It is believed that the first Native Americans arrived during the last ice-age, approximately 20.000 – 30.000 years ago through a land-bridge across the Bering Sound, from northeastern Siberia into Alaska. The oldest documented Indian cultures in North America are Sandia (15.000 BC), Clovis (12.000 BC) and Folsom (8.000 BC)
These people lived in harmony with their environment and nature for thousands and thousands of years. Their way of life was in complete balance with the world they lived in.
Imagine a world without pollution, without drugs and alcohol abuse. A world without guns and greed. People in north America lived this way vitually unscaved for thousands of years. They call their god the „Creator“ and based their everyday life on honor of Mother Earth and all the gifts she bared. Day to day life revolved around cherishing nature. When they ate wild meat every part of the animal was used in some way. They healed their sick using natural medicine and performed sweatlodges to cleanse their spirits and pay tribute to the creator. This was the way for generations and generations to come…
Until one day in
the death toll begins.
The earliest European immigrants offered two principal explanations for the population decline of the American natives. The first was the brutal practices of the spanish conquistadores, as recorded by the Spanish themselves, most notably by the Dominican friar Bartolome da las Casas, whose writings vividly depict atrocities committed on the natives, in particular the Tainos. The second explanation was a perceived divine approval, in that god had removed the natives as part of his divine plan in order to make way for a new christian civilization.
Historian David Stannard is of the opinion that the indigenous peoples of America (including Hawaii) were the victims of a „Euro-American genocidal war“. While conceding that the majority of the indigenous peoples fell victims to the ravages of European disease he estimates that almost 90 million died in what he calls the American Holocaust. The holocaust is generally regarded as the systematic state-sponsored persecution and slaughter of approximately 6 million jews,
6 million dead Jews = bad Nazi
90 million dead Indians = good American
It was only just a few generations ago…
now they clear cut the precious forests, pollute the rivers and streams, destroy sacred land and replace it with concrete and fill the air with pollution…
Indian people remain in a perpetual state of danger from the system begun by Columbus in 1492. The Columbus legacy throughout the Americas keeps indian people at the bottom of every socio-economic indicator. Columbus Day is a perpetuation of racist assumptions that the Americas were a wasteland cluttered the blessings of european „civilisation“ troughout this hemisphere.
To dignify Columbus and his legacy with parades, holidays and other celebrations is repugnant.