Christopher Columbus the Barbarian

The barbaric treatment of the tribe caused many Arawak Indians to commit suicide, abort their unborn, kill their own children and die of malnutrition and exhaustion. This atrocity, a true genocide, was blood on the hands of our hero, Christopher Columbus, the barbarian.According to letters written and journal entries, Columbus was also busying himself in the transatlantic slave-trade with an emphasis on sex. He used the female slaves as rewards for his men and as negotiating tools with his colleagues. The textbooks never mention this aspect, but in 1500 Columbus wrote, “A hundred castellanoes are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand.” This, just another invaluable reason to celebrate his achievements each year.

via Christopher Columbus the Barbarian.

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