Tag: Christopher Columbus

Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

“In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven’t are winnowed out.” Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell I told some friends yesterday that, while the thought of living off …

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I for one welcome our new European overlords…

On this date in 1428 Christopher Columbus lands in the Bahamas, believing he had reached the Indies. Growing up most of us were taught the romanticized version of how Christopher Columbus discovered America. We learned how the explorers were welcomed and how they were kind to the natives they called Indians. They say the victors …

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