530 Years After 1492: On Columbus Day, Biden Is Still Going On About "Indigenous People's Day"
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Today, the NYT has an article on ”Indigenous People’s Day,” a holiday about hating the Historic American Nation, and the settlement of the Americas by non-cannibal, non-savage Europeans:

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Explained

Many cities and states are observing the day. Here’s some of the history behind it.

By Melina Delkic, October 9, 2022

Here’s the NYT’s explanation:

One year after President Biden became the first U.S. president to formally commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, more than a dozen states recognize some version of the holiday in lieu of Columbus Day.

More than 130 cities have adopted the holiday, choosing to heed calls from Indigenous groups and other activists not to celebrate Christopher Columbus, the Italian navigator after whom the holiday is named. They say he brought genocide and colonization to communities that had been in the Americas for thousands of years. Many around the country, however, still celebrate Columbus Day or Italian Heritage Day as a point of pride.

Some members of Indigenous communities say recognizing the day, which this year is on Monday, Oct. 10, does not go far enough. It is not yet a federal holiday, though there are two bills in Congress—one each in the House and Senate—that propose to make it one. Here is more background.

Last year at this time, Biden pushed anti-white hate not only in his ”Indigenous People’s Day” Proclamation, but in the Columbus Day proclamation.

Today, we also acknowledge the painful history of wrongs and atrocities that many European explorers inflicted on Tribal Nations and Indigenous communities. It is a measure of our greatness as a Nation that we do not seek to bury these shameful episodes of our past—that we face them honestly, we bring them to the light, and... blah blah blah blah

[A Proclamation on Columbus Day, 2021, October 8, 2021, emphases added throughout]

This year, it’s not that bad:

In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from the Spanish port of Palos de la Frontera on behalf of Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand II, but his roots trace back to Genoa, Italy.  blah blah blah blah His voyage inspired many others to follow and ultimately contributed to the founding of America, which has been a beacon for immigrants across the world.

Many of these immigrants were Italian, and for generations, Italian immigrants have harnessed blah blah blah blah

Things have not always been easy; prejudice and violence often stalled the promise of equal opportunity.  In fact, Columbus Day was created by President Harrison in 1892 in response to the anti-Italian motivated lynching of 11 Italian Americans in New Orleans in 1891.  During World War II, Italian Americans were even targeted as enemy aliens.  blah blah blah blah The Italian American community is also a cornerstone of our Nation’s close and enduring relationship with Italy blah blah blah blah.  Today, the partnership between Italy and the United States is at the heart of our efforts to tackle the most pressing global challenges of our time, including supporting Ukraine as it defends its freedom and democracy blah blah blah blah.

[A Proclamation on Columbus Day, 2022,  October 7, 2022]

This version, instead of emphasizing the ”evils” done to the Natives, emphasizes the evils done by the ”nativists”—including FDR’s wartime surveillance of actual Fascists (the reason Italian Americans were ”targeted as enemy aliens” is because many of them supported Mussolini, see Fascism and Italian American Culture, Centro Primo Levi, September 2016). 

It’s all about hating on the Historic American Nation, part of what we call the Coalition of The Fringes—there aren’t actually that many Indians, but other resentful minorities have taken up their cause.

At VDARE.com, we prefer the American cause, and the American People. In that spirit, I’d like to wish all our Italian-American and American-American readers a Happy Columbus Day!

Previous Columbus Day Coverage

Five Columbus Day stories by the late Comanche writer, patriot, and friend of VDARE.com, David Yeagley:

Stories by American non-Indians—or “white people,” as we’re known:

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