What Thanksgiving Means To Indigenous People

By Touché

Not trying to be a Thanksgiving buzz kill. However, It is vital that we understand this holiday through the eyes of the indigenous folks. For them, this “holiday” brings back sadness and sorrow.

What really happened on that first Thanksgiving? It was a genocide. There is no way to make that brutal history fluffy. The pilgrims actually feasted every time they whipped out an entire village of indigenous people. They were actually celebrating the murder of these innocent human beings. This is why to the indigenous folks this is a “day of mourning”.

It is imperative that we learn what actually happened to the indigenous people when the pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock. They deserve our respect as those that are still here are survivors of genocide. We must learn their history of this difficult day. That is at least one way to show them respect.

Why is this fool even tweeting about that stupid wall? Stop trying to make the wall work, it is never going to happen (Mean Girls reference). Does Dotard even know anything about the indigenous people? Highly doubtful.

We can still celebrate Thanksgiving as long as we put it into perspective. Let’s change the celebrating reason to spending time with your families, however, let’s not brush aside the not so pleasant part of this day.

Indigenous people, please accept our deepest apologies for the past. In addition, please accept our apologies for “whitewashing” history. We will continue to fight for you all. You absolutely deserve more governmental positions, high profile positions, and more recognition. I am thankful that some of you indigenous people that made it out of that awful genocide. A world without Indigenous folks would be a travesty.

Sarcasm, satire, and snark just seem to spew from my being. I may not be everyone's cup of tea, but who can refuse coffee? ?

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