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It's the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims' arrival.
Why haven't we heard more about it?

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Posted By: MissMolly, 11/22/2020 4:29:57 AM

We are marking a great American anniversary this month. In November 1620 a battered old ship called the Mayflower arrived in the waters off Cape Cod in what is now the state of Massachusetts. The passengers aboard the Mayflower were our nation’s first founders — or, as Daniel Webster called them, “Our Pilgrim Fathers.” Webster delivered a speech to honor these Pilgrims on the 200th anniversary of the Mayflower’s arrival. Calvin Coolidge, then-governor of Massachusetts and president-elect, delivered an address on the 300th anniversary. Regrettably, we haven’t heard much about this year’s anniversary because the Pilgrims have fallen out of fashion in elite circles.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: worried 11/22/2020 7:21:21 AM (No. 613001)
Yet millions will have a Thanksgiving meal to celebrate what they started those many years ago. How many will honor the Pilgrims this Thursday, or just have a family gathering that would normally never occur? Do they even teach the story of the Pilgrims in school any more? Oh well. Enjoy your long weekends even if you don't care about the why of this holiday.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: cThree 11/22/2020 7:58:12 AM (No. 613032)
And how much have you heard about the assassination of JFK this time around? Maybe the reporters simply don't know much.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: padiva 11/22/2020 8:18:22 AM (No. 613056)
Psst! The Pilgrims were white people. (I'm a descendent of John Howland.)
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Reply 4 - Posted by: broken01 11/22/2020 9:41:53 AM (No. 613176)
Because according to some fools American history didn’t begin until 1619.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 11/22/2020 10:07:10 AM (No. 613219)
This year, the arrival of black slaves from Africa has been deemed more important than the arrival of the Pilgrims. We need to scramble to get those history books updated to squelch the rumor that a small group of white people on a small boat is somehow more important.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/22/2020 10:41:41 AM (No. 613256)
They no longer teach in schools that the Pilgrims nearly died trying to follow a commune lifestyle when they began in America. Since no one reads history, they keep trying the same damn experiment, again and again. It doesn't help that there are people who knowingly encourage this nonsense, since they set themselves up as the arbiters of 'fairness' in the Commune rules, and exmpt themselves from all the negatives (which by the way means the people they control have even worse results than they would, otherwise.)
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/22/2020 10:50:58 AM (No. 613262)
Democrats always set up straw men to excuse their excesses. Most of the "USA Creation Myths" were begun by Democrats and replaced the actual history in the schools over a period of decades. Then, they claimed it all was lies and propaganda and demanded we dump Civics and History, because it taught a skewed version of the Nation's history that we had to overcome with their revisionist truth. We've been screwed since 1910 when Wilson the Klansman got into the Whitehouse and, while he augmented Jim Crow, (Blacks being proposed as threats to White, blue collar jobs) started to set up the current bureaucracy that Trump is fighting. This has been a long time coming. Maybe too long. The Democrats managed to siphon off a lot of good young men in WWI and WWII who might otherwise have turned their attention to THEM. How many millions have died or been crippled to protect the Elites in America?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: FLCracker 11/22/2020 11:20:07 AM (No. 613288)
Because I as a died-in-the-wool Southerner with ancestors that go back to Jamestown, including two of those people illegally sold in 1619 (no paperwork, no indenture), I consider the Pilgrims johnny-come-latelys, and their concept of "freedom" as the freedom to set their own restrictions, distasteful. Huh. Not much has changed up there.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: columba 11/22/2020 12:01:21 PM (No. 613315)
The 1620 folk believed that God exists. This is not allowed.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: kono 11/22/2020 12:37:23 PM (No. 613336)
Is Fox trying emergency damage control to rehabilitate their brand among their base, after the base has already fled them?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Penney 11/22/2020 1:30:11 PM (No. 613378)
Parents, as well as the schools and the general population in the USA each have the responsiblity for raising the children. ...Our ship of state has drifted far off course from the principled ideals and goals so faithfully embraced by those courageous and determined Pilgrams. Read William Bradford's journal which recorded in detail about their journey to this continent and the harsh difficulties they faced after their arrival. They were determined to be free to live and worship God in peace. That is why they suffered so much to come here, lest we forget! We dare not forget their victories!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JimBob 11/23/2020 6:37:41 PM (No. 614526)
Why are the Pilgrims, who landed in 1620, celebrated as 'the first', when the Jamestown colony was started in 1607? Someone who has a better memory than I do for this please reply!
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