Far Left Professor: Thanksgiving Celebrates Our “Original Sin”

Far left Professor Robert Jensen, a journalism prof at the University of Austin, calls Thanksgiving a “white supremacist holiday” and compares Americans to Nazis.

What a complete loon.

CNS News reported, via Savage Nation:

Forget all that turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, today should be a day of fasting and atonement for American “sin.” That’s according to Robert Jensen, a journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Jensen, known for his hard-left politics, also calls Thanksgiving a “white-supremacist holiday.”

Jensen’s opinion piece “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” appeared on the far-left, Soros-connected website Alternet on Thanksgiving eve. In it, he wrote how Native Americans suffered because of the “European invasion of the Americas.” He went on to compare the Founding Fathers to Nazi Germany. “How does a country deal with the fact that some of its most revered historical figures had certain moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis?” he asked.

According to Jensen, Thanksgiving is “at the heart of U.S. myth-building. “But in the United States, this reluctance to acknowledge our original sin — the genocide of indigenous people — is of special importance today,” he explained.

Jensen has a long career in both working journalism and academia, including work as a copy editor at The St. Paul Pioneer Press and the St. Petersburg Times, as well as “volunteer editing and writing for the Texas Triangle, Austin (weekly statewide lesbian/gay paper).”

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  • Zelsdorf Ragshaft III

    I always wonder why someone does not kick the holy living sh*t out of an idiot like this Prof.? You cannot educate someone as stupid as this man is. I would invite him to spend some time in a nation which practices what he preaches. North Korea or Cuba come to mind. I like the Korea idea because the glaring contrast to North Korea lies just south of the border.

  • journeyman

    What characterizes and animates most Leftist’s begins with a self-loathing and an uncontrollable urge to explain their own “original sins” and coming to the conclusion they are unable to do so in a reasonably logical way.

  • Gayle Spencer

    “a journalism professor at the University of Texas”

    That’s all I need to know to give me the heads-up that a big steaming pile of America hatred is coming up.

    Along with all the “studies” majors (so-called) like gay, feminist, black, asian et alia, the studying of, cough, journalism s/b restricted to schools that advertize on match book covers and at MSNBC popups. Yuck,

  • MAJ Mike

    Fine. No one’s forcing this over-educated asshat to celebrate anything. He’s free to celebrate whatever liberal guilt fest he wishes.

  • Patty

    What Really Happened at the First Thanksgiving? The Wampanoag Side of the Tale and What’s Done Today

    Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/11/22/what-really-happened-at-the-first-thanksgiving-the-wampanoag-side-of-the-tale-and-whats-done-today-147057

  • Earthmover

    What ever happened to the fake indian Ward Churchill? Another cream of the crop
    individual of academia…

  • Stan

    “…moral values and political views virtually identical to Nazis”

    Funny, not one of these leftwing nuts EVER points out that Muslim leaders, starting with Muhammad, have had and continue to openly express these same “Nazi values and views” for 1400+ years!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    This asshat should be in UC Berkeley, not Texas.

  • bigkahuna

    Hey Professor… F.O. you @ssswipe

  • Patty

    One would think hosts on MSNBC would be very thankful this holiday that the President they so tirelessly worked to re-elect prevailed on Election Day. But there is truly no rest for the weary, bitter leftists on Comcast’s disgraceful propaganda outlet.

    MSNBC host and professional race-baiter Melissa Harris-Perry starts things off by trying to dampen our spirits by attacking the Thanksgiving story:

    “The kindergarten story that you learned about grateful Pilgrims and happy Indians is not even close to the historic reality of how European settlers brought violence, disease and land theft to the indigenous peoples who were already in this land long before it was discovered.”

    Perry then blasted the Macy’s parade for its relationship with the “racist” Donald Trump, and even tries to depress viewers enjoying Thanksgiving football games by showing photos of injured players and bemoaning head injuries.

    Finally, to make sure you do not even enjoy your meal, Perry reminds you that “millions of poor families in this country” regularly go hungry – while conveniently not taking her hero Obama to task for the record number of Americans using food stamps this year to buy their holiday meals.

    Perry went on to say that we should still enjoy our holiday while we “embrace” the ”agony and loss and injustice that under-girds our history.” Groan!

    You can enjoy her full, ridiculous screed ON SITE: http://standwitharizona.com/blog/2012/11/22/msnbc-vs-thanksgiving-blasts-genocidal-pilgrims-gives-tips-to-shut-up-the-family-conservative/

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  • Patty

    When Professors speak remember they do have a way or air about them to exude their propaganda on your children and mine.

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  • Big Al

    Yes there was some “original sin” in our country, mainly from Jacksonian democrats btw, but the true miracle of this blessed nation is that we had a system of governance which allowed these problems to be mitigated over time. That is something this child is too completely obtuse to understand. To think he is teaching other children.

  • bobbymike

    Let’s not forget many in the Democrat party absolutely believe this but do not say it out loud. What do you think ‘fundamental transformation’ means?

    This piece of sh&t also wants to fundamentally transform America.

  • JKB

    Well, there is the sharing of the wealth that the indigenous people did with the socialist at Plymouth that inspired Thanksgiving. If the indigenous people had been smart enough to leave the socialist to their “superior” political organization, no Thanksgiving, no colony.

  • Ghost

    you know the old saying, “pay no attention to what he says, watch what he does”

    well, this happy fellow DECIDES to live in this horrible America and he also REFUSES to give everything he has back to his beloved ancient Asian invaders. He could CHOOSE otherwise.

  • donh

    There is a rare history book in my possession ” Universal History of the United States” published in 1828…> http://books.google.com/books/about/A_universal_history_of_the_United_States.html?id=8o5KAAAAMAAJ

    538 pages detailing the history from Jamestown up to 1828. There is a whole 200+ years of forgotten history PRIOR to 1776. Page 61 describes the proclamation of a Day of Thanksgiving to celebrate A PEACE AGREEMENT the Colonists secured to end war with Pequot indians who were down to 200 members . Their lives were spared by adopting them into the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes. 40 years of peace followed. The War with the Pequots was brought about by a long string of murders to settlers and slaughter of cattle. Other indian tribes assisted us in this war.

    On page 44 the book describes how Pequot indians savaged settlers boating down a river…” ripped them up from the bottom of their bellies to their throats , and left them upon trees beside the river”

    The left LIES and makes anthropologial stone age cultures superior to our own. Life was better around a cave dwelling bon fire hunting for rodents to eat….. and indians never had wars between their tribes. Life was beautiful until the old white sexist racist christian men showed up.

  • J. Knight

    Rather than criticize me and others who celebrate Thanksgiving with no guilt, my advice to this little piss ant is for him to kill himself to atone for white sin. Do it for the children, Robert.

  • Ghost

    #18 donh
    -great contribution

    but we need to understaaaand, looking at this guy’s comment on his portrait, we can see that he feeeels deeeeply, so much more than you and me. he feeels so certain, feeels so superior that he Must be Superior because only He Feeeels what we can’t, because we can’t feeeel for the NON-HUMAN world, not like HE can Feeeeeeel.

    Stage One ‘thinking’- Thomas Sowell