The Mayflower passengers were socialist idealists (before there was such a thing) they were disillusioned of these notions when their form of governance utterly failed and most of them died as a result. If anyone was going to live by the golden rule it would have been them, but they didn't and no society ever will.
That's the version of history I have cobbled together and the moral of the story best I can tell.
Oh good God! Stop with the hand ringing. We can still celebrate the Pilgrims while acknowledging that the American Indians were horribly mistreated.
“Considering my ancestors helped incite the racial hierarchies that caused the need for these movements now, I do feel ashamed that that had to be part of history,” said Olivia Musoke, 19, whose ancestor on her mother’s side arrived in America on the Mayflower.
Musoke, whose father is Black, said the pride she feels in coming from people who helped settle this country “gets diminished by the role they played in kind of manipulating and terrorizing people of color, which trickled down to the structures we have today.”
The sheer nonsense is palpable.
As a Mayflower descendant 400 years later I have nothing to reflect on these events as how they relate to my life. I can say I come from a upper middle class background but that probably has more to do with WWII than the Mayflower. Time has diluted whatever benefits over the generations.
Any excuse for attention.
Why do native nationalists rewrite history to deny refugees a right to flee to a peaceful land?
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