176: Pestilence and Superstition – Obligatory Revisionist Thanksgiving History Rant

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Topic: Osborne and I celebrate Thanksgiving by discussing a more accurate account of the Pilgrim arrival in the Massachusetts Bay area in 1620, what happened beforehand, and what unfolded next.

Why is this story so important to American mythology?
From which important truths is it misdirecting our collective attention?
What are the lost opportunities for public school history students?

This is the full 11-22-12 live show, with an additional segment taken from the After School (Sucks) Special. School Sucks is live on the Liberty Radio Network and UStream Thursdays at 10pm EST.

Look Closer:
The True Meaning of Thanksgiving: The Birth of Private Enterprise in America by Richard M. Ebeling
http://defenseofcapitalism.blogspot.com/2009/11/true-meaning-of-thanksgiving-birth-of.html

Appeal to tradition
http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Appeal_to_tradition

First Thanksgiving,Red Eyes,
Invisibility of Racism (excerpted from the book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James W. Loewen)

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/History/First_Thanksgiving_LMTTM.html

Gatto: The Underground History of American Education
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/index.htm

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