First, happy Thanksgiving to all! I'm so very proud to be a part of the wonderful Stardock community!
Secondly, to those poo-pooing the holiday, I say poo-poo to you! When I was much, much younger than I am now, I learned that the pilgrims and locals didn't always get along that well, just as I learned there was no Santa. The truth is, however, that there is value in spirit. When I celebrate Christmas it's not to celebrate the birth of Christ or out of the fear that some mysterious fat man from the north isn't going to get me that Red Rider BB gun I always wanted... instead, I celebrate the holidays for the goodness they bring out in people, for the desire to sit and dine and share stories and memories with friends and family. I don't celebrate it because of some stories I heard in third grade about a bunch of people of different cultural backgrounds eating corn with each other.
You claim to be smarter and/or morally superior to those of us who celebrate it by implying that anyone with a knowledge of history beyond that taught to us in third grade couldn't possibly celebrate it, but consider this: perhaps most people DO know the history, but have realized that there is greater benefit in taking this day as a chance to express kindness by honoring those they know and love and to remember not to take life for granted. By remembering the best of our past year, it helps us all look to our futures with greater verve and positivity.
If you want to take this day as an opportunity to run people down for being thankful for their lives and those around them, be my guest, but I'm pretty sure that doesn't make you smarter than me and it certainly doesn't make you morally superior.