The Renaming of Columbus Day

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  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 21 months ago
    States such as Maine, Vermont, Alaska, & South Dakota are renaming Columbus Day, Indigenous People's Day.   Your thoughts?

    1. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Their prerogative. Doesn't bother me a bit.

    2. Live to Learn profile image78
      Live to Learnposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I think we should add an indigenous people day to the calendar. Everybody's happy.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        Can we also get an "old white geezer" day?  You know - for the old white men that spent a lifetime working to support themselves while paying taxes to support others as well, only to find themselves now demonized as "privileged" to dig ditches, hang sheetrock and build cars?

        1. Live to Learn profile image78
          Live to Learnposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          Ok. But that one has to be a holiday that's a paid day off for the average worker. The bankers have enough holidays.

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

            Only if the old geezers (retired) get paid, too.  After all, that's who it's for!  Maybe a day's pay for a Senator, sent to each of those being honored for actually doing something to build the country?

    3. The0NatureBoy profile image58
      The0NatureBoyposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I am not a person who celebrate any one day over another. If I had my fathers I would like to forget this nation was taken away from "The Natives of this Land" and eliminate any celebration relative to this nation's founding and establishment. I would include in the eliminatings Easter and Christmas, Christmas because it is a lie since there is no scriptural reference to anything concerning the one called Christ relating to it. Easter because if the Resurrection of the Christ happened during that season it should have Evergreen Trees for it's symbol rather than eggs and rabbits which are fertility symbols.

      If I could I would shorten the work week to 28 hours (3 and a half eight-hour days) per shift per week. That would give more work to more people who want to work while allowing an equal amount of leisure time per week.

    4. James A Watkins profile image88
      James A Watkinsposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Columbus was one of the greatest men in world history. The Founding Fathers called themselves 'Columbians' not Americans. Maybe we should also rename the District of Columbia, not to mention Columbus, Ohio, the Columbia River, and Columbia University. We can rename them after the Aztecs, who not only owned five million slaves, whom they treated with utter cruelty, they also had a little festival in which they cut the beating hearts out of 80,000 human beings in four days. Their butchers worked in shifts, four at a time, round the clock, on convex killing tables, so efficiently that they could kill fourteen victims a minute!

      1. The0NatureBoy profile image58
        The0NatureBoyposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        I'm nor about renaming, IT WHAT IT IS, so since I don't celebrate days it doesn't matter to me, as you can see, and you make sense, James, if that is true about the Aztecs.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 21 months ago

    Will I get a day off from work out of it?

    If so, then they can call it whatever they want.

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      promisemposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I propose we name it Fat Freddy's Cat Annual Day Off.

  3. Castlepaloma profile image78
    Castlepalomaposted 21 months ago

    Columbus discovered West indies. The natives told him they were not Indians. Columbus reply, yeahhh,  your Indians.

    Columbus, for the list of discoveries in North America. He was the first to start North America's piracy, slavery, gold rush, christainity, and European causing genocide. 

    I could lower my head for the greatest genocide in human history. Yet, again, I'm happier to not regret anything in the pass.

    So, don't sign me up.

    1. GA Anderson profile image92
      GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      So, don't sign me up.

      Finally a cogent comment. Well done Castlepaloma.



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