Here are some Thanksgiving leftovers we didn‚Äôt get to Thursday. VICE decided to celebrate Thanksgiving by publishing a piece called, ‚ÄúThe Pilgrims Were Queer.‚ÄĚ We like how in their tweet they refer to the Pilgrims as ‚Äúearly American colonizers.‚ÄĚ But there were plenty of gay colonizers? Where does that fit on the intersectionality index? Let‚Äôs read on and find out.
Dig into the history and you'll see plenty of early American colonizers were super gay‚ÄĒand their compatriots had views of it that were complicated, to say the least. https://t.co/hqinZsRFjc
‚ÄĒ VICE (@VICE) November 25, 2021
So just how super-gay were they? VICE reports:
As you sit down for turkey, corn, and arguments with relatives at Thanksgiving this year, take a moment to give thanks to Thomas Morton, who founded what could be considered America‚Äôs first queer hippie colony in 1625.
On one particularly exciting occasion, the residents of Merrymount erected a maypole and danced in a manner described as evoking Ganymede and Zeus‚ÄĒfigures that often symbolized same-sex couplings. This proto-Pride proved a bit too much for the neighbors, who arrested Morton, chopped down the pole, and scattered the residents.
Another source for the piece: Michael Bronski, ‚Äúa Professor of Practice in Media and Activism in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard.‚ÄĚ Kids go into tens of thousands of dollars in debt to study that?
An article that is a collection of anecdotes, half of which contradict the thesis of the piece.
So a typical VICE article
‚ÄĒ Lucerne Bolvin (@LucerneBolvin) November 25, 2021
They never stop
‚ÄĒ Michael (@Anti_PC_Culture) November 25, 2021
God, I can‚Äôt wait for the next round of Vice layoffs.
‚ÄĒ AugustInLebanon (@AugustInLebanon) November 26, 2021
‚ÄĒ Keith Peckerwoods (@FloridaUyghur) November 27, 2021
‚ÄĒ Jimmy Russels ‚ďāÔłŹūüáļūüáł (@DefundtheWHO) November 26, 2021
Dig into history and you'll see that "colonizer" is just loser talk for conquerer.
‚ÄĒ Club (@Clubismyname) November 25, 2021
‚ÄúSuper gays commit mass genocide.‚ÄĚ ‚Äď @VICE
‚ÄĒ Jeff Accordion ūüöĀūü™óūüõĶ (@jeffaccordion) November 26, 2021
Doing great work here
‚ÄĒ Daniel Martin (@Hi_Techh) November 27, 2021
Now that's some journalism! pic.twitter.com/iYOia8DKfF
‚ÄĒ Noneyas (@BlueSkyForDays) November 25, 2021
Vice is cancer.
‚ÄĒ Dave (@HorrorBiz75) November 26, 2021
Everyone in history was super gay.
‚ÄĒ perky_biscuitsūüćē (@PerkyBiscuits) November 26, 2021
Super duper gay!
‚ÄĒ Kev (@LakeRabour) November 27, 2021
No, the pilgrims weren‚Äôt ‚Äúsuper gay‚ÄĚ. Vice is a clown show.
‚ÄĒ Tactical Patience (@WJames137) November 27, 2021
"The Pilgrims were Queer says Queer Activist"
Fixed the title for you.
‚ÄĒ For Ultramar (@OneMoreBrian) November 26, 2021
‚ÄĒ Bodhisattva (@BenjaminERogers) November 25, 2021
Wait so are colonizers good or bad now
‚ÄĒ Lee (@enphield) November 26, 2021
Gay slave owners built this country.
‚ÄĒ Egg Nog Enjoyer (@LARPertarian) November 26, 2021
Your entire organization is exhausting
‚ÄĒ Taco Shirt Krillin (@tacoshirtK) November 26, 2021
‚ÄúDig into the history‚ÄĚ and you‚Äôll find what you‚Äôre looking for if you try hard enough.
DC public schools chancellor wishes everybody ‚Äėhappy Thanksgiving‚Äô (after reminders about genocide, ethnic cleansing and stolen land) https://t.co/eQpu2FEW5J
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 24, 2021