Who Was Christopher Columbus?

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Not long ago, the idea of Americans tearing down Christopher Columbus's statue was unthinkable. Then it actually happened. Here's why Columbus deserves to be remembered. Spread the word!

Czar Nikolai III
Czar Nikolai III 7 цагийн өмнө
Yea he totally didn’t sell child sex slaves.
amiibo acid
amiibo acid 7 цагийн өмнө
Reason 1. He was bad at math. Reason 2. He cheated on his wife. Reason 3. He died in ignorance
Иосиф Медведев
Иосиф Медведев 15 цагийн өмнө
Captain Axe
Captain Axe 16 цагийн өмнө
Didnt he kill sevral natives
Emmanuel Quiros
Emmanuel Quiros 20 цагийн өмнө
new evidence suggest that Columbus was a Portuguese spy born in Portugal Cuba an that's why he name Cuba island that
özgur ülke
özgur ülke 20 цагийн өмнө
think best way to remember people like Christopher Columbus is pursuing his legacy. Maybe Nasa or space exploration is the place where Columbus legacy is residing today and Trump administration has already allocated huge funds for space exploration. Don't become obsessed with those idiots who is tearing down his statue.
PearItUp4 23 цагийн өмнө
This is like the most brain smoothing, uneducated video if you actually know history.
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 5 минутын өмнө
Still light years more accurate than the revisionist Adam Ruins garbage pile.
Jesper Maibom
Jesper Maibom Өдрийн өмнө
Because of him millions of native american is not here today, he was a cruel man Even by old standarts and because of him spain colonised the New world and that is why latin america is poor today
AirPlayRule 2 өдрийн өмнө
Spoken like a true channel that sees everything as left vs. right instead of right over wrong. I'm not a leftist, and im find with people questioning all soruces including wikiepdia, but I knew this video would be so short/biased, without facts, that I had to share some stuff from online (here is parts from wikipedia, which seems to source its stuff here): Historians have criticized Columbus for initiating colonization and for abuse of natives.[196][78][197][198] On St. Croix, Columbus let his friend Michele de Cueno keep an indigenous woman he captured, then, by his own account, brutally raped her.[95] Tony Horwitz notes that this is the first recorded instance of sexuality between a European and Native American.[199] The punishment for an indigenous person failing to fill their hawk's bell of gold dust every three months was cutting off the hands of those without tokens, letting them bleed to death.[78][200] Thousands of natives are thought to have committed suicide by poison to escape their persecution.[108] The neutrality and accuracy of Bobadilla's 48-page report accusing Columbus and his brothers of using torture and mutilation to govern Hispaniola have been disputed by historians, given the anti-Italian sentiment of the Spaniards and Bobadilla's desire to take over Columbus' position.[201][202][203] Consuelo Varela, a Spanish historian who has seen the report, states that "Columbus's government was characterised by a form of tyranny. Even those who loved him had to admit the atrocities that had taken place."[137] Some accounts of the alleged brutality of Columbus and his brothers may be part of the Black Legend, an alleged intentional defamation of Spain,[204][205][206] while others challenge the genocide narrative.[103][207] Some historians have argued that, while brutal, Columbus was simply a product of his time, and being a figure of the 15th century, should not be judged by the morality of the 20th century.[208] Others openly defend colonization. Spanish ambassador María Jesús Figa López-Palop claims, "Normally we melded with the cultures in America, we stayed there, we spread our language and culture and religion."[209] Horwitz asserts that paternalistic attitudes were often characteristic of the colonists themselves.[210] Historian James W. Loewen asserts that "Columbus not only sent the first slaves across the Atlantic, he probably sent more slaves-about five thousand-than any other individual."[211] Depopulation Further information: Taino § Depopulation Modern estimates for the pre-Columbian population of Hispaniola vary from several hundred thousand to more than a million.[120] Some estimate that a third or more of the 250,000-300,000 natives in Haiti were dead within the first two years of Columbus's governorship,[78][108] many from lethal forced labour in the mines, in which a third of workers died every six months.[212] Within three decades, the surviving Arawak population numbered only in the hundreds;[212] "virtually every member of the gentle race ... had been wiped out."[108] Indirect evidence suggests that some serious illness may have arrived with the 1,500 colonists who accompanied Columbus's second expedition in 1493.[210] Charles C. Mann writes that "It was as if the suffering these diseases had caused in Eurasia over the past millennia were concentrated into the span of decades."[213] According to the historian Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, by 1548, 56 years after Columbus landed, and 42 years after he died, fewer than 500 Taíno were living on the island.[214] The indigenous population was reduced by some 90% overall in the century following Columbus's arrival.[215] Disease, warfare and harsh enslavement contributed to the depopulation.[210][216][217][218] Within indigenous circles, Columbus is often viewed as a key agent of genocide.[219] Samuel Eliot Morison, a Harvard historian and author of a multivolume biography on Columbus, writes, "The cruel policy initiated by Columbus and pursued by his successors resulted in complete genocide."[220] According to Noble David Cook, "There were too few Spaniards to have killed the millions who were reported to have died in the first century after Old and New World contact". He instead estimates that the death toll was caused by smallpox,[221] the first pandemic of European endemic diseases, which struck Hispaniola after the arrival of Hernán Cortés in 1519.[222][223] According to some estimates, smallpox had an 80-90% fatality rate in Native American populations.[224] The natives had no acquired immunity to these new diseases and suffered high fatalities. There is also evidence that they had poor diets and were overworked.[104][225][226] Historian Andrés Reséndez of University of California, Davis, says the available evidence suggests "slavery has emerged as major killer" of the indigenous populations of the Caribbean between 1492 and 1550 more so than diseases such as smallpox, influenza and malaria.[227] He says that indigenous populations did not experience a rebound like European populations did following the Black Death because unlike the latter, the former were subjected to deadly forced labour in gold and silver mines on a massive scale.[228] The diseases that devastated the Native Americans came in multiple waves at different times, sometimes as much as centuries apart, which would mean that survivors of one disease may have been killed by others, preventing the population from recovering.[229]
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 29 минутын өмнө
To unequivocally discredit Columbus without studying the documents sources is unreliable at best. You rely on heavily disputed (left leaning) Wikipedia selective sources. It is common knowledge that Las Casas who translated Columbus journals paraphrased and exaggerated translations of the journals to fit his agenda. Also many documents written about Columbus were penned by his chief political rival Francisco de Bobadilla (Las Casas boss) hardly a credible source. Most of these texts written by Bobadilla accused Columbus as a tyrant. It’s also proven the English who had a considerable anti-Spanish bias had absolutely no problem falsifying information regarding Columbus voyage and colonization of Hispaniola. The majority of the ill informed are blaming Columbus for the things he didn’t do. It was primarily the people who came after, the colonists, the atrocities of the Spaniard Nicolas de Ovando come to mind. Most of which you stated is highly debatable. Stating everything as fact is misleading and disingenuous.
Lord Cthulhu Umaru-kun
Lord Cthulhu Umaru-kun 8 цагийн өмнө
Oh look! Another people who doesn't know how to use citations in Wikipedia! Anyways good work @Air
John Smith
John Smith Өдрийн өмнө
Prajjur You is intent on dividing Americans.
Cereal Cereal
Cereal Cereal Өдрийн өмнө
Wikipedia huh
AP P Өдрийн өмнө
You could have sourced actual websites with actual translations from his journals and info than use a cheap way of using Wikipedia as it can be changed by any side
Ethan Yoesting
Ethan Yoesting 2 өдрийн өмнө
They left out that he killed native Americans. He also had slaves.
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 24 минутын өмнө
Majority of deaths caused by Columbus were directly related to disease. There was no mass killing or genocide as the uneducated are lead to believe. Columbus was looking to subjugate the natives whether by religion or enslavement which is still disputed. At the end of the day dead natives can’t make you money. Which is the only reason Spain funded this voyage in the first place.
Daniel Lim
Daniel Lim 10 цагийн өмнө
That's a total lie
Alexander Peralta9
Alexander Peralta9 Өдрийн өмнө
@Noah Sanders oh hell ya let go boys we about that slaves stuff lol
Noah Sanders
Noah Sanders Өдрийн өмнө
@Keith Davis You can search up his own diary where he speaks of immediatly slaving indiginous populations. Columbus landed roughly in the Bahama's area and immediatly got to work enslaving ppl to bring back to Europe as trophies. He was still a horrible colonizer, altho he did not reach mainland America.
Keith Davis
Keith Davis 2 өдрийн өмнө
Hate to bust your 'I'm so woke" headspace, but Columbus did not even set foot on American soil, let alone kill native Americans. He didn't even know there was a North American continent. He didn't have slaves, but he did however allow but not sanction his men from 'aquiring' natives for sex and sport. A lot of the 'bad press' was reported by a sailor, later a monk, that was disillusioned by the horrific treatment of indigenous peoples under Columbus's local gov't administration. Stop spreading lies, find out the facts and spread them instead.
ShadowJedi007 3 өдрийн өмнө
This video was pointless compared to other good content they have on here.
Allen Smith
Allen Smith 3 өдрийн өмнө
This video is riddled with lies. Wtf. One thing is for certain this video will not “educate” anyone with facts.
Allen Smith
Allen Smith 3 өдрийн өмнө
Jon Doe he kidnapped natives, murdered a lot of them and explored the Americas. He built forts (settlements). He took hostages to Spain and came back with more ships to roam the islands looking for gold, whilst taking women and children as sex slaves. He also took men to sell on for slavery in Spain. So unless you really want to defend a slaver, who was a murder, paedophile and pretty much started the transatlantic slave trade. I’d check who has the “low IQ” here doooooeeeee.
Jon Doe
Jon Doe 3 өдрийн өмнө
Oh please enlighten us low IQ Allen on just what the truth is?
I don’t Care anymore
I don’t Care anymore 3 өдрийн өмнө
But the settlement he did ford abused natives and his work for the spanish led to worse things happening after his death
Omrixpo 4 өдрийн өмнө
wow this video literally sucks. Uneducated idiots who lie manage this channel. I’m 15 and i can explain it better. Literally terrible
Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet 4 өдрийн өмнө
Actually Christopher Columbus was in an Albanian, get it right Prager “university”
Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet 3 өдрийн өмнө
@Pablo Navarra it was joke
Pablo Navarra
Pablo Navarra 4 өдрийн өмнө
Shawn P
Shawn P 4 өдрийн өмнө
Explorer, Discoverer and became a hero, because he was searching for a safe route to India using modern understanding of the world and went west rather than east. At that time traders were being attacked going the other route. In the process he unintentionally brought the discovery of the North American continent to Europe. He was a pioneer of epic proportions.
Lucky Luke
Lucky Luke 5 өдрийн өмнө
People need to pay respect
Luke White
Luke White 5 өдрийн өмнө
He was a murderous lunatic who didn't find America or even step foot in America, history is history
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
LOL history is history but you just repeated the fantasy tale.
SuperThunderGoodGuy 5 өдрийн өмнө
These statues should be put in museums. You also forgot the part that Columbus killed and enslaved millions of natives. I’m Italian American but he dosent represent my ancestors values.
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
All you wrote is false.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
Eh, you have no say in your ancestor's values, only your own.
Smelly Man
Smelly Man 5 өдрийн өмнө
Ummmm u forgot to mention the time he sent tone of native Americans to an island to mine for gold if they didn’t get a certain amount every month they would be beaten sometimes punished with death
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
You've been reading too many fairy tales.
skittelzmusic 6 өдрийн өмнө
Indigenous Peoples Day 🙏🏽
Andre JC
Andre JC 6 өдрийн өмнө
The vocal fry is strong with this one.
Nick Contessa
Nick Contessa 6 өдрийн өмнө
You forgot all of the horrible things he had done which largely outweigh the good. You didn't even list many beneficial reasons, lmfao.
Elon Chan
Elon Chan 6 өдрийн өмнө
You know what else was common knowledge? The size of the earth, and yet, he denied science and came up with a dangerous and harmful conclusion leaving many victims. Denying science and killing millions... sounds familiar
Elon Chan
Elon Chan 5 өдрийн өмнө
@The Legendary Life of Leah look it up, this wasn’t a theory, you don’t calculate the circumference of the earth based off a theory, you use geometry based off the difference in the angles coming off of 2 sundials placed a far distance apart
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Elon Chan everyone had different theories back then, and that was not a main scientifc theory. I don't think you would have believed it either back then. You only agree now because you know. You can't criticize someone unless you are in the exact same situation.
Elon Chan
Elon Chan 5 өдрийн өмнө
@The Legendary Life of Leah Eratosthenes nailed it to an accuracy of about 2.5% over 200 years before the birth of Christ. Christopher decided that the Greek mathematician were wrong based completely off of conjecture
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
No. It doesn't. You didn't even accurately describe the situation. No one believed the earth was that big, even the scientists.
Jeremy S
Jeremy S 6 өдрийн өмнө
And the truth will set you free.
Michael Loconti
Michael Loconti 6 өдрийн өмнө
Although I did hear he did some horrible tuff to the Natives on the islands he landed on and the Queen of spain found out
UnseenBBQ 6 өдрийн өмнө
"I am literally Christopher Columbus." --Adolf Hitler
Andrew Galliano
Andrew Galliano 7 өдрийн өмнө
www.biography.com/explorer/christopher-columbus He set out for Asia and missed it by 10,000 miles because he didn't believe the Earth's actual size. So you can put that in the anti-science column. He also begged rich people to fund his ships and stole what he wasn't given. Basically a 15th century BLM protestor and scam artist. He was so bad at his job that Spain sent officials to the New World to arrest him and bring him back to Europe for trial. He was a hack that got famous because Italian immigrants needed something to feel proud about. I'm of Italian descent and even I recognize him for what he was, or wasn't to be more accurate.
Alexander Bazan
Alexander Bazan 7 өдрийн өмнө
Mhmm as part Taino, I will have to formally disagree with your reasons why he was a good guy.
Megan Brown
Megan Brown 7 өдрийн өмнө
Ok boomer
Ron Rogers
Ron Rogers 7 өдрийн өмнө
ISIS destroyed statues of historical figures too
S. VASH 7 өдрийн өмнө
What we should really learn from Columbus is his determination. Before his first voyage literally everyone think he's crazy. No sailor was willing to go with him so he had to recruit convicts on death row. But even they don't trust Columbus and almost got him killed. Despite all this, Columbus "never surrender" and in the end he finally proved to these plebs that they're wrong. We raised the statues of him because we want our children to have the courage to stick to what is right even if the whole world is against them.
Sean P
Sean P 7 өдрийн өмнө
no evidence columbus was born in genoa.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
No evidence Obama was born in the US
orosia abadias poch
orosia abadias poch 7 өдрийн өмнө
Hispanidad : mnpost.info/zone/Z7O7pJ3OrMqlmpQ/video
Lizy Latiff
Lizy Latiff 7 өдрийн өмнө
I don’t agree with this one. I’m from PR and the reason why our natives are gone is due to Columbus arrival among other things.
Gianni Marco
Gianni Marco 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Liam I agree!
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Gianni Marco As with most past events (before the Internet era), we can never really know what happened. But in the case of Columbus and his expeditions, one has to judge and assess who reports what and how, who are the people "interpreting" the evidence, namely his journals. And it is plain to see who are the ones trying to turn this man into a Hitler xD and why they do that.
Gianni Marco
Gianni Marco 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Liam Thank you! So many people hate on Columbus for things he supposedly thought or said, not for what he actually did personally.
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Gianni Marco Also, it is false. He didn't support slavery in his journals. That's one of the countless misconstructions about this man and about this historical event. He has been grossly mistranslated time and time again.
Gianni Marco
Gianni Marco 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Danny Agunbia So his writing that he supported slavery of the natives means that Columbus killed natives and he personally committed genocide? Also, slavery has existed in EVERY SOCIETY since the beginning of time. Historically, no one is innocent of this horrific institution, but only white Europeans are being held accountable.
When 7 өдрийн өмнө
I think Columbus is a pretty neutral guy I don't see why anyone would celebrate or hate him . Whatever he did was the norm of the time. Killings of technologically inferior or nomadic people's wasn't seen as crime back then , if you do that now you should be hanged but back then this wasn't the case
When 5 өдрийн өмнө
@ParHarvinger ok understood
ParHarvinger 5 өдрийн өмнө
It was though. It was very much seen as barbaric and sick. Just because he did it doesn't mean everyone was fully aware of every action he took when he took them across the ocean. People were so blown away from the fact he reached a new continent I doubt the accounts of his genocide was really looked at thoroughly until the hype of the new world began to die down. It was normal for alot of people in power to partake in playing God with a less advanced people. Definently didn't make everyone accept what they did as normal since I doubt they would've wanted people back home to know what they did to another people. Hypothetically if it was normal and accepted to commit genocide on natives for everyone, then it shouldn't be an excuse to justify. Whole point is that we learn from that kind of history of what we shouldn't do and what we should. Neutral back then but should be hanged now is just a horrible way to dismiss something you've just acknowledged was bad enough to be hanged for but only in this time.
TheZeus826 7 өдрийн өмнө
What does Christopher Columbus have to do with American history? Columbus never stepped foot in North America.
Andrew Lemerond
Andrew Lemerond 8 өдрийн өмнө
Good grief, no one cared about Columbus Day until people started saying we should remove it. Yet another example of PragerU’s needlessly contrarian tendencies
Phanitejaswi kolli
Phanitejaswi kolli 8 өдрийн өмнө
Ok why did US celebrating his Day, let's stop celebrating idiots like him
fearlessmash 8 өдрийн өмнө
1:50 he established a long term colony on his 2nd expedition thou
Texas Quesadilla
Texas Quesadilla 8 өдрийн өмнө
Libtards destroyed
ROBERT Venegas
ROBERT Venegas 8 өдрийн өмнө
Tearing down the statue's. Attacking Church figures and the Church now. The work of communist. My fellow Americans. Please wake up.
Deon Vasquez
Deon Vasquez 8 өдрийн өмнө
So y'all going to leave out what he did to the Taino people? PogU
Victor 8 өдрийн өмнө
You forgot to mention the Taino people genocide that Colombus started when he arrived. Just saying, tell the full story.
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
Oh please, you tell us the full fairy tale.
william scarbrough
william scarbrough 7 өдрийн өмнө
You accused Columbus of genocide why don't you back up your claim. Where do you get your information?
Gregory Grimm
Gregory Grimm 8 өдрийн өмнө
Too vanilla. Hardly addresses the serious objections people have against Columbus statues. He did enslave natives, did he not? I'm not for tearing the statues down, but I'm not for glossing over legitimate objections, either.
Joshua Fields
Joshua Fields 8 өдрийн өмнө
People should know their history plain and simple
David Gover
David Gover 8 өдрийн өмнө
Why are there Biden ads running in front of this video?
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
Because this video is political, thus will have political ads. Biden pays for ads, so he gets some slots. I didn't see a Biden ad. It is random. MNpost does good. It shows the ads of anyone who pays. Capitalism works here. But one ad I see too much is the Levi's ad. How much did they pay for it to be shown to me every video?
Kian Banihashem
Kian Banihashem 8 өдрийн өмнө
You guys do realize Christopher Columbus and the Spanish were responsible for so many Native American deaths? If you count the diseases the Spanish brought to the Americas millions died because of him. Stop celebrating him like he's some hero the only reason he found any land was because of his lust for gold, wealth, and power. This video just mentions things it thinks make him look good. Read this article before replying with anything: rapidcityjournal.com/lifestyles/people/top-5-atrocities-committed-by-christopher-columbus/collection_76ebb2b8-f63d-11e3-a137-001a4bcf887a.html#5
Kian Banihashem
Kian Banihashem 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Jacob Blackard Thanks I'm glad someone agrees with me
Jacob Blackard
Jacob Blackard 8 өдрийн өмнө
I completely agree with you 100 percent
Sin City Color Pop
Sin City Color Pop 8 өдрийн өмнө
This is missing so many important facts. Like he wasn’t the first person to discover America. So why is he celebrated? Why not those who came before him? He may not have explored the US but he brought with him many ships full of people. They didn’t all leave. People blame him for the actions of those he left behind. Had he not brought them in the first place they couldn’t have caused harm.
eblanco78 8 өдрийн өмнө
12 October...DAY OF SORROW...
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
You can suffer if you want. Many people celebrate.
Adam Lee
Adam Lee 8 өдрийн өмнө
All of the Facts that PragerU Provides has shown that Columbus Day should Not be a National American Holiday! Christopher Columbus's Voyage had No Direct or Indirect significance on the Creation of the United States or it's History!! Also Columbus Day is Majority seen as a Day off for Government Employee's! That's all, very few if anyone even Celebrates Christopher Columbus So the fact that City's even built Statues Honoring Columbus is a waste of Taxpayer Funds!!
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Adam Lee because you are so hateful for Columbus, you are blind to the truth. You only see the truth when it applies to your ideals, just like dems do. Don't lie about history and truth, and don't act dumb. If you don't like the fact that Columbus built a bridge between the new and old world, tough sh**. It is a fact. The USA was created because of that connection of people. We could care less who actually discovered America; we care about who made the bridge. With that bridge, good and bad have occurred, but freedom is ours, the Americans', if we defend it. The marble the statue is made of does not contribute to the creation of the US, but what it stands for does. So you can knock down our statues, but we will build them up again. Americans, the true Americans, can not be deterred from their promised liberty. So even if the truth hurts you (I don't know why it would; we learn from the good and bad decisions from those before us), you can't deny it, or else, you're nothing more than a liar.
Adam Lee
Adam Lee 5 өдрийн өмнө
@The Legendary Life of Leah What does that have to Do with American Taxpayers paying for a Statute that has Nothing to do with American History?
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
@Adam Lee if he doesn't have anything to with American history, then you can go rediscover your ancestry and go back to Europe or wherever your ancestors came from.
Adam Lee
Adam Lee 5 өдрийн өмнө
@The Legendary Life of Leah No We Shouldn't have to had to Pay any Taxes to put it Up! So if the Statute gets Knocked down it shouldn't be put back Up!! Columbus has Nothing to do with American History So there's No reason Why Taxpayers should pay for a Statute commemorating him!!
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
So knock down the statues and make us pay more taxes to fix and clean them. Good move.
Gianni Marco
Gianni Marco 8 өдрийн өмнө
The hatred of Columbus is a hatred of Italians by people PRETENDING to not be racist.
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 13 минутын өмнө
Exactly. The federal government created Columbus Day as a way to pay tribute to the 11 Italians who were wrongfully lynched in New Orleans in 1891. It’s original intention was to celebrate Italian American pride.
Eldritch Mosaic
Eldritch Mosaic 6 өдрийн өмнө
Good joke
Terence 8 өдрийн өмнө
I thought Chris Colombus was the guy who started McDonalds
orosia abadias poch
orosia abadias poch 7 өдрийн өмнө
Las 2/3 partes de US era el Reino de la Nueva España, Virreinato del Imperio: actuales California, Oregón, Texas, Nuevo México, Florida, Luisana, Alaska (reino de Nutka,) etc etc .....estudie , por favor, estudie
Rakshit Stark
Rakshit Stark 8 өдрийн өмнө
Happy Columbus Day!🙂
Bubble Lady
Bubble Lady 8 өдрийн өмнө
Christopher Columbus? You mean Crystal-ball Cologne?
Blaze The Movie Fan
Blaze The Movie Fan 8 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah he was a hero.
Srinivas Dadi
Srinivas Dadi 8 өдрийн өмнө
Wow I never knew that native populations only lived in mainland america. lmao
Gustavo Davila
Gustavo Davila 8 өдрийн өмнө
... funny as far as i know there is only ONE continent... or america will rip appart from mexico and the rest of the brownies?
Citizen0_ C
Citizen0_ C 9 өдрийн өмнө
🇺🇲One of our GREATEST forefathers!🇺🇲
KevZen2000 9 өдрийн өмнө
Best Prager video of all time mnpost.info/zone/qpfVrbrEi72VjoI/video
Crazy Twitchy
Crazy Twitchy 9 өдрийн өмнө
No he was just an idiot that got some schmucks money it’s pretty similar to Donald trump actually
G C 9 өдрийн өмнө
G C 9 өдрийн өмнө
Funny fact he brought back a ship full of fake spices by accident
Matthew E - Science
Matthew E - Science 9 өдрийн өмнө
The truth is most of the records were destroyed. The only primary source records we have are from Catholics who believed in changing the Bible based on the Pope's personal political views, which means they lack principle. It would be like using Nancy Pelosi's press conferences as primary sources for facts about Trump 600 years later.
Mikhail Markovnikov
Mikhail Markovnikov 9 өдрийн өмнө
America's education teaches kids to hate America. Pull down Columbus statue? Shameful.
James Smith
James Smith 9 өдрийн өмнө
like most educated people he knew the earth was round #flatEarth haha
James Smith
James Smith 9 өдрийн өмнө
but they still take columbus day off work who am i kidding LOL they dont work
Eldritch Mosaic
Eldritch Mosaic 6 өдрийн өмнө
You don’t work
aidenthesnork 9 өдрийн өмнө
I don't believe that Christopher Columbus's statue should by torn down by a mob, or that he was a completely evil person, but the Taino natives of Hispaniola suffered under his governorship of the island, and calling him a "great historical figure" is really stretching the truth.
Dave 8 өдрийн өмнө
@aidenthesnork Hence the [sic]
aidenthesnork 8 өдрийн өмнө
@Dave He didn't even discover it though. And he landed on America by accident.
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
He is honored for discovering [sic] America, not for anything else.
Bill From 1793
Bill From 1793 9 өдрийн өмнө
hey whats y'all opinion on the newest Star Wars movie?
Buk Wildman
Buk Wildman 9 өдрийн өмнө
They … brought us parrots and balls of cotton and spears and many other things, which they exchanged for the glass beads and hawks’ bells. They willingly traded everything they owned… . They were well-built, with good bodies and handsome features…. They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They have no iron. Their spears are made of cane… . They would make fine servants…. With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
Buk Wildman
Buk Wildman Өдрийн өмнө
@The Legendary Life of Leah I'm not sure what you're getting at.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
Quotes from his journal, yes. In reality, this is what all colonizers back in the day thought. Did he go through with it, no. Never stayed long. Did other people? Yes. Thing is, people do what they are taught. That is why the Hitler youth was so confused. The human brain is very complex and malleable. You think you would do better, but you never know when you are not in the exact circumstance. Evidence being -- New Year's resolutions. We always want to do good, but we never can keep up. What we want to do and what we actually do are not the same.
TheWhiteBlindLight 9 өдрийн өмнө
Uh, sorry the Caribbean can't say the same.
Klemens von Metternich
Klemens von Metternich 9 өдрийн өмнө
He was the greatest explorer in the history of man
Eldritch Mosaic
Eldritch Mosaic 6 өдрийн өмнө
You mean magellan
Cuong Jargalsaikhan
Cuong Jargalsaikhan 9 өдрийн өмнө
Okay, I get it this a video that shows us why shouldn´t his statues be torn down. However, there are some facts about Christopher Columbus that were not mentioned for example his horrible tyrant deeds to the people of Hispaniola (which is today's Haiti and the Dominican Republic) or the atrocities that were done to native Indians when he arrived at the shores). I do not want to put down this video or dishonest anybody I just wanted to tell people that everything has two sides in order to see the whole truth. Thank you for reading
Pepper 9 өдрийн өмнө
interesting vid
Bobby K
Bobby K 9 өдрийн өмнө
Everyone acts like they were there. Find some humility, people.
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
This guy takes the actions of a few and projects it to everyone.
Randy Mitchell
Randy Mitchell 9 өдрийн өмнө
This video is a lot like Christopher Columbus's life - Very sure they covered everything, but missed all the pillaging, Viking like behavior, and just generally being a horrible human being. But "He was their first" - Why don't you celebrate your native Americans who were actually there first instead of some rapist from a country you rebelled against.
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
We celebrate the pre-Colombian people by separating them from their children and giving them involuntary hysterectomies.
1 9 өдрийн өмнө
Left want to round up Trump supporters! mnpost.info/zone/q5Pde7ijpM-Tq4Y/video
Daniel Tan
Daniel Tan 10 өдрийн өмнө
Hey Mr. Prager, can you give hope to the people of a left-infested state of Australia who are saying that for the deaths of 4% due to Covid compared to TAC's stats of 99% of death as a result of drink driving, everyone needs to asphyxiate their social needs? Yeah, that's right, Victoria, Australia.
Umos 10 өдрийн өмнө
I used to hate Columbus till I found out the truth. I'm so tired of leftist lies infiltrating media. And the statue demolishing is ridiculous, I'm from the UK and they even tried to get rid of Churchill's statue.
Weasel Blower
Weasel Blower 10 өдрийн өмнө
Why is Prager U defending Columbus’ legacy? He went against all conservative values. He was a baby killer, thug, and criminal who rioted and looted the island of Hispaniola and terrorized its native inhabitants . He also lived off charitable “handouts”. Bartolomé de Las Casas' firsthand historical account supplies all the facts and evidence we need to conclude that Columbus was no hero. He was a thug and criminal. He should not be honored. This is the exact reason the Republican Party gets labeled as racists and bigots. And worse, PU always manages to find some token sell out to advance their skewed ideology. It’s disgusting that Prager U is knowingly spreading disinformation in attempt to re-write history. It’s no wonder they get censored. All statues of this horrible person should come down immediately! If you guys are so cool with the idea of honoring genocide why not put up statutes to pay homage to Hitlar.
Liam 5 өдрийн өмнө
What a rant! Full of fallacies, blatant lies and misinformation. There's even a call for more censorship and vandalism. Kudos!
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
The way you describe him fits right in with Republican values.
w b
w b 9 өдрийн өмнө
Leopold, king of Spain outlawed Judaism on pain of death and boarding after midnight and sailing before dawn the mayflower left out of fear of death! No group of people in history has been persecuted as much as the Jews.. until Christianity rose.. You always so antisemitic? Or is it normal for you to identify a friend of Israel to the leader of the 3rd Reich.. History indeed! youve made your side known and now so have I.
ThatsOffensive 10 өдрийн өмнө
el cristobo colon isnt even hated in latin america we used to have him on our money in el salvador called colons until we switched to the dollar, the one people should be mad at are hernan cortez but like uneducated people will think what they want
jonn mace
jonn mace 10 өдрийн өмнө
Discovered two unknown continents... LMAO!
Free The Birds
Free The Birds 8 өдрийн өмнө
Unknown to Europeans. This video is not one of PragerU's best. Watch Steven Crowder's PragerU Columbus Day video. Much better.
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
I know; right?
Xendor Dawnburst
Xendor Dawnburst 10 өдрийн өмнө
Personally, I'm unsure of the need for Columbus Day, since it has been realized he wasn't the first to reach the Americas. But to vilify him? That's too far! Thanks, PragerU, for setting the facts straight!
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 22 минутын өмнө
Columbus’ achievement was never centered around his “discovery“ of the Americas. It was because he was the person that brought European civilization to the Americas. One of the greatest exploration feats ever documented.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
I think we should call it Bridge Day, when two worlds combined, with both good and bad results. Indigenous people day is a good idea, but it shouldn't take the place of 2 peoples coming together. Today we think about labeling races too much when we should celebrating our cultures together.
Tonio Miklo
Tonio Miklo 10 өдрийн өмнө
He never set foot in America, but he showed the way for others to discover America. Columbus fought to convince kings and queens of his theory, it wasn't easy. Without him and his tenacity, the Americas would have been discovered much later (if ever), under very different historical conditions. That means that the US would never have existed. The left hates Columbus for the same reason they hate the US. No wonder.
Tonio Miklo
Tonio Miklo 8 өдрийн өмнө
@Alasarcher So when exactly would you be allowed to use the term "discovery"? Virtually every place has been "discovered" by some primitive man at a certain point in time. Can you "discover" an ancient tomb? Columbus discovered the Americas for the whole western world. So it was a new discovery for the western world, which is our world, although not in absolute terms. So we westerners (and America in particular, of course) are entitled to call it a discovery because we didn't know that land existed.
Alasarcher 8 өдрийн өмнө
How do you "Discover" something thats already populated by people who lived there for milleniums and that nordic part of Europe knew it existed for centuries?
Nadia Tanjalog
Nadia Tanjalog 10 өдрийн өмнө
There's way more to know ! Columbus discovered America . Not the US , but one part of the continent : Quisqueya in 1492 ( now Haiti ). He was charged by the Queen Isabela to go in India BUT he arrived in central America instead . This is where he met the natives that he called them Indians . He was pretty well welcomed and even developped relationship with them . But soon after realizing how peaceful and alone Indians were living and how equiped Europeans were at that time , he decided based on the feudal system occuring in Europe , to institute slavery on the land . This is how the natives of the country have been extincted : through extreme labor and mistreatement. Not one left . And after this we all know what happened next : slave trade ! Columbus is one of the biggest factor of the colonization of America . This man might be an hero for idk who , but for others and many , he's the beginning of a dark period in history , that'll never be forgotten . "A hero in one era might become a vilain in another era" . This documentary was really biased .
Jesus Central Cali
Jesus Central Cali 10 өдрийн өмнө
And he’s was Italian but got money from Spain to find a new route to the east ,they wanted to find a faster , route
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
Someone paid attention to the video
Billace 90
Billace 90 10 өдрийн өмнө
According to Antifa, and BLM the great Genovese, Christophoro Colombo, was persona non grata too! Go figure! They have demonized and destroyed all statues of great people, just like ISIS did 10 years ago. What a bunch of radical, good for nothing, un-educated Marxist anarchists!
DEEPAK JOSEPH 10 өдрийн өмнө
This video is a strong face slap on Nietzsche's idiotic herd.
Chris Barrón
Chris Barrón 10 өдрийн өмнө
Maybe we should keep the statues and keep the holiday but let it be known in a plaque that he exploited the indigenous people, killed and mutilated and sold children into sex work. The truth shouldn’t hidden.
TheAutobotPower 10 өдрийн өмнө
I say destroy those statues, just to make the spaniards feel bad and entertainment purposes.
Michael McGee
Michael McGee 10 өдрийн өмнө
I didn't watch the video but I'm pretty sure I used to sit next to him in class. He must be doing well for himself. Good for you Chris!
SJH Siksika7
SJH Siksika7 10 өдрийн өмнө
Christopher Columbus genocide 1,000 of Native America in Caribbean area read the writing of his crewmates
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
There you go injecting facts into the discussion.
C Ray Starling
C Ray Starling 10 өдрийн өмнө
And what purpose does this serve to deface and destroy monuments of great figures in history? This is blatant domestic terrorism, felony vandalism of public and private property, and do not be surprised when you are eventually caught and convicted of your crimes. You broke it, you bought it!
Vroom Ing
Vroom Ing 10 өдрийн өмнө
stop with ur dumb ads im tired of them
Dave 9 өдрийн өмнө
go find a safe space, snowflake
Dan Sullivan
Dan Sullivan 10 өдрийн өмнө
This is the best debunking of the left's smear campaign against Columbus. mnpost.info/zone/j6vdb8iYjNCsfZg/video
unakroketa 10 өдрийн өмнө
2:00 Well, it’s absurd to blame any colonizer related to him (So any Spanish, basically). Why? because they just fought cannibal tribes, and mixed with friendly tribes, which is why there are Latinos nowadays instead of just indigenous Americans (mix of native Spanish and indigenous)
Yozo Toba
Yozo Toba 10 өдрийн өмнө
What they are doing is exactly same in the Chinese “Culture Revolution” and as Taliban. If you decide to delete the history you will have nothing left. These mobs shall be prosecuted!
Danny DeBeeto
Danny DeBeeto 13 цагийн өмнө
@Yozo Toba you’re pretty slippery aren’t you. Jumping from one point to another. You completely abandoned you other points to link a spooky video of maos regime. I’m backed into a corner alright. That video just cemented my claim that statues don’t tell history, they honor people. They weren’t taking down statues to erase history, they did it to honor Mao as a leader and get rid of other idols people may hold like religion. By your logic, they replaced their entire history with Mao’s face.
Yozo Toba
Yozo Toba 17 цагийн өмнө
Check out this: mnpost.info/zone/q9W2b9eTfKR6l34/video and let me know what is differences between you guys and the “red guards”…The Only Thing We Learn From History Is That We Learn Nothing From History!
Danny DeBeeto
Danny DeBeeto Өдрийн өмнө
@Yozo Toba throwing tea into the Boston harbor was illegal when the sons of liberty did it. Declaring open rebellion and declaring your independence is often considered to be treason. Both of these, depending on your perspective, aren’t wrong. It also was illegal for a slave to escape from their master at one point. Was it wrong to break that law? Once again tearing down statues isn’t erasing history because history is not taught through monuments honoring someone, it is taught through school, online sources, books and museums. I’ve never been to the capital, but I still know who Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln are. I’ve never been seen mt Rushmore but I know who Teddy Roosevelt is. Tearing down statues is not erasing history.
Yozo Toba
Yozo Toba Өдрийн өмнө
@Danny DeBeeto well, looting is illegal, arson is illegal… and for whatever reasons, these are wrong. Why the socialists are the most dangerous guys to this country? And destroying modifying our history is dangerous? Check out the history of China, North Korea, Russia and Iran, or you may read the books like 1984 and Animal Farm
Danny DeBeeto
Danny DeBeeto Өдрийн өмнө
@Yozo Toba Wow you really hit me with the straw man there. How will I ever defend my position now. First of all not everyone wants to tear down statues of Washington and Lincoln. You took two extreme cases and as your justification. Even those cases had a reason for why people wanted to tear them down. Personally I don’t think they were good reasons, but at least their reason wasn’t “America bad” like many people like to think. Also your point that tearing down statues is illegal is totally irrelevant. Just because something is illegal, doesn’t mean it’s wrong.
Johnny Toobad
Johnny Toobad 10 өдрийн өмнө
We have absolutely *NO* knowledge of how CC treated and was treated by the West Indian natives he encountered. The first British settlers to America did more to "restrict the movements" of Native Americans than CC ever did in his lifetime. Yet we have a persistent love affair with *anything* British and despise Christopher Columbus. Cancel-Culture hard at work. Very Sad.
Flexible Dreamer
Flexible Dreamer 10 өдрийн өмнө
It’s disgusting that PU would defend Columbus’ legacy. He went against all conservative values. He was a thug and criminal who rioted and looted the island of Hispaniola and terrorized its native inhabitants . He also lived off charitable “handouts”. Bartolomé de Las Casas' firsthand historical account supplied all the facts and evidence we need to conclude Columbus was no hero. He was a thug and criminal. He should not be honored. This is the exact reason the Republican Party gets labeled as racists and bigots and even worse, PU always manage to find some token sell out to advance their skewed ideology. It’s disgusting that Prager U is knowingly spreading disinformation in attempt to re-write history. It’s no wonder they get censored.
Alex Spec
Alex Spec 10 өдрийн өмнө
When leftism infects the minds of the weakest citizens they turn against their own country destroying it.
Jesper Maibom
Jesper Maibom Өдрийн өмнө
Prageru is a bunch og liars in My oppiniotion taino holocaust deniers Who denied that he was a genecider of native americans
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 5 өдрийн өмнө
Oh, no! They linked list verse! Like those facts are correct.
G C 9 өдрийн өмнө
Ninja6485 10 өдрийн өмнө
I will never stop celebrating Columbus day, no matter what the progressives try to rebrand the holiday
Flexible Dreamer
Flexible Dreamer 10 өдрийн өмнө
It’s not about “rebranding” it’s about acknowledging the history that has been deliberately withheld. Have you read the historical account of Bartolomé de Las Casas' ? He describes in detail what kind of mister C C was. He’d literally snatch breast feeding from their mothers and bash their head into rocks. They burned the Natives alive, among other things.
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