By POSTFATARESURGO for The Saker Blog
The World Thought Police (WTP) has included Cristoforo Colombo, a.k.a. Christopher Columbus, in his black list. He was a “bad” person, period. Details are not needed. WTP’s decision are not questionable, nor they can be subject to anyone’s appeal, scrutiny or disagreement. Once the WTP issues a red flag on anyone, past, present or future, scores of enforcers are ready, as they were waiting for a signal, to go into action. Even the most neutral observer of current events will have to admit that this ongoing heritage hate frenzy plays along well consolidated tactics, anything but “spontaneous”. Proof of that could easily come from asking participants in the hysteric toppling of statues around the US if they could correctly place dates and events related to the subject to be grounded: somebody has done that and all the answers he could receive were growls from a crowd of rabid Pavlov’s dogs who admit no questioning to their rage. After all a basic tenet of victimhood philosophy is that virtually everyone with problems, perceived problems, or a bad life situation, is a victim. Racial, sexual, age, ethnic, political, or whatever discrimination factor, outside one’s self, is to blame for one’s problems.
As for Americans of Italian heritage, the ultimate date to celebrate is the discovery of the new world by an Italian, Cristoforo Colombo on October 12th, 1492. But Colombo had no idea of being “Italian”, nor other prominent “Italian” navigators and explorers of the time, incidentally all of them working for national states such as Spain, France or England, simply because there was not a state called “Italy” that could have financed their costly voyages.
Therefore, Colombo always considered himself a Genoese, Vespucci and Verrazzano considered themselves Florentines, and Giovanni Caboto – although probably born in Gaeta – was sure to be Venetian. Giovanni da Verrazzano (whose correct spelling was only recently recognized by the state of New York) was in fact the first European to set foot in North America and Amerigo Vespucci unwillingly gave the name to the entire continent, courtesy of the German cartographer Waldseemüller.
As for Columbus, targeted by many as one of symbols representing a past that must be eradicated, there are indeed records and historical accounts that prove that he was not – by today’s standards – benevolent towards natives he came in contact with. Rather, he probably did not consider them any different than animals or objects, just like the Romans who considered – without any qualms of conscience – other human beings they had reduced to the status of slaves, just that: objects to be used for any labor necessities, whether by a private owner who had purchased them, or by the state for public works such as roads or public buildings such as arenas or aqueducts.
So, where do we go from here? It doesn’t take long to figure out that if we continue to examine history by todays’ “moral standards”, the path becomes endless. Soon there will be an endless list of human beings –under any denomination possible – demanding some sort of compensation for torts, damages, injustices, presumed violence, discrimination, unfair treatment, you name it.
Let’s get back to the Romans. They got their huge empire by conquering, that is by subjugating with violence other human beings, all over western Europe, northern Africa, and parts of Asia. Never mind that eventually those “barbarians” conquered themselves a crumbling Roman empire certainly not waging an olive branch. What about ancient peoples of the Italian peninsula? They were mostly peaceful populations who would have lived happily along the Romans, but the Romans waged war to their neighbors Etruscans, Sabines, Picenes, Ligures, Samnites, Lucani, Celts, Gauls just to name a few.
A possible lawsuit against the city of Rome by anyone claiming “suffering damages” enhanced by racial hatred in a past life is looming in the not so distant future, not to mention that statues of Roman emperors, the Colosseum and Roman arches of triumph are inevitably at risk.
What about the making of Italy as a nation? In 1861, the various states comprised in the Italian peninsula, including duchies and grand-duchies, decided to become all Italians and put aside almost two thousand years of differences and live happily together. At least that’s what history manuals have told us all along, right? Not quite.
Neapolitan philosopher Giovanbattista Vico stated that history invariably repeats itself. And one of the basic lessons of history is that it is written by the winners. The making of Italy was no exception to the rule as it was the annexation of a number of sovereign and independent states to another that simply had the military force to do so, because aided by foreign powers, namely France and Great Britain.
Giovanni Giolitti, the Italian statesman who ruled Italy for decades before Mussolini seized power in 1922, used to repeat that after all the Risorgimento was a fairytale, but a useful one, and as such it should be left untouched. In essence, the making of Italy caused for most Italians, especially from the south, suffering and despair, due to an unbearable worsening of their livelihoods, so bad in fact that millions were forced to emigrate to both North and South America. It was, once again since the beginning of recorded history, one organized elite who prevailed upon innocent populations who lived peaceful lives under their respective Kings and Dukes, which –incidentally – had not declared nor sought any conflict whatsoever with Piedmont or any other Italian state.
Ironically, the Kingdom of Piedmont (also called Kingdom of Sardinia as the island was part of it) was by all accounts the least “Italian” of all other Italian states. In fact the common language used in Piedmont was French, and the opening declaration of the Kingdom of Italy, pronounced on March 17th, 1861 by Camillo Benso di Cavour were in fact pronounced in French: “Le Royaume d’Italie est aujourd’hui un fait. Le Roi, notre auguste souverain prend pour lui-même et pour ses successeurs le titre de Roi d’Italie”. (The Kingdom of Italy is today accomplished. The King, our august sovereign, assumes for himself and his successors the title of King of Italy)
That the opening statement of the new nation was pronounced in French is one of the many details historians failed to describe or deleted altogether because inconvenient to the official narrative of the making of Italy. Neither Cavour nor the new king himself, Victor Emmanuel II, really knew how to express themselves in Italian, as the common language was the local dialect or, in more official occasions, French. Even after 1861 French was kept in use for most official acts of the new government as most employees and representatives came from Piedmont and had therefore no knowledge of Italian, which was used by no more than 2-3% of the populations of the Italian peninsula. The rest was simply other dialects, or other languages like Neapolitan.
Every basic manual of Italian history will tell you that Italy has its “founding fathers” and incidentally they all came from the Kingdom of Piedmont: Mazzini, the political father, ideologue and mastermind. Cavour, the discreet strategist and diplomat. The first King of Italy, Victor Emmanuel II, who preferred to be named in continuity with the dynastic line of Savoy, instead of becoming what should have been Victor Emmanuel I of Italy. And the quintessential Italian hero, Garibaldi.
Garibaldi enjoys a statue in every Italian city, village or hamlet. Universally recognized as the man who singlehandedly defeated all the enemies of Italian populations longing for liberty under one state, he also spent quite some time in South America, where he had to make a living, somehow. In 1852, in Lima, he decided to assume Peruvian citizenship in order to be named captain of a vessel that was to offer regular service from Lima to China with a cargo of guamo fertilizer, and sail back from Canton with a cargo of coolies, chinese peasants of the lowest class, who were practically brought to Peru by force to extract Guamo as slave labor force for a job not even the poorest Peruvians wanted to do.
So we have a problem here. Even a champion of liberty as Garibaldi could come under scrutiny as a slave trader and his statues soon could come down as symbols of a past that must be eradicated. Soon a worldwide ban on Garibaldi’s symbols could be enacted by the WTP and his statues – worldwide, but especially in Italy – singled out for immediate demolition.
But Colombo and Garibaldi were simply men of their times who were not burdened by the moral dilemmas of the 21st century. We should know better than judging with today’s standards men of the past, despite all their flaws. After all we should know that men of the future will judge many of today’s standards with inevitable different ones.
Italian Americans – regardless of their political affiliation – should see Colombo as one “Italian” who embodied one of quintessential American qualities: don’t take the word “impossible” for granted. Most seamen of his time believed that the discovery of another part of the world sailing westward was “impossible” as – in their beliefs – the ocean was simply an endless body of water no human being should dare to challenge.
The making of Italy inevitably caused emigration and suffering to millions of people, just as Garibaldi or Colombo did cause suffering to other fellow human beings, thinking they were doing “the right thing”. That has happened in every country or civilization of the past, and it will happen inevitably again. But statues, or symbols, are essential: they help us remember, no matter what.
Destroying statues is a complete useless damnatio memoriae which serves no one. Neither the perpetrators, who should be remembered and judged for their deeds, good or bad, nor the victims, which will be completely forgotten. But it does serve the same old movers and shakers who are acting – and funding – behind the scenes this wave of hysteria in order to eradicate our symbols, and therefore our memory.
Not that it matters much, but da Verrazzano lived 1485 – 1528, so he was definitely not the first piece of Euro-trash who set foot in North America (the Norwegian Viking Leif Eriksson sailed the same shores about 500 years earlier but was discouraged due to the hostile mood of the natives, as per his own account).
I think this statue wrecking frenzy courtesy of George Soros deserves refined amusement. I wonder what will happen to the statue in central Stockholm of King Charles XII. Like George Soros, our ”Kalle Dussin” was no friend of Russia, but Soros of course realizes that LGBTQ was none of his priorities either, LOL.
On a more serious note: Wrecking statues of Columbus and other enablers of genocide and enslavement is something I can live with. It’s much worse what’s taking place throughout Eastern Europe where fascism and Russophobia are the forces sanctioning this kind of vandalism.
Throwing stones in a glasshouse is not the best thing to do. Why opposing then pulling down statues of Lenin? Wasn’t he an enabler of genocide and enabler of enslavement of Russians and a Russophobe to boot?
Doesn’t seem to be what the Russians think. But, most importantly, the fascists and Russophobes are destroying/desecrating the statues built in commemoration of the Red Army liberating Eastern Europe. Your remark is itself an expression of a Russophobic mindset. Russians and Chinese are, for some reason, not enjoying the tender, loving care of the great philanthropist who is orchestrating the monkey business.
@what the Russians think.
That shows that some Russians did not ‘repent’ (in the proper sense of ‘metanoia’: change of mind) sufficiently for decades of Sovietism. Old habits die hard.
Actually you are wrong because there are traces of Vikings in Canada already around 1000BC. Just like
If you check Norway’s map you will find small Island “Minoa with current population of 25”, which was used by Minoans for their travels to Canada (St. Laurent River), which they used to get to Michigan Basin for copper. The way they had it organized was as follows. They new precisely where “the rivers in the ocean” were located, they also knew that it took them five days by oaring to get to the mouth of St. Laurent River, but they also knew when the winds were appropriate for sailing, back an forth (April and October?). The colonization was organized so people would be dropped off for a period of 30 years. The ones who chose to come back would be picked up on the next 30year cycle.
Minoans (Crete) 3000-2000BC. This sunken ship with American copper Ingots from 2000BC off the cost of Ionia:
From Turkish Museum (Uluburun Ship Wreck Hall):
Michigan Copper in the Mediterranean https://grahamhancock.com/wakefieldjs1/
Greek sources (based on ancient writings):
Now going back even further, how about Europeans (Greeks-from Crete 130,000years ago):
Evidence of 130,000-year-old sea voyage found in Crete
Archaeology shocker: Study claims humans reached the Americas 130,000 years ago
Actually, DNA studies of Aboriginal Americans found them possessing Ancient European DNA.
This also proves that the idiotic “Indians came to America 20,000 years ago” is just that “cooked up racist fiction”. Indians have been on American continent for hundreds of thousands of years.
BTW: as far as the Greeks are concerned Christophoros Kolomvos (as pronounced in Greek) was from the Island of Chios, where his family still lives. He never went to America blindly, as he used ancient Greek information about their travels to American Continent (Megali Ipiros => Big Continent (approx meaning) as it was called in ancient times).
The socio-economic forces represented by the statues remain entrenched. It is this that needs to change. As the social order changed from a hunter-gatherer society a dominant economic elite emerged. These economic entities influenced changes to social institutions for their benefit. Thus, the statues represent political institutions (owner over worker), family (father knows best), culture (white over others), politics (upper-class rule), law (property over life), science (faith over science), and religion (God is with us) that served the interests of the propertied. They used these institutions to entrench their position and built statues, named streets, parks, visible structures, and gave awards to justify the Great Chain of Being. When I travel to Europe, I see in the palaces, parks and statues, slavery, bigotry, and exploitation. Over 70 thousand workers died building St. Issacs in St Petersburg. This should be a monument to the workers and artisans who remain unknown. It’s the social institutions that need to change in order to have a more just society.
Thanks for the history.
What I know of New York City and Columbus is if the physical tributes to Columbus are defaced or torn down, the Italian-American community will extract a price that will keep the Coroner busy for weeks. And I would bet that many outlying communities in Long Island, New Jersey and Westchester will become problematic for BLM supporters.
The criminals have gotten away with defacing St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They will be severely injured, maimed and dispatched with prejudice be the weapon a baseball bat that egg-shells their skulls or a gun that perforates vital organs from point blank range.
You can bet that the insults to Italians and Italian-Americans will result in a response the dimwits of BLM have never supposed would happen to them.
The last thing BLM and the anarchists fo the Liberal Cult should do is enflame Italian-Americans.
Because it will become the last thing they do.
I just wanted to alert the readers to the forgotten past of the Italian migrants to the USA. It was the Italians, despised and oppressed both by the Church and the system that had the largest number of anarchist, Carbonari, communist, socialist, Manu Negro, Cosa Nostra, Ndrangheta etc. secret and semi-secret societies in the USA. The anarchists were responsible for a large number of assassinations and bombings and were a number one target of the Irish-stuffed NYPD for decades. Sacco and Vanzetti anyone? Once they improved their social status, many joined the oppressors (especially after WWII). The past has been completely hushed up (the same with the American Jews who were very radical before McCarthy).
@Anubis64, thanks for the “alert”.
Yeah, my grandmother was a mother of nine in the daytime and a molotov cocktail thrower at night.
My grandfather, another immigrant, was building businesses like hand laundries in Greenwich Village working 18 hour days, then working construction as he built plastering and lathing businesses, owning apartments and houses, raising those 9 children while creating havoc in the streets of NY in his leisure hours.
Every immigrant from Italy and Sicily was the same. A threat to law and order.
You are not generalizing Anubis64. Spot on.
If I were on the Left, I’d have you canceled for Hate. Instead, mockery will do.
They were of the left, not I. And it was a YUUGE left.
Respect to your grandparents – this is just history.
Italy itself was a masonic/Carbonari/Garibaldist/Mazzinist rebellion against the obscurantism and oppression by the Vatican. The Italian project is as “left-wing” as it gets.
I love the Italian people who are hard-working and full of talent. But this is not about emotions – we need to look at the problem from more than one side (irrespective of the subject). I just highlighted the pattern of struggle of despised minorities for acceptance and power in the US. That kind of struggle is never pretty.
Regards and no hard feelings
Larchmonter, I am 100% Italian thanks for not mentioning America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, the Florentine navigator and explorer who played a prominent role in exploring the New World. When they rename Columbus shouldn’t they rename America? There is no way to equitably stop this kind of stupidity.
On any given day in 2016, an estimated 9.2 million men, women, and children were living in modern slavery in Africa. The region has the highest rate of prevalence, with 7.6 people living in modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the region.
Not to mention that blacks kill many more blacks in the US than the police. What is worse is their involvement in human trafficking or slavery.
The answer which apparently is beyond the scope of these cretins is that what Chris did was unintentional what the blacks are doing in slaughtering each other is definitely intentional as is their keeping of slaves. It is all about motive and Christopher Columbus had the better motive, a trade route. Tearing down a statue of Christopher Columbus keeps the cowards from confronting their own sin. The act of destruction transfers their transgressions to Columbus.
Explorer Amerigo Vespucci was born March 9, 1451, (some scholars say 1454) in Florence, Italy. On May 10, 1497, he embarked on his first voyage. On his third and most successful voyage, he discovered present-day Rio de Janeiro and Rio de la Plata. Believing he had discovered a new continent, he called South America the New World. In 1507, America was named after him. He died of malaria in Seville, Spain, on February 22, 1512.
Isn’t a bit ironic that Columbus never set foot in North America?
Shouldn’t be rather the statues of Francis Drake, Walter Raleigh, John Winthrop, Peter Stuyvesant pulled down?
Just for the record, Italian immigrants were hanged in one of the largest lynchings in America on March 14, 1891, by a crazed bigoted mob. And let’s not forget that the Italian Resistance was pivotal in defeating the Nazis in WW2. Italians are more than Columbus and the Mafia.
Columbus was the first Epstein
Interesting article. I liked in particular the points about Piedmont. Lots of revolutions and reorganisation in Europe around that time but did it make people better off.
The owner of the Bank of Italy (forerunner of Bank of America) saved San Francisco and built the University of California system to its heights all due to one Italian, Amadeo Giannini. A man who loaned money to citizens after the 1906 earthquake and fire had destroyed the city, taking no collateral, for most had lost everything in the fire. (By the way Russian sailors helped fight the fire, being on ships in the Bay Area at the time.)
Clearly, according to the flawed ideology of @Anubis64, Giannini was an anarchist. He had to be because that’s what Anubis64 says so.
All Italians, painted with this bulls**t brush from Anubis64 who suffers from an idée fixe, a pathology.
It is ironic that Columbus was not looking for the American continent. He was actually looking for a trade route to China. Isabella was no different from the people of today who want cheap iPhones. Columbus stumbled across America and it actually prevented him from ever accomplishing his mission. In truth nothing about Columbus’s original expedition was about America at all. Why does he deserves this hatred? Evil must hide the truth because there is nothing new under the sun.
I tend to be neutral regarding these toppled statues. I am 100% italian. They are just the symbol of a changing world, it is the underlying processes that I am most interested. Do we really need statues of Garibaldi? Why not Cialdini, the butcher of Pontelandolfo? I guess there is a Lambrusco named after him, but we might as well forget about him and Garibaldi too. I am mildly amused at the attacks on Colombo, a jew, but evidently not one from the inner circle.
On the US side, the italian community is slated for replacement. They will fight (with others) and win, or disappear. On the italian side, the italian people AND the italian nation are slated for replacement, since the nation served its purpose long ago (it was created by France and the UK, with heavy freemason participation, to fight the Augsburg). It was kept in one piece during the Cold War due to its geopolitical importance, but now it will be broken into pieces. They, too, will fight and win, or disappear.
the nation served its purpose long ago (it was created by France and the UK, with heavy freemason participation, to fight the Augsburg). It was kept in one piece during the Cold War due to its geopolitical importance, but now it will be broken into pieces.
This is interesting. Can you elaborate or give resources? I had heard that masonry was involved in the creation of Italian nationalism, or actually nationalism in the whole of the continent during that whole era and the concept of the nation-state. I’d like to read more on this subject.
But why would they want to break up Italy? Isn’t France herself a creation of masonry? Is it just racism?
Mazzini was a freemason supported by London. You have to apply some “cui bono” to arrive at why would London support an italian nationalist, together with the large military support the Savoia received from France and the UK. The immediate aftermath of the wars of independence was the elimination of the Augsburgs from northern Italy, specifically Lombardia and the Triveneto.
But there was much more to come as Germany was becoming an economic superpower, certainly stronger than the UK, and rail lines towards the Orient (all the way to Basra and the Caspian), were threatening the control on world commerce the UK had. I am sure that in London, both Germany and the Augsburg delendi sunt during those decades. And they were and we were instrumental in it, in the process obtaining lands at the end of WW1 some of which were and are populated by german speaking people. The geopolitical gyrations you see today are no different than 160 years ago.drb
What is the future of Italy? It will not necessarily break up. It might be incorporated in a larger entity. As it was created, it could be easily destroyed, or absorbed. We will not go to war for foreign powers anymore, this I know, but control/reduction of the population while economic looting is being conducted may be the important point now.
Sorry, I do not have resources, I think this train of thought started when I read on these pages a report from postfataresurgo about the events surrounding the fire sale of IRI and ENI in 1992. Details like Mazzini a freemason I picked up here and there…
Do you ever see the possibility of Sicily and Calabria looking east as they did before the Normans? Reading some history I get the impression that the Southerners had more in common with the eastern Mediterranean peoples than the Northerners who sought to rule them. It helps explain the Sicilian Vespers even if it was a manipulated event.
Reading about Mazzini, it seems he was heavily involved not just in Italy, but in movements across the whole continent. I will have to read more on him.
I’m trying to read about the Casati Act, but it’s difficult to understand from a machine translation and there’s not much available in English. Casati himself seems to have had at least a family connection to the Carbonari, and the Casati Act seems to have been modeled on the Prussian education system which was instrumental in the creation of national identities.
I think the region looking more East is the Triveneto region, due to historical and commercial reasons. Through la Lega party, they have managed to coalesce other resisting forces around Italy, like other export oriented businesses in the North, or people in the South who abhor the “values” of globalism and resent excessive immigration. If Italy will one day be left to its own devices, the South and Triveneto will be the first areas that will be cleared of illegal immigrants.
An hegemon worth its salt will be looking to break up Italy to break these forces. On the other hand, there is a lot of real estate in play (NATO bases), so the devil is in the details. I am sure they wish now that they had built Aviano elsewhere. Also they have a stable group of satrap like creatures, people like Grillo or Renzi or Monti or Gentiloni or Mattarella, plus all the moles in the Secret Services and other parts of the government. They completely control all major dailies. Once Italy breaks up a new network needs to be rebuilt, and I am not sure they have that soft power anymore. Even the always obedient Sicilian Mafia will not be so obedient when it comes to immigration.
Doesn’t POSTFATARESURGO understand that the culturalmarxist leaders only use the history and monuments to enforce their ideoligie upon us?
”So, where do we go from here? It doesn’t take long to figure out that if we continue to examine history by today’s ’moral standards’, the path becomes endless.”
And that’s the big, sweet irony of it. For once, the Cultural Marxists are causing some real trouble. With Soros masterminding the whole enterprise, it has all the financial and organizational muscle needed to trash much of the West’s official history. It was fine to invade Iraq and topple statues as a minor stunt; ditto Russia and Eastern Europe in the 90s, but now it’s the West’s own turn to descend into this horseshit — at the request of a Jewish philanthropist at that. Imagine the feelings of the West’s worshippers in Eastern Europe, LOL.
And I have a problem with the inflationatory (mis)use of the term ‘Cultural Marxist’. I still haven’t seen anyone give a comprehensive explanation on what that actually is. It’s just a term that has been widespread by the ilk of Jordan Peterson and with actually no intellectual foundation in Marxist analysis since those (troublemakers) that get accused of being Cultural Marxist never speak about class issues. Why then drag Marx in it?
I am pretty sure most of those people haven’t even read Marx nor could point to the century in which he lived.
While it is correct that ”Cultural Marxism” has little commitment to class issues (possibly with the exception of some bigotries of the Western middle class), what it has inherited from classical, ossified Marxism is a profoundly arrogant, Euro-chauvinist mindset with a very pronounced Russophobia pertaining to it. It was this pro-imperialist outlook which fuelled Anarchism and Trotskyism and their ”anti-authoritarian” noises, especially with the help of the CIA and its ”Congress for Cultural Freedom” in the early 1950s.
However, against the backdrop of ongoing ”developments”, Cultural Marxism is becoming appreciably more divisive and confrontational. It is being overtly used by the Western Oligarchy, but this time around it’s not about teaching the West’s 99% about their progressive superiority as committed individualists. Now, it’s about ditching them entirely along with all of their delusions.
Your article is remarkable, almost* perfect and “imprescindibile” – that’s as close as I can get to any «-issimo» in English. But consider one thing: if it hadn’t been for a few statues getting knocked about, you’d be only getting a tiny fraction of the readership you (hopefully) are getting now.
*Almost, because Nice and Genoa, respectively, were still annexed by France when Garibaldi and Mazzini were born, only to be thrown at the Kingdom in 1815. But you are forgiven by your perfect rendering of French, a truly seldom occurrence on the net.
I like statues, just like I like churches.
what are you going to put in the town square to replace the statue?
Since most of us are not believers, are we in favor of knocking down churches?
Or, just the statues in them? The virgin Mary?
She can’t have been a virgin, so knock it down!
What about the images on the tombs within the churches?
IN Europe, most of these were feudal lords who had serfs. So, away with them!
What about mosaics that show that some saints had darker skins than others/ Or that Jesus is shown with a white skin, when actually he must have had a dark skin. Etc. etc and on and on, a march to ever deepening stupidity and snarling.
I have just read that some English football team uses the gospel classic, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” as its anthem.
It actually shows some good taste, as it is a beautiful song.
Granted, I have no idea how this song came to be the rallying song of a football team.
But that’s their problem.
Now, the problem is ours, because these fans had no idea that it was a song that emerged from slavery in the USA.
Um, how can they be that stupid?
Everyone knows that this song is an African American “spiritual.”
Now, more and more people understand that many “spirituals” contained coded language that enabled black slaves and also “conductors” on the Underground Railway to communicate and plan escapes.
“‘Swing Low, Sweet Chariot’ was originally sung by black slaves in America, probably improvised while they were working together.
It was believed to be an alerting song – a way for slaves to communicate with each other while being watched by slave owners, without fear of being punished.”
This is the origin of many of our most beautiful spirituals.
So how in the world does it become “racist” to sing them????
Some idiots’ “protest” of the “racism” of the song just shows how stupid a lot of people actually are.
And they actually get to write columns in newspapers.
The fact is that singing these songs is an affirmation of where they came from, and how, and why.
Pretty soon we will have no culture whatsoever left.
No (supposed) black culture.
No (supposed) white culture.
No (supposed) Italian culture.
Each statue of a figure such as Columbus should be an opportunity to dialogue and also to commission more statues. Not destroy what we have.
I am totally against all of this real desecration of our culture and history –and insulting our intelligence– by making all of it off-limits for one PC reason for another.
Like, the PC commissars’ own ignorance.
” /…/ what are you going to put in the town square to replace the statue?”
How about some piece of ”Modern Art” a la Wim Delvoye or Jackson Pollock? Ugly, degenerate manifestations of imperialist decadence are precisely what Liberalism keeps promoting as the highest achievements of the human spirit.
Long ago in another lifetime I read a comment by the historian Harold Lamb who said that historical figures should be judged by the mores and morals of the times they lived.
But it gets confusing if you consider the moral codes espoused by Jesus or the Buddha were prevalent even then.
Let’s get something straight here, Columbus did not “discover” a damn thing ! Nothing was lost and the country was occupied.
Anyone that reads that bastard’s diaries and can still call him anything but a low life bastard is as sick as he was.
It is time all these BS idols are destroyed along with the false fairytales that has been passed off as factual history.
If America is so great and righteous. why does it hide the factual history???
BTW The Jews have been saying for years the ole boy was a crypto Jew.