Happy Thanksgiving Thoughts, courtesy of Ben Witherington

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6 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving Thoughts, courtesy of Ben Witherington”

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  2. Kathrin says:

    Interesting, visual truth telling! Never understood why people got so excited about a holiday that justified the Euro-centric “American” myth-building machine. White privilege at its best! It’s very arrogant to colonize an already inhabited land, institute genocidal policies and practices, AND create a narrative to justify it.

    I wish the indigenous narrative would be included in the global narrative of permanently displaced persons, i.e. refugee camps.

  3. Mel says:

    Cute cartoon, but it’s silly to seriously try to apply that time and those events to today’s border problems. For those who have been thoroughly indoctrinated by the media and secular schools of our time, please read the Pilgrim story at this link: http://www.pilgrimhall.org/museum.htm

  4. MJG says:

    Mel,

    It’s more than cute. No one is interested in “applying” anything, but Americans have a way of being unable to see their rather self-centered and self-important narrative from the perspective of others. And that’s the point of the cartoon. The similarity/analogy is worth pondering.

  5. Mel says:

    “Americans?” That’s a very large group. Are you able to read the heart and mind of every resident of the United States? Would that include black, beige, pink, red and yellow, or is it just “whites?” Did the colonists exploit the Native Americans? The answer is obvious, but did they deliberately expose NA to European diseases, as some claim? No! And genocide was not the goal of the majority of “Americans” or their government.

    Every human that I’ve known is proud about something and has probably taken advantage of something or someone for their own gain. Exploitation is wrong, but it happens due to sin and will continue to happen.

  6. Mel says:

    Oh, and as for the relevance of the cartoon to our border-problems today, who’s exploiting whom? We need a comprehensive plan, and we need to protect our citizens from those who intend harm, and are not just here to make American dollars and send them home. And remember, the Pilgrims, who are being compared to those who cross US borders illegally, purchased land from the NA.

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