“Columbus”

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As a kid of Italian heritage, I grew up learning Christopher Columbus was the hero of the Italian community……discoverer of America.
When I got older, I started to learn about the Vikings and their possible pre- Columbus ventures to the New World.
When I got older still, I learned unpleasant things about both……to conquer, you must plunder, pillage, rape….unfortunately, to the victor belong the spoils….. 😦 Money, a lost culture, impregnated women, slaves…….all the “booty” of conquest.
Columbus Day is tomorrow……and so the protest voices will ring out loud and clear. What should we do?………Roll Plymouth Rock out to the Atlantic……..you do know the Puritans put indigenous peoples’ heads on spikes……don’t you………It all depends on who’s winning the massacre that year………
Pardon my satire…….humor gets me through all the stupidity and nonsense of protests to change the face of history……….Eradicate the statue…….erase the history? Oh, if it were just that easy…………….
So…….Happy Columbus Day, Happy Indigenous Peoples’ Day………Happy whatever makes you happy in this troubled world……….
Peace,
Shirl

About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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2 Responses to “Columbus”

  1. hocuspocus13 says:

    …from one Italian Kid to another

    HAPPY 󾓦 COLUMBUS 󾓩 DAY

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