A Blast From The Past Tradition

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Up until his unfortunate passing, radio host Rush Limbaugh had a yearly Thanksgiving tradition.

The radio powerhouse would read the story of what took when the Pilgrims landed and the actual story of Thanksgiving. There is little doubt that Joe and Jill Biden wouldn’t be happy about this.

On November 24, 2020, which was the last time he would retell the story, Limbaugh used the version he wrote in his book for young people.

“In the children’s book version, Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims, I went into a little bit more detail about the Indians, the Native Americans who helped the arriving Pilgrims and what that story actually is and how the True Story of Thanksgiving has been obscured by what is taught — what I was taught, you were probably taught,” Rush said.

“The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize [the church’s] absolute civil and spiritual authority,” Actually, the state, he added.

“Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down…” This is in England in the 1600s. They ‘were hunted down and imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs. A group of separatists,’ people who didn’t want any part of this, ‘first fled to Holland,’ they liked wooden shoes and cheese, and established a community,” Rush recounted.

Rush continued:

“They were there for eleven years. After eleven years, about forty of these separatists who liked wooden shoes and cheese, agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World… They had heard about it. Some new, exciting place that hadn’t been developed. They knew they would face hardships,” hardships like you and I don’t know — and I’m not preaching to you.”

“I’m just telling you, we don’t know the hardship these people endured. We can’t. We are way too advanced now. People who lived in the 1600s would not believe life today. (Snort!) Try to explain flight, jet travel. They wouldn’t understand it. They knew they would ‘face hardships,’ but paramount importance to them was living freely and worshiping God according to the dictates of their own consciences, their own beliefs.”

Limbaugh went on to recount how William Bradford’s original plan of equal distribution of supplies and food (socialism) almost killed the colony. The radio host taught that it wasn’t until he assigned a plot of land to each family and gave them the responsibility of feeding themselves with what they grew that things turned around.

You can watch the segment below and you can click here if you wish to read it.