdom of their pastor, the Pilgrims drafted a compact that would embody the same principles of government upon which American democracy would rest. It read: In the name of God, amen. We whose names are under-written…Having undertaken, for the...
  • Days of Thanksgiving: A rare thing among nations

    11/23/2017 8:19:15 AM PST · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    WND ^ | November 22, 2017 | Bill Federer
    America's history of rendering gratitude to the Almighty Detail of the 1914 Jennie Brownscombe painting “The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth.” The Pilgrims fled England because of religious persecution and lived in Leiden, Holland from 1609 to 1620. Each October, Leiden, Holland, celebrated an annual day of thanksgiving for the end of the bloody pillaging, called “Spanish Furies” committed by Spain’s “Iron Duke” from 1572 to 1589. Leiden also had a Jewish population. Spain had driven out the Muslims, who had occupied their country for seven centuries, but then they forced the Jews out, with many fleeing to Holland. The University...
  • What the first Thanksgiving can teach us about adjusting to climate shock

    11/23/2017 4:48:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | by Sam White
    The Pilgrims gave thanks for a change in weather, but didn’t thrive until they changed, too. Every American schoolchild learns a version of the first Thanksgiving, a story half-legend and half-history: After the Pilgrims spent a freezing first winter in Plymouth, friendly Native Americans helped them learn to harvest the bounty of their new country the next year. The story gets more interesting when we look at the first mention of an actual “thanksgiving” at Plymouth. Less than two years after that 1621 feast, the colony faced drought and famine. Advances in paleoclimatology, the science of reconstructing past climates from...
  • Private Property and Economic Freedom Saved the Pilgrims: A Thanksgiving Reflection

    11/22/2017 8:09:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 11/22/2017 | Andrew Wilson
    Americans readily accept two opposing ideas about the first Thanksgiving — one bright and highly idealized, the other gray and somber, but closer to the truth. Jean Leon Gerome Ferris captured the first idea in a painting completed in 1915, some three centuries after the actual event. In his First Thanksgiving 1621, we see prosperous, black-clad Pilgrims in the company of new-found friends — bare-chested Indians in feathered war bonnets (one of several historical inaccuracies). The “thanks” here are for a bountiful harvest and the early realization of America as a land of milk and honey.But how could it have...
  • THE PILGRIMS TRIED COMMUNISM – IT DIDN’T WORK

    11/22/2017 6:02:47 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    https://barbwire.com ^ | Nov 22 2017 | Bryan Fischer
    When we point out that neither Socialism nor Communism have ever worked, its supporters simply smile indulgently and say, “Well, that’s just because the right people haven’t tried it yet.” On that count, they are just plain wrong. Communism had its purest test in the earliest days of American history, and was an abysmal, abject, utter failure. And it was tried by a small group of people who were committed to each other, devoted to God, and were hard-working and industrious. If this crew couldn’t make it work, nobody’s ever going to make it work.
  • Giving Thanks (Taken from <i>The Miracle and Magnificence of America</i>)

    11/24/2016 7:39:55 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 2 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In the middle of March 1621, just as the Pilgrims were coming out of the devastatingly harsh winter, a guard alerted his comrades with the cry of “Indian coming!” Wearing only a loincloth as he walked into the Pilgrims’ camp, Samoset astonished the English onlookers with a hearty “Welcome!” Then speaking surprisingly clear English, he followed his friendly greeting with a request, “Have you got any beer?” The Pilgrims informed their friendly guest that they were out of beer, and offered him brandy instead. After a hearty snack of brandy, biscuit, butter, cheese, pudding, and roast duck, Samoset was ready...
  • Is Thanksgiving Racist?

    11/23/2016 12:47:50 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 42 replies
    Freerepublic | 11/23/2016 | Jan Sobieski
    The 400 year history of Thanksgiving as a holiday of thankfulness for God’s mercy to our founding forefathers and Natives has been replaced with a new motif on our omniscient college campuses: Thanksgiving is Racist! This new postmodern narrative says that Thanksgiving represents racism, crimes against Native Americans, exploitation, evil colonization, theft of native lands, and genocide (with no examples of course). Adherents even maintain that there is no evidence that the Thanksgiving story actually occurred (despite libraries of evidence written by men and women who were there). Yes, this all knowing generation has taken the mantle from their omniscient...
  • Pilgrims’ Failed Communist Experiment – The First Thanksgiving

    11/22/2016 6:08:28 PM PST · by rhett october · 11 replies
    Resistance Feed ^ | 11/22/2016 | Rhett October
    Americans are often surprised to learn that the pilgrims experimented with a communist system when they first arrived in what would later become the United States. This needs to go far and wide this holiday season! The pilgrims learned a tough lesson - that capitalism feeds far more than socialism. You've probably never heard this part of our country's history! Read and please share at http://resistancefeed.com/2016/11/22/the-real-story-of-the-first-thanksgiving/
  • Catholics rally at French shrine under shadow of terror

    08/15/2016 7:38:24 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/16 | Anne Lechvien
    Thousands of Catholic pilgrims thronged to the French shrine of Lourdes on Monday for Assumption celebrations held under tight security after the murder of a priest, the latest victim in a series of jihadist attacks. The gathering at the sanctuary in the foothills of the Pyrenees is the first major Catholic event in France since priest Jacques Hamel was killed by two jihadists who stormed his church during mass on July 26 and slit his throat. Groups from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia traveled to Lourdes for the occasion, one of the biggest in the Christian calendar. "We've...
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • The Miracle of Squanto’s Path to Plymouth

    11/27/2015 4:42:05 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-24-15 | Eric Metaxas
    The Thanksgiving tale of the Pilgrims and the Indian has an astonishing, less well-known back story. The story of how the Pilgrims arrived at our shores on the Mayflower—and how a friendly Patuxet native named Squanto showed them how to plant corn, using fish as fertilizer—is well-known. But Squanto’s full story is not, as National Geographic’s new Thanksgiving miniseries, “Saints & Strangers,” shows. That might be because some details of Squanto’s life are in dispute. The important ones are not, however. His story is astonishing, even raising profound questions about God’s role in American history. Every Thanksgiving we remember that,...
  • What to be Thankful and not Thankful for in 2015

    11/26/2015 1:11:25 PM PST · by American Faith Today · 7 replies
    American Faith Today ^ | November 26, 2015 | American Faith Today
    A hastily put together Thanksgiving Day show for you, but I'll try to make sure it's not a total turkey. Taking a look at some of the news stories, with an idea coming in on what I wanted to focus on, being as how it is Thanksgiving Day, I'll put a "I'm thankful for" or "I'm not thankful for" spin on some of these stories, and while many of them are negative, there actually is a dose or two of humor to be found as well. So stay tuned for a show on Black Lives Matter, Syrian refugees, ISIS, Barack...
  • The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony: A Survival Story

    11/26/2015 8:00:53 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/26/15 | Karen Lees
    The True Story of Plymouth and the First Thanksgiving Few public school students remain who remember the true story of the Pilgrim’s first few years in Plymouth Colony. The historic record was at one time a valuable part of American education. Essential lessons were learned from the failure of our nation’s first disastrous experiment with communism. The first settler’s failure actually birthed the implementation of free market economics in the new world. The truth of much of America’s history simply does not support the politically correct narrative of today’s textbook authors, so the truth has dwindled into obscurity over the...
  • PILGRIMS TRIED SOCIALISM. IT FAILED.

    11/26/2015 7:48:27 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    Liberty Alliance ^ | 11/26/15 | Bryan Fischer
    Socialism has never worked in the past. Socialism does not work in the present. Socialism will never work in the future. The reason is simple: socialism is predicated on a violation of two of the 10 commandments of God. The 8th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not steal.” The 10th Commandment says, “Thou shalt not covet.” And yet socialism is driven by covetousness – the greedy, grasping hunger of some for other people’s money – and built on theft – the use of government power to coercively lift money from the wallets of some in order to give it to others....
  • Meet John Howland, a lucky Pilgrim _ and maybe your ancestor

    11/26/2015 1:08:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    bigstory.ap.org ^ | Nov. 26, 2015 | MARK PRATT
    John Howland may not be as famous as William Bradford, John Carver and Myles Standish, notable passengers on the Mayflower that landed in Massachusetts in 1620. Yet Howland, who boarded the ship as Carver's servant, probably had a greater impact on the history of the United States than any of them. Hundreds of thousands of Americans will sit down for Thanksgiving dinner Thursday unaware that they owe their very existence to Howland, who almost never even made it to the New World. Howland fell overboard in the middle of the Atlantic during a gale
  • How the Pilgrims Repented of Socialism and Gave Thanks:Rush Limbaugh's Revisionist History

    11/25/2015 5:30:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Faith and American History ^ | 11/25/2015 | Robert Tracy McKenzie, professor and chair of the Department of History at Wheaton College.
    As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday between now and Thanksgiving I will be posting brief essays on the history of the First Thanksgiving and its place in American memory. In my last post, I introduced you to a now long-forgotten work of fiction from the 1880s that invented much of what we think we "know" about the First Thanksgiving. In today's post I begin a two-part review of arguably the most popular modern-day recreation of that event. In what I can only attribute to God's sense of humor, the month after IVP released my...
  • HuffPo Tweets: America's pilgrims were refugees, too

    11/25/2015 11:05:51 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 44 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11-24-2015 | HuffPo
    This Thanksgiving, remember America's pilgrims were refugees, too http://huff.to/1Myh3RL
  • Saints and Strangers

    11/22/2015 9:21:11 AM PST · by Sparky1776 · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 24, 2015 | National Geographic
    Get the first look of Saints & Strangers, a two-night event coming to National Geographic on Sunday, November 22, at 9/8c.
  • Have archaeologists discovered where Jesus was sentenced to death?

    01/05/2015 9:04:31 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 January 2015 | Sarah Griffiths for MailOnline
    The exact spot upon which Jesus stood as he was sentenced to death, may have been pinpointed by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Discovered around 15 years ago, the remains of Herod the Great’s palace have been carefully examined and a place between a gate and uneven stone pavement has been identified as fitting the description of the event in the Gospel of John. Pilgrims and tourists will be able to visit the Biblical site, because tours are being offered by the Tower of David Museum, which is located nearby.