THE TRUTH ABOUT COLUMBUS DAY
The Truth About Columbus
Christopher Columbus, whose real name is Cristobol Colon, of course did not discover America in 1492. In fact, he never claimed to have done so; white historians did it for him. Indigenous people and Afrikans were already living in the western hemisphere, thousands of years before his expedition.
Colon never stepped foot on the American mainland. He landed in the Caribbean islands.
Upon landing there, he received reports of Afrikans having visited there before Colon's voyages.
In fact, ancient Afrikans had traveled to the western hemisphere at least two thousand years before Colon was born. Afrikans, (ancient Kemetics (Egyptians)), had also sailed to the Pacific Islands at least 1,000 years before Colon was born.
Colon praised the hospitality of the Indigenous people, yet said that they had to be destroyed in order to take control of the wealth of the lands.
Colon came to the western hemisphere by mistake. He was searching for the "East" looking for, among other things, spices and other commodities to help a starving Europe to preserve their meats.
Since Europeans did not, at that time, have knowledge of longitude and latitude, Colon ended up sailing West to the Caribbean Islands. Arriving there, he called the Indigenous people "Indians", thinking he was in the Asian country of India. Thus, he re-named all of the Indigenous people "Indians" which was not their natural names. He later had Afrikan navigators on board who knew longitude and latitude.
Prior to sailing to the West, Colon sailed along the coast of West Afrika, capturing Afriknas for enslavement in Portugal.
Enslavement of Afrikans and Indigenous people in the West was facilitated by Papal Bulles (bulletins/edicts) issued by Popes of the Christian Roman Catholic Church. In 1455, the Pope issued a bulle to Portugal that authorized it to reduce to servitude (enslave) "infidels" (non-christian) people. This was followed by a Papl bulle issued by Pope Innocent VIII in 1491 that divided the world into two halves for the purpose of enslaving Afrikan and Indigenous people. The Pope gave the eastern half (Afrika, etc.) to Portugal, and the western half (the Americas, ect.) to Spain. Colon came to the Americas representing Spain. Britain, France, and other enslaving European countries did not follow this protocol and the mad dash to slice up the world for European benefit began and its damaging effects persist to this day.
The significance of Cristobol Colon's voyages to the western hemisphere, is that this opened up Afrika and the Americas to mass murder, rape, destruction of entire cultures, stolen wealth of the people, and mass enslavement of Afrikans and the Indigenous people of the Americas for hundreds of years by Europeans. European profits from enslavement were upwards of 5000 percent!!
Dr. Cheikh Anta Diop has esteimated that upwards of 300 MILLION Afrikans lost their lives during the 400+ years of European enslavement.
Many Indigenous people of the Caribbean Islands were totally destroyed by European enslavement.
It is this mass enslavement that provided America and Europe with the vast resources of wealth, natural resources, and free labor that enabled them to gain world domination on the backs of Afrikan and other Indigenous people of the world.
To Afrikans, celebrating Columbus Day is celebrating the mass destruction of your own people! Columbus Day ought to be a day of mourning, not of celebration.
~~~~~~Kwasi Imhotep (kwasimhotep at aol.com)
"Capitalism and Slavery" by Eric Williams
"They Came Before Columbus" by Prof. Ivan Van Sertima
"Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust" by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
"The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews" by The Nation of Islam
"Ancient Egyptian Survivals in the Pacific" by R. A. Jairazbhoy
"Early America Revisited" by Prof. Ivan Van Sertima
"Criminalizing A Race" by Dr. Charshee C. L. McIntyre