happy thanksgiving

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Hail Gluttony!

Hail Gluttony!

Today in the U.S. many celebrate the secular holiday called “Thanksgiving.” It originated as a harvest festival and the traditional imagery has been inspired by legends about Calvinist separatist Pilgrims who emigrated from The Netherlands to the “New World” in 1620. These staunchly Christian folks supposedly included select nearby indigenous pagans in their festivities, now and again. However, the interactions between these European immigrants and the Native Americans was, sadly, often quite negative as this article about their Plymouth Colony details.  Honoring the fruits of the hard work done towards survival of the gelid North American Winter months in Massachusetts […]