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Christopher Columbus’ First Report on Native Americans

Posted by NT Wrong on November 10, 2008


“The people are loving and gentle and fit to be Christians. They are docile and will make good slaves.”
– Christopher Columbus, April 1493, in Foss, Undreamed Shores 1974: 18.

“500 years ago one man claimed
To have discovered a new world
Five centuries later we the people
Are forced to celebrate a black holocaust
How can you call a takeover
A discovery…
It’s as crazy as Hitler day
-Public Enemy, ‘Hitler Day’

One Response to “Christopher Columbus’ First Report on Native Americans”

  1. You can delete this afterwards, but I decided to tag you with a meme:


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