HuffPo Invokes Holocaust, 9/11 in Tirade Against 'National Land Theft and American Genocide Day'
It happens every year. Someone on the left goes so overboard in their hatred for America that they can't even let Thanksgiving pass without their wacky comments. This year, Huffington Post author Nicole Breedlove didn't disappoint. Her piece bashed America under the headline: "Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!"
Breedlove doesn't miss a beat - slamming everyone from Columbus and to the Pilgrims while invoking images of the Holocaust and 9/11. She began her piece talking about how her family "always gave thanks that all the Native Americans weren't wiped out when Columbus 'discovered' America." Because, of course, liberals assume Columbus personally killed every single Native American in a whole continent.
Then she launched into her full attack saying she "proudly" no longer celebrates the holiday. "Thanksgiving day should be known as National Land Theft and American Genocide Day," she wrote.
After that, she bemoaned a fight between the early colonists and Native Americans in 1637. Her version of events went like this: "Armed settlers -- which we tell our children were God fearing, gentle, sharing, kind Pilgrims -- invaded a Pequot village."
Her piece described the evil settlers and their attack. "They also set the village, which included many children, on fire. Those who were lucky enough to escape the fire were systematically sought, hunted down and killed," she continued. Breedlove said the information made her "nauseous."
She then launched into a full-on rant comparing the fight against the Pequots to well, the worst evil in history.
"People always tell me to forget the past. I should just let it go and move on. Why do people of color always have to forget?! Would you tell a Jewish person to forget about the holocaust and just move on?! Would you tell the family of those who lost their lives on 9/11 to just forget about it?! So why are our tragedies forgettable and others are not?! I WILL NEVER forget!"
She only made one concession to her one-sided account. "While many, including historians, still debate what exactly happened this day, also known as the Pequot Massacre, it directly led to the creation of 'Thanksgiving Day.'"
Historians disagree with her account of both the battle and the holiday.
The battle is not the cause for modern Thanksgiving, according to what Brittanica.com says. The website of the long-famous encyclopedias takes the history back another 16 years. "Americans generally believe that their Thanksgiving is modeled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists (Pilgrims) of Plymouth and the Wampanoag Indians." National Geographic echoed the 1621 date in its "Kids" section.
Then there's her history of the war. Her piece also left out some of the history of the conflict. According to the documentary "Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War," it wasn't just Pilgrims attacking the Pequot. The Pequots had besieged "Fort Saybrook the following fall and winter" and attacked the Wethersfield settlement. That led to a combined force of "English Puritans, with Mohegan and Narragansett allies" attacking the Pequots.
So, her Euro-focused hatred left out that "people of color" were on both sides of the war.
This is typical for Breedlove's shtick. She's not just a writer, she's an activist. Breedlove's brief bio describes her as "President and CEO, oursistacircle.com, A free social networking site for lesbians of color." A separate HuffPo bio adds that she is "a nerdy, masculine-identified published author and activist." Breedlove claimed her website had 9,300 members as of March and they range "in age from 18 to 66," and are "located in many countries around the world."