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Friday, November 25, 2011

Give Thanks to the Alternative for He is Good; Obama Disses the Lord in Thanksgiving Radio Address

Timothy Birdnow

According to the Huffington Post, President Obama failed to mention God in his Thanksgiving address.

The official White House transcript verifies that, yes, the President failed to once mention the Almighty in his Thanksgiving radio address.

What he DID say was just wierd; he calls the first Thanksgiving a "celebration of community" for instance. Huh? Gee, I was under the impression it was a celebration of all the food they were able to harvest, and it was a feast to honor and thank The Lord for his beneficience.

And here's one of his more mercurial moments;

"With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible. But think about what’s happening at this very moment: Americans from all walks of life are coming together as one people, grateful for the blessings of family, community, and country.

If we keep that spirit alive, if we support each other, and look out for each other, and remember that we’re all in this together, then I know that we too will overcome the challenges of our time."

End excerpt.

This man is astonishingly ignorant. The Pilgrims were starving because they had instituted an economic system where they shared everything. It was not a matter of "everyone coming together" that solved their problems - quite the opposite. The Pilgrim colony was failing because of the communal nature of the settlement. It only flourished after a much more rigid system of capitalism was imposed. At first, the Pilgrims system banned the private ownership of land, and had no real division of labor. This worked about as well then as it does now - it failed.

According to Frank Miniter at National Review.

"But what is often left out of the popular account is that one reason the Pilgrims were in such peril during these first few seasons was that they were trying communal farming: During the first two and a half years, there was neither private property nor division of labor at the Plymouth Colony. No one was permitted to own any particular plot of land. Food was grown collectively and distributed equally.

Naturally, some residents began sleeping in. Everyone began pointing fingers. So Bradford concluded, “This community (so far as it was) was found to breed much confusion and discontent and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort.”

But in 1623, Plymouth Plantation’s leaders allotted private land plots and declared that if residents didn’t work, they wouldn’t eat. Productivity immediately increased."
end excerpt.

So "we're all in this together" was actually the source of starvation for the Pilgrims. It was only the institution of a competitive system that saved them.

That, of course, comes directly from the Bible, I might add, a document with which the Pilgrims were quite familiar. In 2 Thessalonians 3:10 it clearly states:

"For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat."

And there is no way to enforce work without providing a man his own share. Man is not a communal creature, and work in common is almost always fruitless, because there is no incentive.

Of course, Obama is monumentally ignorant (willfully, I would argue) of history. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation this year he said;

"The observance recalls the celebration of an autumn harvest centuries ago, when the Wampanoag tribe joined the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony to share in the fruits of a bountiful season. The feast honored the Wampanoag for generously extending their knowledge of local game and agriculture to the Pilgrims, and today we renew our gratitude to all American Indians and Alaska Natives. We take this time to remember the ways that the First Americans have enriched our Nation's heritage, from their generosity centuries ago to the everyday contributions they make to all facets of American life"

End excerpt.

The Feast was in no way intended to honor the Wampanoag, although there certainly was gratitude to their assistance. The Feast honored God. It was a THANKSGIVING, a thanks to God for a decent harvest. It was, in the view of so pius a people as the Pilgrims, God who saved them. Yet Obama makes this assinine assertion.

That is because there has been a subtle shift in teaching of the story. Liberal educators have craftily claimed that the first Thanksgiving was a thanks given to the Indians by a communal people. It is one of the many subtle revisions leftists have made to American history, and many people today believe it. But it is false. This is but one of many tricks used to make the "old dead white guys" into boobs and exploiters. Forgotten in modern revisionist history is the fate of the first English colony at Roanoke; every single colonist was massacred by the natives, who had become quite friendly with them. Forgotten are the kidnappings, the rapes, the massacres of white colonists. Now, I am hardly saying that all native peoples were savages, or that the English were lilly white, but that the narrative of the "noble savage" which so enthralls liberals (doubtlessly like Obama), the notion that all evil came from Europe, is a monumental lie. Yet it is part of the narrative, and Obama's comments fit right in.

Granted, Obama mentions God much more in his Proclamation than in his radio address. But, of course, Obama often refers to himself when speaking of God. His "if you love me pass this jobs bill" echoes the words of Jesus "Simon son of John, do you love me? Feed my sheep." for instance, so one wonders if he isn't venerating himself. Still, his failure to mention God in his radio address dovetails with his refusal to put "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance. One suspects that Obama magnifies himself a bit more than the Alpha and the Omega.

Oh, wait; he specifically asked us to avoid that!

“Don’t call me the Almighty, call me the alternative.”


Proof that Barack is the Obamessiah

Obama preached to the multitude by the side of the lake.

Obama created new states from out of the void.

Obama turned whine into Kool-Aid® for his followers.

Obama came to us carried upon a donkey.

Obama triumphed over the beast, the enemy of all men.

Obama was stoned and yet he has risen.

Obama's flock has millions of sheep.

Obama will reign over us from a house with many rooms.

You must have no other candidates before Obama.

Obama will raise voters from the dead. Count on it.

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