Monday, October 12, 2009

America


Today is Columbus Day. It was meant to honor the person who allegedly discovered America. Sounds like a great idea but the whole appearance of the thing has changed in recent years. The true purpose of the Spanish exploration was in response to the proliferation of people of the Jewish faith in Spain. It was to find a place to put them. The result was the removal of thousands of Indigenous people from their native lands and then the importation of thousands of Africans as slaves into the Americas. If we could do it all over again would we?

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