'No longer invisible': Cities nationwide are ditching Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples' Day
Of course the people of the city would choose the violent, and uncivilized over the civilized. The city was a mistake. Civilization has made man less violent, and less deadly. The noble savage a children's fantasy developed by progressives for progressives.
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The idea that the American peoples before Columbus were living in a state of grace is absurd. Their lives were violent, with many dying in violence, and warfare. Far more than died in the horrors of the 20th century's World Wars, and other conflicts.
"'Columbus was a murderer, a rapist, a sex trafficker,” David Hill of the American Indian Movement Oklahoma told local station KFOR. “He started those things in America. And these people who want to keep holding him up as a hero, that shows where they’re coming from. That shows who their hero is and that shows they perpetuate racism.'"
Odd, but there is little evidence for this statement. No, this is just fantasy, ginned up by the AIM to make themselves feel superior, when in fact they are not. The "locals" were killing lots of indians before the paleface came to town. Europeans did kill natives, and sometimes in larger numbers, but this is not what caused the great dying. This was a combination of internecine warfare, and deadly new diseases.
Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans, DNA Shows
"Using samples of ancient and modern mitochondrial DNA—which is passed down only from mothers to daughters—the researchers calculated a demographic history for American Indians. (Get an overview of human genetics.)
Based on the data, the team estimates that the Native American population was at an all-time high about 5,000 years ago.
The population then reached a low point about 500 years ago—only a few years after Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World and before extensive European colonization began.
Study co-author Brendan O'Fallon, a population geneticist who conducted the research while at the University of Washington in Seattle, speculates that many of the early casualties may have been due to disease, which "would likely have traveled much faster than the European settlers themselves."
For instance, the Franciscan friar Toribio de Benavente—one of the first Spanish missionaries to arrive in the New World in the early 1500s—wrote that Mexico was initially "extremely full of people, and when the smallpox began to attack the Indians, it became so great a pestilence among them ... that in most provinces more than half the population died.'"
The same diseases which killed so many Europeans, ended up killing the locals here in the Americas, often long before the Europeans actually came to town. While this is a tragedy, it was an unintentional tragedy.
And while the Europeans who came to the Americas were at time bend on the destruction of the local peoples, this was nothing new, the locals had been in the warfare, killing, and genocide business for a very long time before the paleface came to town.
Rubbing Columbus out of our history books just because the AIM and other historically illiterate groups want to believe fantasy facts does not change reality. The locals were in a state of constant terror, and warfare before the paleface came. Since then they have been liberated from the tyranny of these murderous times, and their shockingly high death rates. Civilization has been a boon to all who partake. But there will always be the whinges, those with prepubescent fantasies of the noble savage. But none should fall for their inane, infantile daydreams.
Petty jealousies, the desire for victimhood status, and all that entails is ugly business.
Welcome to the Pax Americana, it is broad, and powerful, look around, if you don't like it feel free to leave, and find someplace better. Good luck.