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Happy White Male Oppressor Day!
PoliticalUSA.com ^ | 10/08/01 | Donny Ferguson

Posted on 10/08/2001 2:07:40 PM PDT by brentb

In case you slept through fourth grade history, or own a really outdated calendar, today is Columbus Day, the 509th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ discovery of North America. (I don’t care what some wispy, goateed professor told you between bites of hummus while leafing through this month’s Mother Jones. Christopher Columbus discovered America.) Now, as with anything honoring America, there are some who have a problem celebrating Oct. 12 as a holiday. They are the usual suspects, the same sniveling malcontents who always manage to find a problem with anything relating to capitalism, Christianity or America. They howl that Columbus violated a land of tranquility. They screech that Western civilization corrupted a Native American utopia. They squeal that the Native Americans lived in serenity and accord, until their overthrow at the hands of greedy capitalist crusaders hell-bent on eradicating all vestiges of the native populous in their quest for gold, silver and souls. And as usual, they are wrong. These "Columbu-phobes" wail and scream about how Columbus and his European followers supposedly ransacked and pillaged entire civilizations, wiping away cultures preaching harmony with nature and one other. History’s revisionists would have one believe Columbus invaded and overthrew a race of peaceful, harmonious people of the earth, a people far superior to the white Christian treasure-seekers who obliterated their society. Eyewitness accounts and the archaeological evidence, however, tell a far different story. The supposedly peaceful Guadelope inhabitants Columbus first encountered, the Arawaks, in fact raided weaker Siboney villages, brutally massacring the men and savagely raping the women. Boys were castrated, fattened, boiled in pots and eaten. The Arawaks kept girls captive as "breeders," providing carnal pleasure and a constant supply of babies, regarded as a delicacy. The plight of women, viewed as second-class and chattel, wasn’t much better. But what evil culture of doom did these pale-skinned conquerors leave behind? What legacy of decadence and nature-rape were the Native Americans shackled with? Only a Christian way of life that lifted them out of poverty, increased their life span and taught peace and equality. Constant starvation, cannibalism and child sacrifice were replaced by healthy diets, industriousness and democracy. People who once lived in disease-ridden huts and practiced shamanism were later introduced to immunization and life-saving surgery. Common sense, not arrogance, illustrates the fact Western civilization and the Judeo-Christian ethic is far superior to any other culture or faith to come along the pike. It is the Judeo-Christian ethic, not the animal worship of the South and North American natives, which gave us the model for a representative government by the people. It is Western civilization that gave us our written language, as opposed to the illiterate Caribs who had no written language to speak of. The anti-American apologists for the Native Americans of the 15th century would have a hard time proving the American Indian is better off today than he was 509 years ago. Thanks to Christopher Columbus and a half-millennia of European influence, the modern person of Native American has a longer lifespan, a means of communicating and teaching his heritage and the right to live his life and worship as he pleases. He even has the right to whine about the intrepid Italian who made it possible. Good luck trying that under King Montezuma. But leftists, as a lot, have never been one to let simple nuisances of fact deter them from whining and complaining. Despite the factually crushing tide of evidence against them, Columbus’ detractors persist in their own crusade to eliminate any celebration of, or even reference to, the famed explorer. The war against Columbus is merely a battle in a larger fight against Western civilization, Judeo-Christian ethic and 200 years of American progress. He was white, European, Christian and responsible for the birth of the nation that discredited socialism, therefore he must be discredited. Sadly for the anti-Columbus Left, while the events of Oct. 12, 1492, forever altered history and marked the end of a hunting-gathering society of cannibals, it did so for the better. Christopher Columbus’ sacrifice and bravery opened the door to a new land where a superior modern constitutional republic, based upon individual liberty and inalienable rights granted by God, took root. So to those young "Columbu-phobes" picketing their schools’ Indian mascot (schools and educational pursuit having never existed in pre-Columbus America), to those publishing books and articles on the evils of the white man and the virtues of the ancient Native American (the printing press and freedom of speech being the product of white European males) and to those griping about Columbus at the age of 70 over a healthy dinner of something other than human flesh (there being scant food, widespread disease and rampant cannibalism in pre-Columbus America) I say to you, Happy White Male Oppressor Day!


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To: FReethesheeples
it took incredible courage and/or conviction
to weigh that particular anchor...


52 posted on 10/08/2001 6:08:48 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: blam

Liza Minelli performs at the White House as part of a Columbus Day celebration October 8, 2001.
Minelli sang two songs during her performance, finishing with "New York, New York." REUTERS/Win McNamee


LUZIA has been here (Brazil) for 11,500 years.

Crap! I thought it said LIZA. Well, I went to the trouble to type all this, I'm not going to just waste it.
Can we blame her?

53 posted on 10/08/2001 6:16:30 PM PDT by michigander
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To: michigander
yikes !
54 posted on 10/08/2001 6:18:20 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: FReethesheeples
What is it you have so much joy for , that you celebrate another man's death ?
55 posted on 10/08/2001 6:22:12 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: xm177e2
I am wondering how you feel about Dresden though ...
56 posted on 10/08/2001 6:23:35 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: tomkat
Sorry 'bout that!
57 posted on 10/08/2001 6:26:27 PM PDT by michigander
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To: michigander
Bump for outstanding visuals , LOL !
58 posted on 10/08/2001 6:27:13 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Verginius Rufus
bump
59 posted on 10/08/2001 6:52:05 PM PDT by FReethesheeples
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To: dorben
I guess you'e joking...Of course we celebrate their life, not their death.

Good point.

Chuckling out loud.

FReegards,

60 posted on 10/08/2001 6:53:45 PM PDT by FReethesheeples
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To: brentb
I went out today and sold some liquor to some Indians, horsewhipped some black men, stole some land from some Mexicans, oppressed a handful of Chinese, Irish, and Italians, and discriminated against gays, lesbians, and dwarfs.

Then I had lunch.

Tonight's even busier! So many victims, so little time ...

63 posted on 10/08/2001 7:03:50 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Benrand
It is good to be white.
64 posted on 10/08/2001 7:04:39 PM PDT by PatrioticAmerican
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To: FReethesheeples
No , I was serious . But I appreciate your clarification . Having read alot of your post's , I had to ask . I really was interested . !
65 posted on 10/08/2001 7:18:29 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: dorben
Leif's father, Erik the Red, began the Icelandic colonization of Greenland (and gave it the name Greenland to lure settlers). There are a couple of sagas which tell of the Norse discovery of America, but apparently the information about Bjarni is found only in one, the Greenlanders' Saga.

Since Greenland is considered part of North America, maybe Erik the Red deserves to be considered the European discover of America. That is, unless St. Brendan actually got to America.

66 posted on 10/08/2001 7:26:13 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: michigander
Poor Liza...glad I don't have to age publically.
67 posted on 10/08/2001 7:30:07 PM PDT by bannie
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To: IronJack
Holy cow ! You have some nerve there pardner . You must be a foreman . All I could muster is a couple of raids on defensless Indian women . Ok , Ok .. I salted 3 wells also .
68 posted on 10/08/2001 7:30:16 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: brentb
WMOD- 'white male oppressor day'! much better than:

WPOD- 'white punks on dope'!

69 posted on 10/08/2001 7:30:25 PM PDT by rockfish59
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To: xm177e2
"...it's very difficult to know how they used to live when all of the evidence has been destroyed."

"All" the evidence? To take just one case - what about the human sacrifice practiced by the Mayans or was it the Aztecs? Oh, let me guess, like the Holocaust, I bet that never happened either? Revisionism is so boring.

70 posted on 10/08/2001 7:32:49 PM PDT by Let's Roll
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To: gfactor
"So more superior cultures have the right to genocide the less superior? funny. I'm sure when one comes along to replace "western civilization/capitalism/christianity/democracy" (the author seems to treat them as intercheagle terms) the author won't be complaining."

Let me get this straight...

You're saying that the Aztecs, the Nazis of the New World, who enslaved surrounding tribes and cut their living hearts out to in a ritual sacrifice make the sun come up, don't have a reason to complain that Cortez (joined by the oppressed, surrounding tribes), kicked their bloody death-cult butts out of power?

'Cause if you are, I agree with you completely!

71 posted on 10/08/2001 7:49:41 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Achille
""White Male Oppressor" is girl thing, operating on the minds of STUPID MEN. Stop listening to girls, guys!!! When are you going to wake up?????????????"

If we stop listening to girls, will we still be getting any action?

72 posted on 10/08/2001 7:52:02 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: dorben
All I could muster is a couple of raids on defensless Indian women .

Slacker! Don't you know we have a legacy of oppression to uphold??

73 posted on 10/08/2001 7:52:39 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: Verginius Rufus
Oh my .. I forgot about the saga's ! I best pull out my old copy and read it again . I read that book 5-8 times , and It really opened my mind to some wonderful things . The norse are so rich in history , it is a truly incredible read . And to think so many people simply think of them as pirates of sorts . My wife is swede , so jump back ! I'll pull my copy out this weekend . perhaps we can share , when I can bring something current and constructive to the table !
74 posted on 10/08/2001 8:04:53 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: Wanker
Surely the Vikings discovered America?

They did, only they didn't discover the prime vacation spots, so they didn't much to report when they got back.

"Wotan, how was America?"
"Cold as Hell, just like home. The locals fed us some dry white meat from some big land bird and some corn. It went through me like was a seive."
"Are you going back?"
"No."

75 posted on 10/08/2001 8:06:04 PM PDT by oyez
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To: IronJack
Yes , Task Master .. I'll Measure up in the future ! You are a devil to keep up with though . LOL !
76 posted on 10/08/2001 8:26:13 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: DrTEJ
Thanks.
78 posted on 10/08/2001 8:50:12 PM PDT by oyez
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To: xm177e2
And just how do you know this? Did you read it in your history books at school lately? Or is something you just feel? I am seriously curious, where did this knowledge you have come from anyway?
The new "history" is foreign to me, and I think I would like to keep it that way. Our heritage is important to me, and many other Americans who find they cannot be PC and have heroes anymore.
79 posted on 10/08/2001 8:58:59 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: ladyinred
where did this knowledge you have come from anyway?

A mandatory class at the left-wing public university I'm attending ;)

80 posted on 10/08/2001 9:14:19 PM PDT by xm177e2
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To: xm177e2
Still waiting on the distant thing we call Dresden , sport .
81 posted on 10/08/2001 9:33:53 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: dorben
I went to Germany a few years ago, I saw where my ancestors owned a department store, which is now owned by Germans. I saw the small synagogue they attended, which is now a museum (which was the fate Hitler intended for what few synagogues would remain after he was done cleansing the land of the Jews, and it is mostly Judenrein today, except for immigrants from the (former) Soviet Union).

My family was lucky in that my great-grandfather saw Hitler for what he was, and fled. He was looked up to by other relatives, so many followed him out.

My Grandmother was forced to flee as a child and live with a family in Scotland. Her father was tortured in a concentration camp. Her family bribed some guards to get him out, and eventually they made their way to America. He had a hole in the side of his head from the Nazi torture, he killed himself not long after arriving here.

On the other side of my family, my mother says her father's job was to kick bombs out of our planes (our bombers weren't quite so sophisticated back then).

So no, to answer your question, the firebombing of Dresden really doesn't bother me.

82 posted on 10/08/2001 10:07:40 PM PDT by xm177e2
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To: Marduk
compare cuban life expectancy,literacy and egalitarianism to its neighbors,say haiti, or the dominican republic, or to countries with comparable economic indicators.
83 posted on 10/08/2001 10:14:18 PM PDT by gfactor
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To: rockfish59
We're white males...code for everyones a--hole! The very moment when the hispanic population overtakes the WASP population...I'll be the first to cry "The system is corrupt and 'the man' is holding me down!"
84 posted on 10/08/2001 10:22:12 PM PDT by spanky_mcfarland
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To: Benrand
i'm danish and i know better. hehe.
85 posted on 10/08/2001 10:37:52 PM PDT by liliana
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To: INSENSITIVE GUY
i don't know what my husband thinks of it but i'm a white male oppressor.
86 posted on 10/08/2001 10:42:21 PM PDT by liliana
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To: Marduk
that spellng of cristobal could be because the letters b and v are pronounced the same way in spanish.
87 posted on 10/09/2001 5:33:05 AM PDT by liliana
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To: RightWhale
It wasn't the Moors. It was the Moops.
88 posted on 10/09/2001 5:38:22 AM PDT by lds23
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To: liliana
My husband is not playing golf today, he's out on a ladder washing the upstairs windows...
for I too, am a white male oppressor.
89 posted on 10/09/2001 6:53:11 AM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Achille
"...we started listening to girls about 100 years ago, and now our moral fabric is almost completely shot."

Yeah, Women's Suffrage...

It's a b*tch.

91 posted on 10/09/2001 7:24:50 AM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: YaYa123
i bet there are many of us out there. he he.
92 posted on 10/09/2001 9:12:32 AM PDT by liliana
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To: xm177e2
Sometimes you just have to step out of yourself , and look at the big picture . Somefolks are capable of doing this . Some are not . I wont reply to your personnal story , because It stands on it's own . The fact that you seem to have a defensive passion for not acknowledging the good of his actions is your option . Yet in the same breath not even consider Dresden , in my opinion is a double standard . I write that because I look outside of my own interest and I see good in something that is not perfect . You are free to do as you wish , of course . FReegards , Ben
93 posted on 10/09/2001 4:39:04 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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To: dorben
You've got a good point, I never justified the firebombing itself.

It was not right to massacre women and children, especially when it has little military impact.

It doesn't bother me personally, but no, it wasn't right.

94 posted on 10/09/2001 5:23:38 PM PDT by xm177e2
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To: xm177e2
Dang little can be written off in that scenario , those years . many things happened , and It will always be enshrined in the annals of history . I appreciate your time , and certainly your response . I look forward to writing with you and several others in the future . Respectfully , Ben
95 posted on 10/09/2001 6:46:04 PM PDT by Ben Bolt
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