The Internet’s Fighting About Columbus Day Again
It’s Columbus Day in America, and you know what that means!
It’s the national holiday that will get you really really mad no matter who you are – at least if you have a Twitter account, anyway. There’s really no middle ground in this annual flame war: either you’re horrified at historical accounts of Columbus enslaving and wiping out Native American peoples and want America to get rid of the holiday entirely….
… or you think the native peoples of Central America were savage cannibals who were killing each other anyway (?!) and the fact that Columbus crossed the ocean in a wooden boat makes him ballsy and adventurous enough to be above criticism by Millennials sitting in front of computers.
I fall into the “Columbus was a dick” category, so, y’know, come at me. Still kind of wish there was a good excuse to get the day off work, though.