On the 27th episode of This Week In White Genocide, alt-right journalist James Allsup joined Tim Murdock, Johnny Ramondetta, and the pseudonymous Fash Gordon to discuss Thanksgiving — and why left-wingers supposedly hate it so much.
Allsup, who previously made a video titled “Why Leftists Hate Thanksgiving,” explained to the rest of the panel that Thanksgiving is more than an “excuse to get together with family” and “have a Thanksgiving dinner.”
“Really Thanksgiving is a celebration of the fact that Europeans were able to come to this continent and, within a few hundred short years, take control of the entire continent and build one of the greatest civilizations of all-time, that the world has ever seen,” he said.
“And that those Europeans were able to rebel against the strongest empire at the time, of course, the United Kingdom — or Great Britain at the time — and create this independent, new country that has done some very great things.”
Actually, James, I’m pretty sure we celebrate that last part on Independence Day. But point taken that Thanksgiving is, in the words of Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker, “designed to reinforce a sense of collective patriotic pride.”
But instead of an “organic friendship” between Native Americans and Pligrims, the first Thanksgiving was really an outgrowth of “political alliances built on a mutual need for survival and an Indigenous struggle for power in the vacuum left by a destructive century of foreign settlement.”
Allsup further alleged that “a lot of the Leftists’ hate for Thanksgiving is based on their hatred for white people in general” which, he said, is the reason for the “glamorization of the noble savage of the Native Americans.”
Allsup rejected this “noble savage” myth in favor of a different one: the myth that all Native Americans were savage and warlike. As he put it, “in reality these Native Americans were just eating each other and killing each other en masse.”
As Dunbar-Ortiz and Gilio-Whitaker pointed out:
Indigenous people were not pacifists, but their very different military styles reflect dramatically different reasons for fighting compared to the Europeans. Furthermore, many analyses reveal that their warfare patterns changed after the coming of the Europeans. In the Northeast the prevailing form of fighting among Native peoples took the form of what are usually referred to as mourning wars. Mourning wars were low-intensity, low-casualty conflicts mostly driven by the desire to avenge the death of a community member, be they warrior or other kin. Rarely were military conflicts the kinds of large-scale, destructive affairs they had been in Europe.
In the Great Plains, while there is some archaeological evidence for pre-contact high casualty warfare in a few regions, low-intensity warfare was the norm. In the Great Plains, Great Basin, and Southwest, raiding and captive-taking occurred for reasons similar to those behind the mourning wars, becoming far more violent with Spanish colonization and its attendant market imperatives, which would entail the transatlantic slave trade. Prior to European arrival, conflict was a localized phenomenon.
Nonetheless, Tim Murdock (a.k.a. Horus the Avenger) agreed with Allsup about this and the reason for the Thanksgiving holiday. Murdock said that he trolls people who hate Thanksgiving by telling them they only hate it because it’s a “white holiday.” “And that’s really what it is,” he said, “I mean it’s a celebration of whiteness in its raw and primal form.”
And he pointed to a book called Scalp Dance: Indian Warfare on the High Plains, 1865-1879 in order to prove “how brutal the red Indians were.” The author of Scalp Dance, Thomas Goodrich, predictably writes for the white supremacist website Renegade Tribune. In one article, titled “Me Poor Victim, You Big Sucker,” he wrote:
Perhaps there is no better testament to how successful has been the Jewish war against we whites and their efforts to hammer home our unique guilt with their “Red Man All Good/White Man All Bad” hate fest, perhaps no better example is out there than the great number of American whites who claim with “quiet pride and great dignity” that they are part Indian.
Using this racist tome as his guide, Murdock remarked that, “They were absolutely brutal and fierce. Not only toward each tribe, but some of these more dominant tribes were some of the most brutal creatures that ever walked the earth, as far as the cruelty and the actual torture and stuff like that.”