With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want… Let us in the name of the Holy Trinity go on sending all the slaves that can be sold
- Christopher Columbus
Today the U.S. celebrates an inept navigator who thought that San Salvador was Japan and Cuba was China, and who enslaved, mutilated and murdered the natives of the lands his ineptitude took him to.
Also, it’s not true that most people thought the earth was flat in those days.
I think it’s fitting that the U.S. celebrates this, considering how this country was developed. It’s likely that the self-styled “greatest nation in the world” will be remembered by history alongside Nazi Germany.