Okay let's have a little debate abou today: Columbus Day. Most of us have heard the history and know that not only did he not actually discover North America or the US( he made 4 voyages that landed him in the region of Cuba, The Bahamas, and Central America), but he also ordered the rape and murder of thousands of innocent men, women, and children that had occupied that land for centuries...
So what do you think girls... Isn't kind of barbaric to devote a national holiday to remembering him? Why or why not?
Obviously, I am very much against it. Yes, it is great to be the first to discover something BUT the term discover indicates that it was not already found by someone else, which it was... In my mind, that attitude in itself says that he and anyone who believes he discovered the lands he landed on believe that the Natives of that area were less than people... The rapes and slaughter was just plain evil...
but nobody forces you to celebrate
But they close many public schools...and sell the lie to our children that he "discovered" America...
OP, I posted about this last night too....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:28 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
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Answer by NotPanicking at 9:20 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Answer by LorisChar at 9:29 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
Just a national thing... Christian crusaders and invaders committed rape and genocide around the entire globe. Why just single out this holiday as offensive?
Because its today ! lol..
When Christmas comes around we can discuss with everythiings closed as well and if that constitutes "respecting" one religion over others! lol
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:43 AM on Oct. 11, 2010
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