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Old 10-13-2008, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What do you all think about celebrating Christopher Columbus's so called "Discovery" of the "New World" with a national holiday here in Amrerica!??????

Gold and only Gold was the reason that brought him to our shores... Not interested in discovery, the glory of "God" or the King of Spain...major league scum bag in my opinion. See for yourself.
The things we STILL teach school children in this country about him and what he was all about are ALL WRONG!!! wadya think ya'll????
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think he was trying to pioneer a route to make money. If that is your standard of "gold" then yes, history has made no bones about it. It was a business proposition, one which really wasn't executed all that well.
Regardless if you like him or not, what he did set the wheels into motion that set North America on a course to making it what it is today.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i think its disgusting to be honest

not only are we celebrating the start of a genocide.......but were celebrating a man so arrogant and stupid that he set out for india, ended up here and just figured he was where he wanted to go, so he started calling everyone indians

and people still use the term indians, and i dont agree with "native americans" either cause lets be honest, it wasnt america when they flourished........all should be referred to by their tribe name


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A lot of media attention has been spent demonzing him based on things he had nothing to do with. He was a brilliant navigator (mother fucking brilliant) but a shitty leader. Yes he wanted to discover a trade route to make money like everyone else on the planet. He did not kill off the indians, we did.

And honestly, how bad are you going to fault a guy for thinking he'd found india? The plants and wildlife had similarities and so did the climate (remember he landed in the tropics). It's not like people knew this giant chunk of land existed. For all they knew, europe/asia/african was the entire planet. This is the late early 1500's we're talking about.
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[QUOTE=B-166-er;71467]i think its disgusting to be honest[HTML]

and people still use the term indians, and i dont agree with "native americans" either cause lets be honest, it wasnt america when they flourished........all should be referred to by their tribe name

How do you feel about Aboriginals?? The aboriginal peoples of the northern hemisphere??

I think he was a major league piec of yak dung. More to come later ...with pics and documentation... wow.. documentation and pics oh my!! documentation and pics oh my!!!
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Columbus was an Italian. 90% of my family wears gold around their necks..

Makes sense to me
WAAAA??? I thought he was a Spainaird?? WTF?? am I wrong??
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Wow? Really? You post a thread about what Columbus has done and you don't even know his heritage? He traveled on Spain's dime but was most definitely not Spanish.
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How do you feel about Aboriginals?? The aboriginal peoples of the northern hemisphere??
i know nothing about it

but if its even similar, its fucked
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:56 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think he was trying to pioneer a route to make money. If that is your standard of "gold" then yes, history has made no bones about it. It was a business proposition, one which really wasn't executed all that well.
Regardless if you like him or not, what he did set the wheels into motion that set North America on a course to making it what it is today.
This is not what school children in out public shcool systems in this country are taught about him!! ( I promise to document later)

Mooz brilliant navigator?? his chief navigator was A Moor...You know the Moors, they discovered Spain those blacks who came from the African terrain?? The idea that the world was round he gleaned from these same blacks in some little spanish town....

Imagine that a native born Spanish black slave was Coulubus chief navigator.... do the kids get this in elementary school??? ( rhetorical question)) one example.. more to come.
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Wow? Really? You post a thread about what Columbus has done and you don't even know his heritage? He traveled on Spain's dime but was most definitely not Spanish.
Prdon my faux pau... I will do my researh... I deserve a tongue lashing here...point made.. It has been awhile since I studied him...I am not worhty please forgive??? I will chk my facts mo betta before posting.

I have a grasp about what he has done...I fucked up on the heritage thing.. oops
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