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Rethinking a holiday

October 8, 2012

This kinda freaked me out.  Saw this article a couple of weeks ago on Columbus.  Now I’ve never given much thought to the Columbus Day holiday as it isn’t a day off at work for me.  I knew of it and thought it seemed like a holiday fraught with some negative aspects, given the history but.  Yikes.  I didn’t know the half of it (and I bet I am not the only one).  Slavery, repression, millions dead, and the guy kept a diary of it?  That’s just disturbing.  It is strange that it remains a holiday, cutesified and even venerated.  Add my voice to the chorus who think replacement is in order.