Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Columbus Day

Today marks the 518th anniversary of Chrisopher Columbus' landfall in the Americas.  A hundred years ago, Columbus Day was a celebrated by Americans (particularly Italian-Americans).  Now, it's a day where the liberal elite trashes Columbus, America, and white people in general.

I understand why Native Americans protest Columbus Day, although it's worth noting that they are treated better than most other conquered indigenous peoples throughout history.  But I suspect the white progressives who rant against Columbus are doing so only to open another front in their self-hating war against white people.  Indeed, it's understandable as to why they hate the day so much, since Columbus' discovery led to the European colonization of America and eventually the creation of the United States.