Nope, we don’t do Columbus Day. I mean, I’m going to venture over to Lenox Mall today because there’s stuff on sale and Mini Me needs some Fall clothes so that she can retire her summer shorts and tank tops, but really? The only thing we’ll be doing in honor of Christopher “I Got Lost and Killed A Bunch of People For No Good Reason and Opened Up the Atlantic Slave Trade” Columbus on his big American holiday is looking up the truth about the devastation he wreaked on indigenous people, the lies that the history books tell us, and an action plan for learning the truth about who came before Columbus. We started this year’s Christopher Columbus “re-education” with this video, “Why Do We Celebrate Columbus Day,” courtesy of CBS Sunday Morning. Press play. Show it to the babies. Tell them the truth. And get with the Columbus Day protest.
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