WHO WAS CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?

link Alan Joined: Sep 14, 2021
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11/10/21, 12:59:20 AM 
Hero or villain? It depends on which perspective sees this historical figure who "discovered" the "New World"...the West Indies and the Americas in 1492.From the white sanitised version of colonial history this fella is a hero.But from the perspective of the few indigenous peoples of the Americas left this man was a war criminal who played a central role in the cultural and physical genocides in Central and South America in the 16th century.He himself participated in massacres of indigenous peoples.Those that followed this criminal were even worse.Supplanting Spanish and Portuguese civilizations and destroying native cultures.The true story of the Americas ladies and gents has NEVER BEEN TOLD FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. Why do you think statues of Columbus are now being dragged down and spat upon all over the Americas? Columbus's era as a white hero has come to an abrupt end.The mistreatment and genocides of "first nation peoples" by white Europeans is worthy of further exposure and historical discussion.And not hidden away from view.

link XDFIX Joined: Mar 1, 2003
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11/10/21, 8:02:11 AM 
In reply to Alan


The white man dreads the woke culture, even more than a nuclear holocaust!

link Priapus Joined: Dec 29, 2014
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11/10/21, 8:34:46 AM 
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Burning Spear answered that question a long time ago.

link Alan Joined: Sep 14, 2021
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11/10/21, 10:31:12 AM 
The Native American culture in North America...U.S and Canada pretty much went the same way.Another cultural genocide.This time by the English WASP "settlers"...colonial criminals.The so called "Indian wars" in the 19th century wiped out the North American tribes.The suvivors were rounded up and put on "reservations" in the U.S to stop them interbreeding with white people.In Canada indigenous children were kidnapped from their parents and educated into the culture and language of the white man.Native Americans are now the most impoverished racial demographic group in the U.S.Nobody talks about them and the wrongs done to them.Its..its as if dem dont exist.We also know little about the preColumbian cultures of the West Indies islands...Arawaks and Caribs.A shame that.

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/10/21, 12:23:16 PM 
Columbus was an adventurer who got lucky for the European cause, but whose adventures brought great suffering, destruction, death and exploitation to the Natives of the Americas and the continent Africa. He is one of the worst incidental criminals in World History.

link steveo Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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11/10/21, 12:37:20 PM 
In reply to dayne

Columbus was an adventurer who got lucky for the European cause, but whose adventures brought great suffering, destruction, death and exploitation to the Natives of the Americas and the continent Africa. He is one of the worst incidental criminals in World History.


Yes and he also laid the foundation so that many like you could reap the benefits and enjoy the fat of the white man injustices

link dayne Joined: May 28, 2007
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11/10/21, 12:40:34 PM 
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Well the injustice is not enjoyable to anyone who is not white.

link steveo Joined: Apr 30, 2007
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11/10/21, 1:24:24 PM 
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Well the injustice is not enjoyable to anyone who is not white.


Really? Based on what can we gauge their enjoyment level? More so, vs a white person?

link Brerzerk Joined: Mar 15, 2021
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11/10/21, 6:15:01 PM 
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lol lol :lol at least the White man didn't leave out he was such a damned liar that they arrested him and sent him back to Europe in CHAINS (Treaty of Tordisillas).
To Steveo- In the same vein that the Native people taught Europeans how to plant corn and survive the North American Eastern Seaboard winter, what if: Europeans had said to them we have this technology let's share it and work together? What if they had gone to Africa and said to the leaders these people you are handing over to us will work for X yrs. at Y earnings and if they desire they can return. If not they can be a part of our new and free society? You think the world would be in this state 500yrs. later?

link velo Joined: Jul 28, 2019
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11/11/21, 10:59:01 AM 
In reply to steveowhat benefits are those as far as i'm concerned africans and other minorities are often written out of history but contributed to it significantly even through their pain and suffering do you think there would be a "great country" called america with out slaves that picked cotton the chinese that built their railways and the indians that taught them to hunt they literally showed up in north america with bibles spewing nonsence.

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