Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Story

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I wanted to link to a previous post that talks about the the real story of Thanksgiving. Despite what Rush Limbaugh would have us believe. The story of Thanksgiving is not about Capitalism. Capitalism is all about the supposed need for inequality; that we desire certain people to become more wealthy than everyone else. Capitalism establishes a system where a certain minority of society is able to amass huge amounts of capital more than others. This capital pool thus empowers these ultra-elites with the political and economic power to choose what to invest in and to become the architects of our society. The real story of Thanksgiving explains the reasons behind the initial failure and suffering of William Bradford and the Puritans at Plymouth Colony and their eventual later success in attempting to institute a communal economic system and then recognizing property rights and switching to the law of tithing.

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