The debate "Columbus day should be celebrated Columbus was not nearly as bad as people say" was started by
October 10, 2015, 12:04 am.
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Hitmenjr posted 1 argument, AstroSpace posted 4 arguments to the agreers part.
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AstroSpace, Hitmenjr, ezza16, applepie24, Yuki_Amayane, rob5998, AlenaMaisel, laurafuna and 2 visitors agree.
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No, not me.
It was only a matter if time before the discovery of America. Discovering it was important but it in no way makes up for his numerous and horrible crimes. Should we as a people celebrate someone who did such horrible things just because he accidentally did something important?
Columbus opened up the Americas for Europe. Just think where America would be had Europeans not discovered america.
other than making an accidental discovery what did he do that was good? and does that outweigh genocide, slavery and widespread use of torture?
You're completely excluding the good things Columbus accomplished. You may not even exist had it not been for him.
@Historybuff I agree.
Malcolm x and MLK both stood for freedom and equality. Columbus definitely didn't stand for that. even if some natives had slavery (I'm not sure if they did) Columbus started doing it en mass and for profit (which he failed to make a profit). he made his significant discovery by accident and spent the rest of his life torturing, enslaving and murdering the people he discovered. comparing him to MLK is insulting to MLK.
name something bad MLK did.
Did he kill anyone, tourture them, or own slaves. Also Columbus day is celebrated where I live. Public schools get Friday and Monday off.
Columbus definitely wasn't perfect, but he also had some great qualities. He was rather intelligent, he supported and explored galileos heliocentric model of the solar system, and took interest in using the stars to navigate. Columbus was an explorer, pretty down to earth and practical guy. He didn't start the slave trade, there was already slave trade. in fact, Ute indians were already using slaves when he arrived. Just because he was one of the first pioneers does not mean he started all of the genocide. I mean seriously, you have to give the guy credit, for sailing across the ocean and surviving like he did. It takes some balls to do that. It's interesting how we have MLK day and Malcom X day and black history month, but we can't celebrate a single badass white guy. If it weren't for him, America would not be as advanced as it is today.
so why would we give him a day celebrating him. other than accidentally discovering things what did he do that we should celebrate?
Columbus once cut a man's ears and nose off for stealing some corn. he then sold him into slavery. he congratulated his brother for parading a woman through the streets naked and then cutting her tongue out for suggesting Columbus was of low birth. he regularly used torture and murder to maintain his authority. even by the standard of back then this was horrible.
He went against the qween and did slave trade. Aside from that he was great.
Don't public schools get Columbus day off? At least where I am they do.
Well he murdered and enslaved and tortured them. I'm not surprised they wouldn't like him.
Depends who you ask. I hear the Native Americans aren't big fans of this guy.
I don't know. I saw a post about not celebrating it. i did a bit of reading. he was genocidal. he pretty much started the slave trade even though there was no market for slaves. he tortured and killed the natives he was "governing". he wasn't a very good guy. it makes you wonder why we named a holiday after him. that being said i dont really disagree but its making me pick a side.
I agree that it should be celebrated...but he was not anywhere near perfect.