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Posted: 10/6/2005 1:00:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 1:03:40 PM EDT by SevenMMmag]
Found in the front page of the newspaper today. Utterly retarded


Native American Cornellians Protest Columbus Day
October 06, 2005
by Emily Gordon
Sun Staff Writer
Donning signs that read such phrases as “I was not discovered,” “Eradicate injustice — stop celebrating Columbus Day” and “What did Columbus discover? That he was lost?” the Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) held their annual rally yesterday on Ho Plaza in order to voice protest over the celebration of Columbus Day.

Columbus Day, as most people learned in elementary school, is a celebration of the discovery of the “New World.” However, for people of Native American descent, it is a reminder of the beginning of the destruction of their society.

Nicole Wheeler ’07, member at large of NASAC, announced a resolution that NASAC wants to present to the University. This “Resolution of Support” requests that the name “Columbus Day” be changed to “Indigenous People’s Day.” The purpose will be to make the focus of the day more on celebrating the achievements and contributions made by these people instead of the destruction they faced at the hands of Columbus.

“We’ve been thinking about the resolution for a while now,” said Ben Koffel ’07, secretary of NASAC and organizer of the rally, “we’re hoping today we were able to introduce it to the community ... [we think that] this is in better accordance with the ideals of the University.”

The rally consisted of various speakers, voicing to the audience their views on why this day should not be celebrated in the way that America does so now. It was the general consensus among the speakers that this day should be more focused on indigenous peoples.

“The University should be considerate not only of the injustices that occurred, but of the many contributions indigenous peoples have made to culture,” Koffel said.

One speaker, Jason Corwin ’02, teaching staff Schwartz Center, called the events following Columbus’s voyage “clearly and unequivocally genocide.”

Why do people feel the need to celebrate genocide,” he said. “The crimes [committed by Columbus] were just as bad as Hitler’s. Hitler was stopped — Columbus’s legacy continues.” Corwin also went further, calling George Washington a ‘terrorist,’ and said that in fact every U.S. president since him has been given the translated name of ‘town destroyer.’

According to Corwin, every single treaty between Native Americans and the United States has been violated by the U.S.

Another speaker, Dana Brown, coordinator of the Committee on U.S.-Latin American Relations (CUSLAR), said that recent invasions of countries showcase the US’s “thirst for conquest.”

“By saying ‘no’ to Columbus and his day,” she said, “we are saying ‘yes’ to a future of respect and equality.”

NASAC plans to continue to host events for the rest of October and into November. Celebrating American Indian History month, NASAC will hold a variety of public outreach programs, some dealing with the impact of Columbus on Native American society.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:03:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:10:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Quien:


Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:11:53 PM EDT
The Shool Districy here swithed Columbus day out for MLK day
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:12:50 PM EDT
Fuck them. Sheesh. Aren't they there to learn something??? Maybe something about CC, if they were in class!
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:17:03 PM EDT
Some people are never happy.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:18:37 PM EDT
I think it's a lame holiday, but not for those reasons.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:27:06 PM EDT
SORE LOSERS!

I bet they voted for Kerry and still have bumper stickers on their cars.

“Indigenous People’s Day"

Don't remember seeing that study that showed the evolutionary transformation of the native americans from a microbe to present form here in north america.

We're taken it in the ass from imigrants just like they had to.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:29:24 PM EDT


Nicole Wheeler ’07, member at large of NASAC, announced a resolution that NASAC wants to present to the University. This “Resolution of Support” requests that the name “Columbus Day” be changed to “Indigenous People’s Day.” The purpose will be to make the focus of the day more on celebrating the achievements and contributions made by these people instead of the destruction they faced at the hands of Columbus.



Interesting...so the destruction and tragedy in your life was caused around 400 years ago? also, the destruction and tregedy seems to have brought you to a place of higher learning....if it's really so bad perhaps you should leave this evil white devil establishment and return to your roots prior to CC.

also, the word indigenious sounds realy close to 'injun', I think they're setting themselves up for some irony in labeling coming full circle. They were indians, injuns, american inians, native americans, now indigenious people...that sounds like the word injun.......damn injuns
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:33:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 1:33:30 PM EDT by r3ydium]
people like that give me a headache . . . . so stupid you cant even argue
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:34:01 PM EDT
It's one of the reasons I live in Bama. We keep Columbus Day and We have Robert E Lee's birthday which we celebrate on MLK day.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:41:09 PM EDT
Ugh...Ya know...Bottom line? It's a frikkin day off with pay.

Why the HELL is that a problem????

If they wanted to make December 1st "Liberal" day and we all got the day off with pay, *I* certainly would not give a rat's ass.

Criminy...
Case in point: RI was the last state in the Union to celebrate VJ day on the second Monday in August....(funny that all other states...even the Red ones had abandoned this non-PC holiday)
I worked in RI many years...the place was in full holiday mode 15-20 years ago on that day. Then over the last 10 years or so, libs complained it was not PC to call it VJ Day...whatever...so it became Victory Day...then as the years went by, less companies were comfortable celebrating it...It's now called Bay Day and RI has completely fudged it to be the Governor's holiday of free beach admission.


WTH
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:44:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
The Shool Districy here swithed Columbus day out for MLK day



They traded an Italian for an African American???





WTH!!!
I feel unrepresented! I am of Italian Heritage! I am owed a holiday!!! I want Lasagna day! Yeah!

Hmph!

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:46:54 PM EDT
what "holiday"?

most of us just go to work on Columbus day like any other day.

you just can't get your money out of the bank or do any gov't dealings.
fantastic

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:52:51 PM EDT
Thats a local event, but it wasn't covered by the local media that I know of other than the college reporter who wrote that.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:55:18 PM EDT
I'd sooner see it called Smallpox Day than "Indigenous People's Day"

That sounds downright Communist.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:57:07 PM EDT
Conquered People Day
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:59:49 PM EDT
Whatever day they call it, I'm off Monday!

Yipee!

Danny
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:00:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By Quien:




Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:05:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
The Shool Districy here swithed Columbus day out for MLK day



They traded an Italian for an African American???





WTH!!!
I feel unrepresented! I am of Italian Heritage! I am owed a holiday!!! I want Lasagna day! Yeah!

Hmph!




You could but then you'd have to be Greek....or maybe Chinese..

Pasta
Pasta originated in China approximately 40 centuries ago and has wandered around the world. Some also think the word "lasagne" came from the Greek "lasanon," a chamber pot. The Romans adopted the word for any cooking pot; lasagne is the pasta dish cooked in the lasanum.
History of Pasta
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:07:56 PM EDT
Ho Plaza
"Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) held their annual rally yesterday on Ho Plaza"

Ho Chi Mihn

or

just plain "ho"
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:11:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
Ho Plaza
"Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) held their annual rally yesterday on Ho Plaza"

Ho Chi Mihn

or

just plain "ho"



No, it's called Ho Plaza. We also have the Kroch Library and the Johnson Museum. Names here are pretty fucked up
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:16:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
Found in the front page of the newspaper today. Utterly retarded

Native American Cornellians Protest Columbus Day
This “Resolution of Support” requests that the name “Columbus Day” be changed to “Indigenous People’s Day.”


How about we call it "Stone-Age Primative Hunter/Gatherer's Day"

Or "Barbaric Warring Tribes Perpetually At War Day"

Or "Savages, Animal-Worshipers and Scalpers Day"

Or my favorite (taken right from the words of the Declaration of Independence: "Merciless Indian Savages Day"


Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:20:02 PM EDT
This is the first time I've ever actually 'observed' Columbus day - back in WI it was just a day on a calander, and a bit in the lesson plan for elemetary school kids...

The Army, on the other hand, has another view of said holiday...

4 DAY WEEKEND!!!

From my observation, no one knows how to find more excuses to take the day off than the feds...

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:21:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:27:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Q3131A:

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By Quien:







Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:31:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _RAGNAR_:
Conquered People Day



+1

Should have fought harder, otherwise shut up as the winners get to decide things.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:32:58 PM EDT
They're not "native" if they came here from somewhere else.....


Columbus was pretty much a lost 'spainard' when he washed up on the shore here.


Leif Ericksson found North America in approx 1000. A.D / C.E.

1492 ws waaaay late.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:36:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:

Originally Posted By nightstalker:
Ho Plaza
"Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) held their annual rally yesterday on Ho Plaza"

Ho Chi Mihn

or

just plain "ho"



No, it's called Ho Plaza. We also have the Kroch Library and the Johnson Museum. Names here are pretty fucked up


Ho Plaza was named in 1995 for the family that donated $$ to the University; the family has had 4 CU alums since 1955.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:36:52 PM EDT
boo-hoo. I could give a fuck how they feel. They have their own laws on their reservations, they can make their own holidays, just don't expect me to change mine
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:39:01 PM EDT
I was born in the US, doesn't that make me a native?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:47:15 PM EDT

Donning signs that read such phrases as “I was not discovered,” “Eradicate injustice — stop celebrating Columbus Day” and “What did Columbus discover? That he was lost?” the Native American Students at Cornell (NASAC) held their annual rally yesterday on Ho Plaza in order to voice protest over the celebration of Columbus Day.



Umm, hey dickwad, Columbus landed in the Caribean.


Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:47:25 PM EDT
Well... Columbus wasn't all that great.


And he certainly doesn't have anything to with our nation's heritage.

So why celebrate it?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:02:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:41:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
I'd sooner see it called Smallpox Day than "Indigenous People's Day"

That sounds downright Communist.



We could give away blankets and shoot buffalo.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:47:10 PM EDT
As someone who's part Cherokee, I'm gonna go ahead and come out and say that "indigenous people's day" is about as fucking retarded as it gets. We celebrate Columbus Day as the day Columbus discovered America, not as a celebration of Columbus.

Yes, Columbus was an asshole, but he made one of the biggest discoveries in history.

Explain to me how George Washington is a terrorist.

Oh, and fuck y'all; buncha pink commie faggots.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:50:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Explain to me how George Washington is a terrorist.

He was white man.

Need more?

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:50:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 3:53:05 PM EDT by FLGreg]
Unbelievable.

If it weren’t for Columbus these savages would still be living in animal skin huts, trading beads to one another living a pre-Bronze Age existence using stones and wood for tools.

If it weren’t for Columbus they wouldn’t have gotten casinos. How about "fire water"?

What are they going to want to take away from us next? Talk Like a Pirate Day?

Freaking ingrates….we ought to put them all on a boat and send them back to where they came from.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:00:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
The Shool Districy here swithed Columbus day out for MLK day



They traded an Italian for an African American???





WTH!!!
I feel unrepresented! I am of Italian Heritage! I am owed a holiday!!! I want Lasagna day! Yeah!

Hmph!



According to my old highschool columbus was hispanic. Atleast they mentioned him during hispanic heritage month or week.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:14:54 PM EDT
I love it when the cracker heads show themselves.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:40:31 PM EDT
My local Mattress Sale still says Columbus Day Special. Until that changes they are SOL.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:59:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Explain to me how George Washington is a terrorist.

He was white man.

Need more?




You forgot to add that he was a southerner (and therefore a racist)
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:02:57 PM EDT
Bunch of sore losers, go have a drink or something.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:09:26 PM EDT
What's Columbus Day to me? A day off dammit! I, nor any of my ancesters, have ever folded, spindled or mutilated any indigenous peoples.

Signed,
Irish American
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:09:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLGreg:
Unbelievable.

If it weren’t for Columbus these savages would still be living in animal skin huts, trading beads to one another living a pre-Bronze Age existence using stones and wood for tools.

...



Your ancestors lived the same way.

Nothing wrong with that lifestyle.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:10:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Minuteman419:
Whatever day they call it, I'm off Monday!

Yipee!

Danny



Same here. 4 day weekend!



Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:12:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:

Originally Posted By Quien:



+
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:14:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:


Yes, Columbus was an asshole, but he made one of the biggest discoveries in history.



Columbus was 400+ years too late.


http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/vinland.html

The Vikings were here in approx the year 1000
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:14:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By _RAGNAR_:
Conquered People Sore Losers' Day



The truth is obvious....

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:14:57 PM EDT
Let's see were the Native Americans all friendly and brothers to each other? Are there any examples of one tribe wiping out another?
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:32:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:41:28 PM EDT by kar98k]

Originally Posted By PlaymoreMinds:

Originally Posted By NonConformist:
The Shool Districy here swithed Columbus day out for MLK day



They traded an Italian for an African American???


hinking.gif


WTH!!!
I feel unrepresented! I am of Italian Heritage! I am owed a holiday!!! I want Lasagna day! Yeah!

Hmph!

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Another Pastafarian tries to force his religious views on the rest of us.

http://www.venganza.org/images/wallpapers/th_WWFSMD2.jpg

www.venganza.org/

Added: who knew it ould be so hard to spell Pastafarian? Sheeeesh.
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