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There is a stone monument in the park where we live, to the Spanish navigator that the English call Christopher Columbus. Viewed from behind, it looks like a gravestone. I doubt if that was the intent, but it's still a fitting monument to the person that [personal profile] rev_yurodivy called "America's first supervillain," and one of the few people to orchestrate genocide on such a large scale that comparisons between him and Hitler aren't hyperbolic.

Every now and then I think of dousing it with lamb's blood, just to make it clear to the people who don't read history books. I don't think anyone else needs to die in his name, though.

Happy Columbus Day.

Date: 2014-10-13 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redsixwing
Ooh. Sharp statement from the artist, if it was intentional. Sharp irony if it was not.

Where I used to live, there was a yearly protest against the celebration of America's first supervillain.

I like the assorted posts I've seen about Indigenous Peoples' Day.

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