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Mon Oct 8, 2018, 08:25 AM

Never forget that we are the country that celebrates a day for

a man who was a sex slaver and child molester.

Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500: "A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand."

Columbus was also responsible for the genocide of the Taino people.
Eventually, Columbus and later his brother Bartholomew Columbus who he left in charge of the island, simply resorted to wiping out the Taino altogether. Prior to Columbus' arrival, some scholars place the population of Haiti/Hispaniola (now at 16 million) at around 1.5 to 3 million people. By 1496, it was down to 1.1 million, according to a census done by Bartholomew Columbus. By 1516, the indigenous population was 12,000, and according to Las Casas (who were there) by 1542 fewer than 200 natives were alive. By 1555, every single one was dead.

Yet, we still teach our children to celebrate this monster.

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Reply Never forget that we are the country that celebrates a day for (Original post)
Ferrets are Cool Oct 2018 OP
Drahthaardogs Oct 2018 #1
GeorgeGist Oct 2018 #2
MineralMan Oct 2018 #3
LAS14 Oct 2018 #4
moose65 Oct 2018 #5
lunamagica Oct 2018 #6
Amishman Oct 2018 #7

Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 08:31 AM

1. Columbus Day was made a national holiday to celebrate Italian-Americans

NOT Columbus.

That's why there are Italian festivals and parades.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 08:33 AM

2. For the skeptics ...

CLAIM
Christopher Columbus sold sex slaves ó some as young as nine years old.

RATING: TRUE

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/columbus-sex-slaves/

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 09:01 AM

3. Yes. Exactly. That is why the day is gaining a new name.

Today is Indigenous Peoples Day here in Minnesota. It is not a "happy" day, but a day of mourning for all those who died through the genocide brought here from Europe.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 09:03 AM

4. Mineral Man, I'd be interested in your thoughts on these questions re this holiday.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 09:05 AM

5. I've always thought that we should change Columbus Day

I think Columbus Day should be changed into Election Day! Itís on a Monday. Many people already have the day off - itís a Federal holiday. We could actually have elections all weekend, ending with the Monday Election Day. Sometimes the weather in November is horrible on Election Day in the northeast and west.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 10:54 AM

6. Columbus day is celebrated al over Latin America

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2018, 12:00 PM

7. Meh, if I have to work it, it doesn't count no matter what you name it

Matters as much as National Pancake Day, or National Coffee Day. Actually, the last one means more to me as I can at least get free coffee from Sheetz

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