Has the looney left gone completely mad? What in the world has Christopher Columbus done except discover America. What in the world could have happened 700 years ago that has the looney left so upset that they have to destroy and deface Christopher Columbus statues for God’s sake? Can you imagine the courage of this man sailing off into the sunset with everyone telling him the world is flat and you going to drop off the face of the earth? Compare that to protesters and looters getting tattoos and snowflakes getting their feelings hurt. What has this world come to?

Raymond Martin

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Alan H

Mr Martin, we didn't learn this in the history books, but Columbus (and his brothers) ruled colonies in the new America as bloodthirsty tyrants. Torture, murder and slavery of indenginous peoples was how Columbus governed. If anyone said a bad word about Columbus she was stripped naked, paraded through town and had her tongue cut out. Other locals were murdered and their mutilated bodies were publicly displayed to stop further uprisings. Sounds a lot like our president, doesn't it?

Russell5150

How do you know this to be true? The liberal, socialist left have taken “political correctness” to the extreme, so sad.

rmartin

Well al, where did we learn it from then if it's not in history recored data. Sounds like looney left made up story such as fake news today, like if "she said a bad word" in your story. Why was it a she? Made for a better story. Seems like the looney left would get tired of spreading false info but apparently not. We get it everyday from the left's talking points taken up by the DNC media. You packed up yet al to glorious blue state where everything is peachy?

Frank

The sad thing N/A, is that you (and Bert) don't see the hypocrisy in your comments. You have no problem with Trump's 20,000 lies, but somehow feel entitled to label any facts that don't conform to your perverted world view as "fake news". If you support Trump's lies, that makes you a liar too. Here's one of many references to Columbus' relationships with natives, not that it matters to you. https://www.history.com/news/columbus-day-controversy

baytownbert

Anyone who defends tearing down monuments and statues depicting our history is a racist and bigoted. They reveal themselves by turning every conversation into a Trump hate fest. They spew hate like it is a general consensus, rather than reveal they are rotten to the core and unhappy every single day of their miserable life.

Frank

Bert, you should be happy to know that the KKK strongly supports your opinion.

rmartin

Hey al, show me in history books where Columbus stayed and became a tyrant. More fake news.....

Frank

From History.com: "As governor and viceroy of the Indies, Columbus imposed iron discipline on what is now the Caribbean country of Dominican Republic, according to documents discovered by Spanish historians in 2005. In response to native unrest and revolt, Columbus ordered a brutal crackdown in which many natives were killed; in an attempt to deter further rebellion, Columbus ordered their dismembered bodies to be paraded through the streets."

Frank

From History.com: "As governor and viceroy of the Indies, Columbus imposed iron discipline on what is now the Caribbean country of Dominican Republic, according to documents discovered by Spanish historians in 2005. In response to native unrest and revolt, Columbus ordered a brutal crackdown in which many natives were killed; in an attempt to deter further rebellion, Columbus ordered their dismembered bodies to be paraded through the streets."

Alan H

Look it up on Wikipedia numbskull, unless you think Wikipedia is part of the "conspiracy" to take down Ducklips Trump. I hope your life isn't as rotten as Mr Marshall who apparently has fried his brain over the last 5 years stressing out about all those anarchists hiding under his bed.

Alan H

FYI- Copied from Wikipedia: Columbus once punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery. Testimony recorded in the report stated that Columbus congratulated his brother Bartolomeo on "defending the family" when the latter ordered a woman paraded naked through the streets and then had her tongue cut out for suggesting that Columbus was of lowly birth. The document also describes how Columbus put down native unrest and revolt: he first ordered a brutal crackdown in which many natives were killed, and then paraded their dismembered bodies through the streets in an attempt to discourage further rebellion.

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