Columbus and Indigenous American

Hooray For Columbus, Savior Of Igneous (er, Indigenous) Americans (a/k/a Indians)

In their never-ending effort to defame White males who accomplished something and their concomitant effort to elevate non-White, non-males who accomplished nothing, liberal Americans have really outdone themselves this time. They want to abolish Columbus day, a day in which we honor Cristopher Columbus (nee Cristoforo Colombo), who accomplished a lot and replace it with Igneous(1), er, Indigenous Americans (i.e., American Indians) Day, a day in which we will honor a strangely named people who accomplished little or nothing(2).

Let’s look at the libs narrative and, for the first time, the real facts.

The Narrative

Columbus did nothing. Even worse, he did less than nothing. Inadvertently and through no effort on his part, he stumbled to America. When he got here, his sole intent was to deliberately kill everyone and and/or infect them with loathsome diseases.

The Facts

Through dogged determination and brilliant negotiating skills, Columbus persuaded the King and Queen of Spain to provide two million Spanish maravedis(3) to fund his voyage. Utilizing the same dogged determination as well as skillful seamanship, Columbus led three extremely small(4) ships over 4,500 miles of a hitherto uncharted and unknown ocean to “discover”(5) two entire continents (and a plethora of wonderful vacation islands) that today accommodate over 960 million people in peaceful and prosperous countries(6). One of these countries (us, of course) has become the world’s beacon of freedom and liberty (libs notwithstanding!).

In addition to these heroic administrative and nautical feats, Columbus saved an entire race of indigenous people who were being exterminated by another race of indigenous people.

When Columbus arrived in the Caribbean, the Arawak indigenousians (hell, the Arawak Indians) were in the process of being eradicated (and enslaved(7)) by the Caribes, a “brother” indigenous race. Bravely, Columbus prevented this extinction(8) event. Granted, he did so by killing a lot of Caribes, but to make an omelet, you have to crack a few eggs. Anyway, thanks to Columbus, there are still Arawaks with us today!!! Hooray!!!

Columbus did introduce some diseases to the New World, but since Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuwenhoek wouldn’t discover germs until the late 1600s, Chris(9) can’t be held responsible for knowledge that wouldn’t be discovered for another two hundred years! Besides, in retaliation, the indigenous people “introduced” Columbus’ crew to syphilis, which is nothing to clap about!

The Conclusion

Let’s applaud our wonderful hero, Christopher Columbus, and drink a bottle or two of fine Genoese Vermentino in his honor on his wonderful, wonderful day!

(1) Well, libs say the Indians are a tough as rocks and several Indian creation stories say they originated in fire, so calling them igneous Americans is not too far afield!
(2) They were here for 20,000 years and weren’t even smart enough to invent/discover the wheel.
(3) About a million U.S. dollars today.
(4) The Nina and Pinta were fifty feet long, while the Santa Maria was seventy feet long.
(5) I know, there were already people here and the Viking popped in around A.D. 1000, but neither accomplished much.
(6) Socialist Cuba and socialist Venezuela excluded, of course!
(7) We all dislike slavery!
(6) We all really dislike extinction!
(8) As a fellow Italian, I can call him Chris.
(9) A Ligurian wine with flavors and aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, acacia, rosemary, thyme, and a salty finish.

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Alan Bianco
Alan Bianco

I am a retired lawyer living south of the Mason Dixon line. I have always wanted to write on politics and now I do. I write with a twinkle in my eye and in my posts. I hope reading my commentaries makes you think. . . and laugh.