Here we go… We knew the communist would be at it again to cancel all normalcy specifically with Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching. They don’t want you to have the good food or relationship with your family and friends. The mayors and governors of these democratic run states are doing the old – Do as I say, Not as I do.. card; as you will read in the first article about the Chicago mayor. She was out celebrating without a mask during the so called ‘Biden victory’ such bullshit. I will not cancel my Thanksgiving and you shouldn’t either. This is complete fearmongering…. And as you’ll read below The First Thanksgiving was actually to defeat communism! So read what these rules that power-hungry politicians want you to obey :
Chicago mayor defends large Biden celebration days before issuing Thanksgiving lockdown
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday defended her decision to implement a new round of lockdown orders, just days after she joined large crowds celebrating Joe Biden’s election victory, saying that sometimes people need “relief” despite her recent calls to cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans.
Lightfoot was asked about critics who have scolded her for hypocrisy during an MSNBC segment that featured video of the liberal mayor in the middle of a “massive” crowd less than a week ago.
Mask compliance in our city is actually up very, very high,” Lightfoot said. “There are times when we actually do need to have relief and come together, and I felt like that was one of those times. That crowd was gathered whether I was there or not.”
While Lightfoot feels that Biden supporters needed a “relief,” she doesn’t think Americans who want to gather with their loved ones for Thanksgiving deserve the same privilege.
Amid national spikes of coronavirus cases, the Windy City’s top Democrat announced a 30-day stay-at-home advisory that will take effect Monday.
The advisory calls on all Chicagoans to do the following: “Stay home unless for essential reasons, Stop having guests over — including family members you do not live with; Avoid non-essential travel; Cancel traditional Thanksgiving plans,” Lightfoot summarized on Twitter.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan Says He’s Canceled Thanksgiving Plans Due To COVID Surge
As coronavirus case numbers continue to surge in Maryland, officials say the number one culprit for spread has been family gatherings.
That’s why Gov. Larry Hogan is taking his own advice and said he canceled his family’s Thanksgiving plans and will spend the night at home with First Lady Yumi without children or grandchildren.
“We actually were hoping to get our family together,” Hogan said. “I was going to have my three daughters and my three son-in-laws and my four grandkids over to Governor’s Mansion for a nice Thanksgiving. But we made the determination to cancel all those plans.”
He said instead, everyone is staying at home with their immediate families for dinner with themselves.
“But it’s exactly what we’re telling people,” Hogan added. “I mean I don’t know how you implement those kinds of orders that some of those counties are taking about what people do in their own house, but I have been strongly advising people that it’s much safer that family gatherings are the most dangerous thing that we have, according to our contact tracing and we’re taking it to heart.”
NJ Gov. Murphy, Dr. Fauci Urge Families to Have Scaled Back Thanksgiving and Holiday Season
Over the river and through the woods, to grandmother’s house — we should not go.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, in urging families to have more scaled back celebrations for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, as the battle to keep coronavirus from spreading drags on into its eighth month and beyond.
“We urge you to not gather around the dining room table with anyone outside your immediate household,” Murphy said at a press conference on Friday. “And if you do, to limit that reach to only a limited number of close relatives or friends with whom you’ve been with throughout this pandemic, and to move — if at all possible — your celebration outdoors.”
Thanksgiving dinners with family, friends ‘worst possible scenario’ for spreading coronavirus, says Charlie Baker
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker didn’t go so far as to cancel Thanksgiving, but he did warn the holidays would “look and feel different this year,” as he urged people to limit celebrations to immediate family as a fall spike in coronavirus cases arrives.
“The science on this one’s pretty clear — gathering in groups indoors for an extended period of time with family and friends is likely the worst possible scenario for spreading the virus,” Baker said during his regular coronavirus briefing Tuesday.
New York Gov. Cuomo prohibits gatherings larger than 10 people at private residences
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday announced several new measures aimed at mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus as cases rise in the state and across the US.
Among several changes, announced by the governor on Twitter, include a prohibition on gatherings in private residences that exceed 10 people. The announcement comes just 15 days before Thanksgiving and goes into effect on Friday — less than two weeks from the holiday.
Washington governor bans Thanksgiving gatherings, announces new COVID business restrictions
Inslee is also cracking down on indoor gatherings ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, noting that gathering with those outside your home will be banned unless everyone involved quarantines for two weeks and tests negative for the virus.
Whitmer: As COVID cases rise, reconsider Thanksgiving, Christmas plans
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Michigan Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun urged Michigan residents Thursday to rein in their plans for Thanksgiving and Christmas amid exponential growth in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
Without decisive action on the part of each Michigan resident, the state “could be hitting our daily peak of deaths in Michigan come Christmas,” Whitmer said.
Khaldun echoed those grim concerns and urged people to cancel plans with family outside their immediate household.
“If you are smart now, you may be able to have a safe holiday with your loved ones alive this time next year,” she said.
Governor Gavin Newsom Denies Controversial Thanksgiving Guidelines
On Friday, California’s Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mark Ghaly, finally outlined the state’s gathering guidelines going into the holidays.
They included such things as gathering with not more than 2 other households, keeping the time spent together to a minimum and opening windows.
Los Angeles County Director of Public Health, Barbara Ferrer went even further on Thursday, suggesting that families hold holiday gatherings outside to allow for even more open-air circulation.
How to Cancel the Holidays Without Ruining Them
Most of us should probably cancel Thanksgiving—Christmas, too, for good measure. In case you missed it, things out there with COVID aren’t looking so good, and it’s increasingly clear that dinner parties and other intimate gatherings are playing a big part in the growing “second wave.” Traveling to celebrate the season with other people, at a chilly time that’s most conducive to indoor activities, seems less and less wise. And yet, a survey released in late October found that 61 percent of Americans who replied expected to spend Thanksgiving with people who don’t live in their households; 90 percent planned to eat inside. Hopefully, some of these people will change their minds—if not, we seem to be in for a world of trouble.
Christmas celebrations are in jeopardy if Canadians don’t stop gathering with friends and family now
Pilgrims Beat ‘Communism’ With Free Market
Posted Nov 22nd, 2005
Recalling the story of the Pilgrims is a Thanksgiving tradition, but do you know the real story behind their triumph over hunger and poverty at Plymouth Colony nearly four centuries ago? Their salvation stemmed not so much from the charitable gestures of local Indians, but from their courageous decision to embrace the free-market principle of private property ownership a century and a half before Adam Smith wrote The Wealth of Nations.
Writing in his diary of the dire economic straits and self-destructive behavior that consumed his fellow Puritans shortly after their arrival, Governor William Bradford painted a picture of destitute settlers selling their clothes and bed coverings for food while others “became servants to the Indians,” cutting wood and fetching water in exchange for “a capful of corn.” The most desperate among them starved, with Bradford recounting how one settler, in gathering shellfish along the shore, “was so weak … he stuck fast in the mud and was found dead in the place.”
The colony’s leaders identified the source of their problem as a particularly vile form of what Bradford called “communism.” Property in Plymouth Colony, he observed, was communally owned and cultivated. This system (“taking away of property and bringing [it] into a commonwealth”) bred “confusion and discontent” and “retarded much employment that would have been to [the settlers’] benefit and comfort.”
Brink of Extermination
The most able and fit young men in Plymouth thought it an “injustice” that they were paid the same as those “not able to do a quarter the other could.” Women, meanwhile, viewed the communal chores they were required to perform for others as a form of “slavery.”
On the brink of extermination, the Colony’s leaders changed course and allotted a parcel of land to each settler, hoping the private ownership of farmland would encourage self-sufficiency and lead to the cultivation of more corn and other foodstuffs.
As Adam Smith would have predicted, this new system worked famously. “This had very good success,” Bradford reported, “for it made all hands very industrious.” In fact, “much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been” and productivity increased. “Women,” for example, “went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn.”
The famine that nearly wiped out the Pilgrims in 1623 gave way to a period of agricultural abundance that enabled the Massachusetts settlers to set down permanent roots in the New World, prosper, and play an indispensable role in the ultimate success of the American experiment.
A profoundly religious man, Bradford saw the hand of God in the Pilgrims’ economic recovery. Their success, he observed, “may well evince the vanity of that conceit…that the taking away of property… would make [men] happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God.” Bradford surmised, “God in his wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”
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Celebrating the End of Communism – The First Thanksgiving
Thanking God for bounty, food, health, family, etc. is the heart of what Thanksgiving means and what most people understand it to mean in the United States. The Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people sharing bounty is one of the feasts that started Thanksgiving, but at the time that particular feast wasn’t seen as a thanksgiving, as thanksgivings were holy days of prayer. It was, instead, a three day feast in 1621 in the Colony of Plymouth, after a very harsh first year, including fowl, deer, vegetables, beer and other foods contributed by both parties at a time of peace between the colonists and the indiginous people who populated the area.
Two years later, there was another feast that was actually called a Thanksgiving by the Pilgrims. This feast was preceded by a time of near famine. The pilgrims were not producing enough food to feed the colony adequately. The pilgrims had created a company called John Peirce and Associates and obtained a grant from the Virginia Company for land. They contracted with this company for 7 years. The plan was that they would work the land and share everything for these 7 years, only taking what they needed for their own consumption. In other words, this community would function as a commune for 7 years, after which the colonists would split the company profits and take the proceeds.
Because each person would get their basic needs met, many would say they didn’t feel well and couldn’t work. Others who worked hard would get angry because what they produced had to be shared with everyone else. The incentive to work hard was lost as women were made to dress the meat and wash the clothes of men other than their own husband and family. They felt this a form of slavery. In Governor William Bradford’s words, “And for men’s wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc., they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could many husbands well brook it.”
To thwart another famine, Governor Bradford decided to let each family keep what they produced rather than sharing it with the community. This move incentivized the pilgrims to work hard to keep their family fed and clothed, and the crops were bountiful and the people were happier. Then a drought threatened to damage the crops before harvest, and the Pilgrims held a “day of humiliation” and prayer. The rain came, and the crops were saved. After the harvest, “Governor Bradford proclaimed November 29, 1623, as a Day of Thanksgiving.“
This small colony was filled with Godly people. Though not perfect, they made every effort to work with each other and follow the Bible. If they were not able to live communally, there’s about zero chance that people with different backgrounds, differing points of view, different religions, and different sets of ethics could possibly live communally and make it work. Yet, that is what communists believe and socialists believe to a lesser degree. In order for a commune to really work, you must have perfect people, and we are all sinners. If you don’t have perfect people, you must then rule with an iron fist, so people will behave in the manor you want them to. This is why communism and socialism have killed and starved so many people over the years.
Celebrating and thanking God for the end of communism was really what the first Thanksgiving was all about. The Pilgrims faced yet another famine and may very well have starved to death had they not been set free to pursue their own happiness. The lovely story about the Wampanoag and the Pilgrims peacefully sharing a feast has intertwined with the celebration of the ending of the Plymouth commune, and they are delightful together. Let us not forget either one.
The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
Each year at this time, schoolchildren all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating. It is also very deceiving. This official story is nothing like what really happened. It is a fairy tale, a whitewashed and sanitized collection of half-truths which divert attention away from Thanksgiving’s real meaning.
The official story has the Pilgrims boarding the Mayflower, coming to America, and establishing the Plymouth colony in the winter of 1620–21. This first winter is hard, and half the colonists die. But the survivors are hard working and tenacious, and they learn new farming techniques from the Indians. The harvest of 1621 is bountiful. The pilgrims hold a celebration, and give thanks to God. They are grateful for the wonderful new abundant land He has given them.
The official story then has the Pilgrims living more or less happily ever after, each year repeating the first Thanksgiving. Other early colonies also have hard times at first, but they soon prosper and adopt the annual tradition of giving thanks for this prosperous new land called America.The problem with this official story is that the harvest of 1621 was not bountiful, nor were the colonists hard-working or tenacious. 1621 was a famine year and many of the colonists were lazy thieves.
In his History of Plymouth Plantation, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, reported that the colonists went hungry for years because they refused to work in the field. They preferred instead to steal food. He says the colony was riddled with “corruption,” and with “confusion and discontent.” The crops were small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable.”
In the harvest feasts of 1621 and 1622, “all had their hungry bellies filled,” but only briefly. The prevailing condition during those years was not the abundance the official story claims, it was famine and death. The first “Thanksgiving” was not so much a celebration as it was the last meal of condemned men.
But in subsequent years something changes. The harvest of 1623 was different. Suddenly, “instead of famine now God gave them plenty,” Bradford wrote, “and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God.” Thereafter, he wrote, “any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.” In fact, in 1624, so much food was produced that the colonists were able to begin exporting corn.
What happened? After the poor harvest of 1622, writes Bradford, “they began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop.” They began to question their form of economic organization.
This had required that “all profits & benefits that are got by trade, traffic, trucking, working, fishing, or any other means” were to be placed in the common stock of the colony, and that, “all such persons as are of this colony, are to have their meat, drink, apparel, and all provisions out of the common stock.” A person was to put into the common stock all he could, and take only what he needed.
This “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need” was an early form of socialism, and it is why the Pilgrims were starving. Bradford writes that “young men that were most able and fit for labor and service” complained about being forced to “spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children.” Also, “the strong, or man of parts, had no more in division of victuals and clothes, than he that was weak.” So the young and strong refused to work and the total amount of food produced was never adequate.
To rectify this situation, in 1623 Bradford abolished socialism. He gave each household a parcel of land and told them they could keep what they produced, or trade it away as they saw fit. In other words, he replaced socialism with a free market, and that was the end of the famines.
Many early groups of colonists set up socialist states, all with the same terrible results. At Jamestown, established in 1607, out of every shipload of settlers that arrived, less than half would survive their first twelve months in America. Most of the work was being done by only one-fifth of the men, the other four-fifths choosing to be parasites. In the winter of 1609–10, called “The Starving Time,” the population fell from five-hundred to sixty. Then the Jamestown colony was converted to a free market, and the results were every bit as dramatic as those at Plymouth.
As Governor Bradford explained in his old English (though with the spelling modernized):
“For the young men that were able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children, without recompense. The strong, or men of parts, had no more division of food, clothes, etc. then he that was weak and not able to do a quarter the other could; this was thought injustice. The aged and graver men to be ranked and equalized in labor, and food, clothes, etc. with the meaner and younger sort, thought it some indignant and disrespect unto them. And for men’s wives to be commanded to do service for other men, as dressing their meat, washing their clothes, etc. they deemed it a kind of slavery, neither could man husbands brook it.”
As Governor Bradford put it:
“And so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number for that end. . . .This had a very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted then otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little-ones with them to set corn, which before would a ledge weakness, and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.”
In Governor Bradford’s words:
“By this time harvest was come, and instead of famine, now God gave them plenty, and the face of things was changed, to the rejoicing of the hearts of many, for which they blessed God. And the effect of their planting was well seen, for all had, one way or other, pretty well to bring the year about, and some of the abler sort and more industrious had to spare, and sell to others, so as any general want or famine hath not been amongst them since to this day.”
Hard experience had taught the Plymouth colonists the fallacy and error in the ideas of that since the time of the ancient Greeks had promised paradise through collectivism rather than individualism. As Governor Bradford expressed it:
“The experience that was had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years, and that amongst the Godly and sober men, may well convince of the vanity and conceit of Plato’s and other ancients; — that the taking away of property, and bringing into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God. For this community (so far as it was) was found to breed confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.”
Was this realization that communism was incompatible with human nature and the prosperity of humanity to be despaired or be a cause for guilt? Not in Governor Bradford’s eyes. It was simply a matter of accepting that altruism and collectivism were inconsistent with the nature of man, and that human institutions should reflect the reality of man’s nature if he is to prosper. Said Governor Bradford:
“Let none object this is man’s corruption, and nothing to the curse itself. I answer, seeing all men have this corruption in them, God in his wisdom saw another course fitter for them.”
The desire to “spreading the wealth” and for government to plan and regulate people’s lives is as old as the utopian fantasy in Plato’s Republic. The Pilgrim Fathers tried and soon realized its bankruptcy and failure as a way for men to live together in society.
They, instead, accepted man as he is: hardworking, productive, and innovative when allowed the liberty to follow his own interests in improving his own circumstances and that of his family. And even more, out of his industry result the quantities of useful goods that enable men to trade to their mutual benefit.
In the wilderness of the New World, the Plymouth Pilgrims had progressed from the false dream of communism to the sound realism of capitalism. At a time of economic uncertainty, It is worthwhile recalling this beginning of the American experiment and experience with freedom.
This is the lesson of the First Thanksgiving. This year, when we sit around our dining table with our family and friends, let us also remember that what we are really celebrating is the birth of free men and free enterprise in that New World of America.
The real meaning of Thanksgiving, in other words, is the triumph of Capitalism over the failure of Collectivism in all its forms.