Can we have an honest convo about this? Times have changed, Columbus is irrelevant to the new generations. Thoughts?

Can we have an honest convo about this? Times have changed, Columbus is irrelevant to the new generations. Thoughts? | IF YOU ALL COULD HAVE A THAT WOULD BE GREAT. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WEEKEND | image tagged in memes,that would be great | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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7 ups, 3 replies
My two cents: Columbus (and other explorers and missionaries of that time) did what they thought was right: exploring unknown parts of the globe (unknown to Europeans), converting "heathens" to Christianity (be it Catholicism or Protestantism), and amassing wealth and riches for their respective kings and queens. In hindsight, they did many harmful things which they at the time either didn't care about, or didn't see as a big problem, such as spreading disease, killing and enslaving native people, stealing from them (think of the Spaniards in Central America and South America), and basically destroying much native culture which they saw as evil, pagan and demonic, and converting (often by force or threat) the native people to Christianity. Some people today try to downplay the devastation they wreaked, which is both historical revisionism and dishonesty.
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7 ups, 1 reply
Octavia-Melody completely agree.
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6 ups
:D
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6 ups, 1 reply
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Really. Thanks for sharing. Did you see my other? It's starting to get ugly.
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4 ups, 1 reply
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Both memes are wonderful :)
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Thank you. I'm surprised there aren't more memes going around...
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4 ups
Not much more to add to that!
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5 ups, 2 replies
It's all relevant, because it all happened. We don't know the whole story because we weren't there, and even if we were we'd only have our own point of view. But it would be great if people were capable of learning and discussion without getting over emotional, attacking people, making it about being "right", making "sides", continuing wars that past generations already ended, and getting off on making new enemies for any excuse.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Unfortunately, there are those that lack intellect or ability to hold a conversation. They feel threatened by intelligence and resort to online bullying. That is what the report link is for. When it gets to that point, I hit it, and select bullying. I've utilized that three times, and made certain the attack of that magnitude was not provoked by my disrespect. One person I ended up reporting came looking for me as soon as his suspension was over, and did a single snipe at me in a totally different meme discussion. His only comment to me. It met my criteria, and another bullybteport
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2 ups, 1 reply
Did you read my other meme today?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yes. He's staying within bounds, but barely. One of the worst cases of an inferiority complex I've seen. One reason why I backed away from commenting. He is trying to instigate a flame war. Best advice? Reply to his comments, but ignore everything he says. He'll go ballistic as you continue to ignore what he has to say because it's unimportant. Bullies hate to be ignored. When he goes over the line, and he will, just hit the report button. He's been reported before, and sometimes behaves himself when he first returns. Don't bother threatening him with being reported: bullies thrive on that kind of attention.

On Usenet, I used to post memes totally un related to the bully's tiradecof the day.

I'd day the perfect response is to reply with NA recipes for various dishes. Quick Google, and you'll have a half dozen or more. As he gets angrier, post an Indian recipe for curry. I know, wrong Indians. He'll either leave and stop the disruption, because he's not adding anything, or become angry enough that you can report him.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Oh. He just really escalated
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3 ups, 1 reply
Did you flag it? Right now, I'm just downvoting everything he's posted.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yes... But not everything was low rated. :(
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2 ups, 1 reply
Good, now if everyone downvotes his other comments like I did, imgflip will hide those comments as well.
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1 up, 1 reply
Ty. It takes a village.
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Looks like it worked. Might want to open up those low score ones because a tribal member is making sure he has to use twice as much toilet paper: ripped him a new one. Several short replies, but one really long reply that I answered with a meme. "Thumbs up for giving bigotry the finger".

Oh, I do have a way with words.
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5 ups, 1 reply
I agree except for one point. Past generations didn't end those wars. To quote a Bad Religion song: "Our forefathers who led the way, their victims are still here today" (Recipe For Hate is the song)
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Yass I love that band. I love that album!
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3 ups, 1 reply
It's kind of hypocritical to give a touchy feely day to peoples you gave loathesome diseases to, starved, degraded, murdered, and stole their hand. Really. I am all for getting rid of Columbus day, however, as Columbus day is like Germans celebrating the day Hitler was elected chancellor.
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It's a weird concept. It was an act of congress Almost 100 years ago. I just have mixed feeling about it,,,
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3 ups, 2 replies
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3 ups, 2 replies
Which will change in 4 years. And I'm not eager to explain to my children why he is the worst, but for other reasons, the reasons that can help them understand the past history and today's events.
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3 ups, 1 reply
History without context is like an omelette with the eggs removed. Who is responsible the Nazi movement of the 1930s? Adolph Hitler? Or The Treaty of Versailles?
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3 ups, 1 reply
Tall order! But I'm sure you'll be able to do it. I don't envy you raising kids in this era. Mine is grown and it was a nightmare to be raising him in the last couple of decades, I don't know how I'd do it now. Except to move to a deserted island maybe. I could have used an Alice.
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3 ups, 1 reply
I think every generation has its difficulties- but with all the access to social media, YouTube... It is hard.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Yeah all I was really worried about while he was growing up with media was internet porn, PPV channels, death metal lyrics and the Television networks being turned upside down and inside out. That was enough as it was.
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4 ups, 1 reply
Really? I was afraid of drive by shootings because it was on the news/ I would not even sit on the couch near the window. And Russia/ nuclear war. Lol. And I lived in the country.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Geez I forgot about those. Haha denial ~~:) I was attacked like fifty times myself besides the bullying, our southern new england suburbia was (is) riddled with mafia, gangs, drug dealers and corrupt police, plus corrupt lawyers and stepford wives, many of whom had kids who would mimic their parents in the neighborhood and at school. Fun times. Yeah I must have blocked it out. Life was good when my Dad was still alive though, before that. At least for me.
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3 ups, 2 replies
Omg are we from the same town? Lol. That was mostly all of RI.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Omg I'm sitting her at a computer in Providence :) I'm from CT holy cow
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3 ups, 1 reply
I would have figured you for a southerner.
3 ups
My family is from PA and I lived in NC for several years :)
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I made a meme that I'm gonna share on my FB page, lol. Most of my fb friends are local. Aint imgflip grand... imgflip.com/i/1by5xq?lerp=1475866147071
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