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

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Thread: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

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    Should we abolish Columbus Day?

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Maybe they should rename it Native American Day...

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Would you like someone to call you a whambulance?
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Would you like someone to call you a whambulance?
    I don't know what that is, but in any event, no, I would like our nation to stop celebrating genocide.

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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.
    They are not celebrating any such thing.
    That is you twisting what is actually being celebrated.
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    Switching out a holiday celebrating a (largely incompetent) profiteering scumbag for one celebrating an almost saintly Catholic philanthropist and human rights advocate? Call me a "bleeding heart," but it's an idea I could get behind.

    Columbus was scum. There's little one can do to apologize for him.

    I only fault the OP for failing to point out the fact that he eventually was, in historical reality, punished for his crimes. When the Spanish crown got wind of what was going on under his rule, they sent a new governor, and had Columbus dragged back in chains. He died in disgrace and near poverty.
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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    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.

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    Re: Should we abolish Columbus Day?

    This will be their fourth straight Christmas to trash..
    Might as well go for 3-day weekend that helps the economy..
    Cantor's cancer on the economy is spreading and in stage 4.
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    Maybe they should rename it Native American Day...
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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.
    Interesting point I guess, but it's not supposed to be a kind gesture to the natives so much as it is refraining from celebrating shameful acts. Might not be able to heal the wound but why mash salt into it?

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