Happy Columbus Day
^^good vid imo 👍.
Watching this atm
Happy murder and enslave indigenous peoples day to you as well.
That was a good one. Crowder is pretty good imho. His shows are genuinely funny tbh.
Happy harsh transition of Neolithic populations to the modern era day.
Happy natural selection of backwards cultures day.
The way the Spaniards treated the Taino was really disgraceful. They were a very peaceful and timid people. They were also the tribe that made first contact with Columbus. He went back home and convinced the crown that they could easily conquer these people who didn't even have weapons and take their gold.
They came back, made slaves of them, would chop their hands off if they didn't work as hard as they liked, would smash babies, women, children... didn't matter. Executed the people in cruel ways. Destroyed their society as best they could. And this was a very peaceful tribe. These weren't maniacs like the Aztecs.
Oh yeah, and throughout this whole process left a very bad impression of Christianity on the people.
Bartolomé de las Casas is a bigger hero than Columbus.
Mexico still has some culling to do to eliminate bad culture.
Have you infected an indigenous person today?
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Eh, saw this topic a time ago while browsing old topics.
Figured might as well bump it when the day came about.
In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil
Acknowledging the Past | Columbus in Context
Not saying I'm Pro Columbus Day or anything.
I kind of think the government declaring days when the population shall celebrate bothersome, a bit, but maybe such holiday declarations serve purposes.
I just like context, and have disliked statue tipping for a number of years, though I wonder if it was a statue of King George, would it bother me? Eh.
If there was no official holiday, I doubt I'd 'celebrate it, maybe just make a note of it if it happened to be on my mind.
A year is only 'so long, lots of historical events happen every day.
Though I suppose Columbus Day 'is related to 'one of modern USA's roots.