Your characterizations of "Spanish Barbarians" is blatantly racist, and totally inaccurate. I can only guess that you are trying to say they are
non-white. Obviously, you have never been to Spain. They are as white as any other Europeans. They are by and large whiter than people to the south,
like Italy, but not quite as white as people from Norway, or say Americans. The whole idea of Spanish speaking people being dark skinned comes from
the Spanish in South America mixing with a much larger population of indigenous peoples, who did have dark skin, eyes, and hair. After time, their
primary language became Spanish.
It's funny that the Spanish did not worry about white purity. Sex is sex, after all. The same goes for "African Americans", almost all of whom carry
white genes. Why? Because white men may have owned slaves, but they did not mind some black a$$. That is the only explanation, plain and simple. The
great founding father, Thomas Jefferson has a black branch of his family, proven through genetics. Want a more modern version? How about the black
woman that came out a few years ago and announced that she was Strom Thurmonds daughter? Hell, she looked like Strom with breasts and a tan. No
denying who her father is.
As far as America being discovered by three rickety Spanish ships, there are a few things wrong with that. Columbus, and much of his crew, we're
Italians. They were financed by Queen Isabella of Spain. Also, at that time, Spain was well on its way to being a global naval power, until the defeat
of the Spanish Armada by Britain, several hundred years later.
As far as the main story is concerned, it is interesting, in the sense that it is more proof that small groups of people's visited the America's from
time to time before Columbus "Discovered" it, which I am sure was news to the millions who lived here already. Let's face it, if those early visitors,
discoverers, and explorers did not carry European diseases on them, they may very well have had their butts driven back into the sea.
But there is evidence that America was visited by Polinesians, Chinese, Japanese, Norse, Vikings, and probably a few other groups of lost sailors who
stumbled on our shores. But they never reported it as a discovery, or even recognized it as a new place, and never managed to build permenent, long
lasting settlements to substantiate any claim to fame.
edit on 29-10-2012 by TuMadreTambien because: Fixed a misspelling