franklanguage (franklanguage) wrote,
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But I'll say it again…

Some are now calling Columbus Day "Indigenous Peoples Day," but to me it will always be "Genocide day," as in this Kurt Vonnegut quote from Breakfast of Champions:

"[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 this was when America
had been discovered by human beings.

"Actually, millions of human beings were living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply the date when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."

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Tags: columbus day, genocide, genocide day, kurt vonnegut
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