Bad Eagle: Columbus one of greatest men in history
"Great men often suffer greatly. And where there is greatness, there is great error. Columbus was no exception, by all accounts.

I consider Columbus one of the greatest men who ever lived, certainly since the time of Christ. I would therefore expect him to be demonized. Nevertheless, whether denounced by modern American Indian protesters paid by white liberals, or condemned by his own contemporary countrymen, the rage against Columbus has ever but slightly shadowed his true accomplishments. Anger is a weak ideology. True greatness is untouchable and triumphant, even if it’s crucified along the way.

As an American Indian—a Comanche—I find no objection at all to the Columbus venture. Columbus, having never encountered my people, or any other American Indian tribe, certainly deserves a dispassionate opinion from me. I find it stifling to be denied the wonderment his adventure affords. I find it demeaning to be coerced by political correctness to associate his name with every ill experienced by the American Indian subsequent to his arrival in the Caribbean.

Fortunately, Columbus’ name and adventure survived the contumely over the centuries. The liberal-backed Indians who protest today really represent the weakest criticism of all, the least logical, and the worst construct."

Get the Story:
David Yeagley: Columbus Day—A Comanche's Philosophy (VDare.Com 10/7)

Relevant Links:
Transform Columbus Day - http://www.transformcolumbusday.org

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