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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Perhaps the lack of border security should be discussed.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    Doesn't bother me.

    As long as kids still get a day off.

    Anyway, Columbus was a special kind of ****.



    Yea, nearly everyone's an immigrant, just depends on if you want to cherry pick human history.

    Still, it's commendable to rid the city of that day and replace it with a more wholesome one. Nothing to fuss about.
    The Nation should follow suit. Columbus represents the start of the westward march of white Christianity and the approval of the tools know as terror, death and chaos. We are still using these tools, as if we are in our right minds. The evil that was, is. The times have changed, the methods have not.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day - TIME

    gee, I wonder who's running things in Seattle? Where's my thinkin' cap?

    I believe we can celebrate "Columbus Day" as the day when "America" first became possible-even if by coincidence. Columbus notwithstanding, even if he is the name attached to the day.

    and I can imagine the speeches: Today, on indigenous people's day, we celebrate surrender, being tricked, and discovering that our stone age way of life could not exist when confronted with Renaissance/Modern peoples?
    I would have kept it to be honest because it has such name recognition. But if you're going to change it make it something like 'Exploration Day' or 'Plymouth Rock Day' or something similar.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day - TIME

    gee, I wonder who's running things in Seattle? Where's my thinkin' cap?

    I believe we can celebrate "Columbus Day" as the day when "America" first became possible-even if by coincidence. Columbus notwithstanding, even if he is the name attached to the day.

    and I can imagine the speeches: Today, on indigenous people's day, we celebrate surrender, being tricked, and discovering that our stone age way of life could not exist when confronted with Renaissance/Modern peoples?
    Columbus was an abject failure and a genocidal monster. He would be utterly shocked to find out we made a freaking holiday for him.

    The man "discovered" a continent already inhabited. Oh, and by the way, he thought he was in India. His navigation was off by about half the planet.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    I absolutely love how much this bugs the righties. Well done Seattle!
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    and I can imagine the speeches: Today, on indigenous people's day, we celebrate surrender, being tricked, and discovering that our stone age way of life could not exist when confronted with Renaissance/Modern peoples?
    Yup. That's how it happened
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Then we should have a Genhis Khan day, because holy crap did that guy make history. Then after that maybe we could have a Happy Great Influenza of 1917 Day.

    But more on this later. Time to be all healthy n' stuff...
    Your being ridicules.
    George Washington was a slave owner. Should we drop him also?
    Oh wait we did. Its now President Day to cover Lincoln and Washington. It made room for MLK.


    Don't know what Genhis Khan did for the formation of the USA or had an impact on our history.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Ugh. Typical.

    Sure, Columbus was a bad person. Sure, he probably doesn't deserve to have a holiday named after him.

    Replacing it with some gag-worthy P.C. garbage like "Indigenous Peoples Day," however? That's just idiotic.

    Replace it with "Discovery Day" or something else along those lines, and give indigenous peoples their own holiday. The only thing the city has accomplished with this particular farce is to substitute one poorly thought out ethnocentric holiday for another on the opposite end of the spectrum.
    So, Native Americans are "opposite" of you, now?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day - TIME

    gee, I wonder who's running things in Seattle? Where's my thinkin' cap?

    I believe we can celebrate "Columbus Day" as the day when "America" first became possible-even if by coincidence. Columbus notwithstanding, even if he is the name attached to the day.

    and I can imagine the speeches: Today, on indigenous people's day, we celebrate surrender, being tricked, and discovering that our stone age way of life could not exist when confronted with Renaissance/Modern peoples?
    I find it funny that so many hate Columbus and count all the bad things he did while honoring a people and ignoring all the bad things they did.

    Yes, this is PC run amok. But it goes farther than what you suggest here.
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Columbus was an abject failure and a genocidal monster. He would be utterly shocked to find out we made a freaking holiday for him.

    The man "discovered" a continent already inhabited. Oh, and by the way, he thought he was in India. His navigation was off by about half the planet.
    LOL --- now THAT is funny, I don't care who you are!!!
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