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honoring Columbus is a little bit like honoring Hitler

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vivek Golikeri, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Vivek Golikeri

    Vivek Golikeri Active Member

    Recently there was some talk about Columbus Circle in Manhattan and honoring the navigator. True, he did achieve great things, but at what human cost? Hitler built the autobahns, supported research and development. Stalin and Mao modernized and industrialized their countries. But we all know what they did to millions of human beings.

    Christopher Columbus ushered in an era of revival of slavery, forced religious conversions, slaughter. He threatened to chop off the hands of Indians if they didn't return by evening with gold. And we are honoring this bastard? I do love the America I am part of today, just as there's nothing crazy about the thought of a Jewish citizen of present-day Germany loving his country. White people today are not imperialist, murdering devils just as Germans today are not just Jew-hating supporters of the Fuhrer.

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