October 09, 2011

Columbus the pedophile

Op-Ed:  The True Story of “Columbus Day”

By Melvin MartinIt wasn’t until I went off to college in the mid-seventies and took several history courses where I learned, among other things about the man, that Columbus was undeniably a pedophile of the worst kind, a trafficker of little girls. Under the direct supervision of Columbus, native girls were sold into sexual slavery, with some of them as young as nine or ten years old being the most desired by so-called “dealers” and customers in this sickening trade. Columbus even remarked in a log book that he maintained where he stated: “A hundred castellanoes (a unit of Spanish coinage of that era, most often gold) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls, with those of the ages of nine to ten years being the most in demand.”

Sexual slavery is commonly defined as the exercise of any or all of the powers attached to the “right of ownership” over a person. It consists of the repeated violation or sexual abuse or coercing of a victim to provide sexual services to include rape by the captor. The crime has the disgusting character of a continuous offense. Via modern international law, the definition of sexual slavery includes situations where persons are forced into domestic servitude, marriage or any other types of forced labor involving sexual activity, as well as the trafficking of persons, women and children in particular. That such perversities were allowed and even encouraged as bonafide business practices under Columbus was due to the fact that the native people whom Columbus first encountered were wholly regarded as sub-human, as no more than animal-like beings to be used for any purpose.
Comment:  I'm not sure we can call Columbus a pedophile if he "only" sold young girls as sexual slaves. He was a pimp for pedophiles, certainly, but a pedophile himself? But since Martin wrote it, let's go with it for now.

For more on Columbus, see Textbooks Neuter Columbus Critiques and Europeans Hated Indians' Virtues.


Anonymous said...

Thanks A...MM

Anonymous said...

Cristobal Colon - A Pedophile? I say yes, as follows:

Characteristics of a Pedophile :

•Often the pedophile is male and over 30 years of age. (He was, of course male, and 41-years of age in 1492...)
•Single or with few friends in his age group. (His brothers and his crew were his sole important personal contacts...)
•If married, the relationship is more "companion-based" with no sexual relations at all. (He was married solely out of convenience and had no significant relationships with women in his native Italy in 1492...)
•He is often vague about time gaps in employment which may indicate a loss in employment for questionable reasons or possible past incarceration. (What is known of his work history bears this out...)

Pedophiles Like Child-like Activities:

•He is often fascinated with children and child activities appearing to prefer those activities to adult oriented activities. (The list of his avocational interests strongly points in this direction...)
•He will often refer to children in pure or angelic terms using descriptives like innocent, heavenly, divine, pure, and other words that describe children but seem inappropriate and exaggerated. (Read some of his accounts as to the native people of Hispaniola, including infants and small children: "they are all so very 'child-like'"...) MM

dmarks said...

I thought I had read somewhere that Columbus has himself participated in the rapes.

Anonymous said...

@ dmarks - Anonymous is me, Melvin Martin....for this post anyway...