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Nap Time!!!

Monday, October 08, 2007
Exclamation Mark Deployed

Scott Lucas continues to dig:
Let's face it. Christopher Columbus is not a person particularly worth celebrating. The story of the European conquest of the Americas is not something to be proud of. That's why we should celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day instead. All the fun of a federal holiday without any of the theft, slavery and murder.
"Indigenous Peoples" engaged in theft, slavery and murder, too, you know. Oh, and human sacrifice. Don't forget the human sacrifice. How ironic, then, that he goes on to write
Indigenous Peoples' Day recognizes the native cultures of the Americas that often are glossed over in the stories we tell ourselves about our country.
a few seconds after doing a bit of glossing-over of his own.
The holidays we celebrate as a nation reflect the moral exemplars we hold up: Washington, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Santa Claus.
Washington and Lincoln got axed a while ago. There's something seriously wrong with Lucas's information sources.
We may never live up to the example they are supposed to set for us, but we aspire to be like the people we celebrate.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 10/08/2007 12:43:00 AM #
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Yeah, they need to just get rid of him. His Clog posts are mind-bendingly uninspired.
I think we need a petition to end all opinion pieces in the Daily Cal. The things they publish are starting to get bizarre.
Maybe not all...

They get paid more, so I'd like as many opportunities to do that as I can get.
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