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Christopher Columbus: Conspiracy, Tragedy

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 07:30 AM
Today Oct 12th is Columbus day here in the states... the world sees him as a great hero... but there is another side to this infamous man...

Columbus was never respectful of the rights of the natives he encountered. His first sight of what he termed “Indians” was of a group of attractive, unclothed people. Speculation is that, to him, their nakedness represented a lack of culture, customs, and religion (Wilford 159). Columbus saw this as an opportunity to spread the word of God, while at the same considering how they could possibly be exploited. He believed that they would be easy to conquer because they appeared defenseless, easy to trick because they lacked experience in trade, and an easy source of profit because they could be enslaved (Fernandez-Armesto 83).

Columbus’s arrogance and exploitation regarding slavery began on his second voyage. Ferdinand and Isabella had ordered that the natives be treated kindly. In opposition to this order, Columbus began exporting slaves in great numbers in 1494. It was because he was not making any real profit elsewhere on the island that he decided to exploit the one source of income--people--he had in abundance. When word reached him that the crown did not want him sending more slaves, Columbus ignored it. He was desperate to make his expeditions profitable enough for Ferdinand and Isabella's continued support. Evidently he was not reprimanded because thousands of Indians were exported. By the time they reached Spain, usually a third of them were dead. Bartolome de las Casas wrote that one Spaniard had told him they did not need a compass to find their way back to Spain; they could simply follow the bodies of floating Indians who had been tossed overboard when they died.

SO what did happen to those Taino Indians?
Wikipedia has this to say

Many people still identify themselves as descendants of the Taínos, and most notably among in Puerto Ricans and Dominicans, both on the islands and on the United States' mainland. The concept of living Taíno has been proved controversial, as the historical canon has for so long declared the Taíno to be extinct.[35]

Some scholars, such as Jalil Sued Badillo, an ethnohistorian at the University of Puerto Rico, assert that the official Spanish historical record speak of the disappearance of the Taínos. Certainly there are no full blood Taíno people alive today, but recent research does point towards a large mestizo population.

After reading this you have to wonder why we celebrate this day....

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posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 07:40 AM
I have always wondered why we celebrate this day. He DIDNT find this country! Many others were here before. He just took the claim to fame. He just stole from the people already here. Why he gets so much credit is beyond me!

posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 12:42 PM
Good post for today
Question is did this man really find the new world first or was this new world filled with natives first discovered way before good ol Chris was even born by other outsiders?

Leif Ericson.

posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:45 PM
There was a story about 2 of Columbus' men and a boy with a Parrot. 2 boys each with a parrots was walking down a path and he came upon two of Columbus' men who wanted the parrot, so they beheaded the boy and took the parrot! That is Columbus' TRUE legacy. Not the re-written one they teach us in school!

The Victors invariably re-write history!

Link to the Parrot story.

posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 01:46 PM
Good thread.

A lot of people don't know this but ancient Egypt Africans went to America long before even Jesus.
They met with Aztec and Native people and made friends and lived together peacefully, they brought Egyptian knowledge to America such as Pyramid building and they have even found wall carvings of Egyptian god Houris in America.
They even made one of the Egyptians a Chief because they got together so well.

Christopher Columbus own diary says that when he went to America, the Natives told him of Black skinned people that had made it there long before him.
Now we have tons of evidence of Egyptian artifacts in America.

Look up Dr Ivan Van Sertima's work for more info and he had a documentary before he died called "They Came Before Columbus" where he talks about this and shows a bunch of evidence like sculptures and art.

R.I.P Dr.Ivan Van Sertima a great man.

I believe Christopher Columbus was in the Knights Templar seeing as his ship flag was the exact symbol of the Knights Templar.
He is just an example of how corrupt our racist system is where Pre-History means pre-Euro / White and history IS white history.

posted on Oct, 12 2009 @ 02:03 PM
Not to mention the Templar engravings in Nova Scotia, the Vinlandia Map of the Vikings, the Irish and the Welsh in 1170 c.e., or the Chinese in 451 c.e...or even the accidental Jewish settlement that dated to around 35 c.e...or the Celts in 55 b.c.e., and the Phoenicians as early as 500 b.c.e.

Not to mention that Columbus states in his journals that he used his Grandfather's charts, and his Grandfather was an Admiral in the Templar Navy, it is unlikely he was sailing blind at all, and was going on more than just a wing and a prayer, or dumb luck.

posted on Oct, 11 2010 @ 09:09 AM
It seems very appropriate that I bump this one year old post on this day...
Just want to wish all a very happy Columbus day

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