Christopher Columbus was no saint and he wasn’t even a very good explorer, but that doesn’t mean we need to change the name of this day because it doesn’t fit the PC agenda.
So today is Columbus Day and the trendy thing to do nowadays with the hippies is to complain about what a war-mongerer Columbus was and blah, blah, blah.
Look, I’m well aware of history and I know that Columbus wasn’t exactly the nicest guy in the world. He believed in racial superiority, he was a capitalist, and he didn’t mind killing people who got in his way.
But guess what hippies? That’s the way world worked in 1492. When you saw something you wanted you went and took it. When you had something you wanted it you defended it until the death. Columbus took America because he wanted it and he had the technology, the money, the backing, and the manpower to do it.
Newsflash – the Native Americans would’ve skinned him and everyone with him alive if they had the opportunity to. You think the Natives liked all these white devils walking into their neighborhoods, speaking their fancy languages, and planting the flags of Europe all over the place? Nope. Some Native Americans chose to interact peacefully with Europeans, and others declared all out war. A lot of the times the white people were the provokers, and a lot of the time the Native Americans were the provokers. Even around Massachusetts countless villages were raided up until the 1800’s by random Native attacks. It doesn’t make the Native Americans barbarians. It just means they’re a product of their time. Just like Columbus was.
Here’s another question – why was it the Native’s land? Because they called fives on it? This meme is very disingenuous:
If my neighbor tries taking my house then I’m calling the cops and the courts won’t allow him to do that. But that system didn’t exist in America in 1492. Therefore it’s a stupid meme.
Unless there’s a court of law dictating who gets what land, then it belongs to whoever takes it. America is one of the greatest lands in the world because we’ve got prime real estate. Rivers, mountains, forests, natural resources. You name it and America’s got it. So why did the Native Americans automatically get this whole gigantic land mass for themselves? Because they called dibs? Because they were here first? If I start building a house on a vacant lot it doesn’t mean that lot belongs to me.
All these people whining about Columbus I want you to take a look around you? See all this nice shit we have that other countries don’t have? Yea, we have that mainly because we were imperialized by advanced Western European countries. The stronger, more advanced group of people survived and our society benefitted as a result of it. Welcome to Darwinism. Thanks to this survival of the fittest the western world has the highest levels of literacy, per capita income, the best roads, the best schools, the best infrastructure, and the most jobs.
In conclusion, Columbus was probably a huge dooshnozzle and I’m not convinced he necessarily needs his own day. Leif Errikson got here way before him, but clearly Italians are better at machine politics than Scandinavians. But we NEED a day off around October 12, especially in New England. It’s kind of the last weekend where you know the weather will probably be good. The leaves are bright orange, yellow, and red all over the place. It’s a perfect day to get out and enjoy the day with the family instead of going to work. The bottom line is that the kids need a day off from school and we need an excuse to give it to them. Kids all know who Columbus is so we went with that. Now shut up and enjoy the fact that you didn’t have to go to work today.