400 Years of Rejecting Communism

The Mayflower landed in the New World on December 18, 1620–four hundred years ago. In this election year, 2020, when at least 74 million voters rejected communism in the guise of the Harris/Biden ticket, it behooves us all to remember the first time that communism was tried and then soundly rejected in what became the United States of America.

Following are excerpts from A Thanksgiving Lesson, by Chip Wood: [emphasis added to quotes]

Did you know that our Pilgrim forefathers tried communism when they first landed at Plymouth Rock? …

The Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock in 1620 were incredibly brave and hardy souls. They were motivated by the noblest of virtues. They vowed, each and every one, to be as selfless as possible—to always put the needs of the group first. They agreed to own everything in common and to share everything equally.

And their naïve piety almost killed the entire colony. …

There were 102 passengers on board the Mayflower—50 men, 20 women and 32 children—along with a crew of 40. The captain set a course along the 42nd parallel, a bearing that would carry him to Cape Cod. From there he intended to swing south and follow the coast to northern Virginia.

A little over two months later, on Nov. 19, land was finally sighted and the captain turned the ship south, toward Virginia. However, they soon encountered such “dangerous shoals and roaring breakers” that they turned back to Massachusetts. It was then that the grumblings of dissent turned into a full-fledged roar. Many of the passengers insisted on landing in Massachusetts, where “none had power to command them.”

The Pilgrim leaders decided to meet the explosive situation by asking each male on board, except for the crew, to sign a formal document that would lay “the first foundation of their government in this place.” Thus the Mayflower Compact was born. …

Because provisions were so scanty they decided that the land would be worked in common, produce would be owned in common, and goods would be rationed equally. Not unlike the society Karl Marx envisioned of “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”

Unfortunately, thanks to illness, injury and attitude, the system did not work. Pilferage from the storehouse became common. Suspicions of malingering were muttered. Over the course of that first, harsh winter, nearly half of the colonists perished. …

The colonists struggled desperately for two more years. When spring arrived in April 1623, virtually all of their provisions were gone. Unless that year’s harvest improved, they feared few would survive the next winter. The Pilgrim leaders decided on a bold course. The colony would abandon its communal approach and permit each person to work for his own benefit, not for the common good. …

Once they replaced communal efforts with individual responsibility the differences were dramatic—and life-saving. Men went into the fields earlier and stayed later. In many cases, their wives and even their children (some barely past the toddler stage) worked right alongside them. More acres were planted, more trees were felled, more houses were built, and more game was slaughtered because of one simple change: People were allowed to keep the fruits of their own labors.

The professed ideology of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris reminds us of the importance of ensuring that our “entire colony” is not killed off by communism.

Following are excerpts from a website that recounts the familiar legend of the first Thanksgiving:

In November 1621, after the Pilgrims’ first corn harvest proved successful, Governor William Bradford organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit. Now remembered as American’s “first Thanksgiving”—although the Pilgrims themselves may not have used the term at the time—the festival lasted for three days. While no record exists of the historic banquet’s exact menu, the Pilgrim chronicler Edward Winslow wrote in his journal that Governor Bradford sent four men on a “fowling” mission in preparation for the event, and that the Wampanoag guests arrived bearing five deer.

Pilgrims held their second Thanksgiving celebration in 1623 to mark the end of a long drought that had threatened the year’s harvest and prompted Governor Bradford to call for a religious fast. Days of fasting and thanksgiving on an annual or occasional basis became common practice in other New England settlements as well. During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress designated one or more days of thanksgiving a year, and in 1789 George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving proclamation by the national government of the United States; in it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s war of independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. His successors John Adams and James Madison also designated days of thanks during their presidencies.

The story, as interpreted at that website, makes no mention of the Pilgrims’ failed experiment with communism, although it does take pains to mention that the Spanish may have actually celebrated the “first” Thanksgiving, in Florida, and that some “Native Americans” as well as others believe that

the traditional narrative paints a deceptively sunny portrait of relations between the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag people, masking the long and bloody history of conflict between Native Americans and European settlers that resulted in the deaths of millions

altogether failing to mention the long and bloody history of conflict between and among Native American tribes that resulted in deaths, displacement, or slavery for at least thousands, if not many more.

Conflicts between Native Americans and European settlers did not alone result in the deaths of millions–diseases introduced by each group to the other group played a much larger role in the deaths that did occur.

Wars between and among various Native American tribes were ongoing even as the Pilgrims landed, as Powhatan consolidated his own “empire“.

These conflicts and numerous other intertribal battles over millenia resulted in deaths, slavery, or the displacement of many thousands of Native Americans westward, which explains how Eastern and Great Lakes tribes ended up in the Midwest or the Dakotas.

Long before Columbus arrived, particularly in the 1300s, intertribal warfare was common.

Such are the inconvenient truths that the politically correct downplay or simply ignore, as they rewrite history.

In politically correct history, Powhatan didn’t conquer other tribes through violence and subjugation. No, he somehow simply “added” tribes to his “fold”.

We might imagine that he peacefully community organized them into his “confederacy”. (Not unlike the so-far bloodless coup currently playing out in our nation as disputes over the 2020 election continue apace.)

Confederacy.  Association.  Fold.  These words sound so much better–kinder and gentler–than empire, don’t they?

Wikipedia does tell us that Powhatan extracted tribute from his so-called allies.  Tribute is paid by forcefully subjugated peoples, not “allies.”

Another example of politically correct narrative:  The Navajo didn’t invade Hopi lands; they “migrated” from Canada and points north and “entered” the Southwest in order to strike up a “long relationship with Pueblo people.”   Truth?  What does your common sense tell you?

One wonders what the politically correct make of the Windover population of Florida, which DNA analysis has shown consisted of 168 (or 169) persons of European ancestry who lived on this continent over 7000 years ago, sharing with contemporaneous European populations not only DNA but also cultural artifacts like woven cloth and stone tools.  A tool found with a similar population in Virginia consists of flint that originated in France. Science!

Did the ancestors of the Windover people thank their Creator when they arrived safely in the New World thousands of years before their descendants lived in Florida?

Were the Windover ancestors waiting to greet the Asians who walked over the “land bridge” and became the “Native Americans”?

Were the Windover people wiped out by the newly arrived “Native Americans” through warfare, competition, or forced assimilation?

Here’s another inconvenient truth:  More and more archaeological sites are popping up in the Americas suggesting, via cultural artifacts as well as DNA and morphological evidence, that the traditional “First Nations” may not have truly been “first”.

As a result, the politically correct have supported legislation that gives control of cultural patrimony as well as human remains from ancient sites to traditional “Native American” tribes, on the assumption that they represent the descendants of these populations.

This law too often results in scientists being delayed or even prevented from analyzing the origin of some human remains, such as Kennewick Man.

So there’s controversy over the first Thanksgiving and there’s controversy over the first “Americans”.

We Americans are, and always have been, a scrappy lot.  One important lesson to be learned:  Always keep an open mind.

In any case, historians remind us, quite accurately, that most cultures around the world celebrate a harvest festival.

And so this week, despite the “pandemic”, We the People of the United States of America, all of us, no matter our ancestry, should bow our heads to give thanks to our Creator for His bounty and, above all, thank Him for the blessings bestowed upon our beloved Republic, unique among nations in the history of this world.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

to all of our friends, and Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving even to those who don’t consider themselves to be our friends.

Continue to resist socialism, communism, and tyranny.

A Thanksgiving cartoon for you!

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126 responses to “400 Years of Rejecting Communism

  1. WHO. ..LET … The NUT …. LOSE?
    AOC .. PELOSI .. NEWSOM Come get your
    Special ..child he’s .. running LOOSe again

    https://therightscoop.com/youre-g-dn-right-we-want-to-criminalize-policy-differences-olbermann-says-out-loud-what-cnn-merely-implies/

  2. PROOF …. Of the CHEATING….
    CHECK ..STUB$….. GO SIDNEY ..GO!
    $$$$$ .. PAYED $$$$$ … 2…. PLAY!
    https://conservativeus.com/sidney-powell-weve-got-pictures-of-the-check-stubs-paid-to-people-to-ballot-harvest-audio/

  3. PROOF …. Of the CHEATING….
    CHECK ..STUB$….. GO SIDNEY ..GO!
    $$$$$ .. PAYED $$$$$ … 2…. PLAY!
    https://conservativeus.com/sidney-powell-weve-got-pictures-of-the-check-stubs-paid-to-people-to-ballot-harvest-audio/

  4. Expertise …. That’s what WTP need!

    https://www.wnd.com/2020/11/4873267/

  5. Expertise …. That’s what WTP need!

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  6. In … 1876. …. /// The SAME ……CRAP ….
    In .. 2020 !!!
    A ….MUST READ ….

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/635704/contested-presidential-election-1876

    • Has everyone forgotten that the broadcast networks that use the public spectrum have RULES to follow with regard to distorting the news or otherwise NOT serving the public good, given that the spectrum belongs to WE THE PEOPLE?

      https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/broadcasting-false-information

      “Broadcasting false content during news programming

      The FCC is prohibited by law from engaging in censorship or infringing on First Amendment rights of the press. It is, however, illegal for broadcasters to intentionally distort the news, and the FCC may act on complaints if there is documented evidence of such behavior from persons with direct personal knowledge. For more information, please see our consumer guide, Complaints About Broadcast Journalism. …”

      It would seem that Georgie Porgie has broken these laws as have most of the other biased broadcast news “journalists.” Where is the FCC?

      Click to access broadcasting_false_information.pdf

      https://www.benton.org/initiatives/obligations/charting_the_digital_broadcasting_future/sec2

      “In broadcasting, the Federal Government grants exclusive free speech rights to licensees, while denying such freedom to others. To justify this privileged treatment, Congress and the courts have mandated that licensees serve as “public trustees” of the airwaves.

      The public trustee model has given rise to a distinct genre of First Amendment jurisprudence. Unlike newspapers and magazines, broadcasters have affirmative statutory and regulatory obligations to serve the public in specific ways.

      The licensing arrangements that gave rise to public interest obligations were an attempt to reconcile the prerogatives of commercial interests on the one hand with the needs of the democratic system on the other. …

      The philosophical distinction between the free marketplace of ideas metaphor and the Madisonian notion of a deliberative democracy is not academic. It lies at the heart of the public interest standard in broadcasting. From the beginning, broadcast regulation in the public interest has sought to meet certain basic needs of American politics and culture, over and above what the marketplace may or may not provide. It has sought to cultivate a more informed citizenry, greater democratic dialogue, diversity of expression, a more educated population, and more robust, culturally inclusive communities.

      Some scholars say the marketplace metaphor obscures the extent to which political outcomes require active deliberation and debate.(19) This requires public fora that can give serious, sustained attention to different perspectives. These public fora must be open and accessible to divergent viewpoints, and they must be able to facilitate citizen participation in matters of democratic concern.(20) The marketplace may or may not serve these needs well. When Congress and the FCC have determined that public policy is needed to fulfill conditions that Madison saw as primary to the First Amendment, they have developed new applications of the public interest standard. …

      The public interest standard has most often been applied to six major arenas: diversity of programming, political discourse, localism, children’s educational programming, access to persons with disabilities, and equal employment opportunity. …”

      Does George SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST under these standards? WHY do these partisans still have licenses?

      • https://www.fcc.gov/media/radio/public-and-broadcasting#DISTORT

        “News Distortion. The Commission often receives complaints concerning broadcast journalism, such as allegations that stations have aired inaccurate or one-sided news reports or comments, covered stories inadequately, or overly dramatized the events that they cover. For the reasons noted previously, the Commission generally will not intervene in these cases because it would be inconsistent with the First Amendment to replace the journalistic judgment of licensees with our own. However, as public trustees, broadcast licensees may not intentionally distort the news. The FCC has stated that “rigging or slanting the news is a most heinous act against the public interest.” The Commission will investigate a station for news distortion if it receives documented evidence of rigging or slanting, such as testimony or other documentation, from individuals with direct personal knowledge that a licensee or its management engaged in the intentional falsification of the news. Of particular concern would be evidence of the direction to employees from station management to falsify the news. However, absent such a compelling showing, the Commission will not intervene. …”

      • These comments on FCC could be an entire post! Spot on!

        • Thanks. This has been on my mind for months. The question remains: WHERE are the Republicans on this? Where’s TRUMP’S FCC? Why no enforcement anymore? The “Fairness Doctrine” was overturned but there remains these rules about not reporting “fake news,” in essence.

    • And so Whittle’s analysis PROVES that the social media censors DIRECTLY AFFECTED AND ILLEGALLY PROVIDED PARTISAN SUPPORT TO BIDEN TO ENABLE HIM TO STEAL THE ELECTION. This CONSPIRACY violated multiple laws, imho, including “in-kind donations” to a political party, not to mention probable laws about not acting in the best interest of one’s investors.

    • And anybody with half a brain saw this develop again in 2020, but where was the push back from Republicans? Asleep at the wheel.

    • And I’m sure they’re moving as many bodies into GA (even if only on paper) as they can, so they can vote. I see NOTHING to indicate that the same vote fraud techniques will not be used in GA again. Where are the lawsuits demanding a return to regular order for an election that will be so important?

    • There are thousands of people who voted in one state and then in another. It’s easily provable by the change of address database and other public records that will prove that a person DID move, DID register in the new state and DID vote there AS WELL AS IN THE STATE he or she left. Republicans once again ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.

  7. SMDH 😯
    Ryan Saavedra
    @RealSaavedra
    ·
    Nov 27
    Nearly a month after the elections, there are 5 U.S. House seats in NY, 2 in CA, and 1 in IA that have not been called

    Republicans are up in all 8 races

    The fact that the election results still haven’t been finalized is third world country/banana republic stuff

    • It’s crazy. I read one of the election dispute cases today and part of the argument was that the state (it may have been PA) rushed to certify ONLY the VP and POTUS races. They did NOT certify the down ballot races. Why not? I mean, are these being contested? (They should be.) I’ve been wondering why, with all this obvious fraud, the Republicans who “lost” down ballot races are NOT contesting the results as well.

    • I wondered how many were left. They called one for a Republican yesterday, in CA. Aren’t they getting close to even Steven?

    • If I read it correctly, the ruling is that it’s unconstitutional according to the PA constitution; but I suspect it will be appealed to the very same partisan PA Supreme Court to get overruled. It may be good news. I begin to lose faith in the courts, especially since the U.S. appeals court denied the equal protection case and, sadly but necessarily (imho), cited the slapdash character of the case and, especially, the misspellings. THAT was indeed unnecessary and puzzling, considering my impression of Sidney Powell’s expertise. She was very ill served by whoever put together and filed the case. Any person familiar with the English language and grammar and spelling and proof reading could have easily and quickly cleaned it up. It took me no more than a half hour to read it and I saw many errors. It was very disappointing because it simply gives the leftists ammo to ignore the SUBSTANCE and focus on the optics. This is exactly how they ignored what POTUS said in his presser and instead focused on his “microdesk.” Same with Rudy’s hair dye. We MUST be better than this. They all have to realize that conservatives MUST be spot on, accurate, competent. We can’t give them easy ammo.

  8. https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-11-26-situation-update-nov-26th-flynn-in-place-dod-rendition-flights.html

    Situation Update – Nov. 26th – Flynn in place, DoD aligned, rendition flights ACTIVE
    (Natural News) The Situation Update bombshells just keep getting more intense by the day. Right now, the average American news consumer is 100% clueless of reality, having no idea that treasonous operators across America are being extracted, placed in private contractor “rendition flights” and are being subjected to in-flight interrogations until they confess to their roles in attempting to overthrow the United States of America.

    This is happening every hour of every day, right this very minute. We know this because of flight track records which are OSINT (Open Source Intelligence) information.

    We also know that the pardon of Gen. Michael Flynn has further confirmed that DoD personnel are being aligned for the “national defense” option that gets triggered if SCOTUS fails to uphold the rule of law. The rigged, fraudulent election that just took place was an act of international cyber warfare against the United States of America, and this places the authority for dealing with the election fraud outside the courts and even outside SCOTUS. Because the election interference was a cyber warfare attack on declared critical U.S. infrastructure, President Trump has the option to invoke a national defense response, complete with SOF (Special Operations Forces) deployment domestically, as well as the invocation of the Insurrection Act as well as the Fourteenth Amendment provisions that strip electoral votes from states engaged in rebellion.

    Trump may also invoke the NDAA, and combined with his Sep. 12, 2018 execute order, Trump may designated those who engaged in coordinated election rigging as “enemy combatants,” allowing them to be extracted, detained and even interrogated, completely outside the normal court system. (This power of government, by the way, is extremely dangerous and must be repealed, but it currently rests in the hands of President Trump, years after treasonous sleeper cell Barack Obama signed it into law. Trump should use

  9. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cxy88h9aOCDTF3YLePqqrXzO7Ql_AnoQ/view

    Carter Page is shaking things up BIG TIME!! Go, Carter.

    I can’t wait for discovery. AND he’s demanding a JURY TRIAL. Court TV, anyone?

  10. https://truepundit.com/facebook-messenger-bug-let-hackers-eavesdrop-on-their-targets-phone/

    “Facebook has reportedly patched a bug in its Messenger app for Android that allowed hackers to call unsuspecting targets and listen to them before they even pick up the audio call.

    The Hacker News reports that Facebook has fixed a bug in its Messenger app for Android that allowed hackers to call targets and listen in on them before they even picked up the call. Natalie Silvanovich of Google’s Project Zero bug-hunting team reported the issue to Facebook last month on October 6.

    The vulnerability could have granted an attacker who is logged into the Messenger app the ability to simultaneously initiate a call and send a specific message to a target who is signed into both the app as well as another Messenger client like a web browser. Facebook’s Security Engineering Manager Dan Gurfinkel explained: “It would then trigger a scenario where, while the device is ringing, the caller would begin receiving audio either until the person being called answers or the call times out.””

    !!!!!!!

    Just in time for the election, too. Who knew? Who used this “vulnerability?”

    Imagine somebody in a meeting with POTUS. Oh, it’s just a bug. Listens in before you even answer the call!

  11. https://truepundit.com/report-facebook-used-secret-internal-ranking-of-news-sites-to-suppress-right-wing-sources-after-election/

    “Facebook reportedly made an “emergency change” to its algorithm post-election to tamp down on news and posts from some sites and pages, identified by The New York Times as mostly right-leaning sources, from spreading what the platform deemed to be “election misinformation.” The result was the promotion of legacy media content and the suppression of alternative sources to news.

    In the aftermath of the election, the social media giant initiated some of its “break glass” plans to curb what it deemed as misinformation circulating on its platform, according to The New York Times. The plans reportedly involved changing how the platform allows articles from certain outlets and posts from certain pages to spread.

    Facebook employees found that after the election, news stories from right-leaning outlets and pages on instances of voter fraud, miscounted ballots, and other election irregularities, mistakes, and misconduct were some of the most popular articles on the platform. ...”

    Some of the most popular articles SO let’s eff our investors and SUPPRESS the articles that are MOST POPULAR AND THUS WOULD BE MOST LUCRATIVE, only instead to protect Biden’s STEAL. Makes sense. NOT!

    • They had a plethora of minor black teen “poll workers,” who are paid employees for the election only. This means that many of the poll workers weren’t able to go with the ballots to the counting center, meaning they were minors who couldn’t travel to the center after polls closed and how possibly ballots were “untended” and there was little or no chain of custody. Mostly he talks about the corruptness of the way they selected (or avoided selecting) Republicans to WORK the polls or observe at the polls and also how they deliberately “trained” people to make it easy to hinder the observation by Republicans and ignore it when they challenged a ballot.

    • I found most interesting his narrative about how four DemoncRATS would distract the Republican poll challenger and when the person wasn’t looking, they’d duplicate a “spoiled” ballot that had mixed choices as a straight-party ticket for Biden, then quickly remove the ballot or put it into a box where the Republican could never see what became of it.

      He also reported that multiple DemoncRAT poll workers would go to the table that had blank ballots, “steal” a stack, go back to their tables and hide the stack under a box or somewhere else. He presumed that later on they’d fill out a straight-ticket ballot for Biden, becaus e ALL of them were DemoncRATS and/or BLM supporters.

      He talked about two big batches of ballots that came into the room illegally–all should have been there, by law, long before then.One arrived, as we’ve heard before, about 4 a.m. on 11/4, brought by a van with out-of-state license plates. They began to count these two batches of ballots AFTER they heard that Trump was winning by hundreds of thousands and after he heard them all moaning about the fact that Biden was losing. But before they started counting (for some reason they’d stopped for a while), the guy in charge of the entire enterprise got on a microphone and said, “this is what democracy looks like” and then shouted “Go!” Suddenly the nearly all DemoncRAT workers came to grab the ballots and process them and most, as we’ve also heard, went for Biden, wiping out Trump’s lead.

      Now isn’t it curious that the leader of the BLM/DemoncRAT activists used a BLM/antifa/leftist slogan right before the Big Steal began?

  12. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/new-fbi-requests-files-of-people-voting-in-multiple-states

    “The FBI, apparently and finally eyeing voter fraud claims, has requested the files from an independent investigation of people who allegedly voted in several states.

    The attorney conducting a “Voter Integrity Project” investigation for the conservative Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society that has called into question hundreds of thousands of potentially problem ballots said the FBI has asked for his key files.

    “The FBI has proactively and directly requested from me the VIP [Voter Integrity Project] findings that indicates illegal ballots,” Matt Braynard tweeted today, adding, “By Tuesday, we will have delivered to the agency all of our data, including names, addresses, phone numbers, etc.” …”

    Good news, maybe, but WHY do unpaid citizens have to do the job OF THE FBI? WHY weren’t FBI agents DOING THIS ANALYSIS in the first place, given the importance of the subject matter and the many credible allegations of fraud?

  13. Happening now.

  14. In case you missed it.

  15. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/breaking-update-judge-timothy-batten-issues-order-freeze-dominion-machines-georgia/

    POTENTIALLY good news:

    “Judge Timothy C. Batten, Sr. issued an order on Sunday to freeze ALL Dominion voting machines in the state of Georgia. …

    Defendants are ordered to maintain the statue quo & are temporarily enjoined from wiping or resetting any voting machines in the State of Georgia until further order of the Court. …”

    I say potentially because it’s probably already TOO LATE. I cannot imagine that they didn’t “accidentally” and “mistakenly” already lose, or reset, wipe, misplace, or sell these machines. People who are EVIL enough to steal an election are certainly evil enough, sneaky enough, criminal enough to cover as many tracks as possible, especially considering the election was almost a month ago.

  16. Remember that Al Gore did not concede the 2000 election until December 13, 2020.
    That’s two weeks from today.

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