Thanksgiving is a Great Time to Slow Down and Recharge
Holidays are here, time to slow it down a bit.
Take time to enjoy our blessings
Survivalists always talk about the problems in this nation,
So many times we forget just how good we have it
We should take time to talk about how great things can be in the United States, or anywhere.
Poverty level in the U.S. is more privileged than the “wealthy” in other countries.
Overall, this country is still not that bad a place to grow up
You can grow up in poverty and change your outcome
Opportunities are Abundant in this Country, Be Thankful for That
I am a good example to the opportunities in this country
Poor and lacking government assistance
Explain my home with broken windows and heating up food for my brother
If this were many other countries, I would still be the trade of my parents.
I was given a chance to learn (trade, skill, or collegiate)
I am able to give my children a life of privilege
I was able to start a business and flop
I was able to start a business and then develop and grow it
True our government is corrupt, like all governments
True they watch our every move
True the infringe on our rights and steal a percentage of our wealth
But the fact is this:
We have the right, privilege and the ability to change our lives based on our desires
I am on a journey
Never thought I would be where I am at now
Not at my destination but I am changing my life in a continuous journey
You Choose Your own Outcome, Instead of Having it Dictated to You
Many other countries don’t have our freedoms.
Past and future
You will grow into the family occupation and social status
You didn’t choose it, you were pushed into it
It was chosen for you
There were very few exceptions
Show Thanksgiving and Enrich the Lives of Others By Following These Simple Steps
First I want you to enjoy
Spending time with family
Overabundance of food
A warm home to sleep in
The electronics and technology that brings this podcast to you
Next, I want you to give
Find one person that has less than you
Give that person something from the heart
If you have children, teach them how great it feels to help someone less fortunate
And Now, I want you to
Listen to my very first thanksgiving on The Prepper Podcast
A History Lesson of Thanksgiving, the real story of the first thanksgiving, and how it was started
First Prepper Podcast Thanksgiving: 009 True Crafted Story Behind the Pilgrims First Thanksgiving
The Typical Story of Thanksgiving is WRONG! So what is the TRUTH?
What is the typical story of thanksgiving?
The feast was actually a hunting party and it lasted 3 days long.
There was no thanksgiving
Alternative Versions of Thanksgiving are JUST AS WRONG!
Another view of Thanksgiving was of a Mass Genocide
700 indians killed
Massachusetts Bay Colony
Gov. John Winthrop
Learn the Facts about Thanksgiving and Enjoy the Awesome Story of Struggle
1620 Colonists Landed and founded New Plymouth
Half of the colony starved and got sick
New Plymouth Colony were seperatists (English Disinters)
Pathetic hunters and horrible butchers
English City Folk
Squanto to the Rescue!!!
Returned from slavery in England, knew their language.
Taught them to hunt game, fish cod, and trap for hides, and grow corn.
This tied into the 1621 period.
The “Pilgrims” Were a Bunch of Christian Communists
They shared land and production
By 1623, it didn’t work, it was failing BIG.
Gov. William Bradfords book “Of Plymouth Plantation” told story
In 1623, they held a meeting.
Decided to share land, but not production.
Doing well until drought
Lack of food pushed them into “humiliation” (prayer and fasting)
After each one, they had meals.
They became more frequent
Drought subsided with a 14 day rain.
All crops revived.
People attributed the rain and large harvest to God
Governor Bradford proclaimed November 29th 1623, a day of thanksgiving.
There was no sharing of food with the Natives.
This was the first Thanksgiving under ‘civil’ authority.
This is the one I feel is real
National Observances of Thanksgiving didn’t Occur Until Much Later
John Hanson, who was president of the Continental Congress, on October 11, 1782, declared that the fourth Thursday of every November was to be a Thanksgiving Day.
Then September 25, 1789, Congressman Elias Boudinot, from New Jersey, proposed that the House and Senate jointly request of President Washington to proclaim a day of thanksgiving for “the many signal favors of Almighty God”, one day after the House of Reps voted to recommend the First Amendment of the newly drafted Constitution to the states for ratification.
October 3, 1789, George Washington created the first Thanksgiving Day designated by the national government of the United States of America.
Many Lessons Should be Learned From the True Story of Thanksgiving
Communism doesn’t work.
People are lazy and selfish
People don’t want to work for the gain of others (much of the welfare system)
People GIVE when they see a need, because it feels good
Russia screwed up as well
Population was small so they could turn their mistakes around
Shared land worked but shared gain did not
Guess what our new governmental system is starting to resemble
We should all be prepared for rough times as these
We should know how to hunt, fish, trap, build, and much more.
Half of the Separatist population died in the first year because they had no idea what they were doing
If you ever end up in a situation with minimal or no support, it would do you well to be self-sufficient
If hard times hit, it would be a good idea to have a small community, or neighborhood of “like-minded” people that can work to a common goal of sustainability and survival.
This includes people that have needed skills, and those that are generous to help others.
Have a Happy and Fun Filled Thanksgiving!!!
Learn a new, self-reliant skill this holiday weekend.
Spend tons of time with the family, If you are single, give charity to the needy.
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