Reconsider Columbus Day

A “Nationally recognized indigenous holiday” sounds fine and dandy. I, for one, am through asking the US Government for anything. What have they given us but pain and suffering? How about we call it Happy Fuck Imperialism Day!?

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About Vince

I am a Tlingit, born and raised in Tlingit Country, and a proud member of the Tlingit Nation.
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6 Responses to Reconsider Columbus Day

  1. lezlie finlayson says:

    I HAVE BEEN FEELING THIS MY WHOLE LIFE, AS FAR BACK WHEN I CAN REMEMBER MY YOUNG MIND UNDERSTANDING FOR THE FIRST TIME THEN COMING TO THE REALIZATION OF AN UNSPOKEN INCIDENT AND FACT OF HISTORY. THAT OF THE “ORIGINAL HOLOCAUST AND/OR EXTERMINATION OF A RACE ” OR MORE-LESS THE INTENTIONAL MASSACRE OF THE >> REAL << NATIVE PEOPLE OF NORTH AMERICA. OUR PEOPLE WOULD HAVE EASILY BEEN ABLE TO LIVE ALONG SIDE OF THE "WHITE MAN", WHAT CAUSED THE IMBALANCE OF OUR 2 RACES LIVING IN THE "NEW WORLD" TOGETHER WAS THE "WHITE MAN'S" GREED AND THE NEED TO TRY AND TAKE THE LAND. OUR PEOPLE DIDN'T LOOK AT THE LAND AS THEIR PHYSICAL PROPERTY THEY LOOKED AT IT AS A PART OF THEM AS A WHOLE. OUR PEOPLE ARE CONNECTED AS ONE WITH THE LAND, THERE FOR THE LAND WAS A PHYSICAL PART OF THEM, ONE WITH MOTHER NATURE. OUR ANCESTORS DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE MEANING OR CONCEPT OF THE "WHITE MAN'S" NEED TO OWN THE LAND, THEY FELT IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR ANYONE TO OWN SOMETHING THAT WAS ALIVE WITH A SPIRIT (THIS BELIEF ALSO APPLIES TO THE WHITE MAN'S WORLD OF SLAVERY OR HOW ANYONE CAN LEGALLY OWN A HUMAN BEING). WHAT OUR PEOPLE DIDN'T LIKE AND WHY IT LED TO THE SLAUGHTER OF 80-90% OF THE ORIGINAL POPULATION WAS THE WHITE MAN'S INNATE/NATURAL DESTRUCTIVE AND DISRESPECTFUL NATURE AND BEHAVIOUR TOWARDS OUR MOTHER EARTH. THE STAGGERING ESTIMATION OF THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION WIPED OUT BY GENOCIDE IS DISGUSTINGLY IGNORED AND OFTEN DENIED. THE HIGHEST ESTIMATION THE OUR NORTH AMERICAN POPULATION, PRE-CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS WAS 112.5 MILLION PEOPLE. FROM THE TIME COLUMBUS SET FOOT ON THIS LAND IN THE 1490'S AND UP TO THE 1890'S MASSACRE AT WOUNDED KNEE, THERE HAS BEEN A DIRECT DECLINE OF THE INDIGENOUS POPULATION IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE ……100 MILLION INDIGENOUS PEOPLE HAD PERISHED, STATED FACTS HAVE BLAMED THE MAIN CAUSES OF DEATH ON "SMALL POX AND MEASLES" (MY ANCESTOR'S HAVE PASSED ON THE BELIEF THAT DURING THE "TRADING" BETWEEN OUR PEOPLE AND THE WHITE MAN, BLANKETS, CLOTHING AND ANYTHING THAT CAN CARRY A GERM WAS PURPOSELY CONTAMINATED, ALONG WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF OUR PEOPLE HAVING NO IMMUNITY TO THEIR DISEASES).
    NEED I SAY MORE…..

    • Vince says:

      You hit it on the head. It was a clash of two fundamentally different views of land ownership, or property. We had a system of exclusionary collectivism….. the land took care of the people and the people took care of the land. You couldn’t separate the people from the land. Under the white man’s system the land was there to be exploited and bled dry. We shouldn’t forget that the white man’s government does this to its own people, too. The commons enclosure in England between 1750 and 1820 was eerily similar in spirit to the way common property was vanquished among American Indians. Obviously it was done in England with less blood shed, but in both cases you have people who are living comfortably with and on their land, treading lightly, and the you have a government come through and clear the way for privatization of land and resources at the expense of the people.

      http://attackthesystem.com/2011/08/27/the-austrian-version-of-the-english-enclosures-2/

  2. Anna Luna says:

    I tried to find more info on the website… yet it seems to have vanished. Does anyone know where it has gone or why it’s not where it should be?

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