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manic expression Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-10-05 06:12 PM
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33. Genocide is unacceptable
no matter what time period. Period.

Columbus was a monster, and a monster is a monster, the time period is inconsequential. Other cultures and individuals of his time AND culture were opposed to those types of actions (even Spanish clergy).

Even if everyone else approved of the policies, an individual has both the ability and responsibility to think independently and do what is right. NO EXCEPTIONS. I doubt those slaughtered in Rwanda, Europe, Hispaniola, America and elsewhere gave a crap when they were slaughtered.

Murder is murder. Genocide is genocide. Wrong is wrong. ALWAYS.

Sorry, I'm not flaming you and I hope it didn't come off that way.
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  -Happy Columbus Day! yella_dawg  Oct-10-05 04:43 PM   #0 
  - Do you think he intended genocide when he landed..?  skooooo   Oct-10-05 04:45 PM   #1 
  - The genocide Columbus himself perpetrated  yella_dawg   Oct-10-05 04:55 PM   #8 
  - okay, i'll give you that...  skooooo   Oct-10-05 04:58 PM   #10 
  - The poster didn't blame Columbus for the genocide of all Native Americans.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 05:07 PM   #12 
  - I don't blame Native American genocide on Columbus  yella_dawg   Oct-10-05 05:09 PM   #15 
  - If it was shiny, the European invaders would kill for it.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 05:13 PM   #17 
  - He had some help from "Sir Francis Drake". I read that was not his name -  unrepuke   Oct-10-05 05:15 PM   #19 
     - Wasn't it Drake who sailed down the coast of Brazil  yella_dawg   Oct-10-05 05:20 PM   #22 
        - ...and ignorance of the law is no excuse. Waddaya mean nobody  unrepuke   Oct-10-05 07:36 PM   #44 
  - I thought I had read that many were worked to death...eom  bloom   Oct-10-05 05:15 PM   #21 
     - Yes  yella_dawg   Oct-10-05 05:25 PM   #25 
  - You should pick up a copy of Howard Zinn's  qanda   Oct-10-05 05:37 PM   #28 
     - yikes..hmmm..  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:10 PM   #32 
  - So that's why I didn't get any mail today  RagingInMiami   Oct-10-05 04:45 PM   #2 
  - Silly people.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 04:47 PM   #3 
  - And the Vikings  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-10-05 04:50 PM   #5 
     - True that.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 04:54 PM   #7 
     - Applying today's morals to yesterday's people feels...  skooooo   Oct-10-05 04:56 PM   #9 
     - I'm uncomfortable with the historical facts of Columbus' treatment  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 05:05 PM   #11 
     - I'm uncomfortable with the fact that jefferson had slaves...  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:05 PM   #31 
     - I've read some people  bloom   Oct-10-05 05:21 PM   #23 
     - I don't think that's what I'm trying to say...  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:03 PM   #30 
        - Here's the problem  manic expression   Oct-10-05 06:16 PM   #34 
        - My ancestors fought in the Indian wars...(a lot of people's did)  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:23 PM   #35 
           - OK  manic expression   Oct-10-05 06:46 PM   #39 
        - I can't disagree with you.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 06:54 PM   #42 
           - I guess I'm not as pessimistic...  skooooo   Oct-10-05 08:00 PM   #49 
     - Genocide is unacceptable  manic expression   Oct-10-05 06:12 PM   #33 
        - Slavery is slavery..  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:24 PM   #36 
           - He was a slaveowner  manic expression   Oct-10-05 06:26 PM   #37 
              - ...weighing in the balance..  skooooo   Oct-10-05 06:48 PM   #40 
                 - I meant for the "not"  manic expression   Oct-10-05 06:54 PM   #41 
                    - ok..  skooooo   Oct-10-05 07:54 PM   #47 
                       - here:  manic expression   Oct-10-05 07:56 PM   #48 
                          - Really...?  skooooo   Oct-10-05 08:02 PM   #50 
                             - It's complicated  manic expression   Oct-10-05 08:27 PM   #51 
     - Ireland was the last light during the Dark Ages.  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-10-05 05:08 PM   #14 
        - Yes, she was.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 05:12 PM   #16 
           - No, but I ought to. ;^)  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-10-05 05:29 PM   #26 
              - It's excellent.  evlbstrd   Oct-10-05 05:34 PM   #27 
     - Hell, EVERYBODY discovered the Americas before Columbus  yella_dawg   Oct-10-05 05:15 PM   #20 
  - I paid for my lunch today with a twenty dollar bill  NoPasaran   Oct-10-05 04:50 PM   #4 
  - Hmmm. Must be a sign  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-10-05 04:52 PM   #6 
  - You might get lucky  tigersumtin   Oct-10-05 05:22 PM   #24 
  - he was probably responsible for the introduction  afdip   Oct-10-05 05:07 PM   #13 
  - You forgot GREED. He killed them for friggin' GOLD!  devilgrrl   Oct-10-05 05:14 PM   #18 
  - He was Italian  proud2Blib   Oct-10-05 06:57 PM   #43 
     - Don't tell that to the folks in Calabria....  devilgrrl   Oct-11-05 12:01 AM   #52 
  - It wasn't Columbus that killed all those Americans  phusion   Oct-10-05 05:41 PM   #29 
  - What it means to me  really annoyed   Oct-10-05 06:29 PM   #38 
  - In Berkeley it's called "Indigenous peoples day"  proud patriot   Oct-10-05 07:38 PM   #45 
  - I get paid time and a half for Columbus Day.  D__S   Oct-10-05 07:45 PM   #46 
  - Happy "Europen guy who didn't know where he was going and ran into  LibInTexas   Oct-11-05 12:04 AM   #53 
 

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