First time I came across these words above, I assumed they were invented to satisfy somebody’s desire to meme. But these are Columbus’ words, his massive disrespect for the people he “discovered” on his sailing voyages in search of gold for Spain. [See Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States.]
Should New Jersey adopt Indigenous People’s Day, and junk Columbus Day? More than 70 cities have, including many with few Native American residents; Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Phoenix, Madison, Denver, Cincinnati & Berkeley. Columbus, Ohio isn’t even celebrating Columbus this year, in the city named for the guy. In NYC, 12,000 people want Mayor DeBlasio to lead the switch. As for states, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota and Alaska have all turned their backs on Columbus, for Indigenous People’s Day or Native American Day.
Donald Trump doesn’t even mention Native Americans on this day, as previous presidents have. He bigly worships gold just like Columbus did. New Jersey? We officially celebrate Columbus Day. Should we make a change? [You can select up to 3 choices]