Drats! Now the Pilgrims Were Grave Robbers

To all my friends in Blogland

Here’s hoping your Thanksgiving is blessed in every way!

Football, feasts, and family.

Thanksgiving is a time for us to give thanks.

Meanwhile back on the lecture circuit of Politically Correct- I found this lovely

Ah, historical revisionism enlightenment by way of the Madison (WI) Capital Times:

 

Patty Loew: Thanksgiving traditions all based on myths

By Mike Ivey

Everything you know about the “first” Thanksgiving is wrong.

Plymouth Rock.

Pilgrims.

Perseverance.

Big feast.

Happy Indians sharing in the bounty.

It’s all bunk, except maybe the part about eating turkey. Early settlers were so hungry they ate about anything with fur or feathers.

Otherwise, there is little connection between reality and the version of Thanksgiving events still taught in most schools.

That point was hammered home Sunday by award-winning filmmaker Patty Loew.

A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe, Loew was the keynote speaker at the third annual “Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration” held at Lakeview Lutheran Church on Madison’s north side.

Loew said the problem with the traditional Thanksgiving story is that it plays to the American version of history where peace loving English settlers tame the wilderness and survive attacks from the bloodthirsty Indians.

“It’s the quintessential American holiday,” she said. “It involves escaping danger, surviving in a harsh environment, carving out a new life.”

Unfortunately, Loew says, the whole Thanksgiving story is nothing but myth.

In reality, the Indian tribes living along the Eastern seaboard had been decimated by disease in the years preceding the storied landing at Plymouth Rock in 1620.

An epidemic of bubonic plague, most likely brought to the New World by European fishermen in 1617, had killed an estimated 90 percent of the Native population by the time the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts.

“What the settlers found were empty villages with crops still in the field because the Indians had either died or left,” Loew said, quoting a version of event laid out by author James Loewen http://www.trinicenter.com/his…..giving.htm.

The more religious of the settlers — only 32 of the 102 who landed at Plymouth were actually Pilgrims — thought the existing villages and cleared fields were a sign that God was providing for them.

Other settlers took to digging up the graves of Indians, picking through the housewares, blankets or weapons buried with the dead.

So the first Thanksgiving in America was actually held by grave robbers,” Loew told the crowd of more than 200.

Loew challenged the audience to tell the correct version of events and think about what it means when they celebrate this Thursday with family or friends.

“We’re not just talking about feel good history, but history that reflects the truth,” said Loew, a longtime local TV anchor who serves as associate professor of life sciences communications at UW-Madison

If the crops were still standing in the fields and they were robbing graves, why didn’t the Pilgrims get the bubonic plague?

What would we ever do without associate professors of life science like Ms. Loew and “authors” like Mr. Lowen?

For the record, here are some other titles from this “author”:

This is just a multicultural curriculum which is designed to get as many little kids as possible to question the decency and the goodness of their own country.

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong, Revised and Updated Edition by James W. Loewen (Hardcover – April 1, 2008)

Lies Across America: What American Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen (Paperback – Oct 16, 2007)

Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism by James W. Loewen (Paperback – Oct 3, 2006)

We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History by Nathaniel May, Clint Willis, and James W. Loewen (Paperback – Oct 27, 2003)

The Mississippi Chinese : Between Black and White, Second Edition by James W. Loewen (Paperback – Jan 1988)

Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus: What Your History Books Got Wrong by James W. Loewen (Paperback – Jun 19, 1992)

Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong by James W. Loewen (Paperback – Nov 14, 2000)

Everything You’ve Been Taught is Wrong (Portable Professor) by James W. Loewen (Audio CD – 2005) – Unabridged

One begins to detect a pattern.

  1. Families will tell the truth this Thanksgiving – including how the Plymouth colony was an abject failure under a communal system and only prospered when land owners were allowed to keep all they grew and sell it themselves.That truth also won’t include this revisionist garbage of the “Hate Americans First” crowd that, unfortunately, is becoming what’s taught in schools.All brought to you by – who else – a University professor.Your tax dollars at work, naturally.
  2. …..”Time to trash Thanksgiving……”My wife and I have been going to Montana for the past 13 summers doing volunteer work on the Blackfeet Reservation. Seldom, if ever, do we hear such garbage from the Indian population who, by the way, mostly prefer to be called “indian” rather than “native-American”. Having been adopted into the tribe after making many close friendships among the people, we hear the other side of the story from the “red” perspective. Readily admitted is the transgressions and prejudices perpetrated by parties on both sides of the issue.But as you have noted, the most biased and slanted perspectives will always be tendered by the “cultural elite”, most frequently academians and the media, or those with the means to influence a gullible public. One of my best friends among the Blackfeet is their tribal cultural historian, who says, both privately and publicly, that the only people insisting on being called ‘native Americans’ and taking offense at being called ‘indians’, are the “city indians” with an axe to grind. His wry comment is, he’s just glad Columbus wasn’t looking for the Virgin Islands or Turkey when he discovered the new world, otherwise we might be calling them something entirely different. In dialect, the Blackfeet refer to other ‘indians’ as “the people” and to themselves as “the REAL people.”Before someone jumps to any erroneus conclusions, this man is a highly educated, well-traveled, published author, lecturer, and producer of documentary films who lives a humble life both on and off the reservation. He’s also a Viet Nam veteran.I will accept his version of history in deference to that of a whole wagon-load of Patty Loews as being more genuine and untinged with a pre-conceived notion of victimhood.

There is some good stuff out there, my friends..

  1. Some recommended sites Thanksgiving HistoryThe Plymouth Thanksgiving Story – A very informative collection of information, including some challenging observations from a Native American viewpoint. Recommended reading!
  2. History.com has some fun videos and quizzes and a journal from one of the pilgrims.

Just like the Terminator, I will be back and visit you real soon. Promise. 🙂

Hugs to all of you! Leave your last post link for us to enjoy!

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Is There A Green/Energy Connection with Soro’s Goldman Sachs and Obama?

We have been hearing a lot about $500 Billion for stimulus package, Obama Team wants to work on infrastructure..etc: Oh, right, Paulson did change mind about the Government buying mortgages. Then the Team wants to tackle Global warming.

0ur country is losing jobs right and left. So my question is ‘why in the world would Team Obama want to cost us more jobs in the energy field? Why would ‘the team’ care more about the ‘environment’ than the middle class? Why does ‘the team’ not get it or care that Americans screamed loud and clear that they wanted to be free of Foreign dependence and rely on our resources? Why now when so many are suffering as it is? Why? I have too many questions that need answering and the American people deserve to know the truth..so I challenge us all to find out.

I have posted prior on

Guess What? Obama Plans to Bankrupt Coal Industry!

I have also posted on George Soros before below:

Will Soros Money Determine Election Results? Will Racism Be an Issue?

…Now add Goldman Sachs to the questions? Oh, and don’t forget the Obama connection. We have seen in the past that you can follow the money honey and learn a lot by who benefits. Well, just who does benefit big time from a green policy that would further send us down the pit? Let’s investigate together. Bet we can find some mighty big fish in both parties.

It really does seem that some would like for America to go down…in order to have their NEW WORLD ORDER at our expense.

Hat tip Butasforme

Original article COAL BUST BRIEF (printed below in entirety-thank you for photo)

catch22TEAM OBAMA WARNS OF A ‘PAINFUL’ FUTURE FOR THE MANUFACTURING AND ENERGY SECTORS IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. OBAMA’S RECENT COMMENTS ON BANKRUPTING THE COAL INDUSTRY, BY OUTRAGEOUS TAXES, SUGGEST THE COAL-RUST BELT TO BE AN EARLY CASUALITY OF OBAMA’S ENERGY PLAN. OBAMA SAYS, IN ELOQUENT RHETORIC, HE IS TRYING TO PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT. HOWEVER, WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY EMERGES TO ENACT LEGISLATION TO CLEAN UP FOSSIL FUELS, OBAMA VOTES AGAINST THE PLANS. THIS LEAVES THE COAL INDUSTRY IN AN INESCAPABLE PREDICTIMENT SHOULD OBAMA EMERGE AS PRESIDENT: THEY WILL HAVE TO CAPTURE 100% OF CO2 EMISSIONS, BUT OBAMA IS AGAINST LEGISLATION THAT WOULD GET THEM CLOSER TO THE MARK. THIS BEHAVIOR IS NOT ONLY CONTRADICTORY, BUT SUSPECT. A LOOK AT OBAMA’S DONORS TURNS UP INDIVIDUALS WITH OUTSPOKEN AND SHARED INTEREST IN THE ‘GREEN- ENERGY’ INDUSTRY. COULD OBAMA’S ERRATIC ENERGY POLICY BE AN INDICATION HIS ENERGY POLICY IS TIED TO HIS DONORS AND SUPPORTERS?

The first indication something is amiss is the fact Obama’s team is already suggesting the coal industry will be first casualty. This is very odd because we have the largest deposits of coal. This does not mean we have to abandon the pursuit of making this energy clean. We are Americans, and can scientifically accomplish greatness. However, team Obama is quick to lay the groundwork for a huge decline in these jobs. Even worse, team Obama blocks laws that can help this industry become more efficient.

Bloomberg: Obama’s Plan Would Close Half of All New Power Plants.

Jason Grumet, Obama’s Chief Energy Advisor On Obama’s Energy Plan:

“Sen. Obama is somewhat unique in not implying that this radical transformation of our economy is just going to be easy, or that stocks are only going to go up. There are going to be significant changes within the manufacturing sector. Those will be painful for some people…. The campaign believes that in the early years of that transition, there will be some disproportionate impact on different industries and different regions that has to be acknowledged up front; they’re not going to be avoidable…”¹

Jason Grumet, Explaining Obama’s Plan Told C-SPAN:

“Obama is confident his carbon policy will make it “ludicrous” to invest money in new coal that’s not 100% sequestered. You only need a $15/ton price on carbon to make pulverized coal uneconomic. If Obama’s unable to get that climate policy in place, he will do whatever is necessary to prevent construction of a round of new pulverized coal plants, including standards that would essentially amount to a moratorium.”

Obama Called For A Tax On “Dirty Energy” Like Coal and Natural Gas:

“What we ought to tax is dirty energy, like coal and, to a lesser extent, natural gas.” (”Q&A With Sen. Barack Obama,” San Antonio Express-News, 2/19/08).

U.S. News: “Isn’t it True Obama You Want Higher Energy Prices?

So with his obvious aversion to damaging the environment, you think he support laws to make emissions cleaner? Well his record suggests otherwise.

Obama voted against laws that would have helped coal plants capture 100% of the carbon dioxide.

In 2007, Obama Voted Against Mandating The Production Of Six Billion Gallons Of Clean Coal-Derived Fuels. “Bunning, R-Ky., amendment no. 1628 to the Reid, D-Nev., substitute amendment no. 1502. The Bunning amendment would mandate that 6 billion gallons of clean coal-derived fuels’ be produced by 2022. It would define these fuels as having 20 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline and being produced by facilities that capture 100 percent of carbon dioxide emissions.” (H.R. 6, CQ Vote #213: Rejected 39-55: R 39-6; D 0-47; I 0-2, 6/19/07, Obama Voted Nay)

Obama Blocked Statutory Laws to Make Coal Cleaner:

In 2007, Obama Voted Against Authorizing Funds For Coal-To-Liquid Fuels. “Inhofe, R-Okla., amendment no. 1505 to the Reid substitute amendment no. 1502. The Inhofe amendment would expedite the permitting process for the expansion of refinery facilities and authorize funds for the development of coal-to-liquid and cellulosic biomass fuels.” (H.R. 6, CQ Vote #210: Rejected 43-52: R 43-2; D 0-48; I 0-2, 6/13/07, Obama Voted Nay).

His reason?

Obama: “The Bunning amendment would have been premature in requiring the production of billions of gallons of coal-to-liquids without providing strong environmental safeguards to ensure that this new fuel alleviates, not worsens, our climate crisis.” (Sen. Barack Obama, “Obama Statement On Coal-To-Liquid Fuel Proposals,” Press Release, 6/19/07)

It seems funny that Obama has reservations about science. But his obvious resistance puts the coal industry and other industries that utilize fossil fuels in a ‘catch-22‘.

So it is understood that the coal industry has little wiggle room to emerge victorious. But as a nation we will still need energy to power our nation. The Obama team proposes a comprehensive energy plan that is not only expensive, but does not utilize any of America’s natural resources. And you have to admit the fact Obama put the coal industry in a ‘catch-22′ is at best illogical, at worst criminal.

While it is possible Obama truly believes in the newest forms of energy, what if the motive is good old fashioned greed.

If greed is the motive, is not out of the question that Obama is pushing specific energy paths that benefit shared interests at the cost of entire industries such as coal. Obama is on the record saying he wants to move people away from coal by utilizing “price signals” (sharp increases in energy prices that change behavior).

In turn, this manipulative form would be burdensome to the population. Eventually, we would demand cheaper energy. While the architect of the price fluctuations and manipulations would be the Obama administration, he would claim his plan is not for his shared interests’ gain, but helping America deal with energy challenges.

But who does Obama know that has a vested interest in these forms of energy?

World, Meet George Soro’s and Goldman Sachs.

(Research Soros and compare it to Obama. You’ll find striking similarities. It is elections eve, and I do not have a lot of time to get this out. But please post your findings in the comments section. I will update this post with other information).

George Soros is a huge proponent of this type of energy and has investment, though it is not clear to me how in depth they are. (Please research and help out). He also financed Obama’s campaign. He is also a financial manipulator, convicted of illegal insider trading in France for playing financial games with a bank there. A hedge fund operator, George Soros, who was convicted of insider trading in France, is known to make money from the collapse of national economies and currencies. Labeled “The Man who broke the Bank of England” because of his financial activities against the British currency, he is said to be on a witness list of hedge fund operators that will be called to testify before Congress next month―probably after the election.

The statement above, is “known to make money from collapsed economies and currencies..broke the Bank of England, Insider trading, hedge funds,”

Does that not give you pause? In Nazi Germany, he posed as a German and helped round up his own people, took their possessions, in short..enriched himself as his own people were slaughtered. That alone gives me pause…change that to horror.

George Soros raised $60,000 of this Obama funding, with his own donations and those he procured from his family. Soros reportedly met with Obama first in March — a mere state senator, Obama was the only candidate in the country with whom Soros met personally during the 2004 election cycle, according to Soros spokesman Michael Vachon (quoted by CNS News, July 27, 2004). On June 7, 2004, Obama was in Soros’ New York home for an Obama campaign fundraising event.

But this is where it gets interesting.

It’s reported that Obama and Soros staged a disagreement, as if to show the world they were not on friendly terms. But the donations kept on flowing. Odd? Not unless this theory is true.

Other questions concerning campaign financing: Many of Obama’s donations are untracable. He simply will not publish his donors under $200.00. It would not be unreasonable to assume many of his donations are illegal. But could these millions of smaller donations, which he is not required to record, be coming from the same source?

We will not know unless he releases the data. That ain’t likely now to happen. Check this out:

Obama Lied, Now He’ll Slide, On Campaign Finance Audit from Road Sassy

But this network of secret combinations is not limited to Soros and Obama.

Obama’s biggest donor is still Goldman Sachs and the trio (Goldman, Obama and Soros) run deep with their shared interest in this newer form of energy.

Henry Paulson, the man who convinced Bush of the economic crisis, has huge ties with China and Goldman Sachs.

And almost as secretive were Treasury Secretary Paulson’s maneuvers. He produced a quick three-page proposal to make himself a virtual financial dictator without judicial oversight or review. Then just as quickly it was secretly altered so that he would have the authority to bail out banks in China and other foreign countries.

For those interested in some of the fascinating details about Paulson’s extremely close relationship with China, which may have provoked the financial crisis and stands to benefit from it, the October issue of Bloomberg Markets is a good place to start. It notes that Paulson was sworn in as secretary in July 2006 and that by September he was announcing “creation of the first U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue.” Paulson, the magazine reports, has a relationship with Chinese leaders and has traveled to China at least 70 times in his career. It reports that he personally had $25 million worth of holdings in a Goldman Sachs fund whose sole asset was a stake in the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China.

Goldman Sachs, a “full-service global investment banking and securities firm,” is “the leading underwriter of Chinese equity securities and M&A [merger and acquisition] advisor in China,” its website declares.

“Managing the U.S. relationship with China is an increasingly important part of the Treasury secretary’s job,” Bloomberg Markets says. “During the Fannie and Freddie crisis, Paulson used his credibility with Chinese leaders to reassure them that the U.S. mortgage companies weren’t in jeopardy.” Paulson is quoted as saying that “I clearly talked with the Chinese through this. They’ve worked with me enough that they knew I wouldn’t say it unless I believed it.”

Equally significant, on September 23, Paulson’s former firm, Goldman-Sachs, received an infusion of $5 billion from Warren Buffett, a major Obama financial backer and booster.²

There was also a secret meeting with Tom Brokaw, Goldman Sachs and Obama at the museum of modern art.(This meeting happened shorty before Obama’s primetime debate). It has to be left to speculation on what happened at this meeting.)

In addition, it is rumored that Soros funds various media organizations. This Soros backed venture has influence with major television networks, newspapers and magazines. These well backed groups could be the reason the media is so biased towards Obama & Biden.

But the spending and secret combinations even extend beyond the domestic energy programs. Obama is sponsor of a $840 BILLION dollar poverty bill, that subjects the United States to a United Nations tax of 0.7% of GDP. More investigation into this is needed as well.

I urge all of those interested to begin research. Please post your research links in the comments section here. Lets research and get to the bottom of this fishy story.

It is not to say Obama is a huge fraud. But all these events are terribly fishy. It is really really odd. We must get to the bottom of this. Help out.

Forward this to your friends so we get more people working on this, and more people asking questions. The more this gets out the better we can get to the bottom of this.

Sources are in links above.

Our True Hero’s The American Soldier

The True American Hero’s

Thank you for all you have done/doing for us

We appreciate you!

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tribute

Visit Debbie at Right Truth for The Undiscovered Citizenry: Honoring your local veteran

Then visit the Achoress for : Rent this movie

excerpt: BUSH, CUBA & THE LIVES OF OTHERS

Jay Nordlinger’s column is one of the few places I’ve seen extensive coverage of President Bush’s little-mentioned, must read speech in which he dares to talk plainly about the much distorted realities of Cuba and communism.

Says Bush:

Cuba’s rulers promised individual liberty. Instead they denied their citizens basic rights that the free world takes for granted. In Cuba it is illegal to change jobs, to change houses, to travel abroad, and to read books or magazines without the express approval of the state. It is against the law for more than three Cubans to meet without permission. Neighborhood Watch programs do not look out for criminals. Instead, they monitor their fellow citizens — keeping track of neighbors’ comings and goings, who visits them, and what radio stations they listen to. The sense of community and the simple trust between human beings is gone.

A huge Thank you to those who have sacrificed so much for our liberty! GOD BLESS YOU!

9/11 – An Air Traffic Controller and the Choices Before Us

WE WILL NOT FORGET!

Cnn’s poll shows that most Americans have forgotten the attack on our nation just 7 short years ago. Most of us were sleeping then and I fear we do not really realize the dangers that Radical Islam with it’s love of death poses for us. We must not be complacent.

Thank you to our Military that is out there in the trenches fighting for those liberties that we hold so dear. Thank you to all those who have given their lives and those families who have suffered so much in the wake of their loss.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of 9/11 that were suddenly thrust into sudden horror and tragedy. Your loved ones are indeed martyrs and we will not forget!

For air Traffic controller, the terror is still vivid 7 years later.
Previously declined to tell his story, read his nerve wracking account
Click on the link above.
IF WE DO NOT HAVE NATIONAL SECURITY WE HAVE NOTHING! IF WE DO NOT HAVE AMERICAN SOVEREIGNTY WE HAVE NOTHING!
I want to introduce you to a couple of great blog sites out there, Dinah Lord and Layla at the Hill Chronicles.
Both are very informative and well writen. I think you will find them very interesting. While there, look around their site at some of their other great posts.
Read Dinah Lord‘s post on
It explains quite well the differences being offered to us
And for another great site be sure to read
These ladies remember the day very well..

Rememering September 11 – It Is Not Business As Usual – So Many Have Forgotten

From Layla at theThe Hill Chronicles

Angel lives in New York also see her memories

and Angel at Woman Honor thyself

Sept 11: Seven Years Ago……..

Just found this and wanted to pass it on…2 more great sites

Thank You

Below is from Debbie at Right Truth.

There is a very important event taking place this Thursday, September 11th — a special 9/11 screening of the film “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West” at 6:00pm at the AMC Fairlane 21 Theater (located at 18900 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI).

We need to see you on Thursday evening. (More information is available online here: http://www.myspace.com/obsessionmovie ) The tickets will be FREE, and persons interested in attending the screening can send an RSVP with their name and the number of tickets they need reserved to: ObsessionDearborn@yahoo.com

It is important to note that most Muslims reject the acts of terror and bloodshed that are used by radical Islamic jihadists. However, it is also worth noting that at times some of those same Muslim groups or leaders say one thing in public, but undertake actions behind-the-scenes that undermine the West’s efforts to defeat the jihadists.

We must be able to gather in any American city on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and speak in one voice to denounce not just those attacks and the perpretrators behind them, but those radical Islamists who are currently plotting, raising money, securing weapons or explosives, to be used in the next terrorist attack against America or our allies.

More at Right Truth. Pass it on quickly if you can.

Happy Independence Day!

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!

While we enjoy our day with loved ones, enjoy the lights and have our feasts..let’s all take a little time to remember those that have made it possible..Let’s give them thanks!

From History.com video link

4th of July Video Gallery

From it’s declaration on July 4th, 1776 to modern day celebrations, Independence Day in motion.