Monday, October 12, 2020

Columbus Day

The horror of a deadly virus being brought into America from overseas reminded me to wish you a Happy Columbus Day.
Not so much celebrated these days as commemorated. Columbus sailed for Asia, ended up in the New World, and was credited with "discovering" it, even though there were plenty of people already here. He wasn't even the first European to find it. His ventures managed to unleash deadly diseases into a population that had no immunity to them, and began centuries of conquest, slavery, and exploitation. And now here we are. (via Some eCards