Lawmaker takes first step to remove Columbus Day in NYC


That was hundreds and hundreds of years ago.

The event in Los Feliz is not open to the public.

Italian Americans see the move to scrap the holiday as an affront to their ethnic heritage.

Columbus' first voyage to the Americas is also celebrated in Spain, Italy and many Latin American nations. The ravages laid upon the indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean by Columbus and his cohorts are well-documented, historical fact.

"The one argument that has absolutely no validity is that simply because a monument has been standing for a long time, it is "a part of history" and therefore can never be changed", he said.

"On behalf of the Italian community, we want to celebrate with you", Ann Potenza, president of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, said at a hearing in Los Angeles in August, the Los Angeles Times reported.

So what did Columbus really do?

There is a petition circling to name an Indigenous Peoples Day in Boston. But Columbus did pave the way for the "European exploration, exploitation, and colonization of the Americas", according to the Encyclopedia Britannica. He started by enslaving the natives of North America, then switched to African-Americans once the natives started dying out.

Antifa, the violent radical far left group comprised of perennial losers who have never won anything in their life and therefore can not grasp the concept of capitalism, is planning nationwide acts of vandalism this Columbus Day.

Do you think Columbus Day should be observed as a federal holiday?

"The past we share is marked by too many broken promises, as well as violence, deprivation, and disease", he wrote.

The West has its good and bad points, but its best ideas-equal rights, freedom of religion, free speech, due process, open scientific inquiry, property rights and so on-have helped all people who adopt them.

The Columbus Day holiday has become an increasingly controversial topic, with some Native American descendants arguing the holiday commemorates the genocide of indigenous Americans.

Several cities, including Seattle, Washington; Albuquerque, New Mexico; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Phoenix, Arizona, are among those celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day.

Colorado was the first state to officially recognize Columbus Day, making it a state holiday in the early 1900s.

Indigenous Peoples Day will fall on the second Monday of October in Los Angeles County, beginning no later than 2019.

With this bloody history in mind, Indigenous People's Day was born in 1977 as a more culturally-sensitive alternative.

Thank God that Christopher Columbus and his possible weed carrying followers landed safely and didn't make the natives as mad as they make Randy Marsh.

They're told that Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas, leading to colonies on this side of the pond.