By Buckey Buhanan:
Happy Columbus Day everyone! Ever since the Colonial Period, many generations of people have celebrated Columbus day. A holiday honoring the day that Columbus arrived in America. He sailed across the seas in a bold high risk gamble to find a route to India. Instead of finding the mythical route, he instead found a whole new world in the west,The Americas. This holiday recently has been attacked nonstop by the far left.
The attacks made about Columbus day were made by the sheer “beliefs” that Columbus Day was a celebration of hate, enslavement, and racism. Many schools and some states have renamed this memorable day “Indigenous people’s day”. There is a history of conflict between Admiral Columbus, the many men who served under him, and the native Americans. What at first seemed to be an amazing miracle land quickly turned into conflict between the Indians and Spaniards after the first trip made to America. Many were brought to agony in the process of men losing sight of their higher goals and instead settling for greed.
Columbus day was never celebrated for the suffering that was brought to hand by greed and lust that became the main drives for the Spaniards in Americas. It is a real shame that they made those choices. There were many misunderstandings between the Europeans and the Indians which led to blood shed. Never once was this the reason Columbus Day is celebrated.
What was celebrated was the success of a man who for over 8 years planned and dreamed of discovering something big and new. What was celebrated was the many opportunities and freedoms people all over the world would in years to come be able to find in this discovered land. When celebrating Christmas, I believe no sane man celebrates it because the Romans crucified Christ, but it is celebrated for the miracles that Christ brought forth regardless of his agonizing death on the crucifix. Both events contained suffering in the writings, but both brought on mighty changes for good.
Columbus Day is a part of our history. If Columbus had not found The Americas, the many peoples who wanted religious freedoms would have had nowhere to turn to for solace. 1776 would have never have commenced if no discovery was made of America. And all of the great services, freedoms, and potential that is America would not have existed as it does now.
Removing important parts of histories, memories, and traditions is not only how our generation will slowly become sheep, but also many generations to come! Accusing others of actions in past history is wrong, mostly due to the fact that I guarantee no one alive today had any influence on what happened back in 1492. This not only applies to Columbus Day, but also to many more event of past history! Just because there is a small shadow staining this monumental event in history, it does not allow us to ignore the greatness that endured! It is complete and utter bollocks to do so! This desire to remove history creates propaganda used to break down patriotic/traditional mind sets, and create a sheepish characteristic in our country of unity!
In short I believe that we need to put our foot down and say “No, we are not going to attempt to ignore history because it upsets your Politically Correct Ego”. If this continues, the far left will not only try to erase history, but instead rewrite it in an abominable form that suits their desires. We must learn true history to know how to not repeat the mistakes of the past.
Happy Columbus Day everyone! God bless you all!