Reid: GOP Keeps Thanksgiving ‘Fairy Tale’ to Erase Genocide

Reid: GOP Keeps Thanksgiving ‘Fairy Tale’ to Erase Genocide

November 24, 2022

Wednesday on her propaganda show The ReidOut, anti-American MSNBC racist Joy Reid predictably declared that she believes Republicans want to portray Thanksgiving as a “simplistic fairy tale” to cover up for America being founded on “violence” and “genocide.”

Reid said, “We begin tonight with Thanksgiving, the day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie. We throw on the game and catch up on our lives and discuss or quite possibly argue about religion and politics. For millions of Americans, it’s a day of cherished tradition. As Americans, we value those traditions.”

She continued, “But it is also to unpack the myth of Thanksgiving. It is a holiday riddled with historical inaccuracies. It is built on this myth that the indigenous welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairy tale interpretation of a 1621 encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers that erases the genocide that followed. It’s the truth that Republicans want banned from our textbooks. Because here is the secret they want so desperately to keep, we are a country founded on violence. Our birth was violent. In 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia, ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions in chains or dead. When those humans in bondage were finally free, a terrorist organization that was a card-carrying member of polite society, the Ku Klux Klan, picked up where the Civil War ended using violence to maintain white supremacy.”

This is an insane litany of lies, every word. Europeans did not wage genocide against Native Americans. America was not founded in violence or in white supremacy (nor was it founded in 1619). Republicans do not want the “truth” about Thanksgiving “banned.” And on and on.

It’s hard to wrap one’s head around the racist anger and anti-American hatred that fills Joy Reid’s ugly heart. Shame on MSNBC for giving her a platform, on Thanksgiving Day of all days, to spew her propaganda and lies.

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