As Americans Mourn Vegas, Schools Across US Will Be Forced To Celebrate a Mass Murderer Today
Just one week after the massacre that has been labeled the “deadliest shooting in modern U.S. History,” children in public schools across the country will be forced to celebrate the false achievements of a mass murderer—Happy Columbus Day!
Christopher Columbus is celebrated because he “sailed the ocean blue in 1492” and “discovered the new world,” but in addition to the fact that he didn’t actually discover anything, there is a very dark side of Columbus’ life that is not taught in school history books.
As Irish Central noted, when Columbus and his men explored the lands of present-day Dominican Republican and Haiti, they found an overwhelming abundance of gold, and Columbus’ lust for fame and fortune “set into motion a relentless wave of murder, rape, pillaging, and slavery that would forever alter the course of human history.”
Catholic Priest Bartolomé de las Casas transcribed Columbus’ journals, and testified to the violence that was chronicled in them, noting that over 3 million people died of a result of the war and slavery championed by Christopher Columbus.
“There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines,” de las Casas wrote. “Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it.”
Columbus appointed himself governor and viceroy over the Dominican Republic. As History.com reported, in order to silence any opposition from the citizens who lived in the area long before he arrived, Columbus “ordered a brutal crackdown in which many natives were killed,” and to deter further rebellion, he “ordered their dismembered bodies to be paraded through the streets.”
While many teachers and educators follow the textbook example and present Christopher Columbus