In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

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In Defense of Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

Columbus is a controversial historical figure who is widely viewed as terrible. Every year we question whether we should continue to have a day to celebrate his discovery. But as with most stories, his bad deeds have been exaggerated to make him fit the role of a villain.

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Grothesk's picture

This shouldn't be voted down.  This was an informative and well made video.  4/5.  

 

The only gripe I have is that views native people at the 11:45 mark as though they were created, or sprang forth from, South America.  He uses the phrase "starting location"...and that's not a proper term for people who inhabited South America from anywhere as long as 50,000 years ago to as recent as 9000 years ago.

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Fullauto223cal's picture

Wait, what is this?  Grothesk responded by not being snarky and throwing out leftist talking points.

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Grothesk's picture

Pop entertainment should be criticized and this guy does it well.  

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Fullauto223cal's picture

What's with the down-vote bro?  I upvoted your comment.  I was legit surprised that you didn't drop a wall of text on me about how Columbus was literally Hitler and I'm just being a genocide apologist.

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Grothesk's picture

I haven't voted upon a comment on SpikedNation.com in months and the last time I did it was to show someone that I didn't vote on their comment.  So rest assured I didn't vote upon your comment because comment votes mean nothing to me.  However, to make you feel better, I voted it up for you to help your ego so now it should be at -1 instead of -2.  Do you feel better?

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Fullauto223cal's picture

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backdraft's picture
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I'm waiting for the day that you post a comment that doesn't include the word "left". 

That level of obsession isn't healthy. 

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Fullauto223cal's picture

You're going to be waiting for a long god damn time then.  Calling a spade a spade is not an "obsession", it's just a statement of fact.  And why do I use the word "left"?  Well that's easy.  Left is easier to type than Neo-Marxist.  Would you rather me use that word instead?

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Dagambit's picture

Great post! Watched the whole thing 5/5.

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