Thanksgiving IIt’s a “simple fairy tale” based on a GOP lie that “erases genocide” against Native Americans, MSNBC’s Joy Reid said Wednesday.
Reid’s attack on the holiday came as part of her show the ReidOut.
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“It’s a holiday full of historical inaccuracies. It’s based on this myth that the native people welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn,” says Reid.
“A simplified fairy tale interpretation of an encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers in 1621 that obliterates the genocide that followed,” she added.
Republicans need this fairy tale to hide the fact that the true nature and history of the United States is based on violence, she said.
“It’s the truth that Republicans want to be banished from our textbooks because here’s the secret they’re so desperate to keep: We are a country built on violence,” Reid said. “Our birth was violent. In 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia, ushering in two centuries of American slavery that left millions chained or dead.”
Republicans and the rest of the country must recognize that the country is still violent and filled with bigoted hatred, argued the MSNBC host.
“The Klan is still active, and as Americans, we continue to choose violence,” Reid said. “We are a country that chooses violence again and again. There is no facet of American society that remains untouched.”
The MSNBC host has been slammed on social media for going on a vacation that brings family and friends together.
This is one woman who can’t handle how many Americans can’t afford to buy a turkey this year, so she’s attacking the entire holiday.
She must be a miserable guest on Thanksgiving!
Joy Reid names the Thanksgiving “myth” https://t.co/aqK3dZF568 #FoxNews
— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) November 24, 2022
“This is one woman who can’t handle how many Americans can’t afford to buy a turkey this year so attack her all holiday,” one Twitter user wrote. “She must be a miserable guest on Thanksgiving!”
This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for Joy Reid, who argues more clearly that liberals hate America than any conservative ever could. https://t.co/171fkoZArG
— Dan O’Donnell (@DanODonnellShow) November 24, 2022
“This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Joy Reid, who argues that liberals hate America far better than a conservative ever could,” tweeted another user.
Millions of Americans spend this blessed day with their families, graciously thanking God for all they have and for the sacrifices their ancestors made. Then there are a few ungrateful, spoiled millionaires who can’t spoil it for the rest of us. https://t.co/GKU12CggeX
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) November 24, 2022
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“Millions of Americans are spending this blessed day with their families, graciously thanking God for all they have and for the sacrifices made by their ancestors,” commented one journalist. “Then there are a few ungrateful, spoiled millionaires who can’t spoil it for the rest of us.”