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  • Profs Call to Censor Public Art by Removing NYC Statues of Christopher Columbus and [tr]

    12/05/2017 5:24:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2017 | Daniel J. Flynn
    More than 100 artists and academics call on the city of New York to censor public art memorializing figures they dislike. The petition sent to the Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers cited the Big Apple’s professed “tolerance and equity” in justifying the censorship. The signatories include members of the faculty of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, as well as CUNY, Barnard, NYU, and other schools located in the city. The statues the group seeks to remove include ones of Christopher Columbus and Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Christopher Columbus: His Influence On A Brave New World Should Be Celebrated

    10/15/2017 5:26:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 15, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    The usual suspects have discovered that Christopher Columbus was no 21st century liberal. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise anyone since he lived in a time of empires, slavery, monarchies, and ignorance. But he rose above his time and literally united the world. Without him there would be no America, no us. Today few, if any historical figures are exempt from attack. Even America’s founders are denounced as racists and misogynists. Nor do foreigners enjoy immunity from criticism. Another Columbus Day, another opportunity for angry leftists to denounce Western imperialism, colonialism, and more. Christopher Columbus was a man of his age,...
  • Rescuing Columbus from the Savages

    10/11/2017 1:48:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | October 11, 2017 | Andy Schlafly
    On the 525th anniversary of the European discovery of America, the 90-foot tall monument in New York’s huge Columbus Circle escaped damage — but only because the NYPD maintained a 24-hour honor guard during the entire 3-day holiday weekend. Police protection was needed because the violent left-wing movement known as “antifa” had announced a nationwide campaign to “deface Columbus Day.” Statues left unguarded were not so fortunate. Around the nation in recent weeks, statues of Columbus have been toppled, splattered with paint or otherwise vandalized. In downtown Los Angeles, a Columbus statue in front of the county courthouse was shrouded...
  • Tucker: Christopher Columbus Is The Only Immigrant The Left Doesn’t Like

    10/09/2017 7:06:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/9/17 | Justin Caruso
    Tucker Carlson blasted the left for hypocrisy on immigrants and Christopher Columbus on Fox News Monday.WATCH:(video at link)Carlson said, “So the let has finally found the only immigrant in history who had no right to come to America. The only one who didn’t improve the place by his presence. His name? Christopher Columbus. His crime? Violating the sovereignty of the people who lived here already. Plus, he was the wrong ethnicity. The Daily Caller co-founder continued, “Try making that argument about any other immigrant to American and see how long you keep your job.”“Progressives have declared war on Christopher Columbus,...
  • Christopher Columbus Deserves His Holiday

    10/09/2017 7:23:27 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant ^ | 10/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most skilled mariners of his day, Christopher Columbus not only knew that the earth was a sphere, but was also extremely capable in all of the known science required to navigate an ocean. In addition, Columbus was a devoted Christian who was known to be a man of prayer and a serious student of God’s Word. Born in late 1451 to Domenico Colombo, a poor to middle-class wool weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa, at a young age Cristoforo (Italian for “Christ-bearer”) Colombo showed intelligence, drive, and a distinct impression of God at work in his life. As Columbus...
  • Columbus, the West, and the Myth of the Noble Savage

    10/09/2017 5:44:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | October 9, 2017 | Jack Kerwick
    Well, it’s Christopher Columbus Day again. And this, of course, means that it is but another occasion for leftists everywhere to repudiate their own civilization. For a few decades now, the 15th century European explorer’s face has been held up as that of Western civilization, i.e. the face of all that is evil in the world. Columbus is the proverbial poster child for the White, Christian, Heterosexual Male, i.e. the contemporary left’s version of Public Enemy Number One. Columbus Day assumes a new significance this year, however, for monuments to Columbus are no longer alone in being targeted for destruction...
  • Trump's praise of Columbus omits dark history

    10/09/2017 3:19:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    CNN ^ | October 9, 2017 | Holly Yan
    Never mind the disease and slavery wrought by Christopher Columbus' voyage -- or the fact that he didn't actually "discover" the New World. President Donald Trump's first presidential proclamation of Columbus Day gave only high praise to the 15th century explorer, a stark contrast to the proclamation made by President Barack Obama one year earlier. "The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniably and fundamentally changed the course of human history and set the stage for the development of our great Nation," Trump said in his proclamation. "Therefore, on Columbus Day, we honor the...
  • Vandals Damage Statue Of Christopher Columbus In Yonkers Amid Growing Controversy

    08/30/2017 2:06:50 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    WCBS ^ | August 29, 2017 | Staff
    As New York City considers the future of the monument at Columbus Circle, others are taking more direct aims at tributes to the controversial Italian explorer. For the fourth time in ten days, a statue of Christopher Columbus has been vandalized. This time, it happened in Yonkers.
  • Leftists Smash Christopher Columbus Monument

    08/22/2017 3:58:28 AM PDT · by davikkm · 43 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN MASON
    Leftist vandals in Baltimore, Maryland, smashed a 225-year-old “racist” monument to discoverer of the new world Christopher Columbus with a sledge hammer in the wee hours of Monday morning, posting a two minute video of themselves in the act to YouTube. As reported by local news site Baltimore Brew, the masked vandal’s video and the signs they left beside the destroyed monument were laden with the same Marxist and college “critical race theory” jargon employed recently against supposedly “offensive” memorials to Confederate war dead and military heroes. An unseen narrator of the video speaks over footage of a be-hoodied man...
  • Vandals in Baltimore Attack Columbus Statue and Release Video

    08/21/2017 2:11:39 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    Last night, activists in Baltimore took a sledgehammer to the oldest Christopher Columbus monument in the US. Then they uploaded this vide
  • MLK, Christopher Columbus statues vandalized in Houston parks

    08/21/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | August 19, 2017 | John D. Harden
    Vandals splattered paint onto a bronze bust of Martin Luther King Jr. and a 7-foot-tall statue of Christopher Columbus in Houston as nationwide turmoil over historical statues spilled beyond the protests over Confederate monuments. The MLK statue in the historically black community of Sunnyside was found smeared with white paint early Thursday morning. The towering statue of Christopher Columbus in the Montrose area was doused with red paint sometime Thursday night, Houston police officials said Friday.
  • Demonstrators rally at City Hall to bring down Christopher Columbus statue

    08/19/2017 5:19:52 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Christopher Columbus was a villain of history and his statue should be removed, according to demonstrators who gathered today before one of several statues of the man in this city that bears his name. The hastily scheduled event at City Hall — drawing more than 100 people and no apparent counterprotestors — was in response to the clashes last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of one woman. The protest there started in response to the city’s decision to take down statues of Confederate leaders. Organizers of the Columbus rally said they are trying to stand up...
  • Christopher Columbus statue vandalized in Houston's Bell Park

    08/18/2017 8:58:24 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
    HOUSTON – Houston police say someone vandalized the Christopher Columbus statue in Bell Park overnight. Police were called to the scene between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Bell Park in the 4800 block of Montrose. It appeared someone dumped red paint on the statue. According to a plaque, the Italian-American Organizations of Greater Houston donated the statue to the city in 1992. Houston police have no suspects in this case. Restoration crews are now hard at work to clean it up, a painstaking process.
  • Christopher Columbus, Vs. “the noble red man.”

    10/04/2016 7:29:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 43 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    False matrix of a false reality that the Rulers use to break down, beat down, and make “guilty” my (our) beloved American traditions and history, which they seek to warp, or destroy utterly “…Numerous communities have decided to commemorate the lives of indigenous Americans lost to genocide and colonial oppression instead of Christopher Columbus’s journey across the Atlantic.” Know what? I’m sick of hearing this garbage about Christopher Columbus, Vs. “the noble red man.” Charges of Columbus’ anti-Native-American/Indigenous-People/First-Americans, Racism (whatever the hell THAT means anymore), genocide, and all that other happy horse manure seem to have really worn out...
  • Was Islam responsible for Columbus setting sail to find a sea route to India & China?

    08/03/2016 4:06:56 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 26 replies
    "There are but 155 years which time...the world will come to an end," wrote Christopher Columbus in his book Libro de Las Profecias, composed in 1502 between his 3rd and 4th voyages. Columbus continued: "...The sign which convinces me that our Lord is hastening the end of the world is the preaching of the Gospel recently in so many lands." Though his predictions were off, Columbus revealed his motivation for setting sail on his first voyage AUGUST 3, 1492, with the Nina, Pinta and the Santa Maria. He sought to find a sea route to India and China as...
  • The Sinister, Secret History Of A Food That Everybody Loves [the Curse of the Potato]

    05/23/2016 4:55:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 75 replies
    Washington Post 'blogs ^ | April 25, 2016 | Jeff Guo
    "The Spaniards were much impressed with the productivity of manioc in Arawak agriculture in the Greater Antilles," historian Jonathan Sauer recounts in his history of crop plants. "[A Spanish historian] calculated that 20 persons working 6 hours a day for a month could plant enough yuca to provide cassava bread for a village of 300 persons for 2 years." By all accounts, the Taíno were prosperous -- "a well-nourished population of over a million people," according to Sauer. And yet... lacked the monumental architecture of the Maya or the mathematical knowledge of the Aztec. And most importantly, they were not organized in...
  • A Revisionist Muslim History of America (Greenfield)

    02/16/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, February 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, February 16, 2015 A Revisionist Muslim History of America Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blogTurkish President Erdogan’s claim that Columbus encountered a mosque in Cuba (the explorer actually saw a rock whose shape he compared to the dome of a mosque) and a Saudi Imam claiming that Columbus had sailed to America to attack Muslims are typical of an emerging genre of Muslim revisionist history that lays claim to America based on an imaginary earlier Muslim presence here. While these examples may be laughable, Muslim historical revisionism has taken root in academia. It can be found...
  • Bye Bye, Columbus Day

    04/22/2009 9:48:31 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 46 replies · 800+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 22 | Travis Rowley
    Several weeks ago the Brown University faculty ratified a student petition demanding that the university abandon its recognition of Columbus Day. The directive was enacted by Brown’s Native American student group, whose spokesmen defend their activism by pointing out the atrocities committed by Christopher Columbus and his men upon the indigenous people of the newly discovered continent. Some have suggested that the holiday be renamed Indigenous Day, but for now Brown has decided to settle for Fall Weekend — a weekend in which Brown students and professors will still enjoy a Monday off from work. Now that Brown University has...
  • Video: Brown University Bans Columbus Day

    04/17/2009 8:47:31 AM PDT · by careyb · 2 replies · 287+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/17/09 | Megyn Kelly, et. al.
    But, of course, they keep the day off. LOL!
  • Why Columbus Sailed - An interview about Christopher Columbus and religious motivations-journey

    10/13/2014 9:59:24 AM PDT · by Salvation · 40 replies ^ | 5/24/2014 | Alton Pelowski
    Why Columbus Sailed   5/24/2014   An interview about Christopher Columbus and the religious motivations for his journeyby Alton Pelowski   When the Knights of Columbus was founded 130 years ago, their namesake, Christopher Columbus, was a symbol of the idea that there is no contradiction in being a Catholic and an American. In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.In recent decades, however, Columbus has become a figure of controversy, leaving conflicting opinions about his legacy.Carol Delaney, a cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, had little knowledge...