happy genocide day!

it’s columbus day! i remember learning about columbus in school. he was a kickin cool cat as from what i was told. a great guy who founded the new world bc he was so interested in proving the world was round. he was a scientist, an explorer, and a pioneer. what a great fella, right? wrong! columbus was a colonist. he killed as many indigenous ppls as cortez, if not more. those spices he was after, in which he took a wrong turn, were actually slaves. we celebrate columbus day, but we are really celebrating the genocide of so many indigenous human beings who were doing just fine before they were deemed uncivilized and heathens who were in desperate need of our lord and savior jesus christ.

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6 comments

  1. vicbriggs · October 14, 2013

    Strong words. I understand that there is a move towards changing Columbus day to indigenous American day, so perhaps you will have a chance to celebrate an alternative heritage during your lifetime. One can only hope.

    • cakeleevannila · October 14, 2013

      i have seen several orgs that would love to see that happen. growing up he was portrayed as this saint like man against the world…noone appreciated his genius. it’s crazy! how did he “discover” (defined as “dis·cov·er (d-skvr)
      tr.v. dis·cov·ered, dis·cov·er·ing, dis·cov·ers
      1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort: got home and discovered that the furnace wasn’t working.
      2.
      a. To be the first, or the first of one’s group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe.
      b. To learn about for the first time in one’s experience: discovered a new restaurant on the west side.
      3. To learn something about: discovered him to be an impostor; discovered the brake to be defective.
      4. To identify (a person) as a potentially prominent performer: a movie star who was discovered in a drugstore by a producer.
      5. Archaic To reveal or expose.” found http://www.thefreedictionary.com/discover) lands that were already inhabited by ppls? those ppls don’t count? well, they didn’t count for the european countries bound and determined to be the biggest baddest and have the most stuff. england, france and spain were constantly trying to out do each other in terms of land acquisition. the indigenous ppls have been exploited, killed, raped, conditioned, moved and treated as subpar ppls. columbus was nasty, as was cortez. i would love to see a memorial for the native countries found in north america, a true history written, and for them to stop being abused after so many centuries as it continues to this day.

      • vicbriggs · October 14, 2013

        hehe you can add Holland and Portugal to that list. Yes, it would be great for the voiceless to be finally acknowledged.

  2. The Belmont Rooster · October 14, 2013

    Well, the history books are so wrong about a lot of things. Most kids say their favorite president is Lincoln. I wonder what they would think if they knew the real truth.

    • cakeleevannila · October 14, 2013

      i know. it is so ridiculous. we live in oklahoma, which was land given to the comanche, apaches and kiowa nations which is not very good for growing anything aside from corn and mesquite trees. of course, they came and took it away from the nations. there are many many native ppls who live here and i feel lucky to be exposed to history from their perspective. we rarely hear what happened to the native ppls, but what happened to my best friends family, things she saw with her own eyes-small pox scars, boarding school, name changes, etc, is horrendous! it is embarrassing

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