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‘Censoring the Pilgrims’: Left demands major newspaper stop publishing Thanksgiving editorials

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How long before Thanksgiving becomes another holiday celebrating American self-flagellation?

To a certain extent, it’s already there. Talk much about the Pilgrims in mixed political company, and it won’t be long until the left-leaning members present start talking about genocide. If Columbus Day is the Washington Redskins of holidays, Thanksgiving is like the Atlanta Braves: not quite as objectionable to those who believe we only started being moral creatures about five years ago, but you get the feeling it’s only a matter of time before they’re the Atlanta Baseball Team.

And even if you can’t get the holiday changed, you can certainly gain a certain amount of notoriety for being a staunch revisionist. Take Randy Kritkausky, an author who focuses on Native Americans. Quite a few more people know his name this Thanksgiving, thanks to his petition to end a tradition at The Wall Street Journal: publishing two editorials by its former editor on the holiday.

“The progressives have come for our annual Thanksgiving editorials,” the Journal’s editorial board wrote in a Monday piece titled “Censoring the Pilgrims.”

“They won’t succeed, but we thought we’d share the tale with readers for an insight into the politicization of everything, even Thanksgiving.”

“Since 1961, we’ve run a pair of editorials written by our former editor Vermont Royster. The first is a historical account about the Pilgrims in 1620 as related by William Bradford,

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