Monday, 14 October 2013

2013 Columbus Day Holiday in the United States of America.

14th October 2013.

A Public Holiday.
No mail/post today.
The banks are closed.

It  is holiday for school children.
The stores and shops are open.
Trade and commerce has continued as ever.
What goes?

It's Columbus Day of course.

A day on which we are supposed to celebrate the Western European conquest of the NEW WORLD.

It was a lovely, sweet and gentle conquest (cynical and wry smile) unless you were Aztec, Mayan, Inca, or " any Original Inhabitant" of  "The Americas.".

In which case it was a day of disaster,  from which European arrogance trumped your traditions, ways of  life,  and beliefs.

WHY, OH WHY, do we of western European heritage negate and dismiss the ancient heritages  of  the peoples which we "conquer"?




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