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Happy "Indigenous Peoples Day" To Our Seattle Friends

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  • Started 3 years ago by Craig_Adams
  • Latest reply from Alfredo_T

  1. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    "This is about taking a stand against racism and discrimination," Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant told the Seattle Times. "Learning about the history of Columbus and transforming this day into a celebration of indigenous people and a celebration of social justice... allows us to make a connection between this painful history and the ongoing marginalization, discrimination and poverty that indigenous communities face to this day."

    Read the entire article from NPR:

    Seattle Swaps Columbus Day For 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 10:30 PM #
  2. RadioBuggie

    Yes, Happy COLUMBO Day!

    umm, excuse I bothering you?..


    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 10:41 PM #
  3. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    Try to look beyond your Narcissism. It's not always about you.

    Posted on October 12, 2014 - 11:56 PM #
  4. RadioBuggie

    Looks like someone needs to get laid - :)

    Well, pity the crumb who worships self-absorbance...

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 08:39 AM #
  5. Broadway

    A song written a few years ago by a distance descendant of Columbus....Angelo Ballestero - The Wind Will Carry Me
    video is is great!

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 08:54 AM #
  6. Craig_Adams
    Radio historian

    RadioBuggie: You need to see someone about your problem, it's getting out of hand. You Need Help!

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 09:12 AM #
  7. Alfredo_T

    I am probably near the younger end of people on this discussion, so far. I recall that when I was in school, Columbus held in regard as the top hero amongst the explorers. Then in the mid 1990s, this view was vigorously challenged, and things were never the same again. One really pointed example that sticks in my mind is an Ice-T song, circa 1994, which contains the lyric "This day's as crazy as a Hitler day."

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 09:24 AM #
  8. Listener_Pete

    Columbus’ Men Were Rapists and Murderers

    On Columbus’s first trip to the Caribbean, he later returned to Spain and left behind 39 men who went ahead and helped themselves to Native women. Upon his return the men were all dead.

    With 1,200 more soldiers at his disposal, rape and pillaging became rampant as well as tolerated by Columbus.

    This is supported by a reported close friend of Columbus, Michele de Cuneo who wrote the first disturbing account of a relation between himself and a Native female gift given to him by Columbus.

    “While I was in the boat I captured a very beautiful Carib woman, whom the said Lord Admiral gave to me, and with whom, having taken her into my cabin, she being naked according to their custom, I conceived desire to take pleasure. I wanted to put my desire into execution but she did not want it and treated me with her finger nails in such a manner that I wished I had never begun. But seeing that (to tell you the end of it all), I took a rope and thrashed her well, for which she raised such unheard of screams that you would not have believed your ears. Finally we came to an agreement in such manner that I can tell you that she seemed to have been brought up in a school of harlots.”

    Several accounts of cruelty and murder include Spaniards testing the sharpness of blades on Native people by cutting them in half, beheading them in contests and throwing Natives into vats of boiling soap. There are also accounts of suckling infants being lifted from their mother’s breasts by Spaniards, only to be dashed headfirst into large rocks.

    Bartolome De Las Casas, a former slave owner who became Bishop of Chiapas, described these exploits. “Such inhumanities and barbarisms were committed in my sight as no age can parallel,” he wrote. “My eyes have seen these acts so foreign to human nature that now I tremble as I write.”


    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 09:26 AM #
  9. Alfredo_T

    ^^ God's People.

    (The phrase "Gold, glory, and God" is often used to describe the motivations of explorers working for the Spanish government at the time.)

    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 09:39 AM #
  10. RadioBuggie


    ..n-n-never mind...

    Oh, 'just one more thing'..


    Posted on October 13, 2014 - 10:22 AM #