Monday, October 14, 2019

Columbus Day

As Columbus Day winds toward a close, for your reading pleasure:
The Left Hates Christopher Columbus. Here are Five Reasons Why We Should Still Celebrate Columbus Day
According to a recent poll, 79% of college students support such a change. And the D.C. City Council recently approved a measure to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous People’s Day. Ironically, the District of Columbia is named after, you guessed it, Christopher Columbus. The Left’s hatred of Columbus is predicated on the idea that he represents the tyrannical, western force that colonized the Americas at the expense of those already living here...
Jarrett Stepman also writes in his book The War on History, “What is never explained is why so-called indigenous peoples are worthy of celebration if Columbus is not. Pre-Columbian civilizations from Mexico to Peru were nearly all responsible for brutal violence on a large scale long before Columbus arrived on the shores of the New World – including human sacrifices, even of children, sometimes by tearing out the victim’s still-beating heart.”

1 comment:

R. L. Vaughn said...

“If we cannot honor anyone in human history that did not have flaws or imperfections, we cannot honor anyone at all.”