I hate celebrities. I hate Leftists. I really, really hate celebrity Leftists.
It’s that special day of the year when Leftists across the country join together to get their hate on for Chris Columbus.
I’m not gonna repeat all their bullshit. If you don’t already know what it is, pick up a book by Howard Zinn. (I would say “the late Howard Zinn” but I’m pretty sure he’s not coming.) The condensed version is that white men unleashed hell on a peaceful paradise.
Blah, blah, blah, blah.
Long before any of us was born a lot of shit happened. Some of it was good, and some of it was bad. We had control over none of it.
All of us are descended from winners and losers. Some of our ancestors were conquerors. Some of our ancestors were conquered.
If I was going to return to the land of my ancestors I wouldn’t know where to go. I know that most of them most recently came from England, Ireland and Scotland, but I’m pretty sure there is some Germanic DNA in there too. But that’s just a couple hundred years back.
The place we call “England” was conquered and reconquered several times in just the past 2000 years. The Romans were there, and so were the Normans. The Angles and Jutes and Saxons and Celts all fought over that island.
As far as I know none of my ancestors came from Spain since before 1492. Am I responsible for what the Spanish Conquistadors did to the people who were living in Central and South America 500 years ago?
The cold hard truth is there is no such thing as a “Native American.” There are no indigenous people here. Every single human being in North and South America is descended from immigrants. Some immigrants got here before others. The earliest ones supposedly came from Asia, but the people of Asia originally came from Africa just like the people of Europe.
The earliest arrivals fought with later immigrants. The winners stayed and the losers moved on or died out. At no time did all the pre-Columbian residents of the New World consider themselves one people. The Aztecs enslaved and oppressed other tribes. Those other tribes helped Cortez and his men defeat the Aztecs.
The fact is we have evolved. We no longer consider conquest, genocide and slavery as legitimate. But we can’t undo the past.
And there is absolutely no point in feeling guilty for stuff that happened before we were born.