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Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: samintx
Date: July 06, 2020 07:38AM
......”we will continue the American way of life which began in 1492 when Columbus discovered America”

(Killing indigenous people plundering)

I will let that soak in this is from his 4th speech.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/06/2020 07:39AM by samintx.
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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 06, 2020 07:53AM
Dan Rather thinks the speeches this weekend will go into history books as a watermark low mark of the current Presidency. I sure hope so.
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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 06, 2020 08:22AM

Monument To Spanish Conqueror Removed In New Mexico - By Cedar Attanasio And Morgan Lee Associated Press

Authorities have removed a bronze statue of Spanish conqueror Juan de Oñate in northern New Mexico amid a new wave of criticism of the memorial as an affront to indigenous people and an obstacle to greater racial harmony.

A forklift pried the massive bronze statue from a concrete pedestal to the sound of cheers. Oñate arrived in present-day New Mexico in 1598.

He is celebrated as a cultural father figure in communities along the Upper Rio Grande that trace their ancestry to Spanish settlers. But he's also reviled for his brutality toward Native Americans.

To Native Americans, Oñate is known for having ordered the right feet cut off of 24 captive tribal warriors that was precipitated by the killing of Onate's nephew. In 1998, someone sawed the right foot off the statue.

But don't worry

there's still a 36 foot GIGANTIC statue of the murdering Onate at El Paso Airport. It is believed to be the largest bronze equestrian statue in the world.



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 06, 2020 08:27AM
Our hemisphere was 'colonized' from Africa via Asia and the Bering land bridge. Later water based visitors came and went. It wasn't until the warring European monarchs decided to conquer territories that the commercial conquest of the Americas began. (*)

[www.smithsonianmag.com]

(*) note that the 'first nations' had substantial wars over resources and territories over the entire hemisphere. Because tribes.
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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 06, 2020 08:43AM
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cbelt3
Because tribes.

Because humans.
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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 06, 2020 09:26AM
Yeah, but corporations in the US usually do not get to strip the land of resources if they put up statues of historic First Nation leaders.



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 06, 2020 10:07AM
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DeusxMac
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cbelt3
Because tribes.

Because humans.
Yep. We are a tribal creature. Hence the formation of tribes throughout history, from the family tribe to the 'live in the same place' or 'look alike' or 'all like Metallica' tribes.
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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 06, 2020 11:09AM
I don't know - but I know if you want to discover Columbus in Baltimore, you're going to need to bring a snorkel. #BLM



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 06, 2020 12:15PM
Probably one of these guys …



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 06, 2020 04:01PM
Why doesn't anyone ask who discovered the British Isles, or Scandanavia, or many other parts of Europe?

The Mayan civilization was established long before those.



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 06, 2020 04:21PM
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Ombligo
Why doesn't anyone ask who discovered the British Isles, or Scandanavia, or many other parts of Europe?

The Mayan civilization was established long before those.

Because "discovery" is a colonizer's concept.



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Re: Who discovered America or one of the Islands in the America’s?
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 06, 2020 04:52PM
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rjmacs

Because "discovery" is a colonizer's concept.

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