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5 Columbus quotes to help you celebrate the holiday

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If I remember correctly you claim Native American heritage so I understand your agenda. I hope you find a way to move on and forgive the evil whites that are 500+ years old and rotting in their graves.

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Who cries out for the Babylonians? How far back do we go correcting past invasions? 

I am on a 24 hour system. After a full day, I say fuck it and move on.

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Maybe this is one of them?

https://www.intellihub.com/9-cities-abolish-columbus-day-in-favor-of-indigenous-peoples-day/

Let's just totally rename it to something worse. 

Ironically, the crowd they are pandering to probably doesn't know what indigenous means with their public school education. America has become the land of victims with more being churned out of the schools every day.

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When Columbus first came ashore and was greeted by the Arawak native Americans with smiles, gifts and food, he wrote in his log: “They brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things … they willingly traded everything they owned … They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane … They would make fine servants … With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.” (Howard Zinn’s “A People’s History of the United States”)

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From the very outset Columbus was writing about conquering and enslaving the natives. Meanwhile the Arawaks, brought gifts, prepared food, and traded everything they owned. Columbus wrote that the natives “are so naïve and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone.” He also wrote, “I believe that they would easily be made Christians, because it seemed to me that they had no religion.” The European settlers took a free society without possessions, property, currency, hierarchy or written religion and replaced it with today’s America – the world’s shining beacon of selfish materialism, where every square inch of land/water/airspace is publicly or privately owned, taxed, and governed through a corrupt hierarchical system of laws and regulations where Mother Nature’s gifts are treated as personal possessions to be bought, sold, owned and defended.

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Howard Zinn, in “A People’s History of the United States” continues: “Columbus wrote: ‘As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts.’ The information that Columbus wanted most was: Where is the gold? … His second expedition was given seventeen ships and more than twelve hundred men. The aim was clear: slaves and gold … They went from island to island in the Caribbean, taking Indians as captives … roaming the island in gangs looking for gold, taking women and children as slaves for sex and labor.”

“It was his [Columbus’] avowed aim to ‘convert the heathen Indians to our Holy Faith’ that warranted the enslaving and exporting of thousands of Native Americans. That such treatment resulted in complete genocide did not matter as much as that these natives had been given the opportunity of everlasting life through their exposure to Christianity. The same sort of thinking also gave Westerners license to rape women. In his own words, Columbus described how he himself ‘took [his] pleasure’ with a native woman after whipping her ‘soundly’ with a piece of rope.” -Helen Ellerbe, “The Dark Side of Christian History” (86-88)

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@Tommy

I agree that Columbus doesn't deserve the adulation nor a holiday bearing his name. Is it fixable? Should all Europeans and Africans leave? After 500 years I don't have a solution that repeals the sins of Columbus. It's doubtful that the Native Americans would revert back to their 15th century lifestyle so that leaves them with empty casinos.

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It's hard to believe all the self-loathing. The irony of the complaints coming from people sitting comfortably and safely in climate controlled dwellings with a world full information at their fingertips, snacking on Cheetos.

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I don't want Columbus day replaced with Indigenous Peoples Day.
I want it removed from the calendar and a different day dedicated to Native American Heritage.
I want the truth to be taught to our children instead of that glorified B.S. poem. He wasn't "brave and bright".
He was an idiot and didn't know where he was. He couldn't even tell the Natives had no genetic connection to Indians.
This is a more accurate poem about Columbus whose real name was Christobal Colon:

'Fourteen Hundred Ninety-Two': The Columbus Poem Rewritten

10/8/12

The following poem, a new version of a rhyme all of us are all-too-familiar with, was submitted by reader Dana W. Hall, and on the 520th anniversary of its title we're inclined to share it:

Read more athttp://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/10/08/fourteen-hundred-ninety-two-columbus-poem-rewritten-138254

 

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