franklanguage (franklanguage) wrote,
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Happy Indigenous People's Day!

My favorite Columbus Day quote:

"[T]eachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards everywhere

and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

"The teachers told the children that this was when America was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.

That was simply the date that sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."


—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Tags: 1492, columbus day, genocide day
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