Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A 390 Year Tradition

Now let's get it right:  
The Pilgrims were not Puritans

The `Pilgrims' (our name for them, not theirs) were not Puritans regardless of how many dimwits think they were, author text books with the same disgusting lie, or post articles in print or online repeating the same nonsense.

It's a lie and the Puritans were nothing less than horrid. Defending them or boasting of one's lineage to them is akin to the same as it regards members of Germany's 3rd Reich SS Nazis.

There is no defense for the Puritans.

The Mayflower Separatists neither robbed nor disabused the native Americans (Henceforth here referred to as "Pilgrims" and "Indians" due only to the commonality of the terms as it applies to them.)  they encountered and who were kind enough to befriend the small colony. Quite the contrary in fact as the two groups found themselves in a symbiotic relationship in no time at all. The Indians being familiar with local food sources and the Pilgrims access to then modern hunting gear such as early firearms.

A decade after the arrival of the Mayflower Pilgrims the horrid Puritans began arriving setting up their own adjacent Massachusetts Bay Colony (and running roughshod over Plymouth Colony at every opportunity) 
It was a scant 7 years before Thomas Hooker led a group to what became Hartford and later Connecticut so as to escape the reach of the dastardly theocracy the Puritans were creating.

 From: Pilgrims, Not Puritans
Arrived 1620Arrived 1630
Carver and Bradford
Governor Winthrop
Plymouth ColonyMassachusetts Bay Colony

Friendly with Indians
for 40 years

Indian problems
from the outset
Paid Indians for landSeized Indian lands

Communal living
first seven years

Individual profit
from the outset
consensus of the governed
Separated from
the Church of England
"Purified" the Church
from within

Not a single
prosecution of witchcraft

Prosecuted and
executed for witchcraft
Representation and
equal inheritance
Nothing to compare
Forerunner of
US Constitution &
Declaration of Independence
Nothing to compare
More tolerant than the Church of EnglandIntolerant

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