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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:40 AM

Why is Columbus Day still a holiday? [View all]

Firstly, not only didn't he discover anything, but the already-inhabited lands he stumbled across weren't even North American, but what's now the DR and Haiti. And, he did stumble across them, or rather a sharp=eyed sailor did: he had no idea where he was going, nor where he was.

Then, he committed rape, torture, and genocide the likes of which the world has never known. He out-Nazied the Nazis, because even the Nazis didn't kill all of the Jews, and rape of Jewish women would end in death for the German man would did it. The local Arawak were basically destroyed.

So, we celebrate a bumbling sailor and sociopath.

Tradition? Well, minstrel shows and women not having the vote were also traditions.

I shouldn't be "PC"? Whatever.

Why not turn it into Native American Heritage Day, or First Nations Day?

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