Scott Eric Kaufman is one of those people I truly hope is cynically peddling faux outrage in order to make a decent living. If he is actually triggered by these things he writes about, I don't know how he makes it through the day.
Today's crime against humanity is the hashtag #ColumbusWasAHero. Kaufman kvetches:
Despite the fact that it’s pretty much inarguable at this point that Christopher Columbus was a monster of historical proportions — the debate is, at this point, how great of one he was, comparatively speaking — there are many people who still vehemently defend him as a sort of sad proxy of their childhood or ideology.There follows the typical Point and Sputter treatment as Kaufman declares he is shocked, just shocked at right wingers posting obviously true things such as: "Dear Columbus: thank you for helping civilize this continent. We are better off for it."
[Twitter embraces - and unloads on - the #ColumbusWasAHero hashtag campaign, October 12, 2015]
Happy Columbus Day everyone. #ColumbusWasAHero. And as long as the real America remains, we'll honor the Admiral of the Ocean Sea.
The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria