HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY
I am currently reading a book about the Viking Wars. The Viking Wars: War and Peace in King Alfred's Britain: 789–955 by Adams. It’s a great, although long. The interesting thing is that the Vikings were far bloodier than the Spanish Conquistadors, yet everyone seems to celebrate the former while scorning the latter. I have yet to see social justice types protesting Lindisfarne. But oh do people seem to despise Columbus.
The main thrust of the argument is usually that the Indians were peaceful and kind, sort of like a Disney movie, and the evil Europeans were thieves and murderers. The truth is that Indian tribes raided and fought each other routinely as did all primitive communities since the dawn of man. There is no written history of the Caribbean and North American tribes, nor did they build monuments and cities to be excavated. But they did do so in Mexico, Latin, and South America. And any study of the preeminent cultures when the Europeans arrived, the Inca and the Aztecs, reveals that they did not arrive at prominence via kindness, social programs for the poor, sexual diversity, nor developing the fine art of getting along with everyone.
No, they arrived at their place by doing the same thing the Europeans did. They took advantage of their numbers and superior technology to wage and win wars against those whom they could defeat. The Spanish, unlike the Aztecs however, did not sacrifice and then eat their captured prisoners.
I like Columbus. He was a proper pirate, and research shows he was actually a secret Jew seeking a place for his people to flee the Spanish oppression of the time.
In the era where the left is constantly seeking to destroy our culture by destroying our history, let’s recall that our ancestors...
- Expelled the Moors from Europe
- Discovered a New World
- Utterly conquered and exploited it
- ...and kept it.
So I say “good for them”, and subsequently good for us. We should be quite proud of their achievements rather than feel anything resembling guilt.
You don't see the Mongols ashamed of Ghengis Khan and his Horde.
You don't see the Italians regretful of the actions of the Roman Legions
And you don't see Scandinavians crying like little bitches over the Viking Raiders.
To celebrate old Chris’s Discovery and the subsequent Conquest of The New World, all our knives are on special this weekend and through next week. Limited to stock on hand.