Today we gather to celebrate the end of socialism in the new world. Now for many readers, this might sound like a confusing statement, or even the ramblings of a mad man. However, if one examines history, it is impossible to deny that Thanksgiving is in fact the celebration of Capitalism’s Triumph over the misery of Socialism.
The Mayflower compact called for communal farming and property. Everyone was entitled to an equal share of whatever the community had been able to produce. With everyone entitled to an even share there was no reason for anyone to work hard. Sure there were a few who gave it there all, but there were many who would show up to the fields late, slacked off, and overall hardly contributed to the colony’s needs.
Eventually the hardworking members of the colony realized that their hard work was not rewarded, instead the fruits of their labors when given away to people who had done nothing to earn them. Thus they too began slacking off, and barely working.
Well it does not take a rocket scientists to realize that this lacks worth ethic did not lead to the promise of equality that the pilgrims had predicted. The colony almost starved to death in the winter.
In order to end the starvation and deaths, the pilgrims abandoned socialism, and under a new capitalist system the colony flourished.
Here is a quote from the Governor of the Plymouth Bay Colony William Bradford journal “and so assigned to every family a parcel of land, according to the proportion of their number for that end . . . This had a very good success; for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted then otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content. The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little-ones with them to set corn, which before would a ledge weakness, and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression.”
The Pilgrims were almost wiped out by socialism, the Plymouth Colony only flourished because of capitalism. So today, we celebrate the downfall of the desperation of Socialism and the Bounty of Capitalism.
I am just curious, do socialists like Bernie Sanders celebrate Thanksgiving? I mean, the British do not celebrate on the 4th of July, so why would socialists celebrate Thanksgiving?