Like everything good and decent about America and Western Civilization, its origins and history, there is a left-wing movement that seeks to denigrate, discredit and revise history concerning it. Such is naturally the case with the great explorer we celebrate today; Christopher Columbus.
Columbus, according to these haters of the West, inaugurated the slavery and extermination of Native Americans, and ushered in an age of diseases such as smallpox killing innocent American Indians.
It's a damned good thing he didn't kill 80,000 virgins a year like the Aztecs. But I digress.
Did Columbus "discover" America? I think we can say with some certainty that he did not. However his explorations opened the door of America to Europe.
Italian-Americans celebrate Columbus as one of the important contributions Italians have made to the origins of this nation. And so they should, because without the bravery and fortitude to explore the unknown such as that of Europeans of the age of Columbus, civilization would never have developed as it has.
Radical Islam has no such heroes. Maybe that is why they still live in the 1490's.
Defy the left, and celebrate Columbus Day.