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    Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    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?

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Didn't Columbus say something along the lines of "Wow these people give me everything I want, they can be so easily enslaved!"

    Yeah we should celebrate him alright
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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    PC run amok.

    The only fact is humans are indigenous to earth.

    Seems most science backs a migration out of Africa to the rest of the world.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí 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?
    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.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 10-07-14 at 09:28 PM.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí 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?
    If they had changed it to "A Jar Full of Peanuts Day" it would have been an improvement over "Columbus Day." Columbus was an amoral ****ing psychopath who (I genuinely hope) doesn't represent our present values.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí 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?
    This is the second time today I am reminded of one of these videos. Check it out. The Columbus related stuff starts at about minute 2:15.


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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    This is the second time today I am reminded of one of these videos. Check it out. The Columbus related stuff starts at about minute 2:15.

    What did that have to do with Columbus Day?

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If they had changed it to "A Jar Full of Peanuts Day" it would have been an improvement over "Columbus Day." Columbus was an amoral ****ing psychopath who (I genuinely hope) doesn't represent our present values.
    and neither do many past leaders we honor.

    Using present day "values" is a poor way to evaluate a persons accomplishments. One should look at historical contexts.

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    and neither do many past leaders we honor.
    Ghandi, Lincoln (controversial as he was in his efforts to keep the union together) and Martin Luther King are past leaders we can look up to.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Using present day "values" is a poor way to evaluate a persons accomplishments. One should look at historical contexts.
    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...

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    Re: Seattle Changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoplesí Day

    Doesn't bother me.

    As long as kids still get a day off.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    PC run amok.

    The only fact is humans are indigenous to earth.

    Seems most science backs a migration out of Africa to the rest of the world.
    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.
    Last edited by Van Basten; 10-07-14 at 09:36 PM.
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