• CileTheSane@lemmy.ca
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    10 months ago

    We crammed it into the calendar immediately before Thanksgiving, where we celebrate what we did to the natives.

    • WhipTheLlama@lemmy.world
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      10 months ago

      Thanksgiving, where we celebrate what we did to the natives.

      Despite all the awful things that settlers have done to Aboriginals in Canada (and Native Americans in the USA), neither country’s Thanksgiving is about that. Canada’s Thanksgiving was originally a celebration of arrival in the New World. Over time, it became a harvest celebration.

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        10 months ago

        I’ve got a shit ton of vegetables from my garden. I’m thankful for that and I’m going to share them with my friends.

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          10 months ago

          Be sure to also avoid any Oktoberfest celebrations this month! After all it lead to the murder of 12 million people!

          Or is it possible to celebrate German culture without constantly bringing up horrible things Germans have done in history? Maybe it’s possible that it wasn’t beer and lederhosen that lead to genocide?

          Could it also be that eating a turkey dinner with your family also doesn’t lead to genocide?

          Nah, internet says we should be angry about thanksgiving, so let’s not do any critical thinking about it! BE ANGRY!!!