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    Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    It astounds me that we still honor this horrible, horrible man with a holiday. He was a greedy, racist murderer. Why not commemorate someone or something worthwhile instead?
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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It astounds me that we still honor this horrible, horrible man with a holiday. He was a greedy, racist murderer. Why not commemorate someone or something worthwhile instead?
    I dunno.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It astounds me that we still honor this horrible, horrible man with a holiday. He was a greedy, racist murderer. Why not commemorate someone or something worthwhile instead?


    How about a Statue to the First Arawak Indian Female who gave Syphillis to a Spanish sailor .

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Most of our holidays that honor people, those people were racists, greedy, and murderers. Look at Lincoln and his war that caused over 600k dead that were civilians and soldiers alike. He hated non-whites and he was a lawyer for the railroads. His family got rich off of the transcontinental railroad.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Most of our holidays that honor people, those people were racists, greedy, and murderers. Look at Lincoln and his war that caused over 600k dead that were civilians and soldiers alike. He hated non-whites and he was a lawyer for the railroads. His family got rich off of the transcontinental railroad.


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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Most of our holidays that honor people, those people were racists, greedy, and murderers. Look at Lincoln and his war that caused over 600k dead that were civilians and soldiers alike. He hated non-whites and he was a lawyer for the railroads. His family got rich off of the transcontinental railroad.
    do we even celebrate Lincoln's birthday anymore? I thought they turned that into MLK day.

    funny story, back in the day (~20 years ago) Alabama state employees did not get memorial day off as a paid holiday...but they did get "confederate memorial day" off as a paid holiday. discovered that while my mother was working at the state employment office.
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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    Most of our holidays that honor people, those people were racists, greedy, and murderers. Look at Lincoln and his war that caused over 600k dead that were civilians and soldiers alike. He hated non-whites and he was a lawyer for the railroads. His family got rich off of the transcontinental railroad.
    He hated non-whites? One of his good friends that he allowed into the White House for conversations was Frederick Douglass.....a non-white. Mary Todd's best friend was a black woman.

    Why would you say he hated non-whites?


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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    do we even celebrate Lincoln's birthday anymore? I thought they turned that into MLK day.

    funny story, back in the day (~20 years ago) Alabama state employees did not get memorial day off as a paid holiday...but they did get "confederate memorial day" off as a paid holiday. discovered that while my mother was working at the state employment office.
    Yeah we still celebrate Lincoln's birthday on 2/12, but some states have it listed as President's Day.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It astounds me that we still honor this horrible, horrible man with a holiday. He was a greedy, racist murderer. Why not commemorate someone or something worthwhile instead?

    There is evidence that Chris Columbus was not such a great guy. He later got arrested for mismanaging a colony put under his governance in an allegedly very harsh manner.

    But to paraphrase Captain Malcom Reynolds: "I figure every man got a holiday in his name was one kinda sumbitch or another."

    Whatever bad he may have done, he DID discover the Americas and pave the way for the existence of the modern USA.... without which history would be a very different story, and probably not in a good way.

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    Re: Does Christopher Columbus deserve a holiday?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It astounds me that we still honor this horrible, horrible man with a holiday. He was a greedy, racist murderer. Why not commemorate someone or something worthwhile instead?
    Yep! Lets celebrate Captain Cook day instead

    After all Cook discovered both Australia AND New Zealand whereas Columbus did not even really discover America.
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