Columbus Indigenous Peoples Day –Image: AJ Stream@Twitter
(CNS News) Pandering to his Loony Liberal Lefty political base, President Obama on Friday, proclaimed the 13 October as Columbus Day noting that a “new history” launched by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the new world included the history of American Indians which Obama said, is “marred with a long and shameful chapters of violence, disease and deprivation.”
In 2008 Myrna Blyth in the National Review wrote about the true history of Columbus Day that the Loony Liberal Kool-Aid drinking political left would rather not Americans to remember about Columbus Day–once a day of pride, a time for school children to honor a great explorer.
For years, history books portrayed Columbus heroically, as a great visionary and adventurer. In 1892 the 400th anniversary of Columbus voyage was such a big deal that there were festivities in every state, planned years in advance but by 1992 it was practically ignored–in fact, the Natl Conference of Churches declared the anniversary was “not a time for celebration” but one for “reflection and repentance” in which whites must acknowledge a continuing history of “oppression, degradation and genocide.”
One thing most of us don’t know is that the ‘Pledge of Allegiance’ (something else that the Loony Liberal Left loves to hate too–I digress) was originally written for schoolchildren to recite as part of the 1892 Columbus Day celebration.
Twelve million children put their hands on their hearts and spoke 23 words and school children have been reciting it ever since with slight modification–those children pledged allegiance to “My Flag.” With so many immigrants coming into America in the 19th and 20th centuries, the wording was changed to make it crystal clear that everyone pledged allegiance to the same flag, “the flag of the United States of America.”
Nowadays, Columbus isn’t PC, his skills as a seaman are ignored and even his determination as an entrepreneur is forgotten…
Rest here by Myrna Blyth@National Review