Surprise That Columbus Day Is Even Around Anymore To Discuss Abolishing

I’ve been seeing a lot of discussion recently about abolishing Columbus Day. I definitely understand the arguments; Columbus was a monster. I’m just kind of surprised that there is even a Columbus Day to argue against. I didn’t know there was any observances related to this, but there apparently are at least bank or government closings or something. I remember the day being a thing when I was a kid, but I didn’t even know anyone was observing it anymore. I thought it had just faded away.

I wouldn’t even know how to observe Columbus Day if I wanted to, which I don’t. The only thing it makes me think of is the Flip Wilson sketch:

I just can’t believe Columbus Day is still a thing. I didn’t think there was anything left to abolish. Heck, if it hadn’t been for all the arguments I was seeing for abolishing the day, I wouldn’t have even known it was Columbus Day at all.

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About David S. Atkinson

David S. Atkinson enjoys typing about himself in the third person, although he does not generally enjoy speaking in such a fashion. However, he is concerned about the Kierkegaard quote "Once you label me you negate me." He worries that if he attempts to define himself he will, in fact, nullify his existence...
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