Before the Puritans were maniacal zealots that burned alleged witches and tortured peaceful Quakers, they were the victims of religious persecution.  They fled the Church of England and made their way to the New World.
Many settlements were based on communist pacts that ended in famine.  The Carver/Bradford settlement was no different.
Listen to the history of the colonies and how the Thanksgiving that we celebrate now was based on a celebration of capitalism.

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