Monday, October 14, 2013
I, quite honestly, never understood why Columbus was granted a holiday. He didn't actually discover America (Amerigo Vespucci was the one responsible.) But he will always be revered for depriving hundreds of thousands of natives of their homes, forcing them to become Catholics, enslaving them, stealing their food, and, of course, the occasional murder of an entire village. We cannot stress enough the importance of the rape of numerous women, an act which received Columbus' fervent blessing. One of his most prestigious achievements was severing the hands of one of the natives, tying them around his neck, and make him spread the message of his disobedience. America has continued honoring him on this very day for 106 years; the promotion of such heinous crimes will, hopefully, never cease. America the brave and beautiful it most certainly is.
http://www.understandingprejudice.org/nativeiq/columbus.htm October 14, 2013
http://campuspages.cvcc.vccs.edu/polis/2003/nonfiction/whitney%20dewitt.amlit.htm October 14, 2013