- Category: Kasama
- Created on Friday, 26 November 2010 15:02
- Written by Mike Ely
by Mike Ely
Here are the results this year:
On Kasama this last week, the essay has been clicked on over 4,600 times.
Of these 1,200 reads were on Thanksgiving itself.
Meanwhile, the piece has been promoted on quite a few other places including Facebook, Speed of Dreams, Links, Counterpunch, Revolution, Revolution Books Berkley, Advance the Struggle, RevLeft, Wikipedia, People of Color and more. (All of which show up on Google and get their own reading.)
I suspect that such an essay rather easily gets read tens of thousands of times each year -- with very little organized effort.
Why can't we make reach hundreds of thousands of people with the right pieces?
Why don't we do this more often, more collectively, more creatively, and more systematically?
Why not an organized "Online Leafleting Project" learning together how to go viral?
Meanwhile, there are many other efforts to expose the true nature of Thanksgiving. Here are just a few:
- The True Story of Thanksgiving by Richard Greener
- Thanksgiving: A Native American View/ By Jacqueline Keeler ~1/01/2000
- Deconstructing Thanksgiving~A Native American view~11/27/08
- The TRUE History of Thanksgiving
- The Real History of Thanksgiving – The Rape of America by European Racial Supremicists
- Thanksgiving is a LIE
- The Thanksgiving Day Massacre...Or, would you like Turkey with your genocide? by DelicateMonster
- Native American Genocide ~Raina Delema~ History behind the News
- Thanksgiving Day Celebrates A Massacre by Johyn Westcott and Paul Apidaca
- THE SUPPRESSED SPEECH OF WAMSUTTA (FRANK B.) JAMES, WAMPANOAG
More posts from the Blogosphere (with different approaches):
Network-Aztlan News Blog: Still Being Thankful After Thanksgiving ... to remind people of the true dark history of Thanksgiving and the genocide suffered by natives peoples; plus, the importance of being thankful for whatever blessings we may have as a way of being. I do not what to whine to you but you ...
Network-Aztlan News Blog: Being Thankful on a Thanksgiving Day of ... READ: Deconstructing Thanksgiving~A Native American view~11/27/08 > http://bit.ly/gCWVm2. The TRUE History of Thanksgiving > http://bit.ly/eGKmxA. The Real History of Thanksgiving – The Rape of America by European Racial Supremicists ...
THE TRUE STORY OF THANKSGIVING - Care2 News Network This tragic true TD history is next example of manipulation historical facts by making common lies by political groups of business. Consequences of "lies told hundreds times" are very harmful for many generations, ...
History of Thanksgiving “What is Thanksgiving and why is it ... How then did our modern, festive Thanksgiving come to be? It began with the greatest of misunderstandings, a true clash of cultural values and fundamental principles. What are we thankful for if not – being here, living on this land, ...
Richard Greener: The True Story Of Thanksgiving That I have learned from history of thanksgiving is that thanks to Indian's welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers, they could survive and prosper in the new lands already occupied by Indians. That is a very good reason to commemorate! ...
The Plain Truth: The Real Story of Thanksgiving RUSH: It's time for the traditional true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me in my second best seller of 2.5 million copies in hardback: See, I Told You So. "Chapter 6, Dead White Guys, or What the History Books Never Told You: The...
» The Real First Thanksgiving: Revisted - By The XP Report I know, some readers might have problems because we are giving into the dominate culture's attempts to rewrite history and come together on Thanksgiving to celebrate the idea of “togetherness” among family and friends. ...
Make Daddy A Sammich: The History Of Thanksgiving Since Thanksgiving is here in the United States, I would like to take a minute to tell you about the real reason for Thanksgiving. No not the reasons that the media, history, and popular culture like to tell you about, but the true...
It's Not All About Turkey: the Real History of Thanksgiving It's Not All About Turkey: the Real History of Thanksgiving. November 24, 2010 The Observatory Leave a comment Go to comments. Fatima Shabbir. Photo courtesy of aesthetic.gregcookland.com. Did anyone even notice that Thanksgiving is ...
The Real History of Thanksgiving – The Rape of America by European ... And even worse, the true history of Thanksgiving – the brutal and cruel story of what really happened between the white European colonizers and the friendly Native Americans – is not only masked but celebrated every year with turkey ...
The Extent of Amnesia
When we bring up the real history of Thanksgiving, some people say that this holiday is just Turkey, Beer and Football Day to them (followed by the Black Friday shopping extravaganza).
Just taking a break, dude. Just pigging out. And so why make a deal about patriotic myths we learned in grade school. Who cares? We aren't thinking false thoughts, they say, we are thinking none.
OK, fair enough. In your case, our de-mythologizing here is not aimed at you. For you we have other arguments to raise. Lives lived so obliviously are their own danger to humanity.