American historian Thaddeus Russell, author of A Renegade History of the United States, sent out a series of Tweets on Thanksgiving Day which I share below. Jesse Walker's excellent interview with Russell is here.
Thanks to the settlers who danced with Indians.
Thanks to the shiftless slaves who stopped working when the overseers turned their backs.
Thanks to the drunks and slackers who wouldn't labor according to the factory clock.
Thanks to the whores for not being wives or mothers or maids.
Thanks to the fags and dykes for not being proper men and women.
Thanks to the niggers, dagoes, kikes, criminals, junkies, and juvenile delinquents for giving us jazz and rock-and-roll.
Thanks to the draft evaders and deserters for putting themselves above the nation.
Thanks to everyone who's ever been a bad American.