A lot of your banks and post offices are closed today to acknowledge Christopher Columbus. But this federal holiday known as Columbus Day is not popular with a lot of people for a lot of very good reasons. The so-called discovery the fairytale books, I mean, history books refer to when he came upon the Americas is all bunk. There were plenty of families here for him to meet when he docked on these shores.
The indigenous people or native Americans that were here were then surreptitiously annihilated to near extinction. The slave trade and the disbursement of Africans throughout the world was then set into motion. Columbus is merely the poster boy for capitalism and the quest it took to make it happen. There is an entire campaign to get us all to reconsider letting Columbus Day continue? While they’re at it, they need to include Thanksgiving. Check it out.