Columbus the Rapist - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 03:40 PM
oneplankawanka
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Columbus the Rapist

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????
post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 03:51 PM
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
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.
killclimbz is offline  
post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 03:51 PM
B-166-er
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
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


but im a fucker, pay no attention to me
post #4 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:31 PM
Veteran Member
 
Mooz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Your pants
Posts: 1,589
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 1
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.

I have a word limit on my cynicism
Mooz is offline  
post #5 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:37 PM
oneplankawanka
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
[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!!!
post #6 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:39 PM
oneplankawanka
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpdsnowman View Post
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??
post #7 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:51 PM
Veteran Member
 
killclimbz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Front Range
Posts: 11,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
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.
killclimbz is offline  
post #8 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:51 PM
B-166-er
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneplankawanka View Post
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
post #9 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 05:56 PM
oneplankawanka
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
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.
post #10 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-13-2008, 06:00 PM
oneplankawanka
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by killclimbz View Post
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
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome