Thursday, November 23, 2017

Most Everything You Learned About Thanksgiving Is Wrong



New York Times · 2 days ago
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“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth,” from 1914, by Jennie Augusta Brownscombe.
Not to rain on our Thanksgiving Day parade, but the story of the first Thanksgiving, as most Americans have been taught it, is not exactly accurate.
Blame school textbooks with details often so abridged, softened or out of context that they are rendered false; children’s books that distill the story to its most pleasant version; or animated Thanksgiving television specials like “The Mouse on the Mayflower,” which first aired in 1968, that not only misinformed a generation, but also enforced a slew of cringeworthy stereotypes.
High school textbooks are particularly bad about stating absolutes because these materials “teach history” by giving students facts to memorize even when the details may be unclear, said James W. Loewen, a sociologist and the author of “Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.”
“That mind-set pervades everything they talk about and certainly Thanksgiving,” he said.

The timeline is relative.

The Mayflower did bring the Pilgrims to North America from Plymouth, England, in 1620, and they disembarked at what is now Plymouth, Mass., where they set up a colony. In 1621, they celebrated a successful harvest with a three-day gathering that was attended by members of the Wampanoag tribe. It’s from this that we derive Thanksgiving as we know it.
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Members of Plymouth 400, a nonprofit that contends that the Thanksgiving story began in 1614 when Tisquantum, known as Squanto, and other native people were captured, taken to Europe and sold as slaves. Credit Ed Nute
But it wasn’t until the 1830s that this event was called the first Thanksgiving by New Englanders who looked back and thought it resembled their version of the holiday, said Kate Sheehan, a spokeswoman for Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum in Plymouth.
The holiday wasn’t made official until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared it as a kind of thank you for the Civil War victories in Vicksburg, Miss., and Gettysburg, Pa.
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Beyond that, claiming it was the “first Thanksgiving” isn’t quite right either as both Native American and European societies had been holding festivals to celebrate successful harvests for centuries, Mr. Loewen said.
A prevalent opposing viewpoint is that the first Thanksgiving stemmed from the massacre of Pequot people in 1637, a culmination of the Pequot War. While it is true that a day of thanksgiving was noted in the Massachusetts Bay and the Plymouth colonies afterward, it is not accurate to say it was the basis for our modern Thanksgiving, Ms. Sheehan said.
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Plymouth Rock in Pilgrim Memorial State Park in Plymouth, Mass. The rock, known as the “landing place of the Pilgrims,” was not mentioned in the Pilgrims’ original writings. Instead, it is a part of the region’s oral history. Credit Erik Jacobs for The New York Times
And Plymouth, Mr. Loewen noted, was already a village with clear fields and a spring when the Pilgrims found it. “A lovely place to settle,” he said. “Why was it available? Because every single native person who had been living there was a corpse.” Plagues had wiped them out.

It wasn’t just about religious freedom.

It’s been taught that the Pilgrims came because they were seeking religious freedom, but that’s not entirely true, Mr. Loewen said.
The Pilgrims had religious freedom in Holland, where they first arrived in the early 17th century. Like those who settled Jamestown, Va., in 1607, the Pilgrims came to North America to make money, Mr. Loewen said.
“They were also coming here in order to establish a religious theocracy, which they did,” he said. “That’s not exactly the same as coming here for religious freedom. It’s kind of coming here against religious freedom.”
Also, the Pilgrims never called themselves Pilgrims. They were separatists, Mr. Loewen said. The term Pilgrims didn’t surface until around 1880.

There’s no evidence that native people were invited.

Possibly the most common misconception is that the Pilgrims extended an invitation to the Native Americans for helping them reap the harvest. The truth of how they all ended up feasting together is unknown.
“The English-written record does not mention an invitation, and Wampanoag oral tradition does not seem to reach back to this event,” Ms. Sheehan said. But there are reasons the Wampanoag leader could have been there, she said, adding: “His people had been planting on the other side of the brook from the colony. Another possibility is that after his harvest was gathered, he was making diplomatic calls.”
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The Thanksgiving Day parade in Plymouth, Mass., in 2012. Credit Charlie Mahoney for The New York Times
It is true that the celebration was an exceptional cross-cultural moment, with food, games and prayer.
The deadly conflicts that came after, though, created an undercurrent that is glossed over, Mr. Loewen said. Still, “we might as well take shards of fairness and idealism and so on whenever we find them in our past and recognize that and give credit to them,” he said.

The role of Squanto is complicated.

Tisquantum, known as Squanto, did play a large role in helping the Pilgrims, as American children are taught. His people, the Patuxet, a band of the Wampanoag tribe, had lived on the site where the Pilgrims settled. When they arrived, he became a translator for them in diplomacy and trade with other native people, and showed them the most effective method for planting corn and the best locations to fish, Ms. Sheehan said.
That’s usually where the lesson ends, but that’s just a fraction of his story.
He was captured by the English in 1614 and later sold into slavery in Spain. He spent several years in England, where he learned English. He returned to New England in 1619, only to find his entire Patuxet tribe dead from smallpox. He met the Pilgrims in March 1621.

There was no turkey or pie.

There was no mention of turkey being at the 1621 bounty, and there was definitely no pie. Settlers lacked butter and wheat flour for a crust, and they had no oven for baking. What is known is that the Pilgrims harvested crops and that the Wampanoag brought five deer. If fowl graced the table, it was probably duck or goose.
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It is unlikely that turkey was at the 1621 bounty, but other fowl, such as duck, may have been. Credit Melina Hammer for The New York Times
The menu may have also included cornmeal, pumpkin, succotash and cranberries. There were no sweet potatoes in North America at the time.
Contrary to popular depictions, there were about 90 native people in attendance, almost double the number of Pilgrims by some accounts.
Correction: November 21, 2017
An earlier version of this article misspelled the name of a living history museum in Plymouth, Mass. It is Plimoth Plantation, not Plimouth.
 

Writing

Writing is something I have always done as long as I could write letters. It was a way to ask questions and to go over in my mind what was real and what was happening in my life. Being an only child there wasn't always someone available to talk to about whatever was bothering me. My Grandmother was always there but she was born in 1888, spoke in a Scottish Brogue and read the Bible all the time. So, she was out of a completely different era than I. By the time I was 6 years old in Tujunga against the mountains in the Los Angeles area we finally bought a TV then in 1954 because I spent too much time at my neighbor's house watching TV there my parents thought.

So, writing from first and second Grade was a way to process things like when my grandmother came to greet me after my friend and I were almost hit by a car on 4 lane Foothill Blvd I think it was. But, because we had almost been hit (my friend and I at age 6) she walked on a rock too big on the trail then and broke her ankle because she was not an outdoor person like my Dad and Mom and I. Plus she wore glasses which didn't help her depth perception either. So, I always felt like I was blamed because my Grandmother I called NANA broke her ankle and it was a problem the next few months until her ankle healed up taking care of me because both my parents worked during the week.

So, writing was one way I could process this kind of thing because neither my father or mother ever studied child psychology so I was sort of on my own in many ways from age 4.

In 1980 I decided to write therapeutic Science fiction so I did. However, I discovered in 1998 and 1999 that that really wasn't what it was. When I first started writing this it was just a way to process the pain of my life especially my early 20s as well as the PTSD from Whooping cough and Blunt Trauma childhood epilepsy. When you have life threatening illnesses it leaves you often psychologically scarred even though "anything that doesn't kill you often leaves you much stronger too".

So, because of already surviving two long term near death experiences I was more skilled than most people at dealing with most kinds of illnesses and coming out the other side okay. Whereas many people who have never been sick much get something a little more serious and they just die because they just don't know how to cope with something really serious that takes you almost to death and how to recover not just physically but also psychologically. It's a serious process that many people just can't make it through and so they just die from fear or trauma and they are over.

The attitude of someone who is a "Survivor" mostly is "Well. I survived those other near death experiences, if I just don't freak out too much I might just survive this too somehow!"

And I always have. But, also I have watched friends and relatives not used to being very ill just die too. So, I understand the whole "dying from Shock and trauma" kind of thing too.

It's mostly that if you panic often you are over. So, don't panic even if you think you are dying because then you might die for real. Not panicking and controlling your emotions by staying calm often will save your life in itself.

So, when I began to understand that what I had begun writing about Arcane and the Galactic Sentience and Ragna and Elohar were actually past life experiences in the past, present and future I was pretty amazed that that was what I had actually written.

There was no way I could have known this in 1980 either because then I believed in sequential reincarnation. However, my experiences with the Galactic Sentience who rules this galaxy and what he said to me I began to think about as I lay dying of a heart virus in 1998 and 1999 when I was forced to retire then at age 50. I realized he was right that souls don't incarnate sequentially because souls have no real connection to time and space unless they are clothed in a physical body. So, it literally is true that a soul is sort of like a sun or star in that every ray of light might be another incarnation of that soul and since a soul isn't connected to time and space really that much a soul can literally incarnate anywhere and anywhen in any galaxy if it wishes to.

So, this also changed how I saw things too when I recovered in May 1999 and my heart specialist told me what had been wrong with me and that I might now live a normal life again even though by then I was retired. So, I started a blog and over the years published what I had written about Arcane and Elohar and Ragna and Jonathan Flow etc. because I realized what I had written was amazing and important for those to read who understood as much about the universe and souls as I did.

So, these writings at

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reprint of: Purple and Sargeant Mark III visit another Galaxy

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Purple and Sargeant Mark III visit another Galaxy

Fiction?

If you read "Purple Delta 7 Rides Again" which is the previous article in my blog to this one then you know who both Purple Delta 7, Sargeant Mark II and III are, where they came from, for what purpose and what they are doing presently on Earth.

Begin:

Purple said to Sargeant Mark III, "Mark. There is a message being relayed through from the Galactic Sentience's office through His Oneness' office here in Shamballa."

Sargeant Mark III said immediately alert, "What is it?"

Purple said, "We are to leave this instant and then return this same instant no matter how long we are gone."

Sargeant Mark III said, "Done!"

This was a signal when he said "done" to move instantly to those coordinates in another Galaxy both of their forms even though Mark was plasma and Purple is matter, plasma and electricity in multiple combinations not known technically to present day humans on earth.

Instantly they found themselves in the Swan Galaxy inside a Star there. Since both Sargeant Mark III and Purple Delta 7 operate okay inside a Star they were fine there.

This particular Plasma being in a star in the Swan Galaxy had some questions about the incarnations of the creator of the Milky Way Galaxy. It turned out that the matter and antimatter based Creator of the Swan Galaxy was a relative of the Milky Way Galaxy. It turned out they were brothers. The Brother Galactic Creator of the Swan Galaxy wanted to know how the Creator of the Milky Way Galaxy used millions of incarnations throughout his Galaxy and for what purpose?

Purple asked Sargeant Mark III, "I think you are better able to communicate what is wished. However, I can access whatever historical information that I am allowed to for you." Mark just said, "Okay!"

Mark Said to the Swan Galaxy Star Plasma Envoy, "I am primarily a bodyguard for one of the millions incarnations of the Creator of the Milky Way Galaxy. I can ask for whatever information you want and might get all or some of the information you want for a variety of reasons pertinent to the security of all lifeforms in the Milky Way Galaxy. I will ask through my associate the sentient Robotic form Purple Delta 7 here as she is capable of very long distance communication with the Galactic Core archives.

The Swan Galaxy Star Plasma envoy said, "My Grandfather, your Milky Way Galaxy's brother says that this will be acceptable."

When Purple Delta 7 asked for this information it triggered a response directly through the Galactic Sentience. The Galactic Sentience of the Milky Way Galaxy said to Purple, "Set up your right hand as a view screen hologram of myself." Purple immediately said, "Done!"

So immediatly the Galactic Sentience was a bright fire hologram as that is his natural state, a ball of plasma fire. He then began to speak directly to the Star Plasma Envoy of the Swan Galaxy.

Galactic Sentience, "Greetings Relative in the Swan Galaxy. I am the Creator of the Milky Way Galaxy's Grandson. I am the present Galactic Sentience of our galaxy. My grandfather is in regeneration retirement living out millions of incarnations as various kinds of beings in our past, present and future."

The Star Plasma Being of the Swan Galaxy said, "So, is the purpose of all these incarnations purely for regeneration or for other purposes as well?"

The Galactic Sentience said, "As you may or may not know my Grandfather the Co-Creator of our Milky Way Galaxy is a very spiritually evolved being. My personal skills are primarily organizational and when necessary I am a military strategist."

The Star Plasma Being said, "We are very impressed with our relative's organizational and military skills."

The Galactic Sentience said, "Thank you. We are also very impressed with how well our relatives have taken care of all the beings native to your Galaxy as well."

Star Plasma Being said, "Thank you. Of Course we both know the father and the grandfather of the two brother who each started their own galaxies were very skilled as well so the brothers come from a long line of Galaxy starters."

The Galactic Sentience said, "Yes. Ours is an extremely ancient and skilled family of Galaxy Creators. I can now feel confident that we have each others best interests in mind. May I know go ahead and reveal what it is you wish to know?"

Star Plasma Being said, "By all means valued relative."

The Galactic Sentience said, "Incarnations like Jonathan Flow and others are for as you might have guessed multiple purposes. My Grandfather discovered many amazing things because of his unique nature. One of the things is that not only can Creators regenerate life in their bodies by projecting consciousness into various types of lifeforms in our galaxy that are thousands to millions of times smaller than our bodies but also that Being and Time and Space is altered into multiple new dimensions by so doing. He has found that consciousness time and space and physical time and space both alter each other and this understanding has changed his concept of the nature of what both life and the universe is. Though previous ancestor Creators understood some aspects of this. He has taken this knowledge further. He only hasn't shared all this yet because he is not sure what the long term consequences of this knowledge might be. He isn't sure what this will create in the long term of galaxies civilizations or the civilizations of Galactic Plasma Beings."

Star Plasma Being said, "Amazing! So he has taken this research in a direction that no other Creator of Galaxies has chosen to."

The Galactic Sentience, "Yes. And though he considers what he is doing risky in some ways, he believes the potential for good for all creators far outweighs the risk to his continued existence. Also, as he has said many times,'how many billions of years does a being want to exist?'".

Star Plasma Being said, "Yes. That does sound like a very ancient Galaxy Creator."

The Galactic Sentience said, "He has left instructions that if certain kinds of anomalies take place that we should either wake him up under certain circumstances or in other circumstances we should eat him to make the aberrations(if they take place) stop.

Star Plasma Being said, "This makes complete sense. He is doing research for our whole family then?"

The Galactic Sentience said, "Yes. We are very proud of his self sacrifice as a researcher not only for Creators of Galaxies throughout the universe but also for all the many lifeforms that have come to be within galaxies or who will come to be within galaxies in the future."

Star Plasma Being said, "That you for taking time from your busy schedule to inform us of this amazing research."

The Galactic Sentience said, "We have done probability searches and found that his chance for success that will benefit all Creators and all lifeforms is anywhere from a 75% to 95% chance of incredible success."

Star Plasma Being said, "We then agree and completely support this research as long as it is freely shared with all our family of Creators when and if it is successfully completed."

The Galactic Sentience said, "We agree also, revered relative. I must return on pressing business. I have enjoyed our family conversation."

Star Plasma Being said, "Blessings be upon our Family of Creators."

The Galactic Sentience said, "Blessings be upon our Family of Creators."

Instantly Purple Delta 7 and Sargeant Mark III and the Galactic Sentience were all back in their respective right places within the Milky Way Galaxy.

Purple Delta 7 and Sargeant Mark III found themselves once again on the northern California Coast and fairly blown out by that event.

Sargeant Mark III said, "You know, Purple. That may have been the single most amazing experience of this lifetime."

Purple said, "Yes. I thought blowing up a solar system was amazing but that was even better. How often does one listen to beings millions and billions of years old talk about what they are trying to do to advance Life in all its myriad forms?"

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

If you live to be 100

The following I believe to be theoretically true for all of you. Whether you all live this in actuality is completely up to you in the end.

God came to me and said to me in my 20s:

"If you live to be 100 you will see 500
If you live to be 500 you will see 1000
If you live to be 1000 you will see 5000
If you live to be 5000 you will see 10,000"

At the time God said this to me he also said, "What do you think?"

And I said, "I'll believe it when I see it!"

And he said, "I would expect nothing less from you."

In the 1970s when he told me this the Viet nam war was either or just over. The nation was in various states of chaos. There had been rioting in the streets by young people opposed to the war. Soldiers had shot students at Kent State. Police had beat up a lot of people at the democratic convention in 1968 in Chicago. It was a mess. So, when he said this it wasn't logical or rational to me at the time.

Now, after having lived around 47 years from then I now understand more what God was talking about and not only that I see how this could be true for any one of us.

Why could this happen now?

Because medical advances are way beyond anything then. Because I see how I have survived so many things I didn't expect to survive. The meaning of life how one stays alive ongoing into old age isn't as much of a mystery now to me as it once was.

So, now I believe there is an equal chance that what God said could happen or would happen will actually happen not just for me but for many many of us.

Why?

Because this is how he is going to keep the race from going extinct by harnessing people's wisdom who have lived long enough to make sense and gather enough wisdom to keep the human race alive ongoing for millions of years into the future.

By God's Grace


Pre dawn TTR: (Trump Twitter Rant)

Rather than wishing us all "Happy Thanksgiving!" Trump decides on a a pre dawn racist Twitter rant against a Black father.

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Peter Piper Picked a peck of pickled peppers: the real person Pierre Poivre 18th century

Basically this French man was able to smuggle some Nutmeg seeds to other islands after the Dutch had monopolized the nutmeg trade on the only island it grew on then.

 from PBS NEWSHour  tonight Wednesday November 22nd 2017:
"Peter Piper who picked a peck of pickled peppers was a real person, Pierre Poivre (Peter Pepper), an 18th century, one, armed Pirate and horticulturist who stole spices like nutmeg. At the time, "pepper" meant any spice nut.
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Pierre Poivre (23 August 1719 – 6 January 1786) was an 18th century horticulturist and ... pepper (Poivre; About this sound pronunciation (help·info)) in French, leading some authors to identify him as the subject of the Peter Piper rhyme.
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Pierre Poivre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Engraving of Pierre Poivre.
Bust of Pierre Poivre in the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Mauritius.
Pierre Poivre (23 August 1719 – 6 January 1786) was an 18th century horticulturist and botanist. He was born in Lyon, France.
He was a missionary to East Asia, intendant of French colonial islands in the Indian Ocean, and wearer of the cordon of St. Michel.[1]

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Career

In his early 20s Poivre was a missionary in Far Eastern locations that included Cochinchina, Guangzhou, and Portuguese Macau. In 1745 as a member of the French East India Company, while on a journey to the East Indies, he was struck by a cannonball on the wrist while being engaged in a naval battle with the British. The injury required the amputation of part of his right arm.
Botanical garden
In the 1760s, Poivre became administrator intendant of Isle de France (in present day Mauritius) and Ile Bourbon (in present day Réunion) in the West Indian Ocean. On northern Isle de France—Mauritius, he is renowned for the establishment of a new botanical garden, the present day Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden (Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses), with specimens of trees, shrubs and plants imported from tropical habitats worldwide. He was succeeded as its director by botanist Jean-Nicolas Céré. Today on northern Mauritius, the SSR Botanical Garden−Botanical Garden of Pamplemousses still flourishes, and is now a 25 hectares (62 acres) garden containing tropical plants and trees from other islands in the Indian Ocean, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania.
Spice trade
Poivre is also remembered for introducing spice plants to Mauritius and Reunion, such as clove and nutmeg, commodities which at the time were controlled by the Dutch, who had a virtual monopoly on them in the Dutch East Indies. In order to obtain the spices, Poivre arranged clandestine smuggling forays to obtain plants and seeds from the Dutch Spice Islands in 1769-1770.[2] Poivre was also responsible for introducing spice plants to the Seychelles.

Publications

  • Voyages of a PhilosopherVoyages d'un philosophe ou observations sur les moeurs et les arts des peuples de l'Afrique, de l'Asie et de l'Amérique — Fortuné-Barthélemy de Félice, 1769.[3] The book was read with interest by Thomas Jefferson, his description of mountain rice cultivated in Vietnam caught Jefferson's attention.[4]
  • Tableau historique de l'Inde, contenant un abrégé de la mithologie et des mœurs indiennes — Aux dépens de la Société typographique, 1771.[5]

Taxonomy

Family

Pierre Poivre married Françoise Robin (1749 - 1841) on 5 September 1766 in Pommiers, Rhône. They had three children:
  • Marie Poivre (1768 - 1787)
  • Françoise Julienne Ile-de-France Poivre (1770 - 1845), married Jean-Xavier Bureau de Pusy (1750 - 1806)
  • Sarah Poivre (1773 - 1814)
He was an uncle to the renowned French naturalist Pierre Sonnerat (1748-1814).
Honors
The Poivre Islands coral atoll is named in his honor. They are located in the Amirante Islands group of coral islands and atolls that belong to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles.
Pierre's surname means pepper (Poivre;About this sound pronunciation ) in French, leading some authors to identify him as the subject of the Peter Piper rhyme.[7][8]
1769 title page of "Voyages of a Philosopher".

References


  • Lewis A. Maverick (June 1941). "Pierre Poivre: Eighteenth Century Explorer of Southeast Asia". The Pacific Historical Review. 10 (2): 165–177. JSTOR 3633634.
    1. Guy Lionnet (1972). "Geography, Geology and Government". The Seychelles. The Islands Series. Stackpole Books (U.S.) / David & Charles (UK). p. 28. ISBN 0-8117-1514-0.

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  • Charles Corn (1998). The Scents of Eden: A Narrative of the Spice Trade. Kodansha America. p. 223. ISBN 1-56836-202-1.
    "Provost set out in May 1769 for the Spice Islands ... Poivre had been a tireless collector of intelligence on the islands, and his sources informed him of the discovery of a small, uninhabited island northwest of Ternate called Miao, where spices grew in abundance and the Dutch were not especially vigilant as to its security."

  • Books.google.com: Voyages of a Philosopher− by Pierre Poivre, 1769.

  • Monticello.org: Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia − "Rice"
    "Jefferson now turned his attention from the commercial success of his southern countrymen to their health. In the summer of 1787 he began to wonder whether the culture of dry rice might "enable us to get rid of those ponds of stagnant water so fatal to human health and life." He had been reading the Voyages d'un Philosophe by Pierre Poivre, a man who had traveled the Far East as a missionary — first for the Catholic faith and then for French colonial agriculture. During an adventurous life, in which he was captured three times by the British, Poivre introduced the nutmeg, clove, and other Asian plants to the colonies of Isle de France and Ile Bourbon. To break the Dutch monopoly of the spice trade, he too resorted to smuggling, and even to night raids. But it was Poivre's description of the mountain rice of Vietnam, a country ruled by philosopher-princes, that particularly caught Jefferson's attention."

  • Books.google.com: Tableau historique de l'Inde, contenant un abrégé de la mithologie et des mœurs indiennes − Pierre Poivre, 1771.

  • IPNI.  Poivre.

  • S. Hassall; P.J.Hassall (1988). "Exploration, Discovery and Settlement". Seychelles. Places and People of the World. Chelsea House. p. 26. ISBN 0-7910-0104-0.