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Columbus Day—Symbolic Execution Of Christopher Columbus

[ image: Removing the arrows from their target]

It is Columbus Day.

Not all people like Columbus Day.

Growing up in Rhode Island you would get a Columbus Day parade. This was because we had so many Italians in Rhode Island.  

Here in Texas, Columbus Day is not such a big deal.

Here is the historian Howard Zinn’s take on Christopher Columbus.  It is not very flattering.

Mr. Zinn wrote A People’s History of The United States.

In 1998, a group of indigenous Hondurans carried out a symbolic execution of Christopher Columbus for crimes against humanity.

They shot arrows at a large picture of Columbus. The photo above shows the event.

See how they have his hands chained up? Ha!

Now that’s entertainment.

I’m not sure Columbus Day is very much worth celebrating.

Though I’m not certain I felt the same way as a school kid getting the day off.

Here are some facts about Christopher Columbus and his voyages.

( Below–A Flat Earth as painted by George Grie. I’m holding back a view on the true shape of the Earth until I have more evidence.)

October 12, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. its far from hitler day and no where close to christmas, columbus had some issues as well as all explorers in their day. its the past and the only thing left to explore is ourselves and how we bahave today,

    Comment by bill brady | October 12, 2009

  2. I don’t think Hitler Day is observed in many places. At least that I know of. You can’t be certain.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 14, 2009

  3. i think in parts of germany and the west side of cincinnati and a few prisons.

    Comment by bill brady | October 14, 2009

  4. Thank God for Columbus!

    Comment by Algernon | November 20, 2009

  5. Some might not agree.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | November 20, 2009


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