Happy Indigenous People's Day!

Happy Indigenous People's Day!

gator
Joined: 27 Apr 2011, 20:12

09 Oct 2017, 18:36 #1

At least in Cambridge, Denver and many other cities across the country. If the feds decide to officially change the name of Columbus day, would you be ok with it?
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Damon
Joined: 25 Jun 2007, 22:00

09 Oct 2017, 18:48 #2

I call October 9 Lief Erikson Day anyway.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leif_Erikson_Day
Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?...   ..........
 George Orwell , 1984
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flounda
Joined: 05 Jan 2008, 05:22

09 Oct 2017, 19:22 #3

I think it's odd that Columbus never stepped foot in North America. He landed in the Caribbean were he brought disease and pestilence and he may have been Spanish and not Italian. Not to mention others were in North America before Columbus, yet we still celebrate him. At least I get the day off.
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Karly
Joined: 20 Feb 2010, 02:12

09 Oct 2017, 22:04 #4

Well this will be something to keep people busy before it is time to pretend people don't let them say Merry Christmas.
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battlingignorance
Joined: 01 Sep 2012, 12:06

10 Oct 2017, 00:36 #5

Columbus Day needs to fade away...but 'Indigenous Peoples' Day' is not the right replacement name, even if the sentiment and reasons behind it are sound.
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Dun Fudgin
Joined: 21 Jun 2007, 03:54

10 Oct 2017, 12:35 #6

I don't believe Columbus ever set foot in Ohio yet they named a city after him! If they dump Columbus Day to Indigenous Day they'd have to rename the city Indigenous, Ohio! Makes proper sense to me.
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WickedEarlyRiser
Joined: 24 Jan 2007, 03:37

10 Oct 2017, 16:06 #7

Celebrating Columbus Day is like celebrating "Hitler Day". Aside from the disgrace of honoring this turd, what is the significance? A 3 day weekend for some? How many are GLAD he came to the Carribean and remember him fondly? At all?
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