November 22, 2018

Debunking liberal Thanksgiving lies

Martina MarkotaRebel Contributor

It’s unfortunate that every single year, Thanksgiving becomes a time for people to peddle myths and lies about the origins of America. Today, on Thanksgiving, I thought it would be good to take a look at these claims and dispel some of the myths.

Specifically, I looked at the origins of the claim that Europeans killed off Native Americans with infected blankets, and looked at some of the other explanations of a declining population concluded by researchers over the years.

Let’s be thankful for the wonderful things our great country has been able to achieve, and everything we’ve been able to do together, as a collective American people.

Have a great Thanksgiving everybody!

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commented 2018-11-23 21:27:27 -0500
george zvanitajs they did bad things but the left is making things up and making the natives out to be saints. The Liberals take is a not balanced. Only the left is glossing over things.
commented 2018-11-23 12:05:01 -0500
I’m pretty sure today most people with an once of common sense takes what a Lieberal propaganda outlet prints with a grain of salt. Or better yet they don’t frequent leftist sources because of all the lies that are being told.

Thanks to President Trump for highlighting these leftist propaganda sources.
commented 2018-11-23 10:49:43 -0500
There is no doubt that Indigenous tribes were war like, cruel and did their best to conquer, enslave and torture to death their enemies. " The Orenda" by Joseph Boyden, although fiction, paints a vivid picture of the tribal conflicts and barbarity practiced within the Indigenous culture, well before the arrival of Europeans on North and South American shores.
However, glossing over the equal cruelty of the Spanish Conquistadors, and other Europeans towards Natives paints a distorted picture of the colonization of the New World and subjugation of Indigenous Peoples. Saying that Indigenous tribes were cruel to each other before the arrival of Europeans to North America does not excuse the genocidal practices of the conquerors nor their repressive behavior towards natives, well into the 20th century. A more balanced take on these tragic events would help us see both sides of the picture instead of just blaming it on a “liberal” rewrite of history.
commented 2018-11-23 05:21:49 -0500
Jan G you got that right. The useful idiots are blind to the fact there was genocide and war and bigotry among natives before Europeans got here.
commented 2018-11-23 00:01:56 -0500
Jan G : Mine as well…..
commented 2018-11-22 21:15:13 -0500
There were no more violent people than the Iroquois. They were vicious and violent toward other bands and Canadian Missionaries were skinned alive.
Wouldn’t you know that’s part of my family heritage.
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