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Christopher Columbus is Next !

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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:49 AM
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Protesting and demonstrating in Detroit decided to target the "next best thing" to anything Confederate.

Having apparently finding no Confederate monuments in Detroit, they figured Christopher Columbus was a good target.

If this whole thing gets any bolder, they'll have to rename thousands of places and things to get rid of all the stigmas and stereotypes.

What's next ?

Maybe U.S. coins and currency ? Lots of "slave" things there for sure (in more ways than one !).

Some ironic things in the article too.

Like the street names and some references.

Dozens demonstrate in Detroit against white supremacy, Christopher Columbus


Dozens of demonstrators converged under a raised bust of Christopher Columbus in downtown Detroit on Saturday and demanded the monument come down as they protested against white supremacy and a list of perceived affronts to black Detroiters.

The peaceful gathering, organized by the Detroit chapter of BYP100, formerly known as the Black Youth Project 100, was one of numerous rallies and protests across the country in the wake of last weekend's street clash in Virginia over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a park.

The Detroit demonstration, held on a large traffic island with the Columbus monument at Randolph and Jefferson, went off without incident. It had been publicized on Facebook and dubbed, "Reclaiming our history: A Detroit without white supremacy.”



Organizers said they were unaware of any Confederate monuments in the city, so were focusing on memorials to other historical figures tied to a white supremacy mind-set.






posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:53 AM
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Well, when you get paid by the hour to protest and you run out of nazis, you have to create something to keep the money flowing. They probably don't really give a rats a$$ what they are protesting, they just wanna get paid. Look how long they stuck around yesterday when everyone else had left.


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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:53 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Good...

He didn't discover $H!T and and was a genocidal mass murder...


And that isn't some modern day civilization talking...

He was jailed by the queen of Spain when she found out about his atrocities..

"This is from memory) but a cleric who accompanied him went crazy after the barbarity he saw... there was something about the priest who went with him that was really jacked up to.. but the exact details escape me..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Someone need to point out US currency has the faces of founding fathers and slave owners. Since they want to destroy history we should get them to send us all the 1,5,10,50, and 100 dollars bills for us to dispose of properly !




posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:55 AM
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They dont celebrate Columbus day down here. Its a normal working day and school day. After living most my life up north and it being an annual occurrence, found it a bit odd..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:56 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Bannon seems to relish it.



Steve Bannon argued Wednesday that President Trump would benefit politically from his much-criticized response to the violent Charlottesville, Va., rally organized by white nationalists, claiming that liberals are engaging in "race-identity politics."

"President Trump, by asking, ‘Where does this all end,' connects with the American people about their history, culture and society," Bannon told the New York Times in an interview Wednesday. How to Deal With Criticism Watch Full Screen

"The race-identity politics of the left wants to say it's all racist," Bannon, the White House chief strategist, added. "Just give me more. Tear down more statues. Say the revolution is coming. I can't get enough of it."


www.washingtonexaminer.com...



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: ClovenSky

You should read a history book on Columbus 'a atrocities.. he was jailed for them IN HIS OWN TIME and only freed because the king liked him personally.

In a time when EVERYONE was a racist imperialist, he was jailed for his atrocities...

That wasn't easy in that time period..


Columbus WAS hitler... he makes basically every slave owner in the south look like the tooth fairy..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 08:57 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen


Christopher Columbus has been targeted for some time now! Too bad he's practically a Catholic Saint and just as guilty as Hell and Satan himself. But hey, no need to "rewrite" fake history, now is there?



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:00 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

No one is destroying history.. no large group is going after the founding fathers...

The confederacy commuted treason, and are being glorified in US capital buildings and government land..

You cannot back the confederacy AND be an American patriot.. they were traitors to anerica who led to the deaths of 10s of thousands of US service members..


The same uS army most people claim to support now..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: windword

Yea Columbus makes ANY other figure people are discussing look like an alter boy..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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Eh on this one youre barking up the wrong tree. Columbus was a scumbag who accidentally found what he did, and wasnt even the first to do so..

Eff him



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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You literally find the worst possible examples in an attempt to make your points lol..a reply to: xuenchen

"Look people are trying to take down a statue of literally the worst monster of his century , and he was not even an American!"

lol



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: bknapple32

Imho you gotta judge this stuff on a curve..

Racism and even barbarism have to e judged by the average of their time..

That said Columbus was such a monster he was jailed even though he had just claimed a continent for Spain..
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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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He was jailed by the queen of Spain when she found out about his atrocities..


maybe a refresher course is needed.


About six months later, in September 1493, Columbus returned to the Americas. He found the Hispaniola settlement destroyed (to this day, no one knows what happened there) and left his brothers Bartolomeo and Diego behind to rebuild, along with part of his ships’ crew and hundreds of enslaved natives. Then he headed west, with his own complement of native slaves, to continue his mostly fruitless search for gold and other goods. In lieu of the material riches he had promised the Spanish monarchs, he sent some 500 slaves to Queen Isabella. The queen was horrified–she believed that any people Columbus “discovered” were Spanish subjects who could not be enslaved–and she promptly and sternly returned the explorer’s gift.
In May 1498, Columbus sailed west across the Atlantic for the third time. He visited Trinidad and the South American mainland before returning to the ill-fated Hispaniola settlement, where the colonists had staged a bloody revolt against the Columbus brothers’ mismanagement and brutality. Conditions were so bad that Spanish authorities had to send a new governor to take over.

Christopher Columbus was arrested and returned to Spain in chains.In 1502, cleared of the most serious charges but stripped of his noble titles, the aging Columbus persuaded the Spanish king to pay for one last trip across the Atlantic. This time, Columbus made it all the way to Panama–just miles from the Pacific Ocean–where he had to abandon two of his four ships in the face of an attack from hostile natives. Empty-handed, the elderly explorer returned to Spain, where he died in 1506. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS: LEGACY
Christopher Columbus


so it appears that he was arrested for mismangement and not the way he treated people. the king also saw fit to give him more money to make another voyage.
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posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I guess if there is a lesson to be learned in all of this, it may be only a few who benefit in the class . Stupid is a very hard thing to cure .



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:11 AM
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Christopher Columbus was a great man....changed history...

Ironically the amoral left will use Inquisition Era Spain as their benchmark for ones moral character....

We all know how the left loves the Judeo-Christian ethos...

So forgive me if I find their outrage over Columbus disingenuous at best...

Chris



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: hounddoghowlie

He was cleared of all charges by his buddy the king.. not a jury..

Nor because he was found not guilty..


He was chopping the hands off anyone who couldn't find enough gold and hanging it around their neck..

There was no gold...

Modern historians put his body count in the million(s) if memory serves..

He was specifically ordered not to enslave the population and instead sign treaties and set up trade roots.

He enslaved them all and started raping and cutting off body parts..

One of his passages specifically states the men prefer raping the prepubescent girls..



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
a reply to: xuenchen

Someone need to point out US currency has the faces of founding fathers and slave owners. Since they want to destroy history we should get them to send us all the 1,5,10,50, and 100 dollars bills for us to dispose of properly !




Ummm...hear...hear...I've perfected an environmentally friendly...non polluting means of disposal for all that gratuitous mammon...I'll ensure that they never have to look with horror on such filthy lucre...

I'll even pay for postage and freight...Philanthropy of the highest odor...



YouSir



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I really can't argue against dropping Columbus. He was a scumbag and didn't even discover America.

I think everyone should be behind it, since it seems we're going around renaming things anyway.



posted on Aug, 20 2017 @ 09:18 AM
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a reply to: xuenchen

Again - Georgie boy nails it..........




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