Happy damn vacation!
Controversial MSNBC host Joy Reid waged war on Thanksgiving ahead of the cherished National Day and claimed it was a “simple fairy tale” perpetuated by the right to hide how the US really relied on “genocide” and ongoing “white supremacy” were founded.
The 53-year-old opened Wednesday night’s episode of her show by teasing that she was celebrating the “cherished tradition” of the holiday that “millions of Americans” enjoy.
It’s a “day we gather with friends and family to enjoy turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie,” she said with a smile, giggling as she cracked jokes about loved ones arguing about politics.
The left-leaning host then went on to say she would be “unpacking” the Thanksgiving traditions of food, football and family.
“But it’s also important to debunk the myth of Thanksgiving,” Reid continued, saying that we “shouldn’t believe that whitewashed history” from what she dismissed as a “food holiday.”
And then the “ReidOut” host got really pissed off.
“It’s a holiday steeped in historical inaccuracies, built on the myth that Native Americans welcomed their colonizers with open arms and ears of corn,” Reid said.
“A simplified fairy tale interpretation of an encounter between indigenous tribes and English settlers in 1621 that obliterates the genocide that followed.”
“It is the truth that Republicans want to be banished from our textbooks because here is the secret they are so desperate to keep: We are a country built on violence. Our birth was violent,” she concluded.
“Because here is the secret they are so desperate to keep – we are a country built on violence. Our birth was violent.”
Rather than giving thanks, the holiday truly reflects the pain of “two centuries of American slavery that has left millions chained or dead,” Reid continued.
“When these people of bondage were finally free, a terrorist organization, the Ku Klux Klan, a badge-bearing member of high society, picked up where the Civil War ended and used violence to maintain white supremacy,” he said you.
Furthermore, “The Klan and its ilk are still active, and as Americans we continue to choose violence,” Reid continued, suggesting that the same people who hid the “genocide” behind Thanksgiving also blamed the alarming spate of mass shootings be responsible.
While “our country is fortunately not being invaded by a foreign power like Ukraine…. our people face the same kinds of weapons that these people face in war,” she said in the same monologue.
“The Republicans made sure of that,” she said.
Reid’s diatribe was praised by many of her followers online – but the fury of others suggested it lacked the heart of the holiday’s modern message.
“Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate who we areWe are thankful for TODAY. Don’t go back. It’s about showing gratitude for what you have and for the wonderful people in your life. Not to show your misery,” one person tweeted.
Thanksgiving is a blessing for what God has given us all, race, color or creed Rev. Edward Smatt tweeted – Calling Reid “a very racist, sad” and “bitter media personality” who hates the US.
Lawyer-turned-podcaster Mark Levin called it proof that Reid is a “screwed-up head case” whose “hatred of our fabulous country knows no bounds.”
“Joy has nothing if she can’t bait. Sad,” A veteran tweeted.
Others asked why she couldn’t just enjoy her day off and say thank you.
“Happy Thanksgiving to everyone except Joy Reid for being stupid and annoying.” One critic tweeted.
Reid’s outburst comes just weeks after MSNBC decided not to renew weekend presenter Tiffany Cross for allegedly making “vulgar” comments and “attribution” on the airwaves.
MSNBC insiders also told the Post she has come under fire for allegedly amassing up to $100,000 in spending on five-star hotel stays.
On Wednesday, Reid also cited information from the “1619 Project” to accuse America of continuing to perpetuate violence and even white supremacy. Although this interpretation of American history was pushed in schools by the 1619 Project, several historians have cited inaccuracies in the project, Fox News reported.
Reid later linked these instances of choosing violence “again and again” to recent shootings reported from Colorado and Virginia.
“How much more bloodshed will we tolerate? How much longer are we going to huddle in fear and look over our shoulders when we’re not at home? For how much longer? And now, look closely, how much longer will our children have to endure active target practice in elementary school? How many more empty seats at Thanksgiving dinner?
“There is a way to fix it and possibly end it. Instead, we’re trapped in a cycle of gun violence that feels permanent because an extreme minority that has infiltrated Congress loves guns more than people,” Reid said.