I think this "holiday"
should be called "Be Slightly Ashamed of Your Italian Heritage Day," or maybe "Fuck Indigenous People in The Fuckin' Ear Day."
It's not breaking news that Columbus didn't discover shit, except maybe a more efficient way of killing people off en masse. Italians created the best thing in the world...pizza...and Italian-Americans (or at least a large contingent of them, to which I clearly do not belong) choose to celebrate a genocide rather than that? We can claim Michaelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci, and you choose Columbus as your hero? That's fucking great, kids. Thanks a ton.
It's interesting to me that under international law, as established after the Yalta Conference in 1945, it is illegal to venerate or celebrate genocide and/or perpetrators of genocide. (Look it up, if you don't believe me. G'head.) And yet, here we are, in 2007, still waving flags for Christopher fucking Columbus. Do you think that someday there will be an Adolph Hitler Day, that includes a parade in New York City where the mayor marches along waving a Nazi flag?
I'd like to say I'm sure that won't happen, but we live in a world where Dubya got elected. Twice.
Hey, but you know what's awesome?? KITTENS!!! WOOOO!!!
Labels: douchebaggery, kittens