by C. Columbo
Columbus Day was removed from the academic calendar and replaced with Indigenous People’s Day in 2017. Our woke ideologues falsely turned the intrepid explorer into a villain and indigenous people into his victims. After 10,000 years of separation, his voyage across the Atlantic started the development of the modern world but fake history has turned a generation of Americans against themselves and their heritage.
Columbus never set foot on the mainland of America and he did not order mass killing of indigenous people. He reported favorably and kindly on the people he encountered on his first voyage and adopted a Taino son. What he discovered was warring tribes which he was responsible for pacifying. If he had landed in South or Central America he might have been a victim of that indigenous culture – cannibilism, mutilating torture or human sacrifice.
Isn’t our real beef with Homo Sapiens for causing climate change? Cornell can recognize the scourge of Homo sapiens and the injustice done to our genetic cousins by establishing a day to honor their historic – well, pre-historic anyway – contributions.