Monday, 13 October 2014
NEW - JUST ONE POWERFUL EXAMPLE - FROM THOUSANDS - WHY YOU SHOULD NOT CELEBRATE 'COLUMBUS DAY'
JUST ONE POWERFUL EXAMPLE - FROM THOUSANDS - WHY YOU SHOULD NOT CELEBRATE 'COLUMBUS DAY', UNLESS YOU ARE A RACIST (OR VERY UNEDUCATED) YOURSELF AND THINK HIS FAME FROM HIS ACCIDENTAL ARRIVAL IN THE AMERICAS (HE THOUGHT HE HAD REACHED ASIA SO HAD NO CLUE WHERE HE ACTUALLY WAS) IS 'MORE IMPORTANT' THAN THE GENOCIDE HE PERSONALLY STARTED AND PARTICIPATED IN - ON THE NATIVE PEOPLES IN THE CARIBBEAN THAT CAUSED THE DEATHS OF MILLIONS.
The Spanish who came to save the “heathens” from their idolatry, were not very Christ-like in their behavior. Apart from Columbus himself writing about how 9 and 10 year old native LITTLE GIRLS fetched a high price and great profit being sold to Spanish men for sex - which is Pedophilia Child-sex trafficking (In his book The Devastation of the Indies. Bartolome de las Casas, the Catholic priest who accompanied COLUMBUS on his conquest of Cuba, detailed the abuse and murder of the native population Columbus and his men unleashed:
"Endless testimonies . .. prove the mild and pacific temperament of the natives…. But our work was to exasperate, ravage, kill, mangle and destroy them…
And the Christians, with their horses and swords and pikes began to carry out massacres and strange cruelties against them. They attacked the towns and spared neither the children nor the aged nor pregnant women nor women in childbirth, not only stabbing them and dismembering them but cutting them to pieces as if dealing with sheep in the slaughter house. They laid bets as to who, with one stroke of the sword, could split a man in two or could cut off his head or spill out his entrails with a single stroke of the pike. They took infants from their mothers’ breasts, snatching them by the legs and pitching them head first against the crags or snatched them by the arms and threw them into the rivers, roaring with laughter and saying as the babies fell into the water, “Boil there, you offspring of the devil!” Other infants they put to the sword along with their mothers and anyone else who happened to be nearby. They made some low wide gallows on which the hanged victim’s feet almost touched the ground, stringing up their victims in lots of thirteen, in memory of Our Redeemer and His twelve Apostles, then set burning wood at their feet and thus burned them alive. To others they attached straw or wrapped their whole bodies in straw and set them afire. With still others, all those they wanted to capture alive, they cut off their hands and hung them round the victim’s neck, saying, “Go now, carry the message,” meaning, Take the news to the Indians who have fled to the mountains. They usually dealt with the chieftains and nobles in the following way: they made a grid of rods which they placed on forked sticks, then lashed the victims to the grid and lighted a smoldering fire underneath, so that little by little, as those captives screamed in despair and torment, their souls would leave them…."
So, yes for once in your life READ about what Columbus SAID in his own words (his OWN journals admitting this barbarity can be read on-line) and DID - before you continue to fool yourself that he was a 'great historical hero' (he was a great historical VILLAIN)...so yeah 'Happy Columbus Day to those who want to hold on to a false image of this soulless man.
Or we could instead - follow the enlightened cities and states who have STOPPED celebrating Columbus Day and celebrate, instead, “Indigenous People’s Day.”
We salute the EDUCATED non-racist Italians who ALSO do NOT support 'Columbus Day'....Italians have many other genuine heroes that they could/should honor - NOT this psychopath from Genoa!