Sorry, Limbaugh, Thanksgiving Has Never Been A Celebration Of The Pilgrims’ Triumph Over Socialism
In his usual sarcastic manor, Doktor Zoom debunks a claim that Rush Limbaugh has made repeatedly on his radio program. Thanksgiving maybe over, but this still an important claim that needs to be torn to shreds. During my more conservative years, I actually kind of believed this for a brief while, than a again, I believed a lot of other things that I shouldn’t have. Note there was a cute picture of a dog and a cat that was used over at Wonkette, unfortunately the file size was too big, so instead I’m going to use a picture apparently from Rush’s book, that I found on the Daily Caller, article about it.
Doktor Zoom begins by pointing out,
It’s Thanksgiving Day, so as we gather together with (or hide from) our families, however functional or dysfunctional they may be, let us remember the true meaning of any American holiday: It’s an opportunity to pound home a political lesson about why We Are Good and They Are Bad. It’s a revered grim tradition: You serve Susan Stamberg’s socialist NPR cranberry relish, and your Teabagger brother-in-law recites how the settlers of Plymouth Plantation nearly starved because they had socialism forced upon them, but finally prospered after they became capitalists. Here’s a fairly typical version of the story that was emailed to our Wonkette tip line last year; the story was also a favorite of Rep. Todd “Shut that down” Akin, and now Rush Limbaugh has a best-selling children’s book promoting the same fantasy.
Update 11/29/13 10:23pm
I have to thank Charles Johnson for fixing the link for me, and I also have to thank Origuy for explaining to me what I did wrong.