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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    If the natives wish to celebrate an iconic ideal of their own, they are free to do and should be encouraged to do so. Granted, their selection is somewhat more limited due to not having writing....
    For instance, the Lakota Sioux can celebrate their Independence Day to commemorate the great cleansing of the Republican River Valley of the Omaha and Pawnee tribes.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    I had no idea people were so passionate about Columbus day.

    How exactly do those who are for it celebrate it?
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    For instance, the Lakota Sioux can celebrate their Independence Day to commemorate the great cleansing of the Republican River Valley of the Omaha and Pawnee tribes.
    Well sure... but i was thinking some less genocidaly and something everyone can share in. I mean, yes, I know what you're getting at and it's true, there is a selective blindness to people who discuss native americans thinking that they were a bunch of hippies that mean european guy came and dislocated. no, they were killing and raping each other, stealing food and women in hopes of eradicating the other tribe. And I mentioned this several times, but ofc, my respectable interlocutors never replied to that part, always prefering to delete it out of the commentary.


    Usually, an independance day or such event, as it is in even in the case of the USA, is to celebrate the end of war, not the war itself and everything within it. It's just about the fact that it ended and there was a resolution to it.
    For instance. The 100 years anniversary of ww1 was this year and people didn't remember it because we wanted to celebrate war but to serve as a reminder to not do another such war.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I had no idea people were so passionate about Columbus day.

    How exactly do those who are for it celebrate it?
    I know many Italians see it as their St. Patrick's day.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I know many Italians see it as their St. Patrick's day.
    Yeah, but St. Patrick's day isn't a Federal Holiday.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    The indigenous people were also "****ing psychopaths", then. The Pre-European-settler Americas were not the pastoral utopia people seem to think.
    Lame attempt to excuse forced conversions, conquest, enslavement and murder.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Yeah, but St. Patrick's day isn't a Federal Holiday.
    It isn't? Darn, I have been taking that day off never knowing. *winks*

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Lame attempt to excuse forced conversions, conquest, enslavement and murder.
    The only difference with the "indigenous people" is there was no optional conversion.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester View Post
    Yeah, but St. Patrick's day isn't a Federal Holiday.
    Because St. Patrick has nothing to do with American history.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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