For what reason do we praise a person who is an embarrassment to the human race? I hope you are not saying to yourself, “he was the dude that discovered the world was round.” No, he did not. the Greeks proved that fact 2000 years ago, and almost everybody that was semi educated knew the earth was round. Check out this video:
Leif Erickson actually sailed to the Americas 500 years before Columbus even set sail. That being said, isn’t it funny that we look up to a guy who took credit for an achievement that happened years before? We also know that he called the first people he came across in the new world Indians and took note of there gold jewelry. This was in the Bahamas and not India, which is 14,325 km away from each other. How far can you really be off? The distance around the world is 40,075, and considering the math, he might as well have said he was in Antarctica. Not only did he not have a clue to where he was, but he stated in his journal “I could conquer the whole of them with fifty men and govern them as I pleased”. Quite the thing to say about he Lucayan Natives considering that, when the Santa Maria was shipwrecked, they worked for hours to rescue the ship, saving the crew and cargo. When Columbus returned home he took 25 Lucayan natives with him and only 7 of them survived.
The second time Columbus came to the “new world” his crew was armed with swords, crossbows, and cannons. This was because Columbus sold the idea that this new world was worth wealth and prosperity to the Queen of England. They proceeded to steal the Natives food and gold, then rape their women.
In a letter to a friend, Columbus wrote:
“A Hundred Castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand”
Finally, small pox took effect and, over 50 years, the death toll from Columbus reached 3 to 5 million people due to disease and starvation.
Instead of celebrating Columbus day and sending our kids home for the day, don’t you think that it would be wise to teach the truth about the past?