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Posted by PattersonX at on October 13, 2003 at 10:48:41:

In Reply to: Cause posted by Runshouse21 on October 13, 2003 at 10:44:22:

: : They need to start actually teaching this is schools, because there are alot of people who have no idea what an asshole he really was. Have you ever read The People's History of The United States? It starts with Jolly Colly arriving and cutting the hands off the "indians" and forcing them to mine gold for him. Why don't we have fucking Hitler Day, too?

: they teach the real Hitler history in school. They dont dress him up as a hero.

I don't think Columbus is really hailed as much of a hero. He's just given the recognition, that he was the person who opened up the New World to what was then the known World. I mean we all know what an idiot he was, thinking the natives were Indians. A lot of terrible people are "hailed as heroes" but have questionable pasts. Take a look at any number of our four fathers again. Research 'em more so than say a high school history book and you'll find a whole lot of impurity as it were.

Just my two cents... well, one cent is between the couch cushions.

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