Columbus/Hitler Day"; Terrorist, Illegal Alien, or just Genocide Invader?
On the second Monday of October, a few americans and some italians celebrate "Columbus Day." The day was started by the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal organization in the 1930's. In 1934, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the day into law as a federal holiday to honor this "courageous explorer" who "discovered America."
However, Leif Ericson (a Minnesota Viking, ha) founded a Norse village on Newfoundland (above Maine somewhere) some 500 years earlier. Discovered did they say?
The Oglala Lakota have their "creation" story, passed down in oral tradition for over 63 million years, having them come forth from within Grand Mother Earth at Wind Cave in the Sacred Black Hills. The Ihanktunwan DaNakota "Yankton Sioux", are the caretakers of the Sacred Red Stone "Pipestone" Quarries in wht is now southwestern Minnesota. Their origination understanding is that they came forth from the Quarries 63 million years ago also. Each Indigenous Red "Indian" Nation of Great Turtle Island (misnomer the "western hemisphere") has their own "adam and eve" story - yet these are disrespected, ignored, or even shunned by racists and greedy government officials wishing genocide and destruction of the "Indians" and our sacred Grand Mother Earth.
Nor was Columbus a hero. He was a killer, a raper of women. When he set foot in the Bahamas on October 12, 1492, Columbus met the friendliest people he had ever came across, the Lucayans, Taínos and Arawaks Red Nations. Writing in his diary, Columbus said they were a handsome, smart and kind people. He noted that the gentle Arawaks were remarkable for their hospitality. "They offered to share with anyone and when you ask for something, they never say no," he said. The Arawaks had no weapons; their society had neither criminals, prisons nor prisoners. They were so kind-hearted that Columbus wrote that on the day the Santa Maria was shipwrecked, the Arawaks labored for hours to save his crew and cargo.
Columbus was so impressed with the hard work of these gentle islanders, that he immediately seized their land for Spain and enslaved them to work in his brutal gold mines. Within only two years, 125,000 (half of the population) of the original natives on the island were dead.
Columbus supervised the selling of indigenous girls into sexual slavery. Young girls of the ages 9 to 10 were the most desired by he and his men. In 1500, Columbus casually wrote about it in his log, "A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand."
If an "Indian" worker did not deliver his full quota of gold dust by Columbus' deadline, soldiers would cut off the man's hands and tie them around his neck to send a message. But slavery became so exhausting and so intolerable for these beautiful island people that at one point 100 of them committed mass suicide.
On his second trip to "the New World" Columbus brought cannons and attack dogs. If a native resisted slavery, he would cut off a nose or an ear. If slaves tried to escape, Columbus had them burned alive. Other times, he sent attack dogs to hunt them down, and the dogs would tear off the arms and legs of the screaming natives while they were still alive. If the Spaniards ran short of meat to feed the dogs, Arawak babies were killed for dog food.
Columbus' acts of cruelty were so unspeakable and so legendary - even in his own day - that Governor Francisco De Bobadilla arrested Columbus and his two brothers, slapped them into chains, and shipped them off to Spain to answer for their crimes against the Arawaks. But the King and Queen of Spain, their treasury filling up with gold, pardoned Columbus and let him go free.
One of Columbus' men, Bartolome De Las Casas, was so mortified by Columbus' brutal atrocities against indigenous peoples, that he quit working for Columbus and became a Catholic priest. He described how the Spaniards under Columbus' command cut off the legs of children who ran from them, to test the sharpness of their blades. According to De Las Casas, the men made bets as to who, with one sweep of his sword, could cut a person in half. He says that Columbus' men poured people full of boiling soap. In a single day, De Las Casas was an eye witness as the Spanish soldiers dismembered, beheaded, or raped 3000 native people. "Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel," De Las Casas wrote. "My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write."
De Las Casas spent the rest of his life trying to protect the helpless native people. But after a while, there were no more natives to protect. Experts generally agree that before 1492, the population on the island of Hispaniola probably numbered above 3 million. Within 20 years of Spanish arrival, it was reduced to only 60,000. Within 50 years, not a single original native inhabitant could be found.
In 1516, Spanish historian Peter Martyr wrote: "a ship without compass, chart, or guide, but only following the trail of dead Indians who had been thrown from the ships could find its way from the Bahamas to Hispaniola."
Columbus derived most of his income from slavery, De Las Casas noted. Columbus was the first slave trader in the Americas. As indigenous slaves died off, they were replaced with black slaves. Columbus' son became the first African slave trader in 1505.
Tell your children the TRUTH about columbus and the day americans celebrate IN HIS HONOR. Tell them since 1492, the world's largest, quickest, and deadliest HOLOCAUST occurred that the world has ever been denied from seeing.
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