University Prof: Thanksgiving is a Nazi Holiday

It’s become a tradition on every holiday that somewhere in the country a taxpayer supported university professor will come forth to trash one of our American traditions and this holiday season we were treated to a claim that Thanksgiving is really just a celebration of “genocide” created by “Nazis.”

A long-time, extreme left-winger named Robert Jensen, a taxpayer supported journalism professor at the University of Texas at Austin, felt Thanksgiving eve was the perfect time to unleash his latest anti-American screed on the radical website Alternet. Titled “No Thanks for Thanksgiving,” Jensen claimed that this most gentle of holidays is really nothing but a celebration of genocide sponsored by Americans who are little different than Nazis.

To Jensen, Thanksgiving isn’t a day to give thanks for what we have, it isn’t a spiritual day to reflect on one’s good fortune, it is instead a “white-supremacist holiday” that would be better spent in a “day of mourning” for the “genocide” evil whites perpetrated against America’s native people.

Leave aside Jensen’s racist tendency of assuming every Indian tribe is just like the next — some Indian tribes welcomed and worked with the European “invaders,” as Jensen put it — he also illegitimately claims that the U.S. is an “empire.” It never has been.

Jensen goes on to denounce the “myth-building” of creating holidays to further our national narrative and laments the entire celebration.

Simply put: Thanksgiving is the day when the dominant white culture (and, sadly, most of the rest of the non-white but non-indigenous population) celebrates the beginning of a genocide that was, in fact, blessed by the men we hold up as our heroic founding fathers.

Jensen goes on to attack our forefathers for having expanded the U.S.A. from sea to shining sea and destroying the Indian’s various cultures. It is a shame that our early settlers destroyed all the hospitals, roads, libraries, great works of literature, and science that the native peoples created before white men arrived on America’s shores, to be sure. For Jensen, there isn’t anything in our founders worth celebrating and wonders aloud how we are even able to “deal with” them.

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?

It is fitting that this hatred for America is featured on Alternet. After all, that website is funded by the leading anti-American in the world, George Soros. The site hosts many of Jensen’s past screeds.

Jensen has a long history of hating these United States, its traditions, and ideals. He is also a hater of men, oddly enough. He’s one of those male feminists, apparently. Further, he thinks all whites are racist, he stands against capitalism, and is one of those that reads such things into every historical era, every American action.

Good thing he makes his living off a racist, capitalist, woman-hating country, isn’t it?

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  • Commander_Chico

    Edition no. 321 of Warner complaining about someone else saying something he does not like.

    Face it, European settlement of the Americas involved large scale killing and even biological warfare against the indigenous population (Capt. Jeffrey Amherst). They used Gatling guns against the Plains Indians.

    Whole nations, cultures and languages were wiped out. I guess that means nothing to Warner because the natives did not have hospitals and roads to his standards.

    I don’t beat myself or the USA up for it, but these are ugly facts. The best course for the Wampanoag would have been to kill the men of Plymouth and enslave the women and children. They were weak, and now their dubious descendants, looking much more European or African, have to beg for a casino.

    • jim_m

      The indians were not a bunch of ignorant shlubs that got steam rolled by a bunch of fascists (then again Chico can’t tell the difference between democracy and totalitarianism). They were organized societies that, in some cases, chose sides against the Americans and for the French first and then the British. These tribes conducted what today we would call asymmetric warfare against civilian targets, murdering women and children. The Americans fought back in kind.

      As usual the idiot left (and Chico) chooses the sides of America’s enemies and ignores the actions of those who claim victimhood. It would be a little less galling if the evidence were presented fairly and with historical context. The left never does that.

      • Commander_Chico

        You ignore the fact that the White Man was invading and taking their land.

        • jim_m

          You ignore that in many cases, such as in New England, Native Americans sold land to the settlers. You neglect the fact that in the late 17th century Settlers in New England outnumbered Native Americans by approximately 80,000 to 10,000.

          You neglect that in King Philip’s War in 1676 the Indians waged a genocidal war against the settlers with the aim of exterminating them completely in New England.

          But go ahead and live in your fantasy world where the Indians were just wonderful, peaceful, pastoral people that never waged war (a lie because they waged war against each other constantly), that they were only ever dispossessed of their lands by force and that the settlers were irredeemably evil.

          Have I mentioned lately that you are always willing to blame the US for everything?

    • retired.military

      Funny Chico,
      You didnt have a problem with OWS protesting against things that they didnt like yet you complain when an author at a blog writes about something that he doesnt care for. Maybe you should look at other blogs and you will find *GASP* authors of blogs write about things that they dont like.
      I mean it isnt like the MSM where people called “reporters” write about things that they dont like and put the most negative spin possible on it.

  • mag35

    If it was a nazi holiday he might have been in those ungodly ovens instead of a turkey. Good grief I am sick of people like him

  • Hospitals? Roads? Libraries?Great literary works? What the F*CK are you talking about?

  • jim_m

    If Jensen really had the courage of his convictions he would leave the country and renounce his citizenship.

  • 914

    “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?”

    Wtf?!? This kook has been snorting crack up his peace pipe.

    • Brucehenry

      Warner said that, not the professor in question. Kook indeed.

      • jim_m

        Apparently a /sarcasm tag should have been inserted.

      • 914

        Doesn’t change the fact that he is nutso.

      • 914

        Doesn’t change the fact that he is nutso.

      • Sky__Captain


        The quote is question is directly from the article written by the kook “professor”.

        • Brucehenry

          No, it’s not, it’s from Warner’s commentary on the article. Read it again.

          And if I ever hear you crack wise about anyone’s “reading comprehension” again, I’ll remind you of this moment, Brainiac.

          • UOG

            Uh, Bruce! Maybe you ought to follow the link Warner provided and read down through the Nutty Professor’s piece to the 13th paragraph. Might even want to apologize to the Sky Captain after that.

          • jim_m

            Maybe it’s me but I think the quote has changed in 914’s comment. It’s been a long holiday already.

          • UOG

            Cut & Past – 13th paragraph of the Nutty Professor’s piece:

            “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? Here’s how “respectable” politicians, pundits, and professors play the game: When invoking a grand and glorious aspect of our past, then history is all-important. We are told how crucial it is for people to know history, and there is much hand wringing about the younger generations’ lack of knowledge about, and respect for, that history.”

          • jim_m

            I got that part.

            I’m remembering that 914 had actually quoted Warner’s sarcastic comment ” It is a shame that our early settlers destroyed all the hospitals, roads, libraries, great works of literature, and science that the native peoples created before white men arrived on America’s shores,”

            Hence my comment below,

          • Brucehenry

            That’s right. The prof does indeed use the dumbass Nazi analogy. But 914’s original comment had to do with the “libraries, works of art” thingie. He must have gone back and edited it.

            I’d say 914 did it on purpose, but he ain’t that clever.

            If Sky Captain commented AFTER the edit, I do apologize for the misunderstanding.

          • jim_m

            I’d say that he probably mistakenly copied and pasted the wrong sentence, but such a significant change should have been noted. I often go back and correct spelling etc and may add some text to my comments but any actual changes I will usually note as edits.

          • Brucehenry

            Anyway, thanks for vouching for me. UOG had me re-reading the Nutty Professor’s column 3 or 4 times to be sure I hadn’t missed anything!

          • jim_m

            NO sweat. I thought the original comment was odd and am not surprised to see it amended.

          • Sky__Captain


            Actually, Bruce, I read the thread as you responding to 914’s post. apparently it was after an apparent edit.

            Hence, my reaction.

          • Brucehenry

            No, as explained below, originally 914 had quoted Warner’s commentary about the “works of literature, science,” stuff. Don’t blame me because 914 edited his comment. But I do take back the snark. You couldn’t have known, having come late to the party, as it were.

          • puhiawa

            Bruce, you are an idiot. Just like the idiot in question. read the frickin’ article. And never bother anyone again with you stupidity.

          • Brucehenry

            You must have missed the explanation on the comments immediately above yours, Lurker. Who is it that’s stupid, again?

  • I could bring up Godwin’s Law, but instead, I think I shall just ask when this left-wing douche nozzle will start donating his ENTIRE university salary to the Native Americans or, better yet, quit his comfy job, pack his bags, and leave this country that he hates so damn much.

  • ackwired

    Oh my gosh! Please don’t tell Fox News about this. They will be rallying us to resist the “War on Thanksgiving”!

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  • puhiawa

    Every Indian i know celebrates Thanksgiving. Turkey, deer tamales, cornbread, etc. Where does this loon get his info?

  • I think I got a form letter in response to the email I sent him.

  • disqus_JQ3L9YwqxB

    the us was an empire we had the philippines ur o dumb

    • jim_m

      Hateful fool.

      The US received the Philippines in 1898 via the treaty of Paris. The Philippines were governed as an insular territory until 1935 when the US sponsored a constitutional convention and it became a commonwealth nation with its own government. After WWII it was granted full independence.

      To compare the US to other colonial powers is ignorant and requires a certain degree of dishonesty.

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