Thanksgiving memorializes the first victory in the New World of individual effort over communism. When the Pilgrims formed their Body Politick in 1620, they also established a common storehouse into which each contributed according to his ability and from which each received according to his need.
Naturally, people goofed off. They slacked.
And they starved. Despite the farming and fishing advice of an English-speaking Native American named Squanto, they died in droves.