When I was a kid, I didn’t really know how to celebrate Columbus Day. I don’t remember whether or not we got off school that day, but beyond that I had no idea how to celebrate. However, I’ve got a new way to celebrate: listening to all the people complain about Columbus Day.
I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you, that’s what people are doing today. Well, the few people who get this off aren’t complaining as much, but even they seem to be complaining. You know the drill: Chris didn’t discover America and we shouldn’t have parades and such for him, he committed horrible acts, and so on. I wouldn’t dispute any of that, but I just don’t feel much of a need to complain about Columbus Day.
Frankly, if I wasn’t checking out who feel this strongly about a figure who I don’t feel all that strongly about, I’d celebrate with Flip Wilson. I always loved his Christopher Columbus sketch. It seems like a lot more fun way to celebrate the day.
Regardless, some people feel pretty strongly about this whole day. Some people want to honor Columbus, and some people really don’t want to remember the guy at all (or remember the terrible things he did). I just don’t feel that strongly about the holiday. I don’t have any arguments against the flaws of Columbus, but I don’t see a real need to erase him from the calendar when it doesn’t seem to matter much anyway.
Guess it just doesn’t concern me that much. I’ll just leave all that to the people who do have feelings on Columbus.