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Monday, October 08, 2018

Happy Columbus Day



He brought civilization to a new world. That is why they hate him.

9 comments:

  1. To real Americans, a day of thanks. To liberals, another excuse to protest.

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    1. Donald Trump upset the dope on Election Night 2016. And two years later, she's still upset.

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  2. But it's October 12, no matter what the "Guvimint" sez!

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    1. Hoy hoy GP! Make Columbus Day Great Again.

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  3. From InstaPundit:
    HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY: Many in the West will demonstrate their fierce originality and intellectual independence today by condemning Christopher Columbus using the same shopworn cliches they used last year. For those of a different bent, I recommend Samuel Eliot Morison’s Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus, which takes a somewhat different position. Here’s an excerpt:
    At the end of 1492 most men in Western Europe felt exceedingly gloomy about the future. Christian civilization appeared to be shrinking in area and dividing into hostile units as its sphere contracted. For over a century there had been no important advance in natural science and registration in the universities dwindled as the instruction they offered became increasingly jejune and lifeless. Institutions were decaying, well-meaning people were growing cynical or desperate, and many intelligent men, for want of something better to do, were endeavoring to escape the present through studying the pagan past. . . .
    Yet, even as the chroniclers of Nuremberg were correcting their proofs from Koberger’s press, a Spanish caravel named Nina scudded before a winter gale into Lisbon with news of a discovery that was to give old Europe another chance. In a few years we find the mental picture completely changed. Strong monarchs are stamping out privy conspiracy and rebellion; the Church, purged and chastened by the Protestant Reformation, puts her house in order; new ideas flare up throughout Italy, France, Germany and the northern nations; faith in God revives and the human spirit is renewed. The change is complete and startling: “A new envisagement of the world has begun, and men are no longer sighing after the imaginary golden age that lay in the distant past, but speculating as to the golden age that might possibly lie in the oncoming future.”
    Christopher Columbus belonged to an age that was past, yet he became the sign and symbol of this new age of hope, glory and accomplishment. His medieval faith impelled him to a modern solution: Expansion.
    JimNorCal

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    1. Also from Insty:
      TRUE: “Those who now question Columbus conveniently ignore the fact that slavery, cannibalism, warfare and even human sacrifice all existed in the Americas before he even sailed.” Lefties would happily ignore all of those anyway, so long as they took place under the banner of socialism. . . .

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  4. Just as Trump is blamed for tax startegies employed by Trump's father when Trump was THREE, Columbus is blamed for atrocities committed by his BROTHER.
    Christopher Columbus was out exploring while his brother was doing dastardly deeds that Columbus gets blamed for.
    Coolpeople

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  5. The Aztecs, Myay and Inca all practiced inter tribal warfare to acquire human sacrifices.
    Local tribes under the Aztecs were glad to see some help from the Spanish. I'm part
    Cherokee - w and I like civilization...TG

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