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Why celebrating Columbus Day is worse than honoring a member of ISIS

Christopher Columbus

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The celebration of Christopher Columbus will always be a celebration of violence, rape and slavery. At some point, America must find a way to discontinue celebrating a holiday named after a horrific man.

His holiday was initially sponsored by a Catholic organization that convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to sign Columbus Day into law in 1934. Columbus was given credit for discovering America and is viewed as a hero by students who were not given the truth about his atrocious actions.

Here are several reasons celebrating Columbus Day is worse than honoring a member of ISIS.

He enslaved thousands of peaceful people 

When arriving in the Bahamas, he wrote about the peaceful people he encountered. In turn, he seized their land for Spain, enslaved them, and forced them to work in his gold mines. Two years after his arrival, over 100,000 of the natives died from Columbus’ men inflicting brutality and disease.

He forced 9-year-old girls into prostitution 

Columbus sexually abused native women and children. He also profited from the sale of girls who were as young as 9 years old. In a journal, he revealed how girls from the ages of 9 and 10 were in demand by his men.

He mutilated men and women who resisted his commands 

If one of the natives attempted to go against Columbus’ commands, he reacted with fierce brutality. He would cut off their nose or ear and force dogs to tear off their arms and legs. They also burned runaway slaves while they were alive to invoke fear and intimidation in the other natives.

He was arrested for brutality against the natives

Columbus’ crimes eventually became known to the king and queen of Spain. As a result, Columbus and two of his brothers were arrested for the crimes he committed against the natives. But due to Columbus bringing the royals gold from the mines, he was set free.

Columbus should be recognized as the first American terrorist. The destruction and death that he caused are actually worse than the crimes that have been committed by leaders of ISIS.



12 Comments

  1. nosey rosy on October 10, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    wow all hidden by our good irish english french italian white whom all bough humans from him .. a racist gave him a day? huh far worst. is today OUR FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT DIDNT EVEN GET A DAY NAMED .. HIS NAME WAS JOHN HANSLEY
    george washington worked under him even .. white erased him out of history because they really believed a mistake had been made .. and they started the 13 colonys where slaves were bought to harvest the land way after columbus dogged out indians

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  2. Tommyboy on October 10, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Yet somehow he is still the forerunner for the European colonial movement that resulted in the world today, which is why there is a day named after him. Quit being a crybaby. The world worked differently back then.

    • Thomas McClain on October 11, 2016 at 11:11 am

      @disqus_1A2jvTOZc0:disqus So are you justifying child prostitution, murder, slavery and genocide? If so, you’re as evil as he was.

      • John J Rouse on October 11, 2016 at 4:14 pm

        No, this great Hispanic leader tried to be peaceful with the Indians, it was they who drew first blood. We drew last. We never draw the first blood but will always draw the last. Japan realized it and you better realize it. Caucasians will only get pushed so far.

  3. John J Rouse on October 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Columbus was a great man, if blacks were smart enough to build ships and explore they’d done the same thing.

    • Thomas McClain on October 11, 2016 at 10:28 pm

      @johnjrouse:disqus Smart enough to rape kids and commit genocide on an entire race of people??

      • John J Rouse on October 12, 2016 at 7:21 am

        If that’s what you consider smart than the blacks in Rwanda must be a focking genius

    • Jonathan Tolbert on October 12, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      @John Rouse Columbus got his idea to travel across the Atlantic from black people. Because Africans had already done it. Do your research. They Came Before Columbus

      • John J Rouse on October 12, 2016 at 8:25 pm

        Hahahhahahah you mean that fictional book? How come there are no evidence of sub Saharan African ships? You morons didn’t even invent a wheel. No wonder blacks get laughed at. Google iq by race

      • John J Rouse on October 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        Also where were all the negros when we got here? Again google iq by race. Y’all are fucking dumb