Jesse Ruins Columbus Day: The true American holiday…

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Columbus Day dawned on the good ‘ol United States of America today. As this day draws to an end, I can’t help but wonder how ridiculous it is that we still celebrate this sad excuse of a holiday. Columbus Day is not only petty, it’s actually sick (to me) that we still give it recognition.

Don’t worry, I’ll make this one short and sweet, as the little information provided speaks for itself and speaks volumes.

We ultimately celebrate someone who didn’t even actually discover America, while basically supporting genocide and ethnic cleansing. Allow me to explain:

Based off of multiple sources, Columbus wasn’t the first to America. Humans known as the Clovis people walked across the Bering Strait from Siberia into Alaska. Even Leif Ericsson had marked his territory before Columbus, amongst others.

In 1492, Columbus set sail and arrived in the Caribbean. This is the date that many Native Americans mark as the day he shall be held in contempt for performing genocide amongst their people. According to his journal, on his first day in the New World, he ordered six of the natives to be seized, as he “believed they would be good servants.”

Columbus was a prominent sailor and explorer, and that was the extent of what he had going for him. He was a prime example as to what “white privilege” would amount to in our present day and is also a prime example of an ethnic cleansing practice. It’s also in my opinion that this day should very much be retired.