Happy (belated) Columbus Day!


Posted On: Wednesday - October 13th 2021 5:50AM MST
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529 years ago today yesterday, Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World with his crew and 3 small sailing vessels, the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. We would not be here in any kind of civilized place were it not for courageous men like him. Peak Stupidity would also like to personally thank King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain for financing that historic voyage ... oh, and for kicking the Moslems mostly the hell out of Spain.

It's too late for yesterday, but Celebrate Columbus Day today in some way. Call up an Italian friend (I've been meaning to call the guy anyway). Put out a hit on another one. Eat some pasta. Go sailing ... but not after too eating too much Marinara sauce. Just don't give me any of that Indigenous People's BS, at least not today, please.

PS: Yeah, it was yesterday, dang it! I set an alarm even, on my phone, but it was my old phone.

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Moderator
Wednesday - October 13th 2021 7:44PM MST
PS: Being a victim is definitely "in" right now, Bill.

TAaB, it's a good thing the idiots in the Journalism "industry" don't know enough history to know about the trick Christopher Columbus played on his 4th voyage on the indigenous people of what's now Jamaica, mon, to save his men. See "Eclipses in History: Learn some science - it may save your ass some day."

https://www.peakstupidity.com/index.php?post=389

Alarmist, I like to mention Columbus Day just to piss off the type of people that it pisses off. It's better Italians are proud of Cristobal Columbus than, say, John Gotti, so there's that ...
The Alarmist
Wednesday - October 13th 2021 5:20PM MST
PS

Meh, Columbus Day only became a thing as a sop to Italian immigrants after 11 of them were lynched in New Orleans following the mafia-style assassination of the NOLA police chief.

Why not celebrate King James day or, if we have to recognize more recent immigrants and indigines, then Dia de la Idiotez.
To Absurdity and Beyond
Wednesday - October 13th 2021 5:17PM MST
PS Columbus is a construct of the white male capitalist patriarchy and Christopher didn't even have a rainbow flag on the mast!
Reparations now for this wayciss unwoke thoughtcrime!
Adam Smith
Wednesday - October 13th 2021 8:40AM MST
PS: Good morning everyone...

In fourteen hundred ninety two, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the jews.

“Columbus’ voyage was not, as is commonly believed, funded by the deep pockets of Queen Isabella, but rather by two Jewish Conversos and another prominent Jew. Louis de Santangel and Gabriel Sanchez advanced an interest free loan of 17,000 ducats from their own pockets to help pay for the voyage, as did Don Isaac Abarbanel, rabbi and Jewish statesman,”

https://edition.cnn.com/2012/05/20/opinion/garcia-columbus-jewish/index.html

https://www.timesofisrael.com/christopher-columbus-the-hidden-jew/

Bill H.
Wednesday - October 13th 2021 7:22AM MST
PS Today we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day because it celebrates when Indigenous People achieved the envious position as a victimized group, entitling them to massive benefits from a government that did not yet exist.
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