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Why Celebrating Columbus Day is Like Celebrating ISIS Day

My elementary school teachers brainwashed me. I am sure they would never admit to it, but it is true. I was taught that Christopher Columbus, the Catholic Italian explorer, discovered a “New World.” I – like millions of other naive American children – was told that he was a brave and curious hero who brought…… Continue reading Why Celebrating Columbus Day is Like Celebrating ISIS Day

History

Seattle Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous People’s Day

Christopher Columbus was a genocidal maniac who is celebrated annually for “discovering” a land that was already inhabited by a people he would go on to enslave, torture and kill. On that basis, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to do a holiday swap. Monday, October 13th will now be known as Indigenous Peoples’…… Continue reading Seattle Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous People’s Day

Politics

Politics: Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?

They… brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword,…… Continue reading Politics: Why do we celebrate Columbus Day?