The TRUTH about Christopher Columbus

14 Oct

Okay, you have the day off because some Spaniard claimed that he discovered America?

So, while you BBQ and drink beer, here’s WHO you’re celebrating…

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I’m a student of history. Columbus Day and it’s namesake Christopher Columbus never sat well with me.  From my studies, I knew Columbus to be a calculating, murderous dog. In my view, the only thing “historic” about him was the way he bamboozled the Queen of Spain. Then, I found this on Oatmeal.com.

All of the information in this essay came from A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen, both of which uses primary sources such as eyewitness accounts, journal entries, and letters from Christopher Columbus himself.

Enjoy your Federal Holiday.

And thanks, Seven. You know who you are.

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4 Responses to “The TRUTH about Christopher Columbus”

  1. Louis Ferreira October 14, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Yeah this is absurd. We should have an international Google Day and not some tyrant of the dark ages.

  2. John Pulliam October 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    This is soooo true… I stumbled across this the other day, and died laughing when I read it. What’s REALLY sad is the bill of goods we’ve been sold in regard to a lot of things, such as Edison being such a “great guy” (he was a crook and a cheat of the highest order–just like our corporatist overlords!!). Check out the rest of theOatmeal.com site, there’s a GREAT essay on Nikola Tesla, which just shows how some people like to twist things for their own gains or their own glory.

    • Renaissance Ronin October 14, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

      I remember seeing the “monuments” they built to Edison in FL, like he was some kind of demi-god. He was a lowlife, for sure. Another guy to add to the “no matter what your liberal teacher tells you, this guy wasn’t worth a mouthful of warm spit” list…

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