<\body> Stories in America: Christopher Columbus

Monday, October 08, 2007

Christopher Columbus

From his log (after meeting the Arawak Indians):
"They were well built, with good bodies and handsome features...They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane. They would make fine servants. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
Check out a clip from The Canary Effect and see how a few TV news shows cover this very special day...


At 10/09/2007 8:20 PM, Blogger JACK BOO said...

I wonder what the Arawak Indians would have to say about our current "open borders" debate.


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