Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by Susan Addams, Jan 15, 2018.
You're right about that on both accounts.
It's called "Columbus Day" because the people who write the history books call it that.
And it commemorates the day that a poorly educated sailor almost reached the New World and mistakenly thought he had found a new route to India. Colombus has got to be one of the stupidest explorers of all time, and we still call Native Americans "Indians" as a result of his ignominious blunder. Way to go Columbus!
History is neither simple nor straightforward. The characters are a mixture of good and bad, you most likely will never know all of the contributing factors that led to those "historic moments."
Most historic moments are merely colossal blunders. Some went in a positive direction, some went the other way.
Also remember that when there is a war that the history gets written by the winners. All the losers get is the short end of the stick, hopefully not inserted in a bodily orifice.
Actually, the losers DO get the long end of the stick. Forcefully and unpleasantly inserted into several body orifices. Maybe even some created just for the occasion.
Well Mark, I offer as an example the conflict between the Turks and the Armenians. There's no doubt there who got screwed, and not in a good way.
Actually in most large conflicts much of the loser's side suffers massive casualties. That is even worse than a stick up the ass.
I guess I understated it.