Countdown to Thanksgiving Day 2: Teaching With Turkey

Sometimes I wonder how – as Americans – we can pride ourselves on education and history, and yet at the same time completely ignore facts. You can say this for just about anything we deal with in American culture – politics, medicine, social norms. But for now let’s stick to the genocide of the Native…

Thanksgiving: a Day of Murder

Kill the turkey!  Kill it now! Okay, that’s not really what I’m talking about, but then again maybe it is.  Every year, we Americans kill an unprecedented number of poor, innocent turkeys – bred and fattened up to feed our already-fattened bellies.  The average American will eat roughly three times their daily caloric intake on…