Thanksgiving is a ‘Myth’ and a ‘Day of Mourning’ Says Over-Woke Academic

It honestly feels as though the left is holding a contest with itself to see who can be the most “woke”, doesn’t it?

We are constantly being berated by those who are looking for any injustice, no matter how small, to shame us with.  It’s not that these “social justice warriors” actually believe what they are saying necessarily, (some do of course, and some are justified), but rather these busybodies have found a community in which they can forcefully gripe together.

Furthermore, given the age at which this sort of woke peacocking is most prevalent, (the hormonal college years), there is little doubt that these campaigns have mutated and intensified for the purpose of a sort of liberal mating ritual.

Still, being on the right side of historical revision appears chic in 2019, leading one university professor to even go so far as to denounce Thanksgiving.

George Washington University is promoting one of its professor’s new books ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. The book, by professor David Silverman, pushes the narrative that Thanksgiving is a “myth,” and should be considered a “day of mourning” spent reflecting on “genocide.” The professor added that “white America’s triumphs have been borne on native peoples’ backs.”

In his new book, entitled, This Land Is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving, professor David Silverman explains why he believes the First Thanksgiving is a “myth” that should actually be a “National Day of Mourning.”

“These [native] men and women are hurt by the way we celebrate this national holiday,” explained Silverman. “It makes them feel like second class citizens in their own country.”

The college added their own extra spin as well in reveling in the book.

GWU added that while “most people know the traditional Thanksgiving story, a cheerful American tale handed down through grade school classes and outdated textbooks,” Silverman noted that some Native Americans consider the holiday a “National Day of Mourning” spent “reflecting on a history of genocide.”

It’s opinions like this that make me thankful for the freedom of speech we have to refute such showboating nonsense.