Banning Columbus Day

Jul 2017
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I guess by now, many of you have heard the chatter of eliminating 'Columbus Day' based on the horror stories and the man's insatiable appetite for gold and murder.
Here's a little history of the REAL Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus & His Crimes Against Humanity
Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, barely over a century later in the city – state of Genoa, Italy after the newest Christian Campaign to exterminate the European Jews. Columbus educated himself, and his father was a wool merchant (3). Columbus was a map maker and a sailor in his forties; consequently, he knew that the world was round. What were three of the motivations that led him to set sail on August 3, 1492 on the Pinta, the Nina, and the Santa Maria from the “Southern Spanish port of Palos?” Greed for gold, capitalistic greed through the potential of wealth through the slave trade, and the religious beliefs of Apocalyptic Christianity were three primary motivations Columbus had for setting sail; consequently, which fueled genocide against tens of millions of Indigenous People.
One of Columbus’s motivations was greed for gold, which he acquired on the Gold Coast in the Portuguese colony (3)

Another of Columbus’s motives for making the journey was his capitalistic greed through the potential of wealth through the slave trade, which resulted in more and more slavery because of the desire for sugar and led to the atrocities of the Middle Passage.
Should this be something Americans celebrate?
People are proposing to replace it with 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'
 
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Jul 2017
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Dude didn't play around.


Spanish War Dogs

The dogs the Conquistadors brought with them were Mastiff breeds who were hardly the lap variety or destined for the plate. These attack dogs, often wearing their own armor, were the common European shock and awe tactic of the period. The first documented New World use of these canine swat teams occurred in 1495 when Bartholomew Columbus, Chris’s brother, used 20 mastiffs in a battle waged at Santa Maris el Antigua, Darien with his brother employing the same approach a year later. These dogs were trained to pursue, disembowel and dismember humans and to this purpose, enjoyed a human diet in the Americas. The Spanish reveled in holding human hunts called “la Monteria infernal “ where much sport was made of chasing and killing the local men, women and children. The noted Spanish apologist Bartolme de La Casas has left us numerous accounts of the exploits of these hounds from hell and it is easy to understand why these horrific memes still prevail in the cultures of Latin America.



Yea. Fuck that dude.

My American War Dog.

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Jul 2014
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#5
It's a "holiday" that people don't even notice.

Schools are open, local gubmint offices and services, too, just about everything is business as usual.

No mail delivery, banks and Federal offices closed.

Not many know, and nobody cares...
 
Jul 2017
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It's a "holiday" that people don't even notice.

Schools are open, local gubmint offices and services, too, just about everything is business as usual.

No mail delivery, banks and Federal offices closed.

Not many know, and nobody cares...
Are you Ok with it?
 

johnflesh

Former Staff
Feb 2007
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#8
Every year its the same banter about getting rid of it. I doubt anyone would notice if we did.

I hope we don't make a huge deal about it. Like we banned it and here is an itemized list of reasons why - just stop making it pop up on my Google Calendar and I wouldn't even notice.
 
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Feb 2016
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#9
I guess by now, many of you have heard the chatter of eliminating 'Columbus Day' based on the horror stories and the man's insatiable appetite for gold and murder.
Here's a little history of the REAL Christopher Columbus.

Christopher Columbus & His Crimes Against Humanity


Should this be something Americans celebrate?
People are proposing to replace it with 'Indigenous Peoples Day.'
Hmmmm, you celebrate this. I'll stick with good ol' Chris.

 
Jul 2017
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Every year its the same banter about getting rid of it. I doubt anyone would notice if we did.

I hope we don't make a huge deal about it. Like we banned it and here is an itemized list of reasons why - just stop making it pop up on my Google Calendar and I wouldn't even notice.
In the era of banning confederate statues, It will probably gain more tread.
 
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