September 28, 2006

'Tis the debate

The first debate of the holiday season--the Columbus Day season, that is:

Columbus:  explorer or oppressor?

Pro-Columbus:Genocide takes intent. You have to really want to obliterate a group of people, erase them from the face of the Earth. Think of the Holocaust, or the current jihad by Islamofascists. So even if the charges they level against Columbus are true, which they aren’t, it isn’t genocide.Anti-Columbus:Schools have been misleading us about Columbus since the advent of public education, but it’s time to wake up and smell the crimes against humanity that occurred when Europeans first came here. Native Americans were abused, exploited and victimized by genocide.Note my comment at the end. For more debates on Columbus, see This Ain't No Party, This Ain't No Disco:  A Columbus Day Rant.

1 comment:

Rob said...

The best Piers Anthony novel I've read is A Spell for Xanth.