In McDonald, Pa., 30 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, fourth-grade students at Fort Cherry Elementary put Columbus on trial this year — charging him with misrepresenting the Spanish crown and thievery. They found him guilty and sentenced him to life in prison.
"In their own verbiage, he was a bad guy," teacher Laurie Crawford said.
Notice how she puts it: "In their own verbiage.." No mention of the brain washing, one sided information feeding to her fourth graders.
Kids, listen up! Christopher Columbus was a great man. He was a courageous explorer and discoverer. Yes, he did discover America! He is part of your heritage. Part of Western civilization that you are part of. He went to where no man had gone before. He is the historical equivalent of Captain Kirk. We should all be grateful that Christopher Columbus decided to be an explorer not a teacher who complained about historical figures back in the 900s. That is the perspective you should keep. Your teacher is complaining about historical events and figures that are 500 years old. S/he is trying to judge these events and figures through the prism of a nonsensical ideology.
Ask yourselves, what would have had happened if there were not courageous people like Christopher Columbus? Number one thing is you and your teacher would not exist Today. Ask your teacher if she doesn't like her existence? Really kids, the history of the world, the history of the mankind is the history of the competition between civilizations, explorations and conquests. So far the Western Civilization that you are part of is ahead. What does your teacher have against our civilization? Would she rather be on the losing side?
Kids, Ayn Rand Institute has a great article by By Michael S. Berliner, Ph.D. Read it and ask your teacher to read it.
Columbus day approaches, but to the "politically correct" this is no cause for celebration. On the contrary, they view the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 as an occasion to be mourned. They have mourned, they have attacked, and they have intimidated schools across the country into replacing Columbus Day celebrations with "ethnic diversity" days.
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The attack on Christopher Columbus and his legacy is an attack on the Western Civilization. Notice that the same people who rip our civilization every chance they get, have nothing bad to say about the competing ones like islam and communism. Ask your teacher how many people islam killed by sword or by bringing new diseases in the days when it was conquering Europe and why does she not condemn it? Why does she want to celebrate the modern day invasion of islam as diversity and multiculturalism while it is clear that the islam wants to destroy our civilization?
Kids, be proud of your history, your culture and your civilization.
Some cultures are better than others: a free society is better than slavery; reason is better than brute force as a way to deal with other men; productivity is better than stagnation. In fact, Western civilization stands for man at his best. It stands for the values that make human life possible: reason, science, self-reliance, individualism, ambition, productive achievement. The values of Western civilization are values for all men; they cut across gender, ethnicity, and geography. We should honor Western civilization not for the ethnocentric reason that some of us happen to have European ancestors but because it is the objectively superior culture.
This paragraph above will probably make your teacher gag but hey, it is the truth.
There are a lot of misguided people like your teacher who actually want to celebrate the losing sides in the history of the world. Do you want to be losers? When you hear people like your teacher criticize your history, your culture, your civilization; ask them what alternative they are rooting for?