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.