Thanksgiving… Without the Propaganda.
That time of year is upon us again, when Americans will play along with traditions that have been largely corrupted by an establishment who seeks to propagate a dehumanizing culture of lies. Those may seem like strong words to describe one of your favorite times of the year, but just bear with me for a minute.
I’m not suggesting that we do away with Thanksgiving altogether, or any other holiday for that matter. These are tough times that we are living in and having a day to relax and spend with loved ones is one of the most positive things that we can do.
Especially in this culture where the family unit is demonized and being replaced with various state institutions, it is very important to make time for the people in your life. However, that doesn’t mean that we have to go along with a lot of the false historical narratives that underpin our most cherished celebrations.
Thanksgiving is by far the most obvious example, so it will probably be the best place to start.
Since we were children our heads were filled with lies every single Thanksgiving; lies that rationalized and justified the genocide that took place so this country could be colonized.
Now that we live in the information age, people are a lot less likely to believe the downright fiction that has been passed off as history for generations.
Unfortunately, there are still way too many people who insist on playing along with these stories for the sake of fitting in or “respecting tradition”.
Our generation is the first in history to have access to alternative viewpoints, so let’s take the leap and create a culture that is actually empowering to those who adopt it.
Unfortunately the people that are responsible for creating mainstream culture have no interest in our well being. We are the source of their power, so in order to keep us under their control, they feed us a culture that programs us to operate according to their wishes. They do this by infecting some of the things that we enjoy the most with their toxic ideas. This is extremely common with holidays because they are so sacred to so many people. All that we need to do is remove the specific toxic ideas from contemporary culture and replace them with something that is actually beneficial.
As far as Thanksgiving is concerned, we really need to counteract the nationalistic folklore that has accompanied this holiday throughout our lives. If anything, it should be a day about preserving the true history of what happened, keeping the native culture alive, and paying respect to the people that were slain at the hands of our oppressors’ ancestors. Notice I didn’t say “my ancestors” or “our ancestors”, because that would not be a true statement.
The people that are truly responsible for imperialism throughout history have progressively handed their power and plans down through their bloodlines. In other words we are being oppressed by blood descendants of the people who were oppressing our ancestors; the very people who committed and planned this genocide of which I speak.
This is sadly the true history of the place that we live in, and while it may be unpleasant there is a lot that can be learned these from historical tragedies. By continuing to perpetuate the ethnocentric myths about the founding of this country we are ensuring that these lessons from the past will remain hidden.
Thanksgiving should be a time of remembrance and revival for the culture that once thrived in this geographical area many generations ago, instead of a propaganda holiday that is designed to rewrite history.
In the counter-culture it isn’t necessarily our goal to completely eradicate all traces of contemporary culture form our lives, but our goal is simply to create a culture that is our own and one that is empowering to those who embrace it.
It is possible to enjoy Thanksgiving with our families without playing along with the traditional misinformation that holds very little value in relation to what actually happened in history.
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J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.
You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com