Today's the "celebration" of "Thanksgiving."
Merchants see it as the day on which you both eat and drink too much, immediately followed by the obligatory trek to shop, whether on your computer, phone or in person.
Various punditry tells us that either this was the "liberation" of a land inhabited by savages or the brutal oppression of a peaceful and prosperous people living on a land where "white boys" came and slaughtered them all like vermin. Neither is true in the absolute and yet assignment of one position or the other -- especially the second -- is now "mandatory" or you will be canceled.
As I've written before many times the true story of Thanksgiving is both more-complicated and at the same time simpler.
The facts are that Thanksgiving is a solid refutation of collective action and thought, aka "socialism", as it was only Bradford's recognition that if he didn't cut that crap out everyone was going to die that led to there being a "Thanksgiving" at all.
Each year we are told more more lies about how "collectivism" is "good." We just got done with another example of it at COP27 (I think its 27) where Biden promised to throw money at other nations because "we" allegedly are causing the sea level to rise and weather to become more violent.
There is, in fact, no evidence for this claim. Oh, I know you say, there is. Nope, there is not. Never mind the fact that CO2 is essential to plant life and the more there is the faster plants grow. Since humans require plants -- from plankton on up -- to eat and thus survive and the population has wildly expanded one should take note of why we have been able to put this many people on this rock successfully.
The answer as to "why" is in fact the use of carbon-based fuels, without which half the population of the planet -- or more -- would die.
So do enjoy your turkey today as you are one. You, along with everyone else (myself included) have allowed the lesson of Bradford, who quite literally had to face his own extinction before he woke the fuck up and stopped being stupid, to head in exactly the same direction Bradford was for you and yours. Let the record show that the last few years of this lesson of collectivism, put forward first with an unwise set of actions manipulating a virus and then a plethora of lies in response to it, from lockdowns to destroying the education of our children to paying bounties for literal toe tags and shoving untested and now-known dangerous drugs into the bodies of over two hundred million Americans have gone quite-literally unanswered with not one head being posted on a pike, legally or otherwise. These acts directly led to some 400,000+ dead from the jabs thus far on top of the half-million or more killed by said bounties in the United States alone yet this has failed to sufficiently impress on you what collectivism always does and always has and thus "COP27" was allowed by us all to proceed, never mind the deliberate destruction of forward progress on carbon based fuel and use in the United States that continues unabated.
That million dead bodies generated by both the Trump and Biden administrations over the last two years are a mere down payment on what is to come if we do not remember the lesson Bradford taught us all and enforce a full and complete stop and reversal of all brands of the insanity that, the historical record shows, nearly killed ALL the Pilgrims.