Thursday was Thanksgiving, a holiday in which American's celebrate the anniversary of when the Pilgrims first landed on American soil in 1620. Though the holiday is a wonderful day in which families can get together and have a good meal, progressives try to turn it into a symbol of evil, as they believe it celebrates the destruction of Native Americans.
This outrage reared it's ugly head again when an event at SUNY Albany called Thanksgiving a "day of mourning."
A peer education program at SUNY Albany recently held a meeting to discuss how Thanksgiving is allegedly a commemoration of mass murder.
Hosted by the C.H.A.R.G.E. Peer Education Program, posters originally advertised the meeting as “NO THANKS GIVING: Do you know what you are celebrating this Thanksgiving?”
The name of the event was subsequently changed to “Thanks/Friends Giving,” however, after someone complained about the original name.
“We simply wanted to shed light on the Native American experience, and where they were during this time in history,” C.H.A.R.G.E. Director Liery Santos told Campus Reform. “We know the Native Americans were already occupying this part of the world, but now live in reservations. The conditions in these reservations are awful, considering Native Americans were already here.”
The event took place Tuesday night and was sparsely attended. Bibi Chaterateach, a senior at SUNY Albany and C.H.A.R.G.E. member, ran the meeting, which she said was "based on looking at Thanksgiving through the Native American perspective."
Although Thanksgiving takes on different meanings for different groups, she noted that for Native Americans, "Thanksgiving is a day of mourning."
First Columbus Day is "offensive," now it's Thanksgiving. The next thing you know, they'll try to ban the Fourth of July because to progressives, the Founding Fathers were all slave-drivers.
It's sad that people can't even celebrate their own country now without being accused of being politically incorrect. No person alive today is responsible for what their ancestors did, so to make modern Americans feel guilty about something that Pilgrims did hundreds of years ago is laughable.
Once again, the left is taking something that is supposed to be positive and fun and spinning it in a negative way. No joy is found for them in kicking back and having fun with their families, instead they have to find something "offensive" about absolutely everything. They won't be satisfied until they have completely wiped out American history and turned us into a humorless, politically correct society.