View Poll Results: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Should the United States do away with Thanksgiving and the 4th of July as designated public holidays in favor of something more inline with changing demographics?

    I chalk up most of my nephews political views to being college age but over a weekend BBQ they seemed pretty adamant that some of our public (federally recognized) holidays were insensitive to minorities in this country. They seemed to view Thanksgiving and July 4th as particularly offensive.
    Without knowing what they found offensive, it's rather hard to discuss their thoughts. I can't imagine what would be offensive about celebrating the birth of our nation, but to each their own.

    I wonder what Federal holidays they'd like to see? None? Tell them to get a job; they'll have less time to contemplate supposed slights.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    Thanksgiving has to do with the death of the Native people or did I just read this wrong?

    If so, that is a new one on me.....
    Mostly we break bread they help us and in return we take their land and kill their people . Any talk of the atrocities in school have been kept to a minimum and I had to find out about the small pox blankets on the history channel .

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    I don't call them Native Americans since they probably did not want to become Americans in the first place so I call them Natives since they are Native to the area . Learning history is always a good thing though ...
    "America" doesn't only refer to this nation, but two entire continents.

    Either is better than Indian, though, because I'm not sure if anybody noticed but this area is not even remotely close to India.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    Mostly we break bread they help us and in return we take their land and kill their people . Any talk of the atrocities in school have been kept to a minimum and I had to find out about the small pox blankets on the history channel .
    A wee bit of a time difference between the two occasions....

    Thanksgiving was celebrated WITH the Native Americans. The atrocities came later...
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "America" doesn't only refer to this nation, but two entire continents.

    Either is better than Indian, though, because I'm not sure if anybody noticed but this area is not even remotely close to India.
    I don't call them Indians but natives , not Native Americans . They are called Indians because that is where Columba's thought he was at . Their are two Americas , North and south .

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    If they removed either of those holidays from the list of federally recognized holidays for "insensitivity" purposes, I would begin a very loud and abrasive crusade to expel MLK Day from the ranks as well.

    If you're offended by a holiday, sack up and shut up.

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Should the United States do away with Thanksgiving and the 4th of July as designated public holidays in favor of something more inline with changing demographics?

    I chalk up most of my nephews political views to being college age but over a weekend BBQ they seemed pretty adamant that some of our public (federally recognized) holidays were insensitive to minorities in this country. They seemed to view Thanksgiving and July 4th as particularly offensive.
    So don't hang a flag and don't buy a turkey. Simple as that.
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    A wee bit of a time difference between the two occasions....

    Thanksgiving was celebrated WITH the Native Americans. The atrocities came later...
    And so after we did not need them we killed them off or forced relocated them . Is that a reason to celebrate it .

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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    And so after we did not need them we killed them off or forced relocated them . Is that a reason to celebrate it .
    *sigh*
    Because something bad happened later, we should deny the good that happened first?

    It's not like the Pilgrims turned around and slaughtered their dinner guests.....
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    Re: Should we cancel Thanksgiving and the 4th of July?

    Quote Originally Posted by Un biased View Post
    And so after we did not need them we killed them off or forced relocated them . Is that a reason to celebrate it .
    Just so you know, if you ever buy or wear gold jewelry, you're a raving hypocrite. There were probably more Indians killed in the pinnacles of Manifest Destiny gold rush than when the Pilgrims first landed.

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