Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3612, October 10th, 2017

(Photo: American History.org)
Every year there seems to be a big debate about the legitimacy of Christopher Columbus. Here are a few thoughts on this.
First off, we can’t hold Columbus to the same standards that we use today. History is fluid. It is changing. Was Columbus a saint? Absolutely not. But he did pave the way for America to be settled.
Second, it is true that he stole, attacked people and cheated. He pretty much invaded and took advantage of the indigenous people already in the county. That’s a historical given.
But history, like life, often isn’t pretty. We want to look into the lens of our past in our enlightened times. But that is totally impossible. Our time is not the time of 1492. We have progressed some. To frame an argument that Columbus should be abolished from American history is a vanity crusade in my opinion. “Hey I’m for indigenous people’s day” so “Screw Columbus”.
No, you are having an argument 400 and some years after the fact. All you do is already deepen the divisions among us in this country. We have enough fuses lit without pitting groups against each other about Columbus.
Plus throwing red paint on statues that have been standing for decades is vandalism. Those doing it should be arrested. By going through this outrage against Columbus and his deeds of centuries ago, we have those purists who fail to understand that history is not seen in black and white, good and evil. It is painted on a canvas with brush strokes of beauty and ugliness. If these anti Columbus protestors who are so pure and focused on the perfect don’t get their heads out of their asses, the real issues that affect them today are going by the board.
The President used their argument as a fundraiser. He doesn’t give a rat’s ass about Columbus or the statues, he uses that “protest” as a way to gain momentum in an assault on real American values that really should be addressed by protests.
What’s next with some of the protestors, we go after apple growers because Eve gave Adam the apple?


Northeastern Pennsylvania Bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on October 14 at The River Grille, 670 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 starting at 5PM. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials and anyone interested in politics or blogging. Additionally, NEPA BlogCon organizers and attendees will join in the festivities at the conclusion of their conference. There is no charge for admission.
Since its inception, Blogfest has been described as the best non-political political event of the season. No speeches are allowed and the rule is agree to disagree but don't be disagreeable. Many local and statewide candidates will be attending.

For additional information visit these websites:

NEPA Blogfest 2017 Fall Edition
Date: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 5-10pm
Venue: River Grille
670 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702


At 6:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just another thing for us thin skinned Americans to be offended at. Give us a break already people. Never in our history have people found so many things to be offended at and thereby like to bitch about. Me thinks a vast majority of people should get a life. Happy indigenous People's Day my ass.

At 4:28 AM, Blogger Jared Shoemaker Jr said...

I was taught when studying history that you cannot apply today's standards to the past. But then again I went to college to study history and since all colleges are evil "librul" alters to Satan guess that doesn't count for much

At 3:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columbus was found to be lacking by the standards of his own time when it came to his treatment of Native Americans. I always believed that C.D. acknowledges the significance of his trips, not the man. Leif Erickson didn't take!

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wonder what it is like to have so much free time and lack a life to get so worked up about issues that have no genuine impact on day to day life.

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:52, do you mean compared to someone like you who just writes "rebuttals" to posts on such topics? What up, don't like to think or write about history? Maybe you're spending too much time on beer or sports.


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