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How A Failed Commune Gave Us What Is Now Thanksgiving

Verbivore Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 10:07 AM
since when was "souless pot smoking hippy" the definition of Commune? He doesn't need to define his terms, you need to reassess your preconceptions. Consider the article and realize that the ideology, and REASON behind are commune are irrelevant to its success or failure. That's the point. They worshiped creator God. But even so, commune living made them lazy. Get it?

It’s wrong to say that American was founded by capitalists. In fact, America was founded by socialists who had the humility to learn from their initial mistakes and embrace freedom. One of the earliest and arguably most historically significant North American colonies was Plymouth Colony, founded in 1620 in what is now known as Plymouth, Massachusetts. As I’ve outlined in greater detail here before (Lessons From a Capitalist Thanksgiving), the original colony had written into its charter a system of communal property and labor. As William Bradford recorded in his Of Plymouth Plantation, a people who had formerly...

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