Oct 09 2017
My opinion on the great controversy that it this day: Why is this a day to begin with? I mean, the argument in favor of this holiday is that it's historical, and the argument against it is that the explorer himself started slavery. My thoughts? The reason why this holiday is that it commemorates the discovery of the New World by the empires of the West, which started a fundamentally different era in world history. That's the reason why we commemorate Christopher Columbus over far more accomplished explorers like Amerigo Vespucci. If you really want to commemorate the historic significance of the discovery of the New World without having any of the controversy surrounding the person that started that age of discovery, just name the day after the event, not the person. So today could just as easily be New World Day, or Discovery Day, or Exploration Day. Or "Day that Initiated Full Economic, Political, Cultural, and Military Relationships Between Our Hemisphere and that Other Hemisphere," if you wish to get particularly wordy.
Username: Jean Valjean Real name: N/A Age: 23 Gender: Male Heritage: Half Dutch, 25% Hungarian, 12.5% Swedish, 6.25% German and Irish Physical description: Looks like the eleventh Doctor Favorite food: Chicken, turkey, and beef. Least favorite food: Vegetables of any kind Favorite band: Queen Favorite singer: Billy Joel Favorite song: American Pie Favorite movie: Schindler's List Favorite TV show:Smallville & Arthur the Friendly Aardvark Favorite play: Les Miserables Favorite color: Silver Second favorite color: Brown Favorite board game: Risk Favorite athlete: Michael Phelps Lucky Number: 53 Past-times: Writing, reading, politics, drawing Political party: Republican Religion: Christian Language: Not English, but American.