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Indigenous Peoples Day

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"Columbus, Ohio is saying goodbye to Columbus Day.

Local government officials announced the city will not observe the holiday and instead take a holiday on Veterans Day."

 

Cincinnati renamed Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.

 

"...Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School in Philadelphia, have opted to forgo the holiday, focusing instead on lessons about a polarizing historical figure who did not prove the earth was round or discover America — as schoolchildren were taught for decades — but who, scholars now say, brutally treated native people and spread colonialism...

 

...Columbus Day is still a federal holiday, as it has been since 1937, with municipal buildings around the region closed. (Nationally, Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver, among other cities, have stopped recognizing Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day. San Franciscohonors both Columbus and Indigenous Peoples on the day.)..."  The Inquirer, Philly News.

 

Columbus;   Hero explorer worthy of celebration or colonial villain?

 

His discoveries and explorations should be learned and understood for historical purposes as well as the suffering he caused (intentional and unintentional).    But should it be a holiday?    No.

 

 

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the Democrat party caused more people to suffer than Columbus

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Indigenous Peoples

 

People who moved here before your ancestors moved here

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No such thing as Indigenous people, invaders everyone despite their creation mythology.

 

In fact, before folks arrived here, there was nothing more than dinosaur crap and dust.

 

Its Columbus Day, yay! Break out the Peroni!

 

 

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7 mins ago, eddy said:

the Democrat party caused more people to suffer than Columbus

Pretty much.

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9 mins ago, eddy said:

the Democrat party caused more people to suffer than Columbus

Thank goodness we don't have a "Democrat Party" day to rename or discuss.

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As a tax contributor, as opposed to being a tax consumer, it's fine with me if they get rid of a holiday that's for mostly for government workers.

 

Regarding the war on Columbus, it's more leftist nonsense intended to poison kids so they become good little followers of an authoritarian collective.

 

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The Intellectual Roots of the War against Columbus

 

They go back to Marxism and the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Bashing Christopher Columbus has long been de rigueur among the liberal elite. Today, it has infiltrated our nation’s classrooms and poisons our public discourse. You know the mantra: Columbus was a greedy and egomaniacal villain who brought slavery, disease, “genocide,” and ecological ruin to a previously undisturbed land. Rather than honor this legacy of “hate,” the argument goes, Americans should celebrate the peaceful indigenous peoples who populated this hemisphere long before their lands were stolen by European explorers.

 

The war against Columbus is cloaked in the lexicon of “diversity” and the rhetoric of “inclusion.” But what many of its foot soldiers do not realize is that in fact it has its intellectual roots in the not so tolerant ideologies of Marxism and white supremacy.

 

 Karl Marx, of course, viewed history as the product of a great class struggle between those who control the means of production and those who do not. According to Marx, history should be understood not as the story of humanity’s progress but rather as an ongoing clash of opposing forces, a battle between the haves and the have-nots. Friedrich Engels, who with Marx authored the Communist Manifesto, lambasted Columbus as the godfather of modern capitalism. According to Engels, Columbus’s westward journeys unleashed the era of “big commerce,” the world market, and the birth of the bourgeoisie. “The discovery of America was connected with the advent of machinery,” he wrote in 1847, “and with that the struggle became necessary which we are conducting today, the struggle of the propertyless against the property owners.”

 

Marx, who ironically was born on the anniversary of Columbus’s sighting of the island of Jamaica, believed that the impetus for the age of exploration was “the primitive accumulation of capital.” According to Marx, the greed of explorers like Columbus led to the development of exploitative capitalism, characterized by “the extirpation, enslavement and entombment in mines of the aboriginal population” and “the rosy dawn of the era of capitalist production.” From the Marxist perspective, then, Columbus is synonymous with capitalism, imperialism, and oppression of the masses.

Not surprisingly, revisionist accounts of Columbus as evil were common in Soviet textbooks in the 1970s and ’80s. And modern-day Marxists still view Columbus a man driven by a “lust for profit” and condemn the holiday that bears his name as a celebration of “the violent and bloody accumulation of capital for the ruling classes.”

 

But it is not just communists who oppose Columbus. Here, in the United States, the anti-Columbus movement was sparked by white supremacists nearly 100 years ago. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan promoted negative characterizations of Columbus in order to vilify Catholics and immigrants, many of whom celebrated Columbus not only as a source of ethnic and religious pride but also as a symbol of the free and diverse society that resulted from the European presence here. The Klan tried to prevent the erection of monuments to the Great Navigator, burned crosses in opposition to efforts to honor him, and argued that commemorations of his voyage were part of a papal plot. Rather than honor a Catholic explorer from the Mediterranean, Klansmen proposed honoring the Norseman Leif Eriksson as discoverer of the New World and a symbol of white pride.

Rather than honor a Catholic explorer from the Mediterranean, Klansmen proposed honoring the Norseman Leif Eriksson as discoverer of the New World and a symbol of white pride.

Sadly, Columbus-bashing didn’t die with the decline of white supremacy or the fall of the Soviet empire. To the contrary, it went mainstream, thanks in large measure to the work of radical historians such as Howard Zinn. Zinn was a former member of the American Communist party who in his best-known work, A People’s History of the United States, adopts the Marxist perspective that history is the story of an ongoing struggle between the ruling class and the oppressed.

 

A People’s History has sold over 2 million copies and become the foundational text in many of our nation’s schools. It paints the history of America as a story of exploitation and vilifies most of our historical leaders (in almost cartoonish fashion) as motivated by self-interest, greed, and a deceitful compulsion to oppress the masses. Not surprisingly, Zinn blames Columbus for the “violent beginnings of an intricate system of technology, business, politics, and culture that would dominate the world for the next five centuries.” Although Zinn died in 2010, his radical rewriting of American history, unfortunately, lives on.

 

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Zinn's thesis was debunked before it hit print.

Read: "War Before Civilization"

Read: "Mohammad and Charlemagne"

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In the beginning the world was void and without form

and then unicorns were created.

and then... unicorn farts created indigenous peoples, each placed where he/she was supposed to live

and it was good.

And then an indigenous person in south Utopia wanted his neighbors better life in north Utopia

and so evil entered Utopia

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Just now, hamlet said:

In the beginning the world was void and without form

and then unicorns were created.

and then... unicorn farts created indigenous peoples, each placed where he/she was supposed to live

and it was good.

And then an indigenous person in south Utopia wanted his neighbors better life in north Utopia

and so evil entered Utopia

See everyone, some creation mythologies are bigger, brighter and more powerful than others.

 

Be on your knees in awe.

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43 mins ago, eddy said:

the Democrat party caused more people to suffer than Columbus

Socialism and Communism killed even more and is now being openly embraced by that same party.....

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