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!

Mc1s 23
Mc1s 23 4 өдрийн өмнө
1:57 He... He literally enslaved a whole native population and spread diseases to them, in addition to treating them with incredible cruelty
jos jimenz
jos jimenz 7 өдрийн өмнө
Cristobal Colon knew about the American landmass from Jewish cartographers who kept records from the time of King Solomon's importation of gold from Ophir. He was a marrano Jew trying to find a safer haven for his fellow Jews being persecuted by the Church. He succeeded. Jews are now safer in Anglo-Saxon colony lands than anywhere else. He had nothing to do with the manslaughter of the indigenous of the Americas. That came later with the Spaniards. All he wanted was freedom from oppression and mass murder for his own kindred.
Supreme Neon12
Supreme Neon12 20 өдрийн өмнө
His diary said I want to make these people servants of God but when they translated it to English it said I want to make these people slaves under god or something like that and they say Columbus killed millions of natives intentionally it was not intentional they died through the spread of disease which he did not know he was spreading. Blaming it all on Christopher Columbus is like blaming 1 person for every single coronavirus case.
Royal Blue
Royal Blue Сарын өмнө
Saying that he didn’t explore the American mainland is just a lie. He did, and we can credit him for the Native American genocide cause he was one of the people killing them.
Giraffeman Сарын өмнө
A European guy who discovered the Americas. That’s it.
Euan Stokes
Euan Stokes Сарын өмнө
Except for the fact that he took 500 slaves from Hispaniola and committed a genocide of them to clear them from a gold mine he aimed to use for his colony
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
@Euan Stokes Your point being? None of that changes the fact that slavery was common practice at the time of Colon. Even in the Americas.
Euan Stokes
Euan Stokes Сарын өмнө
@Vento #### except the practice of slavery in Japan was heavily ground upon up until basically the Japanese empire when the whole hating Koreans thing started. Before that the Japanese viewed China as a big brother, Korea as a little sister and slavery as shitty practice. If your refering to the Eta, that was more serfdom than slavery.
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
@Euan Stokes And yet the Japanese also practiced slavery and it wasn't abolished there until almost a century after Colon *died*
Euan Stokes
Euan Stokes Сарын өмнө
@Vento #### to put that into perspective, virtually noone in the church even contested the morality of enslaving non-christians, meanwhile the Japanese frowned upon the enslavement of anyone at the exact same time
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
@Euan Stokes I want the quotes of such people. Not what you think it happened. And yes Slavery was common place then and it wasn't abolished by anyone until 200 years later. You're just lying at this point. But you're right in one thing, the people who started to view slavery as wrong were Christians with Judaeo-Christians values.
Shemyr Сарын өмнө
Oh, is this the Columbus guy who single-handedly committed a genocide of natives with AR-15 and whose voyages were personally funded by no other than evil Trump? Trust me, I literally know all this: I have literally read all his journals. Shame on you, PragerU. You should be making videos about altruistic heroes of humanity, like Che Guevara.
2009Xavo Сарын өмнө
He was a literal genocide. During his life he was considered a monster by his peers, and even judged. He was forgotten through time until the 19th century, when Italian nationalists looked for a symbol to create a sense of belonging on a United States that strongly discriminated against them. The same happened around the same time when the Spanish empire was crumbling and the crown looked for a symbol to bring some sense of fake patriotism in order to stabilize their country. Columbus was a guy who knew nothing of science or the world, murdered a bunch of people, and accomplished very little throughout his life. He was considered a joke among his peers. Literally everything I said can be proved with some research, and should not be debated, these are facts. Yes, the statues should be kept. Not because he was a great person or some kind of hero, but to give context on why they were put (like 400 years after his time) and to give context about how a genocide forgotten in time can turn into a nationalist symbol in order to control some narrative and evoke a sentiment in a community.
2009Xavo Сарын өмнө
And about the miscalculation: 4000 years ago the Earth's size had already been calculated with a minuscule mistake. This method was known and reproduced many times. Columbus was just dumb and committed HUGE mistakes during his calculations. And was too stubborn to accept he couldn't do math. Oh, and he DID establish settlements on his second expedition. On the island where he massacred it's population. Oh, and Btw: America is a CONTINENT NOT A COUNTRY. Depending on what convention you use, there are times the whole mass is considered one, two or three continents, but the name America has always referred to the continent, not the country that was established later. US OF America: for being the first free united federation of States in America. Just so everyone knows.
Newbuild Muse
Newbuild Muse Сарын өмнө
How come people who hate Columbus are so evil? You do realize we can READ his journals right? You say he is a murderer. Okay, what is one example of it. Oh right, when a bunch of men decided to violently attack him and his men. What was he supposed to do, just let an army attack and end the life of himself and his men? Self-defense is considered evil? Why are you singling out this ONE man who was a hero and accomplished great things? Because you preach pseudoscience and because you hate Europeans. So can you please stop pretending you are a good person. I have never met a decent person who considered Columbus evil. They may acknowledge his moral flaws, but they understand context. Heck, there are Columbus statues everywhere in South America, and they have a bigger reason to be miffed. Its YOU being "offended" because you hate Europeans and want to quash their history. That is why you feel the need to attack him. So if you are so "moral" and have a problem with "atrocities" how about you criticize Genghis Khan and the Mongolians for considering him a hero? Oh right, its only a problem with Europeans.
Amber Warnke
Amber Warnke 2 сарын өмнө
This Isn’t why he’s good it’s just random facts
Tormann. M.T
Tormann. M.T 2 сарын өмнө
Columbus is responseble for 100 millions of deaths
Carnage 2 сарын өмнө
Start by calling him with his real italian name, Cristoforo Colombo. And pay respect.
Big Bawlz Lebowski
Big Bawlz Lebowski Сарын өмнө
I'd rather pee on his grave
Ozzy the Bun
Ozzy the Bun Сарын өмнө
Nah. I won’t respect a murderer
Morgan James
Morgan James 2 сарын өмнө
"Didn't harm Natives" Uh who do you think he murdered on the islands?
Newbuild Muse
Newbuild Muse Сарын өмнө
Oh, you mean the ones who attacked Columbus? What was he supposed to do, just let an army attack and end the life of himself and his men? Self-defense is considered evil? Why are you singling out this ONE man who was a hero and accomplished great things? Because you preach pseudoscience and because you hate Europeans. So can you please stop pretending you are a good person. I have never met a decent person who considered Columbus evil. Heck, there are Columbus statues everywhere in South America, and they have a bigger reason to be miffed. Its YOU being "offended" because you hate Europeans and want to quash their history.
Morgan James
Morgan James 2 сарын өмнө
If you are curious to know more, Flyboys by James Bradley is a great source of information on the imperialism of the U.S. and Japan along with in-depth chapters about Native/Indigenous and Chinese genocide and torture at the hands of both imperialist governments. Pretty gruesome stuff!
Bastiproton 3 сарын өмнө
Christopher Columbus was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of natives on the islands he disembarked on. He was so cruel and had so many people, including his own, executed that his own crewman rebelled against him. He was certainly no "great" historical figure.
WLM Asians are covid 19
WLM Asians are covid 19 23 өдрийн өмнө
@Newbuild Muse your racist
Shemyr Сарын өмнө
@2009Xavo No, you are not following. It is literally true beyond question that Columbus forced them to be 100 % cannibals (Trump was very specific regarding this), they were not. They were not even allowed to eat a small carrot: only people! Ohhh, and the eaten ones were exclusively 5-6 year-old girls (previously sold into slavery), and they had to be eaten alive! I mean, c’mon man, it is known. All this is in his journal. I have literally 100% read it from beginning to end. Awful man :( Thanks Marx that Obama sent to drone him :)
2009Xavo Сарын өмнө
@Shemyr They were not cannibals.... I mean, I literally have studied to extents the topic. Those were normal people living in communities. Is it so hard to accept the reality that you have to try to ridicule the facts?
Shemyr Сарын өмнө
@2009Xavo Sources clearly indicate that Columbus himself was really the cannibal one. We know now from his own journals that he taught- I mean, FORCE the noble Indians to become cannibals. Everyone today agree that he was second in his absolute evil evilness only to Trump, who personally funded most of his genocidal journeys.
2009Xavo Сарын өмнө
@Newbuild Muse There is literally a historic consensus that he was a genocide. He was even considered a monster in his own time. The history of the natives attacking him is a lie. Sources suggest he was rather received peacefully. The guy was sadistic, for he overused violence for his own pleasure. This is not about mocking European culture or anything, is just about recognizing a fact, contextualizing the statues, and moving on. It's not as if it was the fault of anybody alive today that that monster existed. Besides, the statues were put in order to strengthen a nationalist feeling for a group pushing a narrative. They literally revived Columbus from the forgotten. For 400 years his figure was just a footnote in history books, not mattering very much. The reason there are so many statues of him nowadays have nothing to do with who he was or what he actually did, it has more to do with the political context of the time they were put. You have to understand: History and Historic memory are not the same.
Libertarian Leninist Rants
Libertarian Leninist Rants 3 сарын өмнө
I'll make it easy: He was a villain. BadEmpanada made a video about all the things PragerU doesn't want to admit the cruel things Columbus did.
Vento ####
Vento #### Сарын өмнө
"Hello I'm just trusty radical left wing, yeah Columbus was a villain, I saw a video that said so. Well I got to go now."
Newbuild Muse
Newbuild Muse Сарын өмнө
Oh did BadEmpanada make a video about Genghis Khan? Oh right no, because the fact that Mongolia considers him a hero doesn't help accomplish anything. He singles out and hates Columbus ONLY because he is a hero in European history and a hero to Italians who accomplished a legitimate great task, so there is more value, as a communiists, to make him look evil and to demonize him and make Spain and Italy and Europeans look bad while pushign pseudoscience oppression narratives. Remember boys, leftism is a genetic disorder, they don't have any value. Once you understand that, everything you say is predictable.
Newbuild Muse
Newbuild Muse Сарын өмнө
How come people who hate Columbus are so evil? You do realize we can READ his journals right? You say he is a murderer. Okay, what is one example of it. Oh right, when a bunch of men decided to violently attack him and his men. What was he supposed to do, just let an army attack and end the life of himself and his men? Self-defense is considered evil? Why are you singling out this ONE man who was a hero and accomplished great things? Because you preach pseudoscience and because you hate Europeans. So can you please stop pretending you are a good person. I have never met a decent person who considered Columbus evil. They may acknowledge his moral flaws, but they understand context. Heck, there are Columbus statues everywhere in South America, and they have a bigger reason to be miffed. Its YOU being "offended" because you hate Europeans and want to quash their history. That is why you feel the need to attack him. So if you are so "moral" little man and have a problem with "atrocities" how about you criticize Genghis Khan and the Mongolians for considering him a hero? This is why there really is no difference. Left vs right IS what is right vs what is wrong. Because all leftists are wrong. Your politics makes you want to hate a man precisely because he is a hero. You do this with everyone, like Walt Disney, Tolkein, Beethoven.
Ninja Alpacicorn
Ninja Alpacicorn 2 сарын өмнө
They never claimed they were an expert, they just wanted to share a video from a different perspective. Claiming that PragerU is withholding information isn’t some radical agenda. And linking one opinion column as a source sure makes you sound a tad hypocritical
Steffkrieg The Great
Steffkrieg The Great 2 сарын өмнө
You watched one video and now you're an expert on history regarding Columbus? Maybe look at more than one source before espousing you're opinion, otherwise you end up looking foolish. Start with this: www.mcall.com/opinion/mc-opi-lies-about-columbus-ferrito-20200731-clo474n6tjbmvpys3bv6u6khdy-story.html
Cyan 3 сарын өмнө
a greedy genocidal maniac who didnt even do anything special, why are we even remembering him?
Scott Harkless
Scott Harkless 3 сарын өмнө
But just tons of murder
Shapiro's DEAD Cat
Shapiro's DEAD Cat 3 сарын өмнө
Where are the sources for this video?
EyeLean5280 3 сарын өмнө
jhamille asson
jhamille asson 3 сарын өмнө
This History is INCORRECT!. Columbus directly oversaw the devastation of indigenous populations in the Americas, in particular on the island of Hispaniola where he was made Governor by Queen Isabella of Spain. His men tortured and killed many of the indigenous forcing them to pan for gold and cutting of their hands if the could not fill the quota. Queen Isabelle herself sent for 'Champion' and 'Hero' explorer Columbus and his brother to be arrested just after his third voyage because he refused to respect and enforce her orders to treat the Indigenous with some humanity. This was in addition to the fact that he was not fit to hold the position which could be seen by his poor governance. This led to him being replaced as Governor of Hispaniola. He is also credited with establishing regular contact between Europe and the Americas which led to the devastation of the indigenous population. Just 50 years after the arrival of Europeans, more than 1/3 of the Indigenous were dead. Stop teaching people the wrong things.
Czar Nikolai III
Czar Nikolai III 3 сарын өмнө
Yea he totally didn’t sell child sex slaves.
amiibo acid
amiibo acid 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Captain Axe
Captain Axe 3 сарын өмнө
Didnt he kill sevral natives
Emmanuel Quiros
Emmanuel Quiros 3 сарын өмнө
new evidence suggest that Columbus was a Portuguese spy born in Portugal Cuba an that's why he name Cuba island that
didari basil
didari basil 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
This is like the most brain smoothing, uneducated video if you actually know history.
Revolution Motor Club
Revolution Motor Club 3 сарын өмнө
Still light years more accurate than the revisionist Adam Ruins garbage pile.
Jesper Maibom
Jesper Maibom 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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]
Shemyr 2 өдрийн өмнө
@CHP Am I a conservative on a conservative channel commenting on a conservative video? How dare you! I’m so offended! LOL. You ask and you answer yourself. Damn, you are a prodigy! Sorry for the delay in answering your asinine comments. I was living my life and enjoying holidays. Fascism is not an American phenomenon, summer child. I may be a bit concerned about fascists. Fortunately, most of today’s fascists are effeminate and castrated beta males, who try to impress childish females by pretending they fight against oppression and evil. So, not really a threat to anyone but themselves. These beta males call themselves “antifa” and similar Orwellian terms. They are extremely sad to look at, as you’re sad to read. The link to “The Hill” is hilarious and your “quick reminders” are extremely sad to read. I’m really sorry for your insipid and pathetic life. Please, try to go out, meet people and live your life. I can continue answering here your verbal diarrhea every now and then, but that’s not very healthy for you. God bless.
CHP 11 өдрийн өмнө
@Shemyr Quick reminder: Conservatives are amoral psychos and you are conservative. thehill.com/homenews/house/534178-marjorie-taylor-greene-says-she-will-introduce-impeachment-articles-against
CHP 15 өдрийн өмнө
@Shemyr Never got an answer. How do you feel being on the side of fascists, you pathetic person. Waiting for the inevitable response "I ain't American so I don't care about fascism."
CHP 29 өдрийн өмнө
@Shemyr Neat so we agree your conservatism is worthless/racist & you have no argument. Always remember you don't know what you're talking. Toodles & Happy New Year.
Shemyr 29 өдрийн өмнө
@CHP Child, I am not from your country. I couldn't care less about your confederacy. You're talking to yourself about yourself. Your countless comments on this video just help the algorithms xD
Ethan Yoesting
Ethan Yoesting 3 сарын өмнө
They left out that he killed native Americans. He also had slaves.
Danny DeBeeto
Danny DeBeeto 23 өдрийн өмнө
@Newbuild Muse while you are correct that that specific quote is out of context, that doesn’t exonerate him. Columbus did enslave many natives and wage offensive campaigns against tribes, not just defensive ones. I’m not even judging him from modern values, he was imprisoned in Spain for his treatment of the natives I don’t hate Europeans by the way, I just don’t like it when history is misrepresented.
Newbuild Muse
Newbuild Muse Сарын өмнө
@Millennial Dough You are literally lying. You do realize we can READ his journals right? Oh, you mean the ones who attacked Columbus? What was he supposed to do, just let an army attack and end the life of himself and his men? Self-defense is considered evil? Why are you singling out this ONE man who was a hero and accomplished great things? Because you preach pseudoscience and because you hate Europeans. So can you please stop pretending you are a good person. I have never met a decent person who considered Columbus evil. Heck, there are Columbus statues everywhere in South America, and they have a bigger reason to be miffed. Its YOU being "offended" because you hate Europeans and want to quash their history. That is why you feel the need to attack him. So if you are so "moral" little man and have a problem with "atrocities" how about you criticize Genghis Khan and the Mongolians for considering him a hero?
Rafael Massoni
Rafael Massoni 2 сарын өмнө
​@Millennial Dough From his journals, and that's what Im saying. What you've read are excerpts of his journals taken out of context, if you read his journals to the end, you will see that when he describes this terrible acts, he is narrating what other people were doing, not that he did it or approved it.
Ethan Yoesting
Ethan Yoesting 2 сарын өмнө
@Megatron I said I won’t comment on a homophobic cults MNpost video but damn, you even linked a article
Megatron 2 сарын өмнө
Keith Davis He did capture and inslave Natives. For this link read Article A for the proof if you need proof for Article A resources are below Article B. billofrightsinstitute.org/elessons/should-we-remember-christopher-columbus-as-a-conqueror-or-an-explorer/
ShadowJedi007 3 сарын өмнө
This video was pointless compared to other good content they have on here.
Allen Smith
Allen Smith 3 сарын 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 сарын 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 сарын 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 сарын өмнө
But the settlement he did ford abused natives and his work for the spanish led to worse things happening after his death
Omrixpo 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Actually Christopher Columbus was in an Albanian, get it right Prager “university”
Augusto Pinochet
Augusto Pinochet 3 сарын өмнө
@Pablo Navarra it was joke
Pablo Navarra
Pablo Navarra 3 сарын өмнө
Shawn P
Shawn P 3 сарын 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.
Shawn P
Shawn P 24 өдрийн өмнө
@Lucas Lombardo He planned a route that no others were known to have taken. He was the first to do something and that makes him a pioneer. That took a lot of guts.
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 25 өдрийн өмнө
Randomly sailing blind into the open ocean and by a miracle discovering land does not make you a “pioneer”
Lucky Luke
Lucky Luke 3 сарын өмнө
People need to pay respect
Luke White
Luke White 3 сарын өмнө
He was a murderous lunatic who didn't find America or even step foot in America, history is history
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
LOL history is history but you just repeated the fantasy tale.
SuperThunderGoodGuy 3 сарын 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.
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
All you wrote is false.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 3 сарын өмнө
Eh, you have no say in your ancestor's values, only your own.
Round Potato
Round Potato 3 сарын 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
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
You've been reading too many fairy tales.
skittelzmusic 3 сарын өмнө
Indigenous Peoples Day 🙏🏽
Andre JC
Andre JC 3 сарын өмнө
The vocal fry is strong with this one.
Nick Contessa
Nick Contessa 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
And the truth will set you free.
Michael Loconti
Michael Loconti 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
"I am literally Christopher Columbus." --Adolf Hitler
Andrew Galliano
Andrew Galliano 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Mhmm as part Taino, I will have to formally disagree with your reasons why he was a good guy.
Megan 3 сарын өмнө
Ok boomer
Ron Rogers
Ron Rogers 3 сарын өмнө
ISIS destroyed statues of historical figures too
S. VASH 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
no evidence columbus was born in genoa.
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 3 сарын өмнө
No evidence Obama was born in the US
orosia abadias poch
orosia abadias poch 3 сарын өмнө
Hispanidad : mnpost.info/zone/Z7O7pJ3OrMqlmpQ/video
Lizy Latiff
Lizy Latiff 3 сарын 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.
Shemyr 3 сарын 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.
Shemyr 3 сарын 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.
Danny Agunbia
Danny Agunbia 3 сарын өмнө
@Gianni Marco in his journals he supported the idea of putting the natives into slavery and forced labour.
Zain Chupacabra
Zain Chupacabra 3 сарын өмнө
PR? For PragerU?
When 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
@ParHarvinger ok understood
ParHarvinger 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
What does Christopher Columbus have to do with American history? Columbus never stepped foot in North America.
Andrew Lemerond
Andrew Lemerond 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Ok why did US celebrating his Day, let's stop celebrating idiots like him
fearlessmash 3 сарын өмнө
1:50 he established a long term colony on his 2nd expedition thou
Texas Quesadilla
Texas Quesadilla 3 сарын өмнө
Libtards destroyed
ROBERT Venegas
ROBERT Venegas 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
So y'all going to leave out what he did to the Taino people? PogU
Victor 3 сарын өмнө
You forgot to mention the Taino people genocide that Colombus started when he arrived. Just saying, tell the full story.
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
Oh please, you tell us the full fairy tale.
william scarbrough
william scarbrough 3 сарын өмнө
You accused Columbus of genocide why don't you back up your claim. Where do you get your information?
Gregory Grimm
Gregory Grimm 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
People should know their history plain and simple
David Gover
David Gover 3 сарын өмнө
Why are there Biden ads running in front of this video?
The Legendary Life of Leah
The Legendary Life of Leah 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
@Jacob Blackard Thanks I'm glad someone agrees with me
Jacob Blackard
Jacob Blackard 3 сарын өмнө
I completely agree with you 100 percent
Sin City Color Pop
Sin City Color Pop 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
12 October...DAY OF SORROW...
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
You can suffer if you want. Many people celebrate.
Adam Lee
Adam Lee 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
So knock down the statues and make us pay more taxes to fix and clean them. Good move.
RAKSHIT STARK 3 сарын өмнө
Happy Columbus Day!🙌🏻✝️
Bubble Lady
Bubble Lady 3 сарын өмнө
Christopher Columbus? You mean Crystal-ball Cologne?
Blaze The Movie Fan
Blaze The Movie Fan 3 сарын өмнө
Yeah he was a hero.
Srinivas Dadi
Srinivas Dadi 3 сарын өмнө
Wow I never knew that native populations only lived in mainland america. lmao
Gustavo Davila
Gustavo Davila 3 сарын 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?
KevZen2000 3 сарын өмнө
Best Prager video of all time mnpost.info/zone/qpfVrbrEi72VjoI/video
Crazy Twitchy
Crazy Twitchy 3 сарын өмнө
No he was just an idiot that got some schmucks money it’s pretty similar to Donald trump actually
G C 3 сарын өмнө
G C 3 сарын өмнө
Funny fact he brought back a ship full of fake spices by accident
Mikhail Markovnikov
Mikhail Markovnikov 3 сарын өмнө
America's education teaches kids to hate America. Pull down Columbus statue? Shameful.
aidenthesnork 3 сарын 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.
aidenthesnork 3 сарын өмнө
@Dave He didn't even discover it though. And he landed on America by accident.
Bill From 1793
Bill From 1793 3 сарын өмнө
hey whats y'all opinion on the newest Star Wars movie?
Buk Wildman
Buk Wildman 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Uh, sorry the Caribbean can't say the same.
Klemens von Metternich
Klemens von Metternich 3 сарын өмнө
He was the greatest explorer in the history of man
Eldritch Mosaic
Eldritch Mosaic 3 сарын өмнө
You mean magellan
Cuong Jargalsaikhan
Cuong Jargalsaikhan 3 сарын 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
Randy Mitchell
Randy Mitchell 3 сарын 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.
Daniel Tan
Daniel Tan 3 сарын 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.
Weasel Blower
Weasel Blower 3 сарын 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.
Shemyr 2 сарын өмнө
​@Weasel Blower Conservative points, xD LOL. Are yours communist talking points? Hilarious! Bartolomé de Las Casas' firsthand historical account is one of the many sources where all your silly lies are debunked. But really, "conservative" points! I love it! XD Was the mention of "la Leyenda Negra" conservative? Or was it the jokes at your ridiculous lies? There are several statues of Mr Columbus in my city. I'm just feeling the urge to leave flowers and light candles at their feet xD.
Weasel Blower
Weasel Blower 2 сарын өмнө
@Shemyr I already stated my source. So far, the only thing you have offered is ad hominem and rhetorical conservative talking points. If you hate “baby killers” why would you go out of your way to defend one?
Shemyr 2 сарын өмнө
@Weasel Blower You make incredibly stupid accusations. You prove they're true. La Leyenda Negra is been debunked time and time again. But please, baby killer xD, baby eater is better.
Weasel Blower
Weasel Blower 2 сарын өмнө
@Shemyr Oh yeah?! Prove me me wrong.
Shemyr 3 сарын өмнө
What a rant! Full of fallacies, blatant lies and misinformation. There's even a call for more censorship and vandalism. Kudos!
ThatsOffensive 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
Discovered two unknown continents... LMAO!
Free The Birds
Free The Birds 3 сарын өмнө
Unknown to Europeans. This video is not one of PragerU's best. Watch Steven Crowder's PragerU Columbus Day video. Much better.
Xendor Dawnburst
Xendor Dawnburst 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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 3 сарын 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
Billace 90
Billace 90 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
This video is a strong face slap on Nietzsche's idiotic herd.
Chris Barrón
Chris Barrón 3 сарын 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 3 сарын өмнө
I say destroy those statues, just to make the spaniards feel bad and entertainment purposes.
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