Just in time for the Thanksgiving celebration weekend, the VICE website is perhaps simultaneously celebrating diversity in asserting that many “early American colonizers were super gay,” and that this included what might be considered America’s “first queer hippy colony.”
In an article that seemingly serves a helping of identity politics into pilgrim society, a writer for the far-left platform claimed, in part, after apparently “digging into” history, the following:
“According to historians and original records, the pilgrims founded an unusually queer society—one that wasn’t straight-up accepting of all that queerness, per se, but had a more complicated relationship with it than you might think…
“Though our modern understanding of sexuality would have been completely foreign to them, early European immigrants experienced same-sex attraction just as we do today, and they had queer sex, entered queer relationships, and formed queer households in ways that are surprisingly familiar…many of the pilgrims in whose honor we celebrate Thanksgiving were queer.”
Citing a Harvard University professor, the essay also explained, “Despite the prohibition on same-sex encounters, there were circumstances where they were tolerated—or at least ignored—and penalties gradually weakened over the course of the 1600s, in part out of necessity because such encounters were so common.”
Elsewhere in the article, which you can review in its entirety and draw your own conclusions about the progressive pilgrim sexual preferences, it is stated, however, that “There exists little record of queer life in the colonies, since criminal complaints were generally the only occasion on which they were detailed.”
Financially challenged Vice Media (which also faced allegations of employee misogynist misconduct back in 2017) also operates a cable TV channel which is seldom worth watching, if at all, except for the compelling “Dark Side of the Ring” documentary series which details many of the scandals in the professional wrestling industry.
Not to be outdone perhaps, and along the lines of never letting a holiday go to waste as the agenda-obsessed left might perceive it, one of the liberal ladies on the daytime TV chat show “The View” recommended that “everybody out there, come out to your family this Thanksgiving, just come out, see what happens.”
Joy Behar’s idea to use Thanksgiving as a ‘come out gay’ day NOT well received https://t.co/ilTQW1Jp6d
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) November 26, 2021
Twitter is registering skepticism, to say the least, about the Thanksgiving-related Vice article. Here is just a sampling:
An article that is a collection of anecdotes, half of which contradict the thesis of the piece.
So a typical VICE article
— Lucerne Bolvin (@LucerneBolvin) November 25, 2021
God, I can’t wait for the next round of Vice layoffs.
— AugustInLebanon (@AugustInLebanon) November 26, 2021
Does anyone read Vice articles to be informed? Or is it just to know why their more intelligent and educated family members are laughing at them?
— Matthew Main (@MatthewMain) November 28, 2021
Pilgrims were 🎯 “Super gay”
Next month: Santa Claus is 🎯 “White Supremacist Reptilian”
— atxklown (@atxklown) November 26, 2021
“Super gays commit mass genocide.” – @VICE
— Jeff Accordion 🚁🪗🛵 (@jeffaccordion) November 26, 2021
“The Pilgrims were Queer says Queer Activist”
Fixed the title for you.
— For Ultramar (@OneMoreBrian) November 26, 2021
Is this supposed to be insulting to colonizers? Seems homophobic. Or does it means that queer’s are predisposed to be colonizers?
— Todd (@returnoftoasty) November 25, 2021
Nobody cares who’s gay. Stop creating strife.
— Brian Smith (@BVTech) November 26, 2021
so gay slaveowners created the systemic racism of today?
good to know
/cancel culture has entered the chat
— Leeeeeroy Jennnnnkins!!!! (@jer2911tx) November 27, 2021
You get paid to write this drivel?
— One Horse Taco Eating Pony Soldier (@Gen_Taco) November 27, 2021
Wait so are colonizers good or bad now
— Lee (@enphield) November 26, 2021
Now that’s some journalism! pic.twitter.com/iYOia8DKfF
— Noneyas (@BlueSkyForDays) November 25, 2021
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