CCC ZOOM Connie Baxter Marlow & Andrew Cameron Bailey 11-21-19





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Published on Nov 22, 2019

TOPIC: Thanksgiving: The First Great Synthesis
GUEST: Connie Baxter Marlow & Andrew Cameron Bailey
DATE: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Join us for an inspiring discussion about Pilgrims, Native Americans, the US of A and the Evolution of Consciousness: An eagle's perspective on the 3-day celebration known today as "The First Thanksgiving."

Good News About the First Thanksgiving. We have much to be thankful for! Democracy, Separation of Church and State, Consent of the Governed, Self-Determination, Equal and Just Laws Serving the Common Good. The tenets of civil government that arose from the principles and ideals of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Native Americans they lived amongst.

The Origin Story of The United States begins with a compact, a peace treaty and an inter-cultural feast, followed by a melding of cultures through 50 years of friendship between the Mayflower Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians at Plymouth Plantation 1621-1675.

What is the American mind? The American spirit? Where did they come from and where will we take them? What does the light held high by the Statue of Liberty promise to the world? What is the nature of true freedom? Throughout time humanity has made choices, which have created our history. What of our future? Our choices will lead us there.

At the founding of this nation an extraordinary exception to the human condition unfolded when the visionary leaders of two radically different cultures met and worked together to maintain an inter-cultural exchange that became what Bailey and Marlow call the "First Great Synthesis” between Europeans and American Indians. This melding gave birth to American democracy and to the American mind and spirit. The "Second Great Synthesis” occurred when aspects of The Great Law of the Iroquois were integrated into the United States Constitution in 1787. Bailey and Marlow foresee a third synthesis in the near future, as our cultures come together again to realize the great promise of liberty, justice, equality and abundance for all that America made to the world in its freedom documents: The Mayflower Compact, The Declaration of Independence and The U.S. Constitution.

The inspiring origin story of the United States has been shrouded in misinformation and misconception since the beginning. First it glorified the Pilgrim and ignored the Indian. Now it demonizes the Pilgrim in an effort to honor the Indian. Bailey and Marlow bring the story into balance through a perspective on the common vision for humanity shared by the Pilgrims and the Indians they lived amongst: a vision based upon the right to act according to one’s conscience in a self-governing democracy.

Here's the only account of that harvest celebration, written by Edward Winslow, Pilgrim Leader, in December 1621:

"Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together, after we had gathered the fruits of our labors; they four in one day killed as much fowl, as with a little help beside, served the Company almost a week, at which time amongst other Recreations, we exercised our Arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and amongst the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five Deer, which they brought to the Plantation and bestowed on our Governor, and upon the Captain and others. And although it be not always so plentiful, as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want, that we often wish you partakers of our plenty."

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