Now the history of our supposed “discoverer” is coming out. We have been taught all our lives that Christopher Columbus was the big daring hero that “discovered” our country.
Why do we get to think of all these lies? We were taught in grade school, so this is not something that just happened recently. From the beginning our citizens have been taught untruths.
Slavery was beneficial, women were stupid, and children were to be exploited.
When I watched the show about Columbus on the television program RT, I was very disturbed. The language was blunt, and the truth about the racist explorers coming over from Europe to raid the fresh pickings of a new continent shocked me a bit.
In the back of my mind I always realized that there was maybe more to the story than we were handed in third grade, but what child questions the teacher and the text books which are supposed to be non-fiction?
Now the idea is buzzing around in my brain that maybe we should start to question more history and what is taught to our children in third grade.
How could a brutal band of men supported by a reigning monarch behave so criminally against a whole people and essentially wipe them off the face of our planet?
I can see that it was the politics of the time, just as slavery was the politics of the early American life, but how did all this white washing come into our educational system in the modern day?
Do we have to question the veracity of everything?