>>Can't we just all take the spirit in which Thanksgiving is offered<<
No. I'm not a stupid Amerikkkan that believes the way they expect the whole world to shut down just because they celebrate the fact that the religious lunatics they are descended from didn't die painfully to be ludicrously self-centred. No other nation does anything similar, only those Amerikkkans.
If I could go back in time, I would find those pilgrims, and kill them.