This Thanksgiving, I`m Thankful for Robert Jensen`s Anti-Thankgiving “Activism”
This Thanksgiving, I`m thankful for Robert Jensen.
His Nazi-loaded Thanksgiving denunciations are becoming as regular as the drive to the in-laws:
No Thanks for Thanksgiving Instead, we should atone for the genocide that was incited — and condoned — by the very men we idolize as our `heroic` founding fathers. November 21, 2012
Here he is in 2007, reprising 2005
After years of being constantly annoyed and often angry about the historical denial built into Thanksgiving Day, I published an essay in November 2005 suggesting we replace the feasting with fasting and create a National Day of Atonement to acknowledge …
By Robert Jensen, Jewcy.com, November 19, 2007
I`m thankful because I get to switch roles. Instead of playing a frustrated, marginal white advocacy commentator railing against a Big Dumb World, I get to play a mocking-toned, cozy-in-power point-and-laugher, cracking jokes about how insane he is to think that Americans are ever going to abandon Thanksgiving in favor of a National Day of White Self-Hatred.
Hey, Robert, here`s a tip: most Americans aren`t thinking about either white supremacy or white sins — they`re thinking about a day off and food-coma football. When a holiday has enough virtues to carry on unmoored from original principles or historical context, it`s going to do just that.
What`s this left-wing grumpy pants actually do on Thanksgiving, anyway? Seven years ago, he resolved a Gandhi-cum-Thoreau approach, where he`d decline dinner invitations and wander in the woods by himself to ponder the sinfulness of the white race.
He conceived of a protest gathering, hoping to “find others who are interested in such an event locally.”
I`d love to know if it`s gotten off the ground.