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What Should America’s Children Be Taught About Thanksgiving? These People’s Answers Might Shock You

Posted by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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What Should America’s Children Be Taught About Thanksgiving? These People’s Answers Might Shock You

Even with a sluggish economy and painfully high unemployment rates, the United States of America is still undoubtedly the greatest nation on earth. Many Americans would argue that the Thanksgiving holiday is a great opportunity to teach children about the importance of coming together as one country and being, well, thankful.

But not everyone agrees with that assessment.

Revealing Politics conducted a number of man-on-the-street interviews and asked people what our schools should be teaching America’s students about Thanksgiving. In fact, some were asked what young kindergarteners should be taught about Thanksgiving. Their answers just might put a damper on your holiday spirit.

“What do you think we should teach our kindergarteners about Thanksgiving,” Revealing Politics’ Caleb Bonham asks in the video.

“The truth,” one man replies. “They need to know about the racism and the violence that went on.”

What Should Americas Children Be Taught About Thanksgiving?

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What Should Americas Children Be Taught About Thanksgiving?

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In response to the same exact question, another woman said we should teach kindergarteners that Thanksgiving is “totally meaningless” and “we massacred millions and millions of Native Americans.” Ouch. That’s quite a heavy kindergarten lesson.

“Well, our nation was founded on slavery, genocide, murder, theft and mass injustice and it continues to this day,” yet another female respondent said.

What Should Americas Children Be Taught About Thanksgiving?

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Some were asked to respond what “students” in general should be learning about Thanksgiving, while others were a little more indifferent to the holiday.

“Personally, I don’t really give a sh*t about Thanksgiving,” another man said. Another gentleman echoed his feelings, saying America should just do away with Thanksgiving all together.

Watch the video below via Revealing Politics:

The video’s producer Ben Howe, a RedState contributor and Revealing Politics creative director, told TheBlaze on Wednesday that the respondents in the video displayed “repulsive anti-Americanism and thought.”

“No nation on earth is blameless. No people are blameless,” he added. “Ideally something like Thanksgiving is an opportunity for us to share in our common humanity not our common feelings of guilt.  But given that it is a uniquely American holiday, I guess these people just can’t pass up the opportunity to trash her.”

Howe went on: “I’m not saying we don’t bear any responsibility for any scars that were left in our history. Clearly America has had its moral failings. The point is that Thanksgiving is supposed to be a time of coming together, but for these people and so many like them they just can’t let go and prefer to live in a world where blame always rests on the shoulders of someone else.”

 

by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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 That a real eye opener...and not in a good way!

surprised

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 That a real eye opener...and not in a good way!

surprised

I know..it was like WOWZERS when I saw that video.

Bookwormy
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Before I had a child, I had mixed feelings about Thanksgiving. I love the family spirit & coming together. I hate the abuse of Native Americans. I dressed in black one year, made traditional NA food, & spoke of White people's crimes. Now that DD is in Kinder, & I'm 42yo, I think not, LOL! But I do believe at some point we'll have to share w/DD what has been done to NA. We have to teach slavery, Holocaust, etc. She can't stay innocent forever.
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PeeperSqueak
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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Uhhhh....just shaking my head at the stupidity of these young people......especially the dude with the onion ? hanging from his ear.  I don't know.....my kids said they thought it was a pancake. Poor thangs had to hurry to the potty from laughing so hard. 

If these people really think the colonists and this present day society is so heartless why don't they just move to the MiddleEast or.....I really can't say on grounds it would incriminate me.


PeeperSqueak
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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So glad I homeschool so my children don't get fed that garbage.

Anybody know what's on that guys ear ?  I just have to know ! LOL

Can anybody take what he's saying seriously ?

conweis
by Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:19 PM
My kids know what the first Thanksgiving is about.
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imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:19 PM
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 Who is poisoning their minds? It's no wonder we see so many bitter, angry people who hate America. :-(

Quoting Ednarooni160:

 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 That a real eye opener...and not in a good way!

surprised

I know..it was like WOWZERS when I saw that video.

 

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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 You're lucky!

I think the thing in his ear is called gauging. Looks stupid to me....unless you live some tribe in Africa. Then, it's acceptable.

And they wonder no one will hire them.

Quoting PeeperSqueak:

So glad I homeschool so my children don't get fed that garbage.

Anybody know what's on that guys ear ?  I just have to know ! LOL

Can anybody take what he's saying seriously ?

 

PeeperSqueak
by on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:38 PM
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I think it's the teacher unions that actually believe that nonsense and then indoctrinate the children in the classroom.  They get home from school and teach their Mommy and Daddy that don't know any better and it's a vicious cycle that goes round and round till they grow up.....but unfortunately some never do : (

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Who is poisoning their minds? It's no wonder we see so many bitter, angry people who hate America. :-(

Quoting Ednarooni160:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 That a real eye opener...and not in a good way!

surprised

I know..it was like WOWZERS when I saw that video.

 


Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Nov. 22, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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Quoting Ednarooni160:

“What do you think we should teach our kindergarteners about Thanksgiving,” Revealing Politics’ Caleb Bonham asks in the video.

“The truth,” one man replies.

Telling the truth should never be considered unpatrioric.

Only when you can be open about what actually happened in the past, both the good and the bad, do you have solid enough foundations to build on.  Only then do you win the credibility to tell the next generation "Listen up, what I have to say is important and meaningful, because it is based on truth."


A country that has to hide part of its past from itself, in order to feel good about itself, is like the mom who insists that her daughter smile in a family photo, even though the father abused her.   Only once the truth is dealt with can true healing begin.

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