Celebrating Columbus

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Christopher Columbus, the most famous explorer in history, was once a celebrated hero. Now, many consider him a villain, a despoiler of paradise. So which version of Columbus is true? Michael Knowles answers this question and offers some much-needed historical perspective.
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He ventured where no other man of his age dared to go. He saw things no other man of his age had ever seen. He discovered a New World.
For centuries, he was universally admired as a hero. Now he’s widely considered to be a despoiler of paradise, an enslaver, and a genocidal maniac.
I’m talking, of course, about Christopher Columbus. So which is true? Is he a hero-or a villain?
The truth is complicated, as the truth often is-especially when you have to go back 500 years to find it. But let’s try to get as close as we can.
Columbus was born in 1451 in the port city of Genoa, Italy. At a time when birth often determined destiny, his origins were entirely unremarkable. His father was a middle-class wool weaver who expected his son to follow the same path. But Columbus had different plans. The Age of Discovery was dawning. The future belonged to the bold. And the bold went to sea.
By the time he turned 30, Columbus had sailed to Iceland, Ireland, and Africa. Somewhere on his many voyages, he became obsessed with the idea that there was a westward sea route from Europe to India. But there were no maps to consult, only wild rumors of sea monsters and endless ocean.
He put together the 15th-century version of a PowerPoint presentation for the king of Portugal, then the world’s leading sea power. But the king, heeding the advice of his experts, turned him down. It simply couldn’t be done, the experts told the king. It was pure speculation, and an expensive one at that.
So Columbus took his plans to Spain. But King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella weren’t interested either-at least, not at first.
Columbus persevered. After eight years, they finally relented. They gave the explorer three small ships. There was a time when every schoolkid knew their names-the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria-and the year in which Columbus set sail: 1492.
Except for a compass and the stars, Columbus had virtually no navigation tools at his disposal. He was, to mix metaphors, flying blind. He was heading west. That’s about all he knew.
Once the ships left the Canary Islands, they were on their own. His crews stayed loyal for the first week, but by the third week, they had lost their nerve. Columbus, however, never lost his. By sheer force of will, he kept his men in line.
Finally, after 10 long weeks at sea, on the night of October 11, Columbus spotted land.
He called it San Salvador. Today we know it as the Bahamas.
There Columbus and his men encountered the Taino tribe. The first encounter between Europe and the Americas went well. The Taino were curious and helpful. Columbus was emphatic that his crew treat them with kindness and respect.
Lest you think that Columbus stumbled on the Garden of Eden, the islands were also inhabited by the Caribs, a tribe of cannibals for whom, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Samuel Eliot Morison, babies were a delicacy-or, in Morison’s words, “a...toothsome morsel.” Like every place else on Earth, in every time in history, the local peoples were a mixed bag. Some good, some not so good.
Upon his return to Spain, word of the Italian explorer’s successful voyage quickly spread throughout Europe. A New World had been discovered, and the Old World would never be the same.
Columbus was a man meant for the sea. On land, he was easily outmaneuvered and betrayed by professional politicians and bureaucrats. It is on their dubious, self-serving accounts that modern attacks on Columbus’s reputation are based. In his own day, these attacks made the explorer’s life a misery.
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Deniz 58 минутын өмнө
Homie basically saying "well the natives were a mixed bag, some deserved to be murdered and raped i guess, also it's not like columbus invented rape murder and slavery"
Jotaro Kujo
Jotaro Kujo 15 цагийн өмнө
prageru- garbage ideas, stupid videos
Hannah Eleonora
Hannah Eleonora 2 өдрийн өмнө
you should be so ashamed.
Jules Barivan
Jules Barivan 3 өдрийн өмнө
The slimiest line in this whole pile of shit video is "there was also widespread intermarriage between the spanish and the natives, which led to the people we now call hispanic or latino." With the cutesy little graphic of the conquistador and the native woman. One of the more disgusting instances of rape apologia I've ever seen - yep, just intermarriage, that's all that happened, nothing to see here folks. Despicable.
omobolanle Rasaq
omobolanle Rasaq 7 өдрийн өмнө
Christopher Columbus, America’s first illegal immigrant 🥴.
Super_Soup 10 өдрийн өмнө
just because everyone owned slaves doesn't make it ok to own slaves. Also cool mbus never set foot in America, he just went around the Bahamas killing natives
Storytelling by Noblesse
Storytelling by Noblesse 15 өдрийн өмнө
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’m Italian and even I know Columbus was a Horrible person
Lucas Lombardo
Lucas Lombardo 15 өдрийн өмнө
I’m Italian and even I know this video is complete garbage
Ted Clutter
Ted Clutter 22 өдрийн өмнө
The moral compass of most Americans and globalists under the age of 30 is hopelessly broken.
Kidane Tower
Kidane Tower 23 өдрийн өмнө
Yeah end let’s ignore the genocide he committed folks. Pragur and his minions are the most racist band of idiots on MNpost.
sydney 746
sydney 746 24 өдрийн өмнө
4:21 So according to that logic you’re saying that slavery and murder are ok as long as you’re in the right time period? This channel truly is morally bankrupt
Random Guy With an Opinion
Random Guy With an Opinion 26 өдрийн өмнө
Michael my guy Columbus wasn't bold he was stupid. He forced the Natives to the point of death, and when they revolted he murdered them. Oh and the intermarriage was most likely rape.
Javier Mayo
Javier Mayo 26 өдрийн өмнө
So, someones horrid actions are justified if he is succesful
Javier Mayo
Javier Mayo 26 өдрийн өмнө
First 20 seconds of video and you're already pulling things out of your ass
Tactical Irish Boi
Tactical Irish Boi 29 өдрийн өмнө
4:05 There is no historical excuse to slavery it is immoral on every level also shut up literally was forced marriages ,and raids when they didn’t give rumoured gold
Jan ko
Jan ko Сарын өмнө
4:24 "It's unfair to judge someone who lived 500 years ago by today's standards" Even by standards of 500 years ago, Columbus did horrible things to those native people.
Songers Сарын өмнө
Columbus persevered...and killed every last one
Richard Nash
Richard Nash Сарын өмнө
"He sold people into slavery." Welp. You had me there until the end.
Juliette Stock
Juliette Stock Сарын өмнө
« There was no genocide »
pranav r
pranav r Сарын өмнө
Every thing is history unless you are victim . Literally ,why is there a city in Sri Lanka named Colombus?
Arlen Addison
Arlen Addison Сарын өмнө
"As soon as I arrived in the Indies, on the first Island which I found, I took some of the natives by force in order that they might learn and might give me information of whatever there is in these parts. [...] 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 have make fine servants[...] With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want." - Christopher Columbus Captain's Log, 1492
RundownOyster Сарын өмнө
"He sold natives into slavery, but he didn't invent slavery" Yeah I didn't invent murder but hopefully they'll still praise me in the history books even though I just murdered twelve children.
Uncool Dash
Uncool Dash 7 өдрийн өмнө
@Samuel Colella because it determines if we should celebrate people from centuries ago today. we should only celebrate good people with historical significance and remember every person with historical significance. ever heard of ponce de león?
Samuel Colella
Samuel Colella 12 өдрийн өмнө
Why do you judge people who lived five centuries ago with today's moral values & standards?
E- World
E- World Сарын өмнө
F columbas
Big Salmon
Big Salmon Сарын өмнө
"yeah he sold natives and enslaved em, BUT, be didn't invent slavery" oh ok, well if I kill my neighbor, yeah that's bad, but I didn't invent murder plus I "discovered" his treasures, so yeah.
Big Salmon
Big Salmon Сарын өмнө
"there was no genocide" = "There is no war in Ba Sing Se"
Meep Meep
Meep Meep Сарын өмнө
Bruh PragerU factually attempting to rewrite history here
JimboPKiller Сарын өмнө
Chris columbus didn't sail for India because he was brave, he set sail because he was stupid. Think about it, try sailing across the entire atlantic and pacific in a couple of ships with no guaranteed stop for more food, so it was an extremely high chance you would starve. Because they couldn't prove the Americas existed.
Caleb Rands
Caleb Rands Сарын өмнө
You can't "discover" a land if people already live there.
Rogue_ Asami
Rogue_ Asami Сарын өмнө
And I’m sure the people you describe as “cannibals”, didn’t invent cannibalism either.
Wassim Kantari
Wassim Kantari 27 өдрийн өмнө
He doesn't describe them as "cannibals", they were
Daan Joosten
Daan Joosten 2 сарын өмнө
Columbus was a terrible person and we should never celebrate him
Sam Holbrook
Sam Holbrook 2 сарын өмнө
So, does PragerU, and their "correspondents," ever publish their sources?
Garlic Animates
Garlic Animates 2 сарын өмнө
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Sean Metzer
Sean Metzer 2 сарын өмнө
Just read some comments. Got to say that a lot of people hate a man for not being perfect. I'm a Christian and by Christ's standards I'm a lying murderer who has raped many women in my life both real and fictional. If you lie you're a liar, envy you are a thief, lust after a woman and you're an adulterer/fornicator, hate and you're a murderer. "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone." Is Columbus perfect? No. Do I agree with some of his decisions and actions? No. But I respect a man who had the courage to sail across an ocean that everyone said couldn't be crossed at the time. Don't judge a man for lust because every man has lusted and many have gone too far with that lust. He did what he could for money because everyone does that. If you hypocrites want to judge and hate someone start with yourselves first because I can point out everything I've done that makes me the worst mankind has to offer, and I could do the exact same to each of you.
Sean Metzer
Sean Metzer Сарын өмнө
@Economics101 yeah, you don't get what I'm saying do you. As a Christian I know that everyone on earth deserves to die. no human is better or worse than any other human no matter what they've done. you and I are just as bad as Charles Manson in God's eyes. That's why we need forgiveness. because even lying damns you to Hell. Everyone lives forever somewhere. I'd rather not spend eternity in Hell. And yeah, I know. that's why I said he had no proof. He even did his math wrong and thought the earth was smaller than it is. That's why he was so certain. He still has big balls to take that trip and not back out when he's clearly wrong.
Economics101 Сарын өмнө
@Sean Metzer lying is no where near the same level of crime as slave trading or rape theres a reason that countries have different levels of crimes with different punishments cause saying that you met john cena when you didnt is nowhere near the same as trading and owning slaves. also the point about everything thinking there was no land extends to columbus. he thought he got to asia and continued to think so till he died despite a shit ton of people proving him wrong.
Sean Metzer
Sean Metzer Сарын өмнө
@Economics101 doesn't matter. the point is wrong is wrong. it doesn't matter what your sin is. a liar deserves the same death penalty as a slave trading rapist. And I'm not going to judge anyone for how bad they are until I am a perfect person and I know I'm not. And yeah, they thought there was no land between the Europe and Asia by sailing west. Columbus through sheer grit and determination and without any facts proved them all wrong. He wasn't perfect. but he had balls.
Economics101 Сарын өмнө
People already knew that it could be crossed they just felt that it was a waste to cross the ocean and thought of it as a sort of suicide trip. And while I have done bad I can confidently say that the stuff ive done bad doesnt come close to kidnapping, enslavement, rape, and murder all of which columbus did without any sort of remorse
Wassim Kantari
Wassim Kantari 2 сарын өмнө
Fun fact: Columbus arrived in America, but he has never realized that. He will die convinced he landed in Asia (India)
Le funny man
Le funny man 2 сарын өмнө
Prager is acting like everyone was racist people who where racist in times when racism was common doesn't it okay and it DEFINITELY dont warrant celebrating a person like that.
Philomath Matic
Philomath Matic 2 сарын өмнө
A colonizer is a hero to the ppl that he help to empower and a villain to those that were subjected to his conquest
Miles Pulford
Miles Pulford 2 сарын өмнө
Why does this video have such a high like to dislike ratio?
0dds 2 сарын өмнө
Most people who are being realistic realize how terrible he was. Even in the 1500s he was accused of tyranny and genocide then arrested.
Yu - tub yea
Yu - tub yea 2 сарын өмнө
U succ
Vishal Reddy
Vishal Reddy 2 сарын өмнө
Celebrate the event of discovery not the cruel man who did it. Literally the same as saying Hitler was a great statesman so we should celebrate him. Columbus was thought of as extreme even in that time, the frickin Spanish Inquisition.
Native Massiah
Native Massiah 2 сарын өмнө
Colombus also dismembered and killed his own men.
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR Сарын өмнө
You know why right? It is documented that Columbus severely punished the settlers for ignoring his requests to make sure that the Tainos on Hispaniola be protected. During his frequent absences, the settlers rampaged the villages, robbing, raping, and pillaging. I am by no means calling Columbus a saint. I will however point out the clear bias especially those that lack evidence.
audrey 2 сарын өмнө
Black Box Painting
Black Box Painting 2 сарын өмнө
If someone is gonna say the Asians discovered the Americas first is a myth, the people that migrated to the Americas were Asians thats the reason why they have more in common.
Nintendog 2 сарын өмнө
I think the lesson of Columbus is that most historical figures are bad and blindly celebrating them ignores the evil parts of our history and paints over it with a reassuring lie. Also I love how quickly this dude just brushed over the atrocities part.
7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
savy skunk
savy skunk 2 сарын өмнө
Columbus is a villian
Germán Palomares
Germán Palomares 2 сарын өмнө
Spain was the savior of the Amerindian peoples at abolishing human sacrifice and bringing the basic human rights into the continent
Economics101 Сарын өмнө
when spain first started colonizing the americas they believed that it was in their right to own the native population as slaves and force them to work in silver mines where many of the natives died due to being overworked, starved, and abused
0dds 2 сарын өмнө
@si91 This guy probably thinks slavery is a human right
si91 2 сарын өмнө
What human rights are you referring to? Spain was brutally abusive towards that natives, and had no conception of human rights.
amy lee
amy lee 2 сарын өмнө
Settlers under Columbus sold 9- and 10-year-old girls into sexual slavery. This Columbus admitted himself in a letter to Doña Juana de la Torre, a friend of the Spanish queen: "There are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten are now in demand, and for all ages a good price must be paid."
Xavier Paisana
Xavier Paisana 2 сарын өмнө
So sad to see such a bad video full of false information. First he was not italian or born in Genoa. He never wrote or spoke an italian word... He was born in Portugal and he was wealthy. No one could meet the portuguese or the spanish kings like that coming from the "middle-class" which was basicly poor... "HAD VIRTUALLY NO NAVIGATION TOOLS" except the compass and a bunch of other instruments already used at that time by the portuguese to reach African, Asian and American lands... and also that even the greeks already knew the earth was round and the size of it for thousands of years. So of course you could reach lands going West. But the Portuguese King John II kept that a secret from the other European States... When the portuguese went West they only wanted to settle in Brazil (mainly because of the wood to build ships) but their main goal was to reach India, not some other lands I taught PragerU would do their history homework better...
7anonimo1 2 сарын өмнө
Sven Kobus
Sven Kobus 2 сарын өмнө
You know that prageru does not give a about what really happend when they couldn't even bother using accurate map from the times instead of an modern day map of Europa. Besides Italy didn't even exist as an country at that point nor the idea of being an Italian.
Beaguins 2 сарын өмнө
Looks like some college professors turned their students on to this video to make comments.
kʟ̝̊ 2 сарын өмнө
No, the native Americans discovered America. And that was thousands of years ago.
kʟ̝̊ 12 өдрийн өмнө
@Ted Clutter how were they squatting on our land lmao? U realize there were post Stone Age civilisations in the americas after Colombus right? The Aztecs, Mayas, and Incas even had empires not to mention the extensive use of agriculture. For the record, humans, wherever they went wiped out megafauna. From Europe to Australia and the americas humans overhunted. The americas were first colonisés by native Americans and their land was stolen and their peoples forced through genocide by europeans.
Ted Clutter
Ted Clutter 22 өдрийн өмнө
Around 14000 years ago. And the first thing these "Children of the Forest" did was wipe out the megafauna of the Americas. Good job, folks. And when Columbus arrived it was the meeting of Western Civ with Stone Age man, who did not even have the wheel. Fact is, the "native Americans" were squatting on our land when we got here.
Lux Cavalieri
Lux Cavalieri 2 сарын өмнө
Love this channel, dislike (most) the other comments.
Mummichog 2 сарын өмнө
He was no monster. But like, what's the point of celebrating him.
Economics101 Сарын өмнө
@Ricardo Filho the usa would have probably still existed columbus did his trip during a time of exploration so if it wasnt him someone else would have taken his place around the same time
Mummichog 2 сарын өмнө
@Ricardo Filho Yeah but then if Hitler didn't start WWII rubber, radar, pencillin, and nuclear power wouldn't exist.
Ricardo Filho
Ricardo Filho 2 сарын өмнө
@Mummichog If it wasn't him, the europeans would have never come to America, which means, the history would not follow the path it followed, thus, USA would never have existed.
Mummichog 2 сарын өмнө
@Ricardo Filho He doesn't even speak english. I bet if it were up to him, he would have Mexico or Spain take over the USA.
Ricardo Filho
Ricardo Filho 2 сарын өмнө
Without him, USA would have never existed
JohnnyCageRock 2 сарын өмнө
This video debunks this thing with actual sources. And you say it is the left that wants to destroy history. mnpost.info/zone/nMDfpLSVn9uleWE/video Before any of you say all the sources are biased, let me ask you could it possibly be that you are wrong? That Academia didn't make an effort to make up evidence for nefarious means, and that Columbus really was an asshole like so many were at that time? That Columbus was a self serving explorer that wanted to get rich, set up a governorship and establish a slave trade similar to the place he visited before? Like you would rather trust a guy openly saying he is making conservative educational videos rather than the historians that literally read Columbus own diary and letters?
Mwamure Njuguna
Mwamure Njuguna 2 сарын өмнө
"He saw things no other man of his age had ever seen"
Jarod 1999
Jarod 1999 2 сарын өмнө
The queen orders Columbus not to harm the people he came across and when they native didn’t have the could he wanted a bloody rampage happened men women and children slaughtered.
The King in Yellow
The King in Yellow 2 сарын өмнө
Didn't he wipe out Taíno?
Nelson Goodrich
Nelson Goodrich 2 сарын өмнө
Is there a video from this guy in which he doesn't come up as a annoying intellectually dishonest douchebag? I have known the Caribes since I can remember, because I am from Venezuela and you learn about them in school, and I have never heard they were cannibals. I'm not saying they were not, but the fact he goes out of his way to describe an entire group of people as cannibals so he can lift up the image of Columbus is beyond repulsive
si91 2 сарын өмнө
The problem here is that the video insists that it is wrong to judge someone who lived 500 years ago by today's standards, when Columbus was awful even by the standards of the time. His own Spanish patrons put him in jail for his atrocities against the natives. His own contemporary, the priest Bartolome de las Casas condemned Spanish treatment of the enslaved natives, and even gave up his own slaves, something that Columbus didn't do. It's also hilariously stupid to say that Columbus "was emphatic that his crew treat them with kindness and respect" while also admitting that he enslaved them. Was it "kind and respectful slavery?" Also, it doesn't make any sense to condemn the Caribs for their cannibalism while absolving Columbus of his sins by saying that he ought not to be judged by contemporary standards. Condemning the Caribs for cannibalism is also judging them by contemporary standards! One cannot have it both ways, even though this video tries to do so multiple times. You can't celebrate Columbus for bringing "Western civilization to the Western hemisphere" while simultaneously insisting that he was practicing slavery, as every civilization in history has done - what then did Columbus bring that you are celebrating but more of the same? Columbus had no role in bringing any of the positive aspects of Western civilization. It's also hypocritical to credit him for the great Western Civilization that was established after his death, but absolve him of blame for the subsequent abuses carried out by the Spanish government precisely because they happened after his death. Either he was responsible for everything that happened after his death, good and bad, or he was responsible for none of it. Additionally, saying that he did not invent slavery and therefore should not be condemned for practicing it is particularly asinine. Imagine if we tried that with Stalin, Hitler or Mao - "Well, they didn't invent gulags or concentration camps, or re-education camps!" Dismissing criticism against him "as dubious and self-serving" is particularly absurd given that the video then cites Columbus' own defense of his actions - which is by definition self-serving, especially since it offers no actual explanation for what he did, only a petulant insistence that his "bravery" somehow absolves him of all sins. How do we know Columbus himself wasn't "dubious and self-serving?" Condemning him and his holiday isn't indicative of a broken moral compass. It is those who defend him on illogical and dubious grounds who need to explain themselves. Western Civilization was celebrated long before Columbus and will continue to be long after his holiday is discarded. Indeed, the condemnation of Columbus is based on Western values - condemnation of slavery, colonialism, and oppression is a distinctly Western value system.
Audrey Franklin
Audrey Franklin 26 өдрийн өмнө
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR 29 өдрийн өмнө
@Duolingo OwO false. There’s absolutely zero documentation that said he was a rapist. You spew nonsense.
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR 29 өдрийн өмнө
natives were sacrificing hundreds and thousands of innocent lives to some deity yet they’re not considered evil. Columbus Day is trying to be replaced with “Indigenous People’s Day”. Yet you can’t grasp the hypocrisy. You can’t condemn one while celebrating the other.
si91 Сарын өмнө
@K24 DC2tR Yes, they did. But Columbus is supposed to have been a harbinger of a superior Western civilization. So which is it? Was he part of a superior culture, or was he just doing to the natives what they had done to one another? And what part of any of this tragedy is worth celebrating?
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR Сарын өмнө
The natives raped, enslaved and massacred their own people for thousands of years. Christopher Columbus shows up, gives them a taste of their own medicine, and now he is considered the evil one? Give me a break.
Tudorific Petrutiu
Tudorific Petrutiu 2 сарын өмнө
I hope everyone who watches this vid and those at prageru see BadEmpanada's response to this, plus all his other videos on this subject. Just dismantles all this Columbus apologism..
Shane Kyiretwie
Shane Kyiretwie 3 сарын өмнө
here's a little known fact: the "new world" was never new, the old world and new world went through Pangea too.
smile444 3 сарын өмнө
Debunked : mnpost.info/zone/nMDfpLSVn9uleWE/video
Nathan O'Keefe
Nathan O'Keefe 3 сарын өмнө
"They were very well built, with very handsome bodies and very good faces....They do not carry arms or know them....They should be good servants.” - Columbus
Joseph Quinn
Joseph Quinn 3 сарын өмнө
Wish you could’ve mentioned that Columbus sailed East by going west because the Ottoman Empire’s Barbary Pirates were enslaving ships sailing the sea routes they had sanctions on.
John McCrae
John McCrae 3 сарын өмнө
BadEmpanada made an excellent response to this. mnpost.info/zone/nMDfpLSVn9uleWE/video Enjoy
Purp_SSB 3 сарын өмнө
I kidnapped my neighbor at gunpoint and chained him to my stove, and now he cooks and does my dishes for me. But it’s ok, since I didn’t invent slavery.
Rift Сарын өмнө
@Silverknight171 you're just denying facts, simple as that. As the saying goes, "It's difficult to win an argument against an intelligent person, but impossible against an ignorant one."
Silverknight171 Сарын өмнө
@Rift all of them from mainstream sources who are taking information from marxist professors
Rift Сарын өмнө
@Silverknight171 For what? There's literally a million online sources about how Columbus was a colonizer and a murderer.
Silverknight171 Сарын өмнө
@Rift citation needed
Rift Сарын өмнө
@Silverknight171 no, Christopher Columbus was a devil, that's all there is to it.
Stret173 3 сарын өмнө
When we celebrate colanubs day we celebrate a well known by his contemporaries as a horible person guy that is loved and promoted by slave owners and trade sharks throughout history so much that to bleach his ugly mut, to defend his evermissing honor comes to pose in condecending stance a billionaire backed propaganda "institute".
Stret173 3 сарын өмнө
columbis diary on their first meeting "He said that the previous Sunday, 11 November, it had seemed to him a good idea to capture some of the people from that river and to take them to the monarchs to learn our language, so that we would know what there is in this land and so that on their return they could act as interpreters for the Christians and adopt our customs and faith. For I have seen and recognise (says the Admiral) that these people have no religion, nor are they idolaters, rather they are very gentle and know nothing of evil, nor murder nor theft nor weapons, and so timorous that a hundred of them flee from one of our people even though they may only be teasing them. Because without doubt there is in these lands a huge amount of gold and not without reason do these Indians I have with me say that there are in these islands places where they dig up gold and wear it at the neck and from the ears and in very thick bracelets on their arms and legs. And there are also pearls and precious stones and an infinity of spices. And by this river of Mares which I left last night there is without doubt a huge quantity of mastic, and more if one cared to produce more, for the trees take well when planted, they are large and there are many of them and they have leaves like a lentisk and fruit too, except that it is larger, both the trees and the leaves, as Pliny says95 and I have seen on the island of Chios in the Archipelago." YEEEEEEAAAAH HES THERE JUST TO BE FRIENDLY YYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH
Michael Weston
Michael Weston 3 сарын өмнө
Dog Voter
Dog Voter 3 сарын өмнө
Jesus said love everyone
Stret173 3 сарын өмнө
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulshiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit. As always, tho.
James O'Blivion
James O'Blivion 3 сарын өмнө
"Sure, he did slavery, but he didn't INVENT slavery. And there were atrocities, but mostly after he was dead." So...he's not responsible for slavery because someone else started it, and he's not responsible for the atrocities he did start because others carried them on after he was dead? Funny how, consistent standards be damned, everything is just someone else's responsibility, and never his. Oh PragerU, you so stupid. 😆
LilDankGang 2 сарын өмнө
@Cosmic Nihilist me ne frego was the title of one book from mussolini, but it's not something specific about fascism, it's like if trump wrote a book named "hello" or "I don't care" you cannot say that that is something only related to trump administration or Republicans. I'm in fact a fellow Italian, my grandfather fought in a revolutionary war against the fascist regime, but I say "me ne frego" multiple times a week becouse that is almost a literal translation of "i don't care".
LilDankGang 2 сарын өмнө
@Cosmic Nihilist that is not a fascist slogan, it's just a rethorical figure that we Italians say, and it has nothing to do with any political belief.
Solafein 3 сарын өмнө
What is the point of *celebrating* today some petty (and sadistic) tyrant of the past
a s b
a s b 3 сарын өмнө
The part where they say that Columbus is now refiled as a colonizer, and slaver and despoiler are true because we no longer believe propagandistic nationalist lies about our history which are meant to justify the horrors of the past.
a s b
a s b 2 сарын өмнө
@Camnarok wish he had stayed forgotten just so I wouldnt have to listen to bs like this video
Camnarok 2 сарын өмнө
also for centuries he wasn't remembered until Washington Irving wrote about him
Burton K Richard
Burton K Richard 3 сарын өмнө
It’s funny to me that they say u can’t judge Columbus by today’s standards. Then also say the island also had cannibals who ate babies. You judging them in today’s standards. Maybe cannibalism was socially acceptable you can’t know it was 500 years ago. Holes in your logic. Also most US citizens are questioning why we celebrate him when he never landed in the United States. Like let the Bahamas choose to celebrate him.
Solomon truth lover
Solomon truth lover Өдрийн өмнө
Silverknight171 Сарын өмнө
@Burton K Richard I'm sorry but ai don't believe you, especailly the fact you sleep with married men. Though if you are gay, its more likely that you just sleep with little boys.
Burton K Richard
Burton K Richard Сарын өмнө
@Silverknight171 I’m gay and single and love sleeping with married men.
Silverknight171 Сарын өмнө
@The Rainbow Lyon yeah, screw those other tribes being terroized by these cannibals we need to think of the cannibals
Silverknight171 Сарын өмнө
@Burton K Richard dose it makes it okay?
sando can
sando can 3 сарын өмнө
if you liked this video then you need some schooling by badempanada mnpost.info/zone/nMDfpLSVn9uleWE/video
Rinnegan of Rage
Rinnegan of Rage 3 сарын өмнө
The Big Bad Empanada
swordbellums 3 сарын өмнө
pathetic. mnpost.info/zone/nMDfpLSVn9uleWE/video
João Tomás
João Tomás 3 сарын өмнө
Hey, good see a BadEmpanada fan here
KeNsHiRo MuRuGi
KeNsHiRo MuRuGi 3 сарын өмнө
This is one of the most misleading historically inaccurate video I have watched on this channel. Sad to see. Unsubbed. Shame on you.
Nerd254 2 сарын өмнө
@Thomas Clark exactly what I meant lol. a bunch of frigging numbers like 666 and 3303 or whatever and now its a valid conspiracy oH mY gOd THe aNticHriSt
Thomas Clark
Thomas Clark 2 сарын өмнө
@Sogs Mcgee like believing in the deep state or that the government is run by satan praising pedophilles
Sogs Mcgee
Sogs Mcgee 2 сарын өмнө
@Nerd254 I would also absolutely say that they are the more conspiracy believing party
Sogs Mcgee
Sogs Mcgee 2 сарын өмнө
@Nerd254 i would argue the left is growing to be racist as well
Nerd254 2 сарын өмнө
@Mummichog lol the left is full of these uninformed and self-harming "social justice" upholders and "socialists" the right is just a bunch of batshit crazy and stubborn conspiracy-theory-believing racist nutjobs
Thatcher is dead
Thatcher is dead 3 сарын өмнө
Agustín Ortega
Agustín Ortega 3 сарын өмнө
BoraCM 3 сарын өмнө
I came here from the response video by BadEmpanada. I wanted to watch this video first.
AA AA 3 сарын өмнө
My man over here straight up rewriting history
Mitchell Rovit
Mitchell Rovit 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Newbuild Muse The natives were all peaceful and Christopher Columbus's brutal attack on them was unprovoked. The natives offered them goods, but instead of trading with them, Columbus and his accomplices murdered thousands of them, enslaved thousands them, and then murdered those who stood up to him. The columbian exchange was a terrible event in history.
Mitchell Rovit
Mitchell Rovit 14 өдрийн өмнө
@Newbuild Muse First off, Columbus was a murderer. The natives were peaceful and offered them supplies and food, but instead of trading with them, Columbus and his men enslaved them and murdered those who stood up to him. What he accomplished may have been a significant event in history, but you have to look at it from every nation and person's point of view. His voyage may have brought knowledge and goods back to spain, but his voyage also brought slavery to the americas. It also brought new diseases that would cause the deaths of anywhere from 80 to 99% of the existing population of native americans. The Columbian Exchange was cataclysmic to the native people.
plasmicats Сарын өмнө
@Newbuild Muse when you make a paragraph long ad hominem argument with sprinkles of strawmans. Couldn't be me
Strawberry Poptart
Strawberry Poptart Сарын өмнө
Preach brother
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,
A nice name
A nice name 3 сарын өмнө
The first letter Columbus sent to the Royal Family, mere two days after his arrival, essentially said: "Good, kind-hearted people here, could totally enslave them if we wanted too. Lol, jk unless?? Wink wink, nudge". And this pathetic channel celebrates this man.
Charles Berisophin
Charles Berisophin 2 сарын өмнө
Where is your source?
Jorge Balata
Jorge Balata 3 сарын өмнө
Aleluia someone with a brain, the dude in the video wants to have it both ways (we cant judge poeple 500 years ago by modern standarts) but we should celebrate him as the greatest explorer of all time ?? The man got everything wrong about how big the space between europe and asia was, he found a continent by pure luck , he was an average explorer at best. Fernão Magalhães and his 5 ships went on to circumnaviage the whole world on a trip that lasted for 3 years, how is going from the canary islands to the caribean more impressive?? And after all of this he just glanses over the all the written accounts Bartolome de las Casas who was priest that documented the shit him and his men did which were horrific and he was even arrested by a spasnish governour in one of the island for inhumane widepread crimes.
Ignacio Reyes
Ignacio Reyes 3 сарын өмнө
Surprised to see a comment like this in this cesspool
That Dude Over There
That Dude Over There 3 сарын өмнө
Justin Solly
Justin Solly 3 сарын өмнө
That Dude Over There
That Dude Over There 3 сарын өмнө
Francisco Casiano
Francisco Casiano 3 сарын өмнө
Veit Dalee
Veit Dalee 3 сарын өмнө
fascist kindergarten lesson? How dumb do you think your audience is?
A nice name
A nice name 3 сарын өмнө
They're spot on in their analysis of the audience tho. They kinda don't mind lies that serves them
Jacob Burgess
Jacob Burgess 3 сарын өмнө
Columbus: if you don’t bring me enough gold I’ll cut off your hands and let you bleed to death PragerU: nothing to see here but his accomplishments folks, everyone was killing natives back then so it was okay
Solomon truth lover
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Fighter Pilot99
Fighter Pilot99 Сарын өмнө
Charley Dennis I would be very cautious using transcriptions from that long ago as primary evidence, continued retranslations along with dialect swaps, especially considering the malicious intentions of those engaged in both the historical black legend and “critical analysis”.
Fighter Pilot99
Fighter Pilot99 Сарын өмнө
Charley Dennis have we forgotten what diseases are?
Mohammed ali Nyei
Mohammed ali Nyei Сарын өмнө
@Banzai Henozu dude even the colonizers he came with out him in jail for being way too violent with the native
Charley Dennis
Charley Dennis Сарын өмнө
​@Fighter Pilot99 "There were 60,000 people living on this island, including the Indians; so that from 1494 to 1508, over 3,000,000 people had perished from war, slavery, and the mines. Who in future generations will believe this? I myself writing it as a knowledgeable eyewitness can hardly believe it." was a comment made by one of the transcribers of Colombus' writing - do you think he and his men managed to kill 3 million people by accident? without some sort of purpose? they knew that eventually they would have kill every single indian.
westentrance 3 сарын өмнө
Those who vilify Columbus are vilifying western culture and values.
si91 2 сарын өмнө
No, those who vilify Columbus are condemning Columbus using Western culture and values. Condemning slavery and supporting indigenous rights is a very Western thing to do.
A nice name
A nice name 3 сарын өмнө
Anonymous y8
Anonymous y8 3 сарын өмнө
Your homosexuality is extremely distractive
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard 3 сарын өмнө
At 3:58 That rhetoric is comical. Imagine Nuremburg, 1946. Prosecution: "What did you do to 10,000,000 political opponents, Gypsies, Jews, and POWs?" Defense: "We didn't invent concentration camps."
shootie 22 өдрийн өмнө
@Nelson Goodrich oh yeah that makes sense sorry
Nelson Goodrich
Nelson Goodrich 22 өдрийн өмнө
@shootie the Manhattan Project invented a bomb, not the concept of bombs, that’s what I meant
shootie 22 өдрийн өмнө
@Nelson Goodrich the team of the manhattan project did invent thye bombs, the nazis did not invent concentration camps nor racial systematic extermination.
shootie 22 өдрийн өмнө
@Nelson Goodrich the team of the manhattan project did invent thye bombs, the nazis did not invent concentration camps nor racial systematic extermination.
James Clark
James Clark Сарын өмнө
That was their actual defense though lol
Mackenzie Bauroth
Mackenzie Bauroth 3 сарын өмнө
He made his journey because he miscalculated the distance he would need to travel. Erastenes the Greek mathematician had accurately calculated the size of Earth, and if there was no continent between him and Asia, he would have starved to death before he was even halfway there. Besides, his own journals talk about how it nice it was that the natives were naive, since they were easier to exploit, in addition to enslaving the locals, cutting off their hands if they didn't make quota, and cheating the sailor who spotted land out of the reward the king and queen had offered. Ban Columbus Day.
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR 29 өдрийн өмнө
@RundownOyster You don’t know what you’re talking about. Murdering wasn’t considered evil by natives when they were sacrificing hundreds of thousands to some deity for good crops.
RundownOyster Сарын өмнө
@K24 DC2tR Yes because raping enslaving and massacring is still evil even if other people are doing it. Plus you mistake "their own people" with rival tribes.
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR Сарын өмнө
Estimating the nautical miles and length of the voyage were merely guesses. For someone who was such a terrible navigator he did make the arduous trip from Europe and back to Hispaniola four times, a substantial accomplishment for the time. As with most sailers of the era, dead reckoning was the preferred method of navigation. Unfortunately dead reckoning navigation is only as accurate as the charts. Maybe not that obvious to some however there were no reliable maps beyond what was already discovered. Celestial navigation although potentially used by Columbus was still within its infancy and was not fully adopted by the vast majority of navigators including Columbus. There is documentation that Columbus tried using celestial navigation however it is very obvious that it was a learning experience rather than his primary tool of navigation.
K24 DC2tR
K24 DC2tR Сарын өмнө
The natives raped, enslaved and massacred their own people for thousands of years. Christopher Columbus shows up, gives them a taste of their own medicine, and now he is considered the evil one? Give me a break.
RundownOyster Сарын өмнө
Damn straight
Dan Dei
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ColdWater 76
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NoCap italism
NoCap italism 3 сарын өмнө
It was so long ago and he never got to the main land forget about him already 😂
Alexia Llancaleo
Alexia Llancaleo 3 сарын өмнө
celebrating indigenous peoples***
Alvaro1ization 3 сарын өмнө
One of the most important men in the history of my country, Spain. So sad to see people today all over the place bashing him...
Ralph Bernhard
Ralph Bernhard 3 сарын өмнө
The concepts of "important" and "admirable" are 2 different things.
IslandKing 3 сарын өмнө
5 and a half minutes of rewriting history thats insane.
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