Columbus Day

Leftist SJWs depict Christopher Columbus as some kind of genocidal thug. What they all leave out is the fact that Columbus Day was started as a celebration day for Italian Americans. It’s their St. Patrick’s Day.

So yeah, we should totes stop honoring the accomplishments and contributions of one ethnic group in order to confirm the victimhood of another. Not.

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5 responses to “Columbus Day

  1. red

    I neither love nor hate Columbus. He was a man of his times and wanted trade, not suffering. In fact, he was accused of rebellion against the king by pro-slavers and arrested. He was obeying an edict from the pope, who outlawed hunting Native Americans for slaves. He was dragged to Spain and tried and found innocent by the king. His wealth and estates were reinstated, and his descendants, the children of a Taino woman, moved to Santo Domingo where many of them still live, today. Any evil he did do, he was forced to by either royal governors or by edict from the king. Liberals kill babies. How much more horrifying is that? BTW, according to Spain, Columbus was Spanish, a Basque, and his family crypt is supposed to be in Valladolid, Sp. He wrote in Latin, Spanish, and Portuguese, and some French, but never a letter in Italian. so stop blaming him on Italy! 🙂 hasta!


    • chrissythehyphenated

      It’s funny, but Columbus is claimed by Italians because he was born and spent part of his childhood in Genoa. Meanwhile, St. Patrick is claimed by the Irish, despite having been born and raised in England! 🙂


      • red

        I heard Italians claim St. Patrick was San Patrico, from some place in Italy. No one knows a great deal about Columbus. He was secretive, and used several names. Genetic testing didn’t show a great deal, but those in Genoa claiming to be descended from his family are too different.


  2. Last century, down here in the wilds of culture-less and primarily Protestant Oklahoma, we gladly adopted all holidays. St Patrick’s, St Valentine’s, St Columbus, anybody. Especially if it meant getting out of school!

    The most amazing thing about Columbus’s premiere voyage to the New World was that anybody survived at all.

    Previous North American visitors from Europe had arrived by short hops across the North, via Greenland and Nova Scotia or whatever, much like earlier tourists traveled across the Bering bridge (as opposed to crossing the middle of the Pacific). He aimed south and west to where he figured India should be — correct on the latitude, but totally wrong about all those longitudes!

    His course ended up being almost the longest trek one could make across the Atlantic. Other captains knew the dimensions of the globe very well, which is why Chris had to keep shopping until he found a patron who didn’t have a good adviser.

    If Columbus had missed the islands, he might’ve sailed right on up into the Gulf and toward Mexico. Likely we’d’ve never heard of them again.

    If there had been no Western Hemisphere lands, it would have been a forgotten foolishness, instead of one of humankind’s most significant events.

    A very fortunate outcome for such a major navigational error.

    The historical importance of Columbus’s trip was that the Old World soon figured out there even was a New one. Prior explorers had forgotten about “Vinland” and such. Nobody forgot after Columbus. I think it was the historian Morrison who said Columbus’s trip was the “effective” journey that brought the two worlds together for good.

    I saw a comment that mentioned that Columbus was the first “discoverer of America” to return to a world poised for sea exploration and, importantly, with printing presses to spread the word!

    It’s still true, Columbus lived and died never knowing what he had discovered.


    • red

      Good post! I enjoyed reading it. According to some historians, Columbus learned to pilot ships as an apprentice and journeyman under an uncle, who traded for unicorn horns (narwhal tusks) and furs in Iceland and Greenland. There, he would have heard of a continent to the west, and Inuit do look Asian. He knew the world was round because the church said so–flat world theory came from atheists who claimed to be scientists.
       · Nov 29, 2017
      Replying to @FlatEarthOrg @elonmusk
      Do you have other books other than your holy books?

      Flat Earth Society
      We don’t have holy books either. The Flat Earth Society is a non-religious organisation. Independently of that, most of our members happen to be atheist or agnostic.

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