Când citeşti povestea asta, nu ştii ce să faci: să râzi, să te rogi bunului Dumnezeu să-ţi ţină nervii tari, sau să-i bagi în pizda mă-sii pe toţi cretinii care se apucă, aici sau aiurea în lume, să rescrie întrega istorie a umanităţii din perspectivă anti-comunistă? Pe scurt, demenţii ăia din Tea Party dau iarăşi apă la moară viziunii libertariene şi conservatoare despre "Ziua Recunoştinţei", care este, nu-i aşa, o dovadă că...socialismul nu funcţionează!
"Historians quibble with this interpretation. But the story, related by libertarians and conservatives for years, has taken on new life over the last year among Tea Party audiences, who revere early American history, and hunger for any argument against what they believe is the big-government takeover of the United States.
It has made Thanksgiving another proxy in the debate over health care and entitlement spending, and placed it alongside the New Deal and the Constitution on the platter of historical items picked apart by competing narratives.
There are other debates about Thanksgiving — whether the first was in Jamestown, Va., or Plymouth, Mass.; whether it was intended as a religious holiday or not. But broadly, the version passed on to generations of American schoolchildren holds that the settlers who had arrived in the New World on the Mayflower in 1620 were celebrating the next year’s good harvest, sharing in the bounty with Squanto and their other Indian friends, who had taught them how to hunt and farm on new terrain.
All very kumbaya, say Tea Party historians, but missing the economics lesson within. In one common telling, the pilgrims who came to Plymouth established a communal system, where all had to pool whatever they hunted or grew on their lands. Because they could not reap the fruits of their labors, no one had any incentive to work, and the system failed — confusion, thievery and famine ensued.
Finally, the governor of the colony, William Bradford, abolished this system and gave each household a parcel of land. With private property to call their own, the Pilgrims were suddenly very industrious and found themselves with more corn than they knew what to do with. So they invited the Indians over to celebrate. (In some other versions, the first Thanksgiving is not a feast but a brief respite from famine. But the moral is always the same: socialism doesn’t work.) The same commune-to-capitalism, famine-to-feast story is told of Jamestown, the first English settlement, in 1607. Dick Armey, the former House majority leader and Texas congressman who has become a Tea Party promoter, related it as a cautionary tale in a speech to the National Press Club earlier this year."
Vi se pare cu mult diferită tâmpenia asta de citirea poveştii "Capra cu trei iezi" în cheia luptei de clasă, cum se întâmpla în anii proletcultismului? Nu cumva există un soi de simetrie în tembelism? Proştii îşi dau mâna peste timp, pentru a ne insulta inteligenţa, cum se vede...