Thanksgiving the first Libertarian holiday
, by Matthew A. Givens, The Crimson White
, 19 Nov 2003
Explains how and why the Pilgrims turned from socialism to capitalism
"Thanksgiving, far from being the simple and uninspiring story of a group of people learning how to farm, is actually a celebration of what has made America itself great. It is the story of people working together by working for themselves first, and in so doing, improving the standard of living for everyone. These are the American ideas we hold dear. As you sit down to your table laden with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie, remember the true story of Thanksgiving, and what it means to all."
The Great Thanksgiving Hoax
, by Richard J. Maybury
, The Free Market
, Nov 1985
Describes what really happened to the Mayflower
pilgrims (and also at Jamestown) by relying on governor William Bradford's History of Plymouth Plantation
"But after free markets were established, the resulting abundance was so dramatic that annual Thanksgiving celebrations became common throughout the colonies, and in 1863 Thanksgiving became a national holiday. Thus, the real meaning of Thanksgiving, deleted from the official story, is: Socialism does not work; the one and only source of abundance is free markets, and we thank God we live in a country where we can have them."