Friday, November 16, 2007

Is There Any Holiday That is Sacred Anymore?

Americans are proud people, proud of our country and proud of history. And our holidays remind us of what we have accomplished and we also celebrate our Christian roots by celebrating Christian holidays.

But these days set aside for celebration are and have been under attack by those that hate their country, hate Christianity and want to politicize the holiday.

Washington, the Father of our nation, his birthday is being slandered by those haters because they say he once owned slaves.

Memorial Day is being ruined by those that are anti-War/anti-American and they are trivializing those that fought and died for our country.

Even the 4th of July is being criticized.

Labor Day is now a political holiday to push for more unions and higher wages.

Columbus Day is now being ignored.

Veterans Day is being demonized like Memorial Day.

Christmas is being attacked by atheists and the diversity bunch.

So that leaves Thanksgiving Day, a day in which give thanks to God for the bountiful blessings that he has heaped on our great nation and on us. And it is being attacked!
Seattle school officials are telling teachers that Thanksgiving actually is a time of "mourning" since it represents "500 years of betrayal."

The message to all "staff" in the Seattle Public Schools comes from Caprice D. Hollins, the director of "Equity, Race & Learning Support," and other officials including Willard Bill Jr. of the "Office of Native American Education."

"With so many holidays approaching we want to again remind you that Thanksgiving can be a particularly difficult time for many of our Native students," the letter said.

The school letter refers educators to a website, Oyate, run by an outside organization that promotes Indian culture, and recommends teachers explore it.

"Here you will discover ways to help you and your students think critically, and find resources where you can learn about Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective," the letter said. "Eleven myths are identified about Thanksgiving, take a look at No. 11 and begin your own deconstruction."

The website's "Myth No. 11" is that "Thanksgiving is a happy time."

"Fact: For many Indian people, 'Thanksgiving' is a time of mourning, of remembering how a gift of generosity was rewarded by theft of land and seed corn, extermination of many from disease and gun, and near total destruction of many more from forced assimilation. As currently celebrated in this country, 'Thanksgiving' is a bitter reminder of 500 years of betrayal returned for friendship," the website describes.

So now according to the Seattle School District, Thanksgiving is a mourning day because they say we betrayed the Indians. And instead of wanting to celebrate and giving thanks for our great nation, they are teaching children to be ashamed of the history of America. Have they no pride? Have they no shame?

America is nothing without it's people, and if the people don't believe in it, then it will cease to exist.

Mr Minority

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