Idle No More: Why We Don’t Celebrate Christopher Columbus

We don’t celebrate Columbus Day in this house, and we never will. It’s not that we don’t enjoy holidays when they come around. We love holidays around here as much as anyone, but there are some hol…

Source: www.popularresistance.org

"How many of you know that before Christopher Columbus and his brother, Bartholomew, left to return to Europe in 1496, that they agreed to murder 1.1 million people because they were angry they hadn’t been able to humiliate the Taino into being subservient animals?

"How many of you know that on Columbus’s second trip to San Salvador, that he and his crew enslaved thousands of indigenous peoples and exported them to countries such as France and Spain to be treated as beasts of burden? Did you know that those who weren’t shipped back as product were kept for the sexual gratification of Columbus and his crew?

 

"Let’s not go down the road of believing that Columbus deserves a day of recognition because of his nautical genius. The man was lost at sea and history proves that his crew were ready to mutiny when they accidentally found land ho!"

 

By Elyse Bruce, www.elysebruce.wordpress.com
October 6th, 2014

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3 thoughts on “Idle No More: Why We Don’t Celebrate Christopher Columbus

  1. Thanks for this post!
    I agree with you on this. I hope you know the intentions of Queen Isabella as well, with which she financed the tour of columbus on the first place.

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