Socialism, Communism, Private Property and the Real Story of Thanksgiving

From: Jason W. Hoyt (Reprinted by permission)

Every year I believe it’s imperative we share the real story of Thanksgiving with our family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to counter the lazy narrative being pushed by anti-American, anti-God, and anti-capitalist statists.

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Do politicians, textbooks, TV shows, and news outlets today purposefully miss the real story of Thanksgiving?

In most history books and textbooks we read that the story of Thanksgiving was due to a great harvest and some will even say it’s because the Indians helped.  While this may be partly true, the real story of Thanksgiving leaves out the ‘Why?

Why did they have such a great harvest?

To miss asking this question, and to miss hearing the real reason, is to miss one of the greatest lessons of all.

The contract the pilgrims on the Mayflower were under required them to share equally in the harvest of the crops and to hold all land as “communal property.”  Since no one was personally responsible for the land, but everyone shared equally in the harvest, laziness set in.

“What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.”
Ecclesiastes 1:9

When we fail to learn, teach and appreciate history, we tend to repeat it.  When we fail to heed the warnings of the repeated failures of “communal living,” Marxism, Communism, or whatever -ism you call it, where outcomes are “guaranteed” without regard to who actually does the work while eliminating all genuine positive incentives, history will repeat itself. Read the rest of this article at

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