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  • He should be judged strictly by today's standards and mores.

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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    He did nothing good. He didn't even make it to India.
    You're right, he didn't make it to India.

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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    There's a lot that Columbus can be legitimately criticized for, but not making it to India is not one of them. If you find yourself presenting that as a serious point, you're just piling on out of bias.
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    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuatara View Post
    But are you judging him from the viewpoint of european settlers or by the native americans of the time.
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'd rather learn about all of the terrible things that they did and the good things that they could have done, but didn't do.
    Most of the people getting their vaginas hurt over Columbus are pc tards who could care less about the good things people did.If they had it their way history class would only talk about the fact our founders were sexist slave owning racists and how 4th of July is a huge slap in the face to native Americans.
    "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"

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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    From what I read in the news that's happening right now in Syria and Iraq.
    ... and that is why ISIS is on my "they are misunderstood" list.
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    .If they had it their way history class would only talk about the fact our founders were sexist slave owning racists and how 4th of July is a huge slap in the face to native Americans.
    Well... now that you brought it up...
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    You're right, he didn't make it to India.
    But he almost made it to Indiana...
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Jefferson had escaped slaves captured and lashed, he was a brutal man.
    I don't find that in any credible Jeffersonian history. Do you have a citation for it that doesn't link to a leftwing Founder's hating website?
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    It wasn't irrelevant to the many thousands of Native Americans who died because of him.

    True, but if I understand that right, most died of disease Columbus and other Europeans carried.
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    Re: How should Christopher Columbus be judged?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    He is a large part of the revisionist/false history taught in the USA. They just can't say we are a Nation founded on war and continuing to war as a National Policy to this day. You have to read revised histories of Latin America, South America, Cuba, Vietnam, Japan, Iraq, and every other Nation we have sullied with our Imperialistic resource collection. To read the history books, you'd think the USA was continually under attack or threat. What a load of crap. "War is good business, and business is good" in the good ol' USA>
    Unfettered nonsense.
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