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Some are now calling Columbus Day "Indigenous Peoples Day," but to me it will always be "Genocide day," as in this Kurt Vonnegut quote from Breakfast of Champions:

"[T]eachers of children in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492


"The teachers told the children this was when America
had been discovered by human beings.

"Actually, millions of human beings were living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply the date when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."
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My favorite Columbus Day quote:

"[T]eachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards everywhere

and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

"The teachers told the children that this was when America was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.

That was simply the date that sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."



—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
franklanguage: (TrilogyofTerror)
"Teachers of children
in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere
and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

The teachers told the children that this was the date the continent
was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading
full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."


—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
franklanguage: (TrilogyofTerror)
"Teachers of children
in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere
and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

The teachers told the children that this was the date the continent
was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading
full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."


—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
franklanguage: (TrilogyofTerror)
I almost forgot to post this:

"Teachers of children
in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere
and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

The teachers told the children that this was the date the continent
was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading
full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."

—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
franklanguage: (TrilogyofTerror)
I almost forgot to post this:

"Teachers of children
in the United States of America
wrote this date on blackboards everywhere
and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy:

1492

The teachers told the children that this was the date the continent
was discovered by human beings.

Actually, millions of human beings were leading
full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492.
That was simply when sea pirates came to cheat and rob and kill them."

—from Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
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