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.


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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