Eclectic. Eccentric.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Columbus Day!

"Manifest Destiny" John Gast, 1872

Notice how Lady "Manifest Destiny" trolls across the land leaving telephone lines and railroad tracks in her wake. Not only is she bringing the white man, but she "illuminates" the West. The indigenous people are all covered in darkness if you notice- almost scuttling into the darkness like cockroaches with the animals of the land. 

Can I get an, "oi vay!?"

It's on this day of days kids all across this McNation get a day off school to frolic- enjoy the fall, reflect on this nation's founding father, Christopher Columbus! 

"Happy Genocide Day!" Is what I have to say to that, comrades. 

Over 90% of the indigenous population was exterminated when Christopher Columbus came cruising over to this hunk of land on that shiny new ship of his. His legacy is great. He has a city named after him, a national holiday in his honor and even one of our most prestigious universities named after him! Heck, we're on a roll! Germany should take our example and dedicate a holiday to that fragile, artistic, herbivore, Adolf. Hell- he could have taken notes from Columbus! 

"I certify to you, that with the help of God, we shall powerfully enter your country, and shall make war against you in all ways and manners that we can, and shall take you, and your wives, and your children, and make slaves of them, and as such sell and dispose of them as their highness may command; and we shall take away your goods, and shall do mischief and damage that we can, as to vassals who do not obey their lord, and resist and contradict him; and we protest that the deaths and losses which shall accrue from this are your fault, and not that of their highness, or ours, nor of those cavaliers who come with us."
- Christopher Columbus: El Requerimiento, 1513

So fascinating that there is no attempt, whatsoever to hide the pure malice in this decree. And the worse thing is that it was said to a people who didn't understand a word that was being said to them.

"Hey, we're going to take your land, scorch the Earth, rape your women, decimate your people and erase your culture. Sound good? Because if not, we'll just give you smallpox."

Happy Columbus Day!

With Love and Dissent,

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