Associated Press – A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.
Austin, Texas, followed suit Thursday. It joined cities including San Francisco, Seattle and Denver, which had previously booted Columbus in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day.
But the gesture to recognize indigenous people rather than the man who opened the Americas to European domination also has prompted howls of outrage from some Italian-Americans, who say eliminating their festival of ethnic pride is culturally insensitive, too.
“We had a very difficult time in this country for well over a hundred years,” said Basil Russo, president of the Order Italian Sons and Daughters of America. “Columbus Day is a day that we’ve chosen to celebrate who we are. And we’re entitled to do that just as they are entitled to celebrate who they are.
Indigenous Peoples Day began to gel as an idea before the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ first voyage to the Americas.
South Dakota began celebrating Native American Day on the second Monday of October in 1990. Berkeley, California, got rid of Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day in 1992.
Many places that have adopted Indigenous Peoples Day since then, including Alaska, have sizable Native American populations.
On Twitter I saw a trending hashtag #IndigenousPeoplesDay , I blew it off because I thought it was a new holiday that shared the same date at Columbus Day. As I was looking for topics to blog I came across an Associated Press article that said ‘Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus’. At that point I realized the snowflakes were trying to go full PC on my Chris.
My first reaction was, this has to be a joke, right? Oh boy was I wrong. Now this isn’t anything new. Typically when I find an article or a tweet about the latest thing the political correct snowflakes are trying to change, I think it is a joke. I should be numb to crusades of pussification by the snowflakes because I blog about it so much. But their agenda just keeps on getting more outrageous.
Typically the beginings of all crusades of pussification start in the wonderful safe space know as Berkeley, California. Back in 1992, just a few years removed from the Reagan Administration, Berkeley changed the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day.
The argument Liberals are trying to make is Christopher Columbus spearheaded the slave trade. Now I’m not going to say slavery was okay. Slavery was and is horrible and evil, that is just a fact. But we don’t celebrate Columbus Day in honor of slavery. Columbus Day is to honor and commemorate the discovery of the new world in 1492. I had no clue discovering the new world was so fucking evil.
What I do not understand about the snowflake social justice warriors is when there is a dark part of history (like slavery) they want to remove it from history. You can’t just rewrite history. We have to know about our mistakes and educate people about the past mistakes. The SJWs want to make this world into a socialist utopia. I’m sorry but this world is not meant to be fair. You will not always get your way and you will always face adversity in life. For example when Trump won the University of Michigan set up safe spaces where students could draw and play with play doh. When Obama won I didn’t see my Dad playing with play doh. No, he moved on with his life because he had a job to do. If the Hilldawg won, I wouldn’t have been so distraught to the point I couldn’t function. Yes, I would have been upset but I trust the process America was founded on. (By the way, no I wouldn’t have been pissed off because a woman was in office, let’s face it she has a bigger dick than most men. Why do you think she wore pantsuits all the time?).
The most extreme example we have seen from the far left in changing history was the Confederate statues. Now I understand why it would be troublesome for a Confederate statue being in your town square. Your tax payer money is going towards a statue that founght on the side of slavery. But again you can’t change history. If you were to take down that statues, they should go to a museum so we can still learn about history.
The reason I bring up the Confederate statues is because the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, even sugested to take down the Columbus statue in Columbus Square. Because of a huge (or shall I say YUGE) push back from the Italian-American community, de Blasio cancelled the plan.
Bill de Blasio is smart for a Liberal (which isn’t saying much). He knows not to piss off the Italians. We have all watched Goodfella and The Godfather. We know what the Italians are capable of.
Italians vs. SJWs… I’m taking the Italians every single fucking time.