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Turkey Day is A-Okay?
November 26, 2009 8:30 AM   Subscribe

About eight years ago, I read this article on some radical-leaning progressive website, about how the author had come to love Thanksgiving, despite originally viewing it as a celebration of mass murder.

This is what I remember about the article:

1. I'm pretty certain I found it on the Z Magazine website (though I haven't been able to find it now.)

2. The author originally took a Howard Zinn-like approach, and felt mixed at best about celebrating a day that had a historical association with genocide.

3. Eventually she started viewing it as an opportunity to reconnect with progressive values of community and true family, and assimilated it into her politics, including (I think) reading a poem or prayer about togetherness at the gathering.

I remember sharing it with several political friends, both conservative and progressive, and all of us finding it touching. Anyone have any idea what I'm thinking of? Wanted to send it to a friend. Thanks!
posted by Ash3000 to Writing & Language (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well, I hope you find this, because it sounds interesting. You might be interested as well in this little Smithsonian history on Thanksgiving in North America.
posted by gudrun at 9:03 AM on November 26, 2009


"How I Learned to Savor Thanksgiving"?
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:32 AM on November 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


MonkeyToes has it.
posted by leafwoman at 6:50 PM on November 26, 2009


That's indeed a great article, but not what i had in mind. Thanks, however, MonkeyToes!
posted by Ash3000 at 10:50 AM on November 30, 2009


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