View Poll Results: Abolish Columbus Day, replace it with Bartolomé Day?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Replace it with Kick A Congress Critter In The Balls day and I'm good.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    If we got rid of Columbus day no one would talk about it. Its the perfect education tool why forsake it?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That's not what I was talking about. Furthermore, I don't know about you, but my experience with Zip drives was bloody horrible. I am glad it was a dead technology.

    Man those things sucked. Unfortunately when I was taking business courses they required us to use them. What could go wrong? If only I could get back all the time wasted on them...

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I don't know what that is, but in any event, no, I would like our nation to stop celebrating genocide.
    Who is celebrating genocide? While wiping out a small tribe is deplorable, I'm not sure it constitutes genocide. Its not exactly anyone's fault that the native tribes had no natural immunity to diseases that were common in Europe. That's what wiped out 99% of the Native Americans.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I think we should probably get rid of the holiday just as soon as we give the natives their continent back. Until then, it's kind of a hollow gesture.
    I agree wholeheartedly. And thank you for being first in line to offer the deed to your house. If we can just find more people like you, we can start a movement to show the Natives that we really do care.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Redskins' Day, I think it was.


    Actually I think I had it right. I know there was a push to change the name nationally but it didn't take.

    Indigenous People's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Actually I think I had it right. I know there was a push to change the name nationally but it didn't take.

    Indigenous People's Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    I know, I was telling an insensitive joke.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Nice to see white guilt runs deep in this forum

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Abolish Columbus Day, replace it with Bartolomé Day?
    I say no.I do not want holidays and other **** changed just because we find out that person did something despicable. No one celebrates the bad **** Columbus did, just as no one today celebrates the fact that many of our founders owned slaves,raped black women, oppressed women, took indian land, killed indians, or any other bad ****.No one today Celebrates MLK jr's alleged womanizing or alleged ties to communism.No said hey lets put Susan B. Anthony on a dollar coin to celebrate her racism.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The former started long before the celebration of Lincoln. It is directly connected to the same holiday of purely celebrating Washington. Furthermore, you're excusing Washington for doing matters in the name of freedom, when he clearly acted against freedom in other ways (including starting the trend of stomping out the Natives). Now, on top of that, Columbus acted in the name of exploration. We could excuse his actions with the same rationale, couldn't we (as we have)?

    The nation's birth was also at the same time the day that they signed a document that: (1) had no intentions of applying to African Americans and (2) was explicitly prohibited from implicating slavery was reprehensible, so as to not scandalize the slave economies of some of the colonies.

    From my angle you're applying your logic very selectively.
    I agree. I wasn't really trying to defend President's day, I just didn't see them as being as brutal as Columbus. Personally, I don't think there should be any of these federal holidays. I'd really like to see things like the seasonal breaks, instituted as federal holidays. Not a celebration of men, but of time itself.

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