...From Jim Hughes.
Jim came across this sardonic commentary on Columbus Day yesterday while wandering the streets of Camden, Maine.
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Phil Wilkins: "In Australia our equivalent to Columbus Day is Australia Day celebrated on January 26th. Aboriginal people, the indigenous people of this country, call it Invasion Day."
Gaspar Heurtley: "In Argentina, this has always been 'Día de la raza' (raza means race). When I was a teenager, I studied how Cristobal Colón discovered América. But a couple years ago, things changed: now it's 'Cultural diversity day'; kids learn about the civilizations that where here before Europeans, about the multiple wars, advantages and disadvantages of that coming, and so on. I wish I was at junior high now."
KeithB: "Actually, I prefer 'Explorer's Day.' Then we can honor the brave Asian who said 'Do you think it is safe to cross?' as well as astronauts and other folks who dared the unknown."
Derek: "There are many reasons we should not be celebrating Christopher Columbus (and sad it has taken this long to start acknowledging the fact). That graphic text [the sheet in the middle of the picture —Ed.] was penned not by Columbus but Michele de Cuneo. Columbus is the 'Lord Admiral' referenced."