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Christopher Columbus Monuments Beheaded in Boston, Thrown Into Lake in Richmond


Liberals have beheaded and vandalized Christopher Columbus monuments in at least two cities across the nation.

Christopher Columbus, of course, is the explorer who is credited with paving the way to the New World and the colonization of the Americas.

Far left liberal activists, however, consider Columbus a "hate figure."

The BBC reports that leftists accuse Columbus of genocide and other terrible things:

The day is becoming increasingly controversial, however. Many argue the man himself isn't worthy of commemoration. Columbus wasn't actually the first to cross the Atlantic, they say. The holiday is seen as a celebration of colonialism, and offensive to the continent's indigenous people. Some claim he was responsible for murder and enslavement, and was a brutal viceroy and governor of the territories under his control.

All of which helps explain why people are using the #ColumbusDay hashtag, which has appeared on more than 120,000 times on Twitter in the last week, to berate the tradition.

Anti-Columbus messages are by no means the only ones being sent. Some are using it to share inspirational messages: " 'You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore' – Christopher Columbus. Happy #ColumbusDay!" (Actually a quote from Andre Gide's 1925 novel, The Counterfeiters.)

But many read a little more like these:

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"I'm celebrating #ColumbusDay by walking into a stranger's home and claiming it as my own. Housewarming party to be announced."

"Ah yes, genocide. #ColumbusDay."

"#ColumbusDay has become like that drunk uncle everyone is ashamed of."

The Spanish version of Columbus' name "Cristobal Colon" has also appeared more than 8,000 times, and is trending in Mexico. But it is dwarfed by another phrase – #nadaquecelebrar, meaning "nothing to celebrate" – which has been used almost 80,000 times, and is trending across Latin America.

Their perverse view of Christopher Columbus is what has led to the vandalization of monuments in Boston and Richmond.



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