He did lie! And American History books lied right along with him! Now where do I start?
Taking credit for discovering a land which already had people on it with functional customs and traditions who were in fact here first?
Genocide of Native Americans?
Raping of Native Women?
Starting a colony and then abandoning his men to die?
Introducing the slave trade of Irish and Africans to Haiti?
Promoting the killing of Taino people?
Great big alcoholic?
Getting his boat stuck on the Amazon River then killing Natives when they tried to help him?
An inaccurate map that should have been burned like the one at the beginning of Bonanza?
Exporting Slaves in 1494 to Spain under false pretenses?
Given credit for being the first white man to set foot on western soil when in fact the Vikings, Russians, Africans, Chinese, and people from Greenland had been coming here for 12,000 years before Columbus arrived?
He was arrested in 1500 and charged with atrocities against the natives and murder for his dead men that he’s abandoned in Hispaniola?
Wrongfully given credit for discovering the main land of America? When in fact Amerigo Vespucci discovered the main land and that’s why it’s called America? Chris only reached Haiti and had no idea that a bigger piece of land was to the north of him? Yet he’s hailed a hero in history books with that inaccurate song…..’In 1492 he sailed the ocean blue……’
Introducing sickness and death with unknown diseases to the people he’d just met?
Interrupting a way of life and a system that had been in place for years?
Kicked out of a city he started which is known today as Savannah Georgia?
All while claiming Christ as his savior and loving the Catholic church with all his corrupt sideways heart.
How did American History books miss ALL of this???? Wow!!!
Here is the one truth that Chris Columbus told:
Can anybody help him out?
The one truth US History books told:
He thought he was going to India and found out he was on the wrong continent and referred to the Natives he saw as Indians.
Apparently he’d never been to India and didn’t know what people in India look like. When he saw that the Arawak people looked nothing like people from India of that time period why did he still address them as Indians. Why is that label still stuck on Native people today.
And people from India were familiar with other cultures and languages. It would have been more common for people from India to welcome him than unsuspecting individuals who ran across this weird person labeling them out of turn using a completely different culture.
Or he had a vision problem.
Or he was drunk.
Or just plain crazy.
Or his arrogance was so high and grand that he just could not admit to himself that he was in the wrong place until it was too late.
Columbus Day Declared A Holiday In 1971
For 500+ years children have been lied to about US History and the discovery of America. American History started with Columbus. Any kid who dared questioned this in any history class was placed in school suspension, demerits, told to write lines or was punished for dare asking about the validity of this claim.
In 2002 US President Bush declared some kind of a proclamation further glorifying Columbus’ actions as just and fair. Never mind the deadly aftermath this dud caused.
One thing that cannot be denied is Christopher Columbus’s journal written in his own words the devastation he preplanned for these new “savages” he met. His journals can be found online free of charge for anyone to read.
People who debate the unsavory character of Columbus have not read his journals
They are in the library. They are published on historical web sites. And there are scanned images of his journals with his own handwriting. People who continue to debate the facts are those who would rather believe lies. The truth is written blatantly.
And here’s one.
Arrogance towards the first Natives he encountered:
“They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane. They would make fine servants. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”
His superior attitude was over the top.
Lying to the Spanish Empire:
Chris lied to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in order to keep money coming in so he could continue his exploitation of the native people. Here is Father Bartolome’s account of Columbus’ evil.
“There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it.”
We all know the impact on Native Americans and the Island people. What about Black America?
The impact on Africans transported to The New Lands was devastating and is still going on today. The arrogance Chris started from the first set foot on shore is still continuing today. Racism and the superiority complex started with him. The slave trade was unbearable and many lives were lost.
Now that people are educating themselves and exposing the lies we’ve been told Chris is rapidly falling from the grace he once held.
The new message to Christopher Columbus Today:
“Dude! The gig is up! Your no longer popular.”
The next step is to lose the holiday that’s built on 20,000 lies!!