Christopher Columbus did a lot of stuff that was way more terrible than "sailing the ocean blue," but we don't learn about that.
Columbus Day: How is it still a thing?
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-Cristopher Colombus wasn´t Italian, he born in Genova Kingdom, way before Italy were even a dream.
-He didn´t slay the natives (where are the natives of north america btw?) He participate on the local native wars, in fact, the major force of the Spanish during the Conquest of America were the indians, who got protection by rights given by the Emperor Carlos the first of Spain Inspired by Bartolomé de las casas. They aboiled the slavery of the native on the year 1542. By the opposite, they enforce a middle class and a integration politic.
It´s a horrible date to celebrate. Specially becuase Colombus discovery was in October the 12th of 1492 not he 13th.
How about we make it "Knowing Better" day, where we watch Knowing Better's examination on Columbus? We'd probably need a few since people need time to actually watch things that challenge the "He bad haha!" But after that, can we all stop being such idiots?
Once I learned the horrible shit Columbus did I stopped even acknowledging the man. He even believed he was still in India and Amerigo Vespucci knew they weren't. Columbus is a genocidal, rapist, asshat that doesn't deserve shit.
If ppl r so pissed by what Colombus did, and they feel so ashamed and bad about what colombus did to the aborigines, then why dont they take their white asses back to europe and return this land to their natives? Hypocrites snow-flakes.
what's the difference between explorers and pirates? answer: while both were brutal murderers and psychopaths, pirates were outlaws, meaning they're seen as "rebellious" by today's society and thus idolized for it. meanwhile, explorers' actions are classed by today's standards as "racist", so unlike pirates they're still seen as bad and don't get a series of family-friendly Disney movies starring Johnny Depp.
Indigenous people's Day? What the hell for?? Indigenous people didn't DO anything! They didn't have even have writing, Europeans devised Native American writing systems! Hahahaha. Indigenous people's day. "Let's celebrate the complete lack of any contribution to the advancement of humanity. Indigenous people's day! Yaaaay!" God, you liberals are dumb.
Columbus had the balls, the temerity, the motivation, the drive to do what he did when no one else did. And then he did it, against quite a stack of odds against him. Oh, boo hooo hooo, wah wah wah, he killed and raped and enslaved indigenous Americans. Grow up, who cares. He changed the course of history on such a scale as to dwarf other major changes in the course of history. If you want to be a complaining whining little bitch about murder and rape and enslavement, then worry about that shit thats happening TODAY. There are lots and lots of blameworthy people for those crimes that are happening NOW. God, you liberals are so fking stupid I want to smash my head against a wall.
I never understood why Italians needed to cling to Christopher Columbus. I'm Italian living in the most Italian part of NY and it's just absurd. Let's just look at the "myth" Columbus...He's an idiot who thought he was going to India. He has no fucking clue what he was doing or where he was going in reality. He discovered American by accident for SPAIN because ITALY wanted nothing to do with it. So...why would any Italian want to celebrate a man who "betrayed" Italy to work for Spain and only ended up on dry land due to a Mr. Magoo style fumbling series of accidents?
This is shit every child knows. This is BEFORE you learn of the genocide and atrocities he committed.
Americans are so fucking stupid its unreal. Do you retarded Americans even realize that without Colombus, the pivotal Atlantic exchange would have never happened? Do you fucktards know how much modern civilization is based on the Atlantic exchange? Do you fucktards know how important the discovery of the New World was for Europe, and how important Europe was in civilizing the rest of the world?
thats like saying we shouldn't commemorate Albert Einstein because if he wasn't alive, someone else would have discovered the theory of relativity
Yes, he was cruel, but the world was cruel back then, ask the serfs in Europe how well they were treated, probably just as badly as the natives in America. Also, the Russians got slaughtered and raped by the mongols during the time of Ghengis Khan, and that doesn't mean people in Asia nowadays don't ackownledge the military prowess of Khan
You do realise that if Christopher Columbus didn't discover the New World, someone else would've done it anyway, right? It was bound to happen. Plus, this video isn't even bloody arguing about the advantages/disadvantages/whatever of colonization by European hands. It's about Christopher Columbus, and how he was a genocidal maniac who only discovered the new world because he incorrectly thought the circumference of the earth was smaller than it actually was. Even at his own time, he was seen as a cruel person, and was even arrested for his cruelty.
If there wasn't any Colombus America would be incredibly different from our timeline .
Probably USA wouldn't be sattled by English but by French or in general the History of the continent and of the world would.
He can't be attacked for starting colonialism , he was only an explorer nothing else , Colonialism came after him .
Happy Colombus day !
I would consider him a Baverian just as i would consider a person born in Koenigsberg while it was part of Prussia a Prussian and not a German or a Pole or a Russian even if they spoke german or lived in what was part of Poland and later Russia
What ! And you wuold not consider a Baverian from 1850 to be German !
He spoke italian and he lived in Italy in a time where the union of culture in the Italian Peninsula where already known
Just wanted to share that in the philippines, we dont celebrate the day ferdinand magellan discovered the islands, which is usually the first thing we learn in history class. Instead we made the guy who killed him a national hero.
One Second 2. There’s also Evidence to Say that the Romans were here first. There some evidence to say during the Carthage Vs. Roman Wars. (Lots of those) theses evidence to say a ship got lost a sea after a battle and found its way to Central America where historians say the men who survived were brought into Native Culture and gave the Natives some of there Ideas and Social Structures. So Natives here first, Than ROMANS!?!? Than Vikings than Columbus who screwed over the romans work xDD
You all better shut up, if Justin Bieber becomes the first guy to land on Mars, and I emigrate to mars later, fuck it, I'll celebrate Justin Bieber Day. Its not about whether you like them as persons, its about honoring their accomplishments that are the reason modern day native americans can drive their cars (invented by a german) with modern shoes (invented by an African American) to a Chinese restaurants drive through.
Nation of Immigrants, biaatch.
It would be a double standard to like Columbus and hate immigrants, yeah. But I think everybody who dreams of America should set sails and come here, just like Columbus unintentionally did.
Guy was going to India by going the wrong way only after begging for money from Spanish and Portuguese royals. All for some 14th century cocaine. In modern times, that would be cause for an intervention.
Yep! Need to make history more accurate! Remove the Portuguese prick and Leif Eriksen was proven to have been 500 years before (Chris the lying killer) was given this honor! But it goes on and on, shows you nothings going to change.
I mean... Yes, he was awful, but so was everyone in the past. From Abraham to Washington, all assholes, but we don't remember them for that. Context is essential.
His discovery shaped the world in both positive and negative ways.
I'm an Italian American and I don't want to be associated with Columbus nor do I want to celebrate the day he landed in Hispaniola. I do understand why my fellow Italian Americans want to celebrate our heritage and our contributions to this country. I think we are choosing the wrong role model. I feel there's a more positive role model we as Italians can celebrate and a day that's not associated with the genocide that followed October 13th 1492. I propose March 9th as Amerigo Vespucci day. Like Columbus Amerigo Vespucci was of Italian descent but he isn't a figure many Americans associate with the destruction of their own heritage. Furthermore he is the namesake of both the American continents and proved Columbus wrong. I don't want to be associated with Columbus and I don't think our day should fall on the same day he landed here. Instead I feel we as Italian Americans would be better off and better represented by celebrating the birthday of Amerigo Vespucci.
I see what you are saying, but regarding this. 1st he did discover america for Europe, that is what matters. Yes the Vikings were there first, yet Vinland failed and the effects minimal. 2 Yes he killed native americans(I mean they killed europeans too, especially the Vikings).
Stop the "no actual discovery" crap. It's just stupid. There was no relevant communication between two continents before Columbus, there has been since and world's history changed thank to his crazy and lucky trip no one else tried before. Pretty serious historians use 1492 as a conventional year of the beginning of the modern era. We call it "discovery" but it, of course, obviously means "beginning of communication between Europe and America as we know it". Still pretty fucking important, don't you think? Try to figure out the last five centuries without it.
Also, should we not celebrate Aristotle because he approved slavery? How are people as Columbus different from confederates we decided to condemn? Simple: people who celebrate confederates, indirectly celebrate slavery too, people celebrating Aristotle and Columbus can easily celebrate science and discovery through them while remembering they lived in different ages, when slavery was commonly accepted and condemn this part of their experience.
Keep the "let's judge history" thing informed and rational, please.
More of the same liberal propaganda....trying to undermine Colombus Day just so in a few years no one remembers or cares for the foundation of their country; it's all a play by politicians who are looking ahead, to get more votes....
Hey, how is this show " still a thing " ? If comedians keep up their politics views on their shows, soon there will be no one to watch it.
I wish I’d known this as a kid, because when I was in first grade I had to write a poem on this guy and oh my gosh it would’ve been hilarious if six year old me created a poem about Columbus committing mass genocides all around the Caribbean
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