Respect for the native ones who respect nature, and are in tune with the elements. They respect the spirit and believe in goodness. Such beautiful peace loving people, who were, and continue to be trampled under the foot of gain and greed.
What gave the right? Because they were simple?
Now every November we give thanks on the day that is referred to as “Thanksgiving”, and North America eats turkey-The giant tryptophan inoculation. Are we still thanking the natives for their land?
The idea of having a day to be grateful is a noble one, and not one to cast away. But what are we being grateful for on Thanksgiving? The Native people mark this day as a “National Day of Mourning.” For decades, their protest at Plymouth Rock on Thanksgiving has gone unpublicised by the media. They gather there to reflect on the struggles of their people since the colonization of their land. In honor of their plight, might it be respectful to change the meaning of Thanksgiving Day? Perhaps to something of personal atonement, rather than what could be deemed a mockery of pain? After all, the Natives are not grateful on Thanksgiving.