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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    I like getting holidays off... I think we need to celebrate more things in America that has nothing to do with America like Columbus Day. I think we should give Leif Ericson a holiday too. He was a viking and vikings are cool.

    He may have actually discovered America, so that is definitely a reason to celebrate him.. And we should celebrate Columbus Day and Ericson Day back to back, so that is a four day weekend!!!



    And Albert Einstein should get a holiday for being so smart... He needs to be emulated. There are too many stupid people in America today.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The reality is that him and his crew killed millions of natives through outright killing, disease, seizure of resources, sabotage, etc... Him and his crew raped and murdered women as well. His journey opened up the continent for subsequent bloodbaths by the other conquistadors that led to the destruction of entire populations.
    Populations that lived on the land we live on now. The very land from which you are condemning his actions. Do you want to give it back? Or do you think that saying you're sorry justifies the fact that you're still occupying their stolen property?

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Populations that lived on the land we live on now. The very land from which you are condemning his actions. Do you want to give it back? Or do you think that saying you're sorry justifies the fact that you're still occupying their stolen property?
    I was putting Columbus in his proper place in history along with the rest of the conquistadors in opposition to the fairy tale children hear in grade school and stated that he shouldn't be honored. You were the one that took that and leapt to these ridiculous conclusions.
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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Populations that lived on the land we live on now. The very land from which you are condemning his actions. Do you want to give it back? Or do you think that saying you're sorry justifies the fact that you're still occupying their stolen property?
    We gave "American Indians" back some of their lands.

    Or something like that.

    Personally, I think that was ill-advised, in some ways.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Populations that lived on the land we live on now. The very land from which you are condemning his actions. Do you want to give it back? Or do you think that saying you're sorry justifies the fact that you're still occupying their stolen property?
    Isn't there a middle ground between giving the land back to the descendants of the people who were here 500 years ago, and honoring a genocidal tyrant with a holiday?
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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I was putting Columbus in his proper place in history along with the rest of the conquistadors in opposition to the fairy tale children hear in grade school and stated that he shouldn't be honored. You were the one that took that and leapt to these ridiculous conclusions.
    And what you're forgetting is that Colombus and all those other conquistadors made your life possible. You have no moral standing to condemn them when you are still profiting from their actions.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    And what you're forgetting is that Colombus and all those other conquistadors made your life possible. You have no moral standing to condemn them when you are still profiting from their actions.
    Perhaps we should honor all genocidal tyrants with holidays, then. After all, if it weren't for them, where would we be?
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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    who knows-but I note it has become quite fashionable for those in the country who dislike America or are ambivalent about her undeniable greatness to bash Columbus as some sort of surrogate for the nation.



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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Lets see here, he hopped in a wooden boat, sailed across a big bit of water, and back, a couple of times, I'd say that deserves a holiday.
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