23 November 2012 — HLLN
Recommended HLLN Atonement Day Links: Algonquin peoples and their chief welcome all Haitians as their own, lift up indigenous Haiti‘s defeat of the brutal enslavers and rapists at Vertieres Youtube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7Bo4eB8w0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET424-qmk9k and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EGbNg4BP7o
In remembrance of Vertieres, disengagement is not an option, Grenadye alaso http://bit.ly/UOuwwD
Miami Herald main culprit that criminalized the poor in #Haiti as kidnappers bit.ly/URVIF9
Thanksgiving – There can be no peace, justice, closure or lasting harmony without accountability http://bit.ly/6CzZgx
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– Ezili Danto’s Note: Thanksgiving – A Time for mourning white settlers genocide, enslavements in the Americas instead Martelly embraces the pope of this day
Links on The REAL Story of Thanksgiving – the white settlers celebrating their massacres of the Native Americans and genocide
Give Thanks No More, A National Day of Atonement #Haiti http://www.counterpunch.org/2005/11/21/a-national-day-of-atonement/
Ezili Danto’s Note: Thanksgiving – A Time for mourning white settlers genocide, enslavements in the Americas instead Martelly embraces the pope of this day
Martelly visits and embraces the Pope on the thanks giving day celebrating the white settlers’ massacres, genocide and enslavements in the Americas (“Pope Benedict XVI visited at Vatican by Haitian President on Thanksgiving Day http://exm.nr/UNiP3v November 22, 2012.)
In an uplifting contrast, on November 18 Vertieres Day, the great Algonquin peoples and their chief welcome all Haitians as their own, lift up indigenous Haiti‘s defeat of the brutal enslavers and rapists at Vertieres (Ayiti-Odawa Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7Bo4eB8w0 ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET424-qmk9k and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EGbNg4BP7o ; See also Ezili Danto’s Note in Nov. 2009 from the Ezili/HLLN archives at http://bit.ly/6CzZgx):Thanksgiving – There can be no peace, justice, closure or lasting harmony without accountability.)
The neocolonialsm, racism and inequities in Haiti were first and always supported by the Catholic Church. For instance, the Vatican was the first to recognize the brutal Cedras regime. Desalin’s army was the first to AVENGE AMERICA for all the indigenous peoples the white settlers, their Pope and monarchs’ brutalized. “I have saved my country; I have AVENGED AMERICA.- Jean Jacques Dessalines http://bit.ly/UhUdUj
November 18, 2012 Video: Leo Shetush, the great chief of the Algonquin first peoples honor the Haiti warriors and our common connections on the anniversary of the defeat of the French army by Haiti abolishing slavery, colonialism, the slave trade, forced assimilation.
On November 18, 2012 on Vertieres Day, Vodouist from Ayiti came together in Ottawa Canada with the indigenous first peoples to mourn the white settler‘s exterminations, opening doors for the return and undoing. The Algonquins graciously welcomed all Haitians to feel fully at home on the homeland of the great Algonquin peoples.(Ayiti-Odawa Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2U7Bo4eB8w0 ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET424-qmk9k and AyitiOdawa18nov2012p3 – Carole (Mawoule) Demesmin ak anpil lot sèvitè te pran lapawol. Calling on the spirit of our Taino Ancestors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EGbNg4BP7o)
Ezili Danto November 22, 2012
Video: The REAL Story of Thanksgiving – the white settlers celebrating their massacres of the Native Americans and genocide http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw3R0P5RQGc
“…In 1637 near present day Groton, Connecticut, over 700 men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe had gathered for their annual Green Corn Festival which is our Thanksgiving celebration. In the predawn hours the sleeping Indians were surrounded by English and Dutch mercenaries who ordered them to come outside. Those who came out were shot or clubbed to death while the terrified women and children who huddled inside the longhouse were burned alive. The next day the governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony declared “A Day Of Thanksgiving” because 700 unarmed men, women and children had been murdered.
Cheered by their “victory”, the brave colonists and their Indian allies attacked village after village. Women and children over 14 were sold into slavery while the rest were murdered. Boats loaded with a many as 500 slaves regularly left the ports of New England. Bounties were paid for Indian scalps to encourage as many deaths as possible.
Following an especially successful raid against the Pequot in what is now Stamford, Connecticut, the churches announced a second day of “thanksgiving” to celebrate victory over the heathen savages. During the feasting, the hacked off heads of Natives were kicked through the streets like soccer balls. Even the friendly Wampanoag did not escape the madness. Their chief was beheaded, and his head impaled on a pole in Plymouth, Massachusetts — where it remained on display for 24 years.
The killings became more and more frenzied, with days of thanksgiving feasts being held after each successful massacre. George Washington finally suggested that only one day of Thanksgiving per year be set aside instead of celebrating each and every massacre. Later Abraham Lincoln decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War — on the same day he ordered troops to march against the starving Sioux in Minnesota…”(The REAL Story of Thanksgiving – white settlers celebrating their massacres and genocide http://www.manataka.org/page269.html ) *************************
Give Thanks No More A National Day of Atonement http://bit.ly/ShsYqG
One indication of moral progress in the United States would be the replacement of Thanksgiving Day and its self-indulgent family feasting with a National Day of Atonement accompanied by a self-reflective collective fasting.
In fact, indigenous people have offered such a model; since 1970 they have marked the fourth Thursday of November as a Day of Mourning in a spiritual/ political ceremony on Coles Hill overlooking Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts, one of the early sites of the European invasion of the Americas.
Not only is the thought of such a change in this white-supremacist holiday impossible to imagine, but the very mention of the idea sends most Americans into apoplectic fits — which speaks volumes about our historical hypocrisy and its relation to the contemporary politics of empire in the United States.
That the world’s great powers achieved ‘greatness’ through criminal brutality on a grand scale is not news, of course. That those same societies are reluctant to highlight this history of barbarism also is predictable.
But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today. It’s now routine — even among conservative commentators — to describe the United States as an empire, so long as everyone understands we are an inherently benevolent one. Because all our history contradicts that claim, history must be twisted and tortured to serve the purposes of the powerful…( Give Thanks No More A National Day of Atonement By ROBERT JENSEN http://bit.ly/ShsYqG )
In less than three generations the white settlers would turn all of New England into a charnel house for Native Americans, and fire the economic engines of slavery throughout English-speaking America. Plymouth Rock is the place where the nightmare truly began. (The Black Commentator, The History of Thanksgiving) http://www.blackcommentator.com/254/254_cover_end_of_american_thanksgivings.html
“…From the viewpoint of the discoverers, terror is only terror when it terrorises them, their descendants or their friends… (Africa: In Solidarity with Site Soley by Jacques Depelchin). http://www.margueritelaurent.com/pressclips/notforAfricans.html#africa
From the Ezili/HLLN archives (http://bit.ly/6CzZgx ): (In Kreyòl) Thanksgiving by Sanit B. “Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 25, 2009 2:16 PM From: Sanit
Demen se “Thanksgiving” nan peyi meriken. Pandan anpil nan nou pral manje, fete vant deboutonnen, nou pa konnen oubyen nou chwazi pou n pa konnen ki sa ki te pase premye jou fèt sa te pwoklame nan eta Massachussetts. Jounen sa, se jounen dèy pou natif yo.
An nou louvri yon paj listwa pou ka sonje si n te bliye, e pou n ka konnen si n pat konnen. Nan lane 1637, yon group blan kite Massachussetts ale nan eta Connecticut. Lè yo rive nan yon kontre ki rele Mystic, yo asasinen 700 natif fanm, gason, grandèt ak timoun piti.Gouvènè Massachussetts la, Wintrop, sitèlman kontan bèl travay ke asasen yo te fè nan Mystic, li proklame jou sa, jou aksyon de gras pou remèsye bondye ki pa janm sispan bwè san inosan yo.
Depi lè sa preske tout lòt pèp ki ap viv nan peyi meriken selebre fèt lanmò sa chak ane an gran jan menm jan ak “Columbus Day.”
Jou nou va apran pou n selebre zansèt nou yo tout bon vre nan respè ak diyite, na sispan patisipe nan fèt lanmò epi na selebre lavi nèt al kole.
Si nou ap manje ak fanmi nou demen, tanpri souple, pran yon ti moman silans pou memwa pèp premye nasyon yo. Sipremasy blan an selebre tout zak malonèt ki bay lòt pèp kè plen. Poutan, chak gren dat ke zansèt nou yo kite dèyè, se dat ki kraze tèt lanmò pou lavi boujonnen. Si nou pat pèdi memwa, ala bòzò nou ta bòzò.
Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning – Text of 1970 speech by Wampsutta, An Aquinnah Wampanoag Elder http://bit.ly/911VfW
“I speak to you as a man — a Wampanoag Man…Even before the Pilgrims landed it was common practice for explorers to capture Indians, take them to Europe and sell them as slaves…Although time has drained our culture, and our language is almost extinct, we the Wampanoags still walk the lands of Massachusetts. We may be fragmented, we may be confused. Many years have passed since we have been a people together. Our lands were invaded. We fought as hard to keep our land as you the whites did to take our land away from us. We were conquered, we became the American prisoners of war in many cases, and wards of the United States Government, until only recently.
Our spirit refuses to die…today we must work towards a more humane America, a more Indian America, where men and nature once again are important; where the Indian values of honor, truth, and brotherhood prevail… (Thanksgiving: The National Day of Mourning – Text of 1970 speech by Wampsutta, An Aquinnah Wampanoag Elder http://bit.ly/911VfW )
************************** Video: The Myth Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock http://bit.ly/Tjf5K1
The Plymouth Thanksgiving Story http://bit.ly/u6N5ak
From the Ezili/HLLN archives (http://bit.ly/6CzZgx): [ezilidanto] Thanksgiving – There can be no peace, justice, closure or lasting harmony without accountability, November 26, 2009
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Last night, I didn’t catch the Little Girl hanging by one arm over the side of a crowded, overloaded Haitian boat. Last night it was in 2007 that I Capsized. Before that, I crossed death and Capsized in 1997 too. (http://bit.ly/UOuwwD)
“In remembrance of Vertieres, disengagement is not an option, Grenadye alaso” – http://bit.ly/UOuwwD