Hanoi Joy Reid: America Was Built on Violence, Slandered Thanksgiving

On Wednesday night, as normal Americans were making last-minute preparations for Thanksgiving and spending time with family and friends, MSNBC’s Joy Reid took to the airwaves. ReidOut To tarnish the founding of America and distort the true story of Thanksgiving.

Immediately, Reid began his show with Thanksgiving and hate in the United States:

We start with Thanksgiving. The day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. We start the game, study our lives and discuss or maybe argue about religion and politics. For millions of Americans, it is a day of cherished tradition. And as Americans, we certainly value these traditions. But it’s also important to debunk the myth of Thanksgiving. This is a holiday full of historical inaccuracies.

“It built on this myth that the natives welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn,” Reid said. “A simplistic fairy-tale interpretation of a clash between native tribes and English settlers in 1621 erases the genocide that followed,” he said.

Reid then criticized the United States: “We are a country built on violence. Our birth was violent.”

He also took a page from his fellow racists, including Nicole Hannah Jones of the 1619 Project, arguing that the country was founded on racist violence: “In 1619, a ship with more than 20 enslaved Africans landed in Virginia and opened two ships. a century of American slavery that left millions chained or dead”.

Reid then ended his historically inaccurate and obvious rant: “We are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no sign of him in the society that is not touched.”

Many families have someone like Joy Reid at the Thanksgiving dinner table, and they ruin every family gathering.

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MSNBC’s ReidOut
23/11/2022
7:01:17 pm Eastern

JOY REID: We start with Thanksgiving. The day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. We start the game, study our lives and discuss or maybe argue about religion and politics. For millions of Americans, it is a day of cherished tradition. And as Americans, we certainly value these traditions. But it’s also important to debunk the myth of Thanksgiving. This is a holiday full of historical inaccuracies.

It is based on this myth that the natives welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn. A simplistic fairy-tale interpretation of the 1621 clash between native tribes and English settlers erases the genocide that followed. It is true that Republicans want our textbooks banned because it contains a secret they desperately want to keep.

We are a country built on violence. Our birth was violent. In 1619, a ship carrying more than 20 Africans landed in Virginia and led millions into two centuries of American slavery, where they died in chains or died. With enslaved people finally freed, the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist organization that was part of polite society, took over where the Civil War ended, using violence to maintain white supremacy. The Klan is still active and as Americans we continue to choose violence. We are a country that chooses violence over and over again. There is no aspect of engagement in society that is untouched by it.