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No Thanks To Thanksgiving

Alternet.org reports:

Instead [of celebrating], we should atone for the genocide that was incited -- and condoned -- by the very men we idolize as our 'heroic' founding fathers.

"One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.

In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Mass., one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas".

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