Skip to comments.Dealing With Columbus day
Posted on 10/11/2010 3:21:34 PM PDT by pastorbillrandles
Should we or shouldnt we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history.
Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is much to love or hate about him depending on ones point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbuss greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty.
And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a pious side to him, for he felt he was part of a greater purpose than his own ambition. He believed he was fulfilling the Words of the Hebrew prophets of the Bible in his voyages.
But obviously Columbus day isnt merely about Columbus ,its really about western civilisation, and its expansion among the native peoples of the western hemisphere. That historical fact can either be seen as a breakthrough or as an appalling injustice.
All of this annual back and forth has come to us courtesy of multiculturalism, the philosophy that has flourished in our education system for at least forty years.
This post-modern doctrine holds that all cultures are equally valid, and that one cultures narrative is as good as the other. Worldviews are just narratives, viewpoints, all equally valid, because MultiCulturalism is radical relativism.
The idea that all cultures are equal sounds good to the naive idealist, but it couldnt be true. All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).
Multiculturalism is a dangerous fantasy, because it is in reality a veiled assault on Western civilization, relentlessly working to invalidate the incredible accomplishments of the West, scientifically,socially, culturally and otherwise.
The latest standard bearer of Western Civilization has primarily been the United States of America, for the last eighty years at least.
Therefore the history of the USA has to be deconstructed, through a toxic process of revisionist history , exaggerating the flaws and sins of the past, minimising the accomplishments, and holding our ancestors to modern-day standards of thought and behaviour.
The real beef the Multi-culturists have is with Christianity. The west was the flourishing place for at least the last thousand years for the development of Christianity, therefore Western civilisation is the perpetual bad guy in the retelling of world history.
To the Devotees of MC, the Wests astonishing progress and the elevation in standards of living she has brought to the rest of the world, must have come at the expense of the third World, or the Moslem world.
Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist, and its problem is with God himself. It is AntiChrist because it retells the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall.
The Third world was Eden, until the evil Europeans came to colonize . Never mind that the Tribes of the world have slaughtered, subjugated and enslaved and exploited each other ever since Adam and Eve fell.
To those raised on relentless propaganda such as Disneys Pocahantas, or the recent fantasy, Avatar, the third world , and pre-Columbian North and South America, was a giant, peace-loving Eden, until the Europeans came to despoil it.
In the final analysis Multi-Culturalists are resenting the Sovereignty of God.God moves in the affairs of nations, Power belongs to Him, he gives and takes away,raises and elevates for his own good purpose.
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)
The same God who raised up the United States of America, and used Columbus to discover it, allowed Europeans to colonize it, and drive the Indians further west, Is now judging the United States and the rest of the European nations, in short the West for their sins.
Its about God, and his Lordship over History. Those who cry loud and long about Slavery, (abolished 150 years ago, after the bloodiest War the USA ever had),never seem to mention that Slavery was the rule in Africa, Asia, the Muslim world, and the rest of the world for Millenia. Only the West, Britain and America insisted on its demise and that at great cost.
As good Multiculturists, they are selective about History, rarely mentioning that at the height of the slave trade there were European slaves in Africa, 3000 black slave holders in the South, and that Muslim slave traders have been bartering with tribal chieftains in Africa for centuries , trading in human lives!
Resenting history is big business now, it is being used to divide people, to stop the healing of ancient wounds and to deny the accomplishments of decent and well-meaning people, for with people of conscience and decency, Guilt is a great tool of manipulation.But that same God of history sees and is taking note. Happy Columbus day everybody!
I’m flying my Columbus flag today! It’s always good for a conversation starter with the neighbors.
My father’s out in Berzerkley, CA visiting with family, he said the grandkids are off from school there, but they don’t call it “Columbus Day” but “Indignant People’s Day” or some such phrase.
Nice! Any Pics?
Columbus is a human hero.
He saw the unknown and tackled it with little more than 3 boats barely the size of pleasure craft, and no way of knowing if he would live to finish.
While on the other side of the pond the Aztecs and Inca were engaging in human sacrifice, and avoiding usage of the wheel.
I celebrated it with my students today. I also brought up the topic of the dangers of “revised history.”
No debate around here.
Tribal Casino day!
Was it a good or bad thing?!? They didn’t even have the wheel figured out as a means of transportation. Bringing civilization to a savage land is always a good thing.
Good grief ... if not Columbus, someone would have eventually settled on this side of the pond. Many tried before him and others came after him. Can’t blame him for western civilization coming this way.
I agree- it was a good thing by my standard, but more importantly it was in the Sovereign purpose of God-
But that is all down the memory hole now.
Exactly. The Euros back then (unlike the spineless, socialist weasels they are now) were risk-takers and adventurers. Someone eventually would have stumbled upon the New World and thank God it wasn’t a Muzzie.
Hell yes it was a positive thing. I am glad I don’t rip the hearts out of my neighbors while they are alive, don’t live in a tee pee, don’t have any knowledge of a wheel, don’t kill endangered birds so as to have some feathers in my bonnet, don’t run thousands of buffalo off cliffs so as to have a hamburger and leave the rest to rot, don’t have slaves, don’t settle for a while in one place & screw it up then move on, don’t worship eagles etc, don’t wander this great country in a stupor, don’t wear wacky buckskin clothes, don’t say “cowabunga” or “keemosabi”, don’t have any knowledge of science and fact, live essentially like I have for thousands of years without advancing and don’t drive a car (let alone know what one is). Native Americans were total fail losers who got kicked out of Asia for being retarded or something. The arrival of Europeans saved the native Americans from their own backwardness and stupidity. Hey...I guess I’m not being too PC.
Beware the E-V-I-L white man. The devil himself has more virtues and positive traits...
Do us a favor, tell us what you really think! LOL Thanks for the comments-
Good for you!
That's the one. The "F" & "Y" are for King Ferdinand and Queen (Y)Isabella.
Taken from a chapter in the book How to Raise an American were celebrating our monthly Patriots Birthday Party today with our 9-year old son, honoring today, Columbus
Each month we have a Patriots Birthday Party held for a famous American, or in this case someone who open the new world to further exploration and settlements, and bringing the modern world to indigenous peoples who were still living in the stone age. Thats right, 5000 years after the wheel was first used in the old world the people of the new world had not even discovered the wheel yet.
We will not only discuss what the person did to make them special, but what America was like at the time, what they wore, and what they ate. Often he will get a small gift related to the person or event, like today he got a real compass, and a lesson in basic map navigation like Columbus would have needed to know how to do. We also plan our meal around it, tonight having Italian. When possible we will also watch a movie or documentary together about the person, or get a book from the library.
Its great fun and educational, and he cant wait to see who I pick next month.
Ben Franklin - always Philly Cheese Steak night, Boston Baked beans; and French Fries in honor of him being the first ambassador to France. Then maybe watch the movie 1776
John Glenn makes a great TV Dinner night, and the astronaut movie choices are endless.
Get the Idea?
The possibilities are as much planning for as doing it. Reagan, Washington, Harry Truman, Sally Ride, Helen Keller, Lou Gehrig, Henry Ford, Jesse Owen, Walt Disney, Jackie Robinson, Abe Lincoln, Father Flanagan, and on and on.
***Cant blame him for western civilization coming this way.***
If Colombus had not discovered the New World it would have been discovered a few years later by the Portugese on their way to India by way of circumventing Africa.
And if the Indians had discovered the OLD WORLD they would have still died off due to European diseases.
Funny how that 'debate' coincides with ever expanding multiculturalism which just happen to become the national mantra after 1965. Of course the unchecked invasion into our country might have something to do with it too.
Is everyone aware that Columbus named the first island he came to San Salvador? Holy Savior?
Masons tried to change it at one time, but it still retains the Catholic name.
How many cities, states, etc. in the United States have Catholic or Christian names? A lot — Especially along El Camino Rael in California. All saints names — ssssh — don’t tell the people in California that San Francisco was really named San Francisco de Assisi.
La Nuestra Señora Reina de Los Angeles