This Monday, 10/9/2017, the United States celebrates Columbus Day. In recent decades the rewriting of history has depicted Columbus as a blood thirsty scoundrel. This has left some states to rename Columbus day Indigenous Peoples Day.
Worse yet, violent left-wing activists have promised to destroy Christopher Columbus statues on Monday.
While Christopher Columbus was certainly no Saint much of this new history is a distortion and some of it down right lies.
One central problem with re-writing any part of history is that it is often re-written through a contemporary lens. Even Tony Soprano realized this as he teaches his son A.J. in this clip from the HBO series “The Sopranos”.
Imagine criticizing a doctor from the early 20th century for not having an MRI performed on a patient. MRI machines were not invented until 1977.
In her book “Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem”, Stanford Anthropologist Carol Delaney, explains Columbus’s apocalyptic beliefs. Watch this interview with Professor Delaney as she explains how she discovered this little unknown fact about Columbus
Michael Knowles from the Daily Wire points out just a few things many do not know about about Christopher Columbus and why many are seeking to no longer celebrate Columbus Day. Watch the video for much more detail. Here are a few takeaways …
Columbus adopted the son of a native American Indian
There was never a portrait of Columbus made all images of him are based on descriptions
A devout Catholic who said confession and took the Eucharist before leaving Spain.
He instructed his crew to Pray the our Father, Apostles Creed, Hail Mary, Hail Holy Queen all during their voyage
Christopher Columbus died on the Feast of the Ascension