Living as we do after the “Great Awokening,” it is no surprise that the godless media are especially eager to destroy the remaining traditional holidays of formerly Christian America.
As an example, a Jew working for the New York Times has written a piece called The Vicious Reality Behind the Thanksgiving Myth. The main argument of the author of the piece is that the common Thanksgiving narrative has been “whitewashed,” because the narrative presents the English pilgrims and the Indians coming together in harmony, rather than focusing on the racial struggle between the two groups.
In one sense the author is correct. The early history of America has been sanitized for modern tastes, but this process has in fact been anti-white. By presenting colonist-native harmony, the sanitized narrative has been used to psychologically disarm white Americans, suggesting that multiracial cooperation, rather than inter-racial struggle, has been at the heart of the American story.
We agree with the New York Times that America was founded on racial struggle, but we certainly do not condemn the whites who built this nation. Rather we celebrate them and we thank God that our white Christian people triumphed in this contest. (And any white American who disagrees with us should either move back to Europe or stand condemned of hypocrisy.)
And of course giving thanks to God is the main point of the holiday. Imitating the early colonists, we are to thank Him first of all for the great salvation purchased by Jesus at Calvary. Next we are to thank him for the temporal safety and provision that comes from His hand, which includes the blessings that come from living in a nation founded and built by white Christians.
While the early pilgrim celebration is the most prominent American precedent for our current holiday, holding festivals to offer thanks to God for the blessings of the harvest is an ancient practice. Of the divinely ordained Biblical feasts, it seems to me that the Feast of Tabernacles is the one that most closely resembles the American Thanksgiving, as it was “the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field” (Exodus 23:16). Interestingly this feast included the practice of dwelling in tabernacles (temporary structures made of sticks and leaves) . This practice was meant to recall the Exodus from Egypt. “Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths: That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 23:42-43). The Exodus and the wandering in the desert are a picture of man’s total dependence on God, and of our temporary status on the earth. This in turn ties into the title of “pilgrim.” Christians are pilgrims in this world because we know that our final home is with our Lord in eternal blessedness. Let us, therefore, recognize and thank God for our temporal blessings, but always keep firmly planted in our hearts and minds that all this will pass away and that our true joy is found elsewhere.