Despite the fact that it’s pretty much inarguable at this point that Christopher Columbus was a monster of historical proportions — the debate is, at this point, how great of one he was, comparatively speaking — there are many people who still vehemently defend him as a sort of sad proxy of their childhood or ideology.[Twitter embraces - and unloads on - the #ColumbusWasAHero hashtag campaign, October 12, 2015]There follows the typical Point and Sputter treatment as Kaufman declares he is shocked, just shocked at right wingers posting obviously true things such as: "Dear Columbus: thank you for helping civilize this continent. We are better off for it."
Happy Columbus Day everyone. #ColumbusWasAHero. And as long as the real America remains, we'll honor the Admiral of the Ocean Sea.
The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria