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In a scathing speech delivered from the Senate floor Wednesday, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton slammed the “revisionist charlatans of the radical left,” particularly those at The New York Times, for trying to rewrite the history of Thanksgiving.
“[T]here appear to be few commemorations, parades, or festivals to celebrate the Pilgrims this year, perhaps in part because revisionist charlatans of the radical left have lately claimed the previous year as America’s true founding. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Pilgrims and their Compact, like the Founders and their Declaration, form the true foundation of America,” he said.
“Some — too many — may have lost the civilizational self-confidence needed to celebrate the Pilgrims. Just today, for instance, The New York Times called this story a ‘myth’ and a ‘caricature’ — in the Food Section, no less. Maybe the politically correct editors of the debunked 1619 Project are now responsible for pumpkin-pie recipes at the Times, as well.”
Indeed, the Times, known for its revisionist history, ran a piece titled, “The Thanksgiving Myth Gets a Deeper Look This Year.”
But according to Cotton, the first Thanksgiving is no myth.
Listen to his whole speech below:
He began the speech by reciting the true history of Thanksgiving. It’s the exact same history that’s touted by the History Channel
“In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers — an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World,” the channel notes.
After arriving in what is now the United States, the settlers began “establishing a village at Plymouth” but were plagued during their first winter here by “exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease.”
“Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Native American who greeted them in English,” the History Channel’s write-up of the first Thanksgiving continues.
Six days later, the Native American returned with Squanto, a legendary Indian who proceeded to teach the Pilgrims “how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants.”
“He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.”
Then came November 1621. Following the Pilgrims’ first successful harvest, Gov. William Bradford “organized a celebratory feast and invited a group of the fledgling colony’s Native American allies, including the Wampanoag chief Massasoit.”
This was the first Thanksgiving — and it’s no myth.
Nevertheless, Cotton’s accurate rendition of Thanksgiving and criticism of the “revisionist charlatans of the radical left” triggered rage from these same “charlatans.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was born in Somalia, claimed Cotton’s “sense of history doesn’t go beyond your 3rd grade coloring books and actual history terrifies you.”
Thomas Hartmann, a radically far-left political commentator, accused Cotton of peddling “pseudo-populist fascism” and claimed he’ll “end the American experiment in less than a year” if he runs for president and wins in 2024.
All this for the apparent crime of reciting real American history …
Apparently, real history offends them …
Look at the unhinged responses below (*Language warning):
When your sense of history doesn’t go beyond your 3rd grade coloring books and actual history terrifies you. https://t.co/gaVeDRgaMW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 19, 2020
I keep telling y’all, Tom Cotton will be the smart, competent version of Trump’s pseudo-populist fascism in 2024 & the Democratic Party damn well better get ready because he’s not a mentally ill criminal buffoon like Trump. He’ll end the American experiment in less than a year. https://t.co/KMRDoJYbsH
— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) November 19, 2020
I see Tom Cotton and I had the same third grade teacher. Somehow, between then and HARVARD, he managed to never get the rest of the story. https://t.co/SlxYllnYA0
— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) November 19, 2020
The fact that overt white supremacist, Tom Cotton, ran unopposed by a Dem is a great example of why the party needs new leadership. https://t.co/2TBjor3JNm
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) November 19, 2020
Wow Sen. Tom Cotton is dumb and racist as fuck,
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 19, 2020
These people appear to be literal know-nothings, yet they deem themselves so wise.
Responding to the backlash from Omar in particular, Fox News’ Guy Benson wrote, “Oh, I’m not sure a debate with Tom Cotton would go especially well for Omar.”
He’s probably right.
Oh, I’m not sure a debate with Tom Cotton would go especially well for Omar https://t.co/OBp6LKe9Rt
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 19, 2020
Omar is the same allegedly esteemed congresswoman who completely bungled a Bible quote while trying to defend Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock, a far-left radical who’s seeking the seat of former Sen. Johnny Isakson.
Shocking video footage emerged this week of Warnock, a senior pastor at Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church, delivering an inflammatory speech in which he proclaims that “nobody can serve God and the military.”
Reportedly recorded in 2011, the speech provoked a scathing backlash from Sen. Marco Rubio, a Catholic, for its radicalism. In an attempted rebuttal directed at Rubio, Omar claimed in a tweet Wednesday that Warnock’s words were just a quote from the Bible.
😳 Mathews 6:24
“No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and dmoney.”
The lies and smears of the GOP have no boundaries, but this is a disgrace and shameful. https://t.co/1G6OhsL2B5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 18, 2020
*slams head into desk*
For the full story on Omar’s tweet, read this. And for the true story on America’s history, don’t read anything published by the mainstream press …
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