DAILYKENN.com -- For countless millennia, the Western Hemisphere was largely a wilderness. While denizens in what is now South America and Mexico accomplished a measure of civilization, those north of Mexico expended untold generations barely surviving beyond a paleolithic existence.
Then came Christopher Columbus.
North America today is a technological wonderland, a real-life Wakanda where innovation has enhanced the lives of virtually every human on earth.
Gratitude to Columbus, however, is waning. Americans are duped into believing America's natives were oppressed by the arrival of the white tribe from across the Atlantic. In reality, the opposite is true.
Nonetheless, cultural Marxism's cult-like mindset is so embedded in our thinking that some jurisdictions are foolish enough to displace honor for Columbus and refocusing on so-called "indigenous people" — cultural Marxism's neologism for Indians.
That's not to say America's aboriginals should be overlooked. Some were, in fact, significant leaders who contributed to our national identity.
Pocahontas allegedly saved the life of Jamestown colonist John Smith after he was captured by savages and slated for execution. Smith established the nation's first permanent colony.
Stand Waite was the chief of the Cherokee nation when the American Civil War erupted. Waite and the Cherokees fought in defense of the Confederacy. He was made a general and became the last Confederate field general to surrender at the war's end.
Indians introduced Europeans to corn, "a cereal grain first domesticated by indigenous peoples in southern Mexico about 10,000 years ago." The Europeans tapped into their aptitude for innovation and created corn syrup, a staple food component that helps feed the world.
Marxist are hell-bent on destroying Western culture by destroying our sense of identity by erasing our past and minimizing our contributions to humanity.
A part of that genocide was seen when the city council in Washington, DC, voted to end Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day.
Read more at dc.curbed.com ►
From nj.com ▼
Columbus Day was first celebrated in New York in 1792, the 300th anniversary of Columbus’s voyage. A century later, Congress designated Columbus Day a national holiday to be celebrated each October 12; and, in 1971, Columbus Day became a federal holiday observed on the second Monday of October. Throughout the years, Italian-Americans, Hispanics, and other groups have embraced the holiday as an occasion to celebrate -- and commemorate -- their culture and ethnic heritage.more
Columbus has become a controversial figure. That controversy – many times fanned by political winds -- has tarnished the seafarer’s reputation. Many proudly proclaim that Columbus was a visionary who opened up a new land of opportunity for the oppressed masses of Europe. Others view Columbus with a jaundiced eye; specifically, they see him as an avaricious opportunist who massacred and spread disease among the indigenous people and institutionalized the slave trade in the Western Hemisphere. Without doubt, there are those who would like to see Columbus erased from the annals of history.
Owner: Columbus Marketing Group, Inc. Permission is granted to use original material in this article providing (1) the byline is included in an obvious manner crediting DailyKenn.com as the author, (2) a link to this page is included and (3) no changes are made either by deletion, addition or annotation. Original compositions at DailyKenn.com are sometimes seeded with decoy data, such as hidden acronyms, to detect unauthorized use and plagiarism.