Monday, October 10, 2011

Thom Hartmann: Happy Genocide Day!

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Today is Columbus Day - when lots of Americans get a day off work to commemorate the founding of the "New World" even though it had already been found - and was settled for thousands of years before Columbus showed up. And it's also a day commemorating a psychopath who arrived in Hispaniola in 1492 and set out to rape, slaughter, and enslave thousands of indigenous people in a manic hunt for treasure.
Fifty years after Columbus landed in Hispaniola - the region's original 3 million people were completely wiped out.
Happy Genocide Day!
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