DO TEXTBOOKS TODAY PURPOSEFULLY MISS THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING?

by Jason W. Hoyt, ©2014, blogging at JasonWHoyt.com

(Nov. 27, 2014) — In most history books and textbooks we read the story of Thanksgiving was due to a great harvest and even because the Indians helped.  While this may be true, the real story of Thanksgiving leaves out the ‘Why?’

Why did they have such a great harvest?

To miss asking this question, and to miss hearing the real reason, is to miss one of the greatest lessons of all.

When we fail to learn, teach and appreciate history, we tend to repeat it.  When we fail to heed the warnings of the repeated failures of “communal living”, Marxism, Communism, or whatever -ism you call it – where outcomes are “guaranteed” without regard to who actually does the work while eliminating all genuine positive incentives – history will repeat itself.

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