Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Columbus Day 2010

This continent come a long way since 1492.  Many people believe we should not be celebrating Columbus but instead should be shamed by what has happened since his arrival on the shores of an island nearby.

I came of age in 1950's, I learned what the history books told us then.  Since my days in school much has been learned of history, interesting to me, political fodder to others.

Daniel Greenfield writing in Canada Free Press puts it much better than I could ever say. Goodbye Columbus, Goodbye America he writes. Here is some of what he writes:
Columbus Day, once considered a major event, has been undergoing a decline in recent years. Columbus Day parades have met with protests and some have been de-emphasized or outright eliminated. In Denver, the Columbus Day Parade was met by protesters holding signs, such as, “Kick cracker bums off Indian land”.
John Hickenlooper, the Democratic candidate for Governor in Colorado, helped fund violent anti-Columbus Day protests, which featured multiple arrests. In Santa Barbara, a rally will featured a hanged Columbus effigy.
In California, Columbus Day has become Indigenous People’s Day, which sounds vaguely like a Marxist terrorist group’s holiday. But while it’s tempting to put that down to California’s political correctness, in South Dakota, Columbus Day became Native American Day, and that is a trend that other states are likely to follow, as protests continue to grow. And while none have thus far followed Venezuela’s lead in renaming it Día de la Resistencia Indígena, or Day of Indigenous Resistance, which actually is a Marxist terrorist group’s holiday, the whole notion of celebrating the discovery of America has come to be seen as somehow shameful and politically incorrect.
While Ferdinand and Isabella may have brought Columbus back in chains, modern day political correctness banishes him to the darkened dungeon of non-personhood, erasing him from history and replacing him with a note reading, “I’m Sorry We Ever Discovered America.”
Much more to read about this, read it here.

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