Monday was Columbus Day. There was no mail delivery and most Banks were closed because it’s a federal holiday. Otherwise it was business as usual. Schools and colleges were open, giving leftist professors and some public-school teachers the opportunity to tear Christopher Columbus apart.
The same idiots and troublemakers who want all vestiges of the Confederacy erased also want the memory of Christopher Columbus erased. They are pissed off at old Chris because, according to them, he committed mass genocide of the native people on the western hemisphere islands he discovered.
The idiots demand that the name of Columbus Day be changed to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. They’ve succeeded with the name change for the states of New Mexico, Wisconsin, Maine, and Vermont, as well as in over 100 cities, including the District of Columbia. Los Angeles, San Francisco, Berkeley, Seattle, Minneapolis, Denver, Phoenix, Tulsa, Salt Lake City, Nashville and Austin, the Berkeley of Texas.
If something like that were tried in New York City, the city would experience a bloody revolt by the Italian-Americans who are very proud of Columbus. I’m sure that Sandinista-loving Mayor Bill de Blasio would like to dishonor Columbus, but he’s not so goofy as to cause bloodshed on his city’s streets.
On Sunday, San Francisco’s statue of Columbus was painted red and the vandals also spray painted the statue’s base, writing “Kill all colonizers” and “Destroy all monuments of genocide.” And on Monday in Providence, Rhode Island, some of the idiots dishonored Columbus by splashing red paint on his statue and leaving a sigh demanding “stop celebrating genocide.” They did the same thing last year.
When the idiots accuse Columbus of mass genocide, they probably mean that he introduced a number of European diseases, including smallpox, measles and typhus to the natives. But the Indians repaid him with syphilis which he then brought to Europe, or so it is said. Not a bad trade-off.
It took an awful lot of courage for Columbus to venture into uncharted waters, courage that the defacers of the Columbus statues and the name-changers do not have. Many people at the time believed the earth was flat and they were sure that Columbus, together with his ships and their crews, were doomed to fall off of the edge of the earth.
Should the state of Texas and its cities like Dallas, San Antonio and Houston continue to honor Christopher Columbus?
Even thou old Chris thought he had reached India and missed his mark by 10,000 or so miles, his discovery of Hispaniola was an amazing feat for its time. That’s why we should continue to honor him with Columbus Day. And that goes for the rest of the country too!