I Don't Think There Should Be a Columbus Day

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    He was so exploitative!

    I think it's actually really creepy to think that history is written by the winners which are often the oppressors. He was definitely not a hero.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 15, 2015

    I Agree

    Kolumbo, jebem te radoznala.
    ribamacxka ribamacxka
    26-30, F
    May 16, 2011

    The Beginning Of The End...

    Columbus "discovering" America is a tad far-fetched, for starters. He didn't discover it as there were already people living there. Besides, he landed on what now is known as Venezula (which means 'Little Venice', because Chris was born in Venice, Italy). America was named after...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2011

    Besides the benefit of some places closing down

    for the day, I don't think this day is anything to be celebrated. People are basically celebrating the slaughter and removal of Native Americans from their lands. Then some people have the nerve to claim that illegal immigrants don't belong in America, well I'm sure that's how...
    FabledTacoOfDoom FabledTacoOfDoom
    18-21, M
    6 Responses Oct 13, 2015
    russianangel russianangel
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 10, 2015

    How About Replacing Columbus Day With Native American Remembrance Day Instead.

    Abolish Columbus Day! That's like the Americans celebrating Osama Bin Ladin Day, Like the Irish celebrating Queen Elizabeth day and the Jews celebrating Adolf Hitler day!Though there is nothing wrong with celebrating Italian pride with it's own holiday either, just not on that...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    Public schools systems,

    colleges, and universities take the day off for Columbus Day (at least everywhere I've lived). But not Veteran's Day! Really? I could go for ever about wrong that seems, what does that tell /teach young people? Alass, sigh.
    cmh229 cmh229
    36-40, M
    Jan 26, 2015

    Why Columbus Day?

    Columbus most likely landed around the Virgin Islands, not what is now the Unites States of America. Furthermore, he was nowhere near the first to discover the new world, although there were reported relatively few virgins on the island. I see no reason for it to be a U.S...
    StrictSouthernHOH StrictSouthernHOH
    36-40, M
    Dec 4, 2012

    And Neither Should You.

    Unless of course, you think a raping and pilaging slaver trader is someone to be admired. Because of Columbus's exaggerated report and promises, his second expedition was given seventeen ships and more than twelve hundred men. The aim was clear: slaves and gold. They went from...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Oct 13, 2008

    Dumb

    let's celebrate imperialism even more   plus my bank was closed today i had a tin full of 25.75 in silver change i wanted to trade out for 103 quarters now i gotta wait until tomorrow to do laundry   DAMN YOU CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 13, 2008

    It Seems Kind Of Wrong

    I mean... he really DIDN'T discover America. There were already people here (why does everyone ignore that?). And Vikings had landed on American soil (and left) way before Columbus did. So... why do we still celebrate this? lol
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2010

    I don't think there should be a Christmas.

    .. I'm fine with going back to the days when it was called Yule...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    Oct 8, 2014

    Christopher Columbus was a jerk to put it

    nicely. All this time I lived in ignorance. Thank you teachers for teaching me the way.
    ChaosArchangel ChaosArchangel
    13-15, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    Heeellllll No

    Why, exactly, do we have a holiday for a murderer/rapist/thief? He's not as amazing as everyone makes him out to be, and he found what he found on accident. He was looking for India. The man raped women and children, and worked these people to death. He wasn't some great...
    xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx xXxAnonymousxWriterxXx
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jul 2, 2011

    Read the comic, because it explains better

    than I ever could why I feel this way.http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day
    d31k0b0l d31k0b0l
    22-25, M
    Oct 8, 2014

    Whats The Point?

    No one gets out of school for it and he wasn't even the first person to find the new world. We should have a Viking day or no wait even better Native American day!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 2, 2011

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