Anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck sparks controversy on UVA campus


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An “anti-Thanksgiving potluck” planned for Monday night is stirring controversy on the University of Virginia (UVA) campus.

The event, hosted by the American Indian Student Union (AISU), aims to “discuss Thanksgiving from a Native American perspective” over a potluck dinner.

Students at the University of Virginia are holding an ‘anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck on Monday night.

The anti-Thanksgiving celebration will provide a “contrast…with the typical American view of Thanksgiving,” AISU president Katelyn Krause promised an [NBC affiliate](http://www.nbc29.com/story/20087780/american-indian-student-union-to-host-anti-thanksgiving-potluck).

Krause declined an interview with Campus Reform.

Nicole Bailey, Executive-in-Chief of the conservative newspaper, *The Virginia Advocate,* however, told Campus Reform that she understands the intent of the group’s potluck, but disagrees with this particular event as a means to convey their message.

“They think that by doing events that put down what people understand to be modern American’s realization of the American dream and American story is a way to raise awareness about the less glamorous parts of America’s history,” said Bailey.

“That’s frankly not true,” she added.

‘Anti-Thanksgiving’ potluck sparks controversy on UVA campus

No matter the intent I believe in the long haul is is an attempt to further breakdown what values that Americans had come to embrace and this latest gambit is just another assault on that.


#2

Funny … they condemn this nation … a nation that gives them the freeom to spread their nonsense … and the relative affluencce necessary to have the time and means to “think” it and communicate it … their whining refutes their whines.


#3

Lets look the reality:

  1. Somewhere between 10,000 and 25,000 years and they did not have"
  • Written language

  • Wheel

  • They were NOT the first American, they do NOT deserve the title of NATIVE Americans, man had been here for thousands of years before they stumbled in the door

  • They claimed the land was all theirs, but had no idea where the land was or went, they ignored the other tribes across the land always claiming everything only they could not tell what everything or anything was and to this day they still cannot


#4

The tribes hated each other. The only “glue” that holds them together is hatred for the white man. As for “Native” Americans - I am one! I was born in this country, that makes me a native.


#5

While it is shameful how many tribes were treated by the US government, that does not diminish the holiday in my eyes at all.

[COLOR=#008800]George Washington’s 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

[/COLOR]Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me to *“recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:”
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Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

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#6

Perpetual discontentment and hand-wringing in the public square is the economic life blood of all “Victim Groups.”

The day their public whining stops is the same day their “Victim Status” starts to end.

Their elites, who are well paid with money, are well aware of this economic reality and they refuse to let the Moaning & Groaning & Public Self-Pity Goose that lays the golden eggs of misplaced public sympathy die, so they stay busy looking for anything to whine about.

Here is one silly instance I posted the other day in Random Thoughts:

Vivtoria’s Secret put a war bonnet made from feathers on a hot chick who walked down the runway and this drove some Native Americans into frenzy victim-group mode and one Native American sputtered that this was an “egregious cultural appropriation, stereotyping, and marginalizing of Native peoples” where upon the politically correct chicken-livered inhabitants over at Victoria’s Secret immediately issued the proper sniveling politically correct groveling public apology, “We are sorry that the Native American headdress replica used in our recent fashion show has upset individuals. We sincerely apologize as we absolutely had no intention to offend anyone. Out of respect, we will not be including the outfit in any broadcast, marketing materials nor in any other way.”

:santa:

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#7

RightonLeftCoast, thank you for posting that. 'Tis much appreciated.

That said, isn’t it a bit of a contradiction in terms to have an anti-Thanksgiving “protest” by holding a pot luck?
Duh.


#8

Happy Thanksgiving 2cent, I hope ya got a big fat turkey w/all the trimming this year. Eat a big turkey leg for P.E.T.A.

:santa:


PETA sent out a letter to the Obama administration earlier today saying that the turkey-pardoning ceremony **“makes light of the mass slaughter of some 46 million gentle, intelligent birds.” **PETA president Ingrid Newkirk says this is the first time they have ever directly petitioned the White House about the ceremony itself, and criticized Obama for being a supposed “progressive standing there with an industry representative of factory farming.”

Read more: PETA Asks Obama To Stop Turkey-Pardoning Ceremony! - PETA - Fox Nation


#9

:rofl: !!!

I wish you a lovely Thanksgiving, as well, with all the ‘trimmings’ you and loved ones are happy to embrace.

But this is REALLY gonna kill this thread.
Mr. 2 and I are having Prime Rib! LOL

Not to worry! Butterball (is there any other kind?) in the freezer awaiting a little later date. :slight_smile:


#10

/Big Grin … Let the thread die … Prime Rib trumps threads and Butterballs :cool: … Life is short and small pleasures add up … enjoy every bite and chew slow /smile

:cool:

Thanks for the wish for a lovely Thanksgiving. I expect it will a fun day over at my house tomorrow, Lord willing.

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#11

right on!!!