posted on Jan, 14 2013 @ 10:17 AM
You folks like Columbus Day? Get a day off work, government holiday! Awesome. Well, what if I told you Christopher Columbus was less of an explorer
and more of a genocidal invader, working to pillage and extract as much gold and spices as he cold from the Americas? That he was quite in the vein of
That he was a villain! A villain with good publicity, mind you, but a villain!
You folks know the Pilgrims? They didn't get along with the Indians like some Disney sing along. They turned on them, and got started on oppressing
them. The whole split with the English dates back to the greed of Colonial types encroaching on Indian land even after a treaty had been established,
starting bad blood with them and causing the Colonists to ask the British to send soldiers to defend them. Well, they do, and the French and Indian
You see, the enemies change over time. Back when we were British Colonists, we were enemies with the French and the Indians. Canada was pretty close
to some of the territory of the colonies, so both sides were a bit on edge. According to one side of history, the French and the Indian tribes
collude, and attack.
War ain't cheap, though, so Britain tells the Colonies to pay for the war they just fought on their behalf, but they want none of it. You see, it's
pragmatic to do this. The british were just worn down from fighting a war, so they were in no shape to defeat a rebellion, especially with the French
thirsty for revenge back home in Europe.
So the Americans are in a good position to rebel. The Indian population's been worn down from war and some primitive yet effective biological
warfare. The British are worn and tired from fighting a war with the French, who have been pushed further north by such a thing.
Opportunistic, yes, but morally in the right? Nope. But getting out from the yolk of British oppression isn't easy!
Speaking of which, why does nobody ever talk about these atrocities? The oppression caused by the Allies. Germany, you can't go a day without
somebody speaking of the Government's atrocities. Japan has whitewashed it's history to a large degree though. They take very little responsibility
for their war crimes.
The victors write history.
In particular, some authors are worse than others.
I'd say Abraham Lincoln is one of the worst whitewashed figures in American history. You've got a man who suspended the constitution, furthered the
will of the oppressive Federalist government with an iron fist, and waged war against fellow Americans.
Does anyone else care to share a story about your own historical figures as they actually were, and not as the exaggerated hero worship caricature of