In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue … and committed the Original Sin of the liberal imagination. Peruse leftwing sites for observances of Columbus Day and you learn that the intrepid explorer brought only pillage, rape, murder, and enslavement to Eden of the Americas.
On Oct. 10, Yahoo promoted the latest attack on Columbus in Jay Bushbee’s “Slavery, disease, death: the dark side of the Christopher Columbus story.” Columbus Day, according to Bushbee, is a “dangerous farce.”
But Bushby’s views are hardly novel. They’re part of left’s PC history of America. The unhinged radicals at Alternet recognized the Columbus Day in 2006 by revealing the “horrific” details on the explorer, from capturing indigenous women for his crew to rape to imprisoning 1,500 Arawak (native) men, women and children – some of whom he sent to Spanish slave markets.