The Italian Sons and Daughters of America have spoken. It’s Columbus Day, everyone. This is a day meant to celebrate the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. From orderisda.org:
The vast majority of first generation Italian immigrants took their first steps on U.S. soil at Ellis Island, following a grueling Atlantic voyage. In the 1880s, they numbered 300,000; in the 1890s, 600,000; and through the turn of the century, more than two million. By 1920, when waves of migration began to taper off, more than 4 million Italians had come to the United States, which represented more than 10 percent of the nation’s foreign-born population.
Today, there are more than 18 million Italian Americans that carry on traditions and represent a heritage that has permeated American culture.
During Italian American Heritage Month, we rally together at Columbus Day parades across the nation, celebrating history, traditions and values as a culture.
As is the nature of the politically correct, they seek to turn what was a national celebration into a solemn occasion. Even the activities that once brought us together have been hijacked by the Left, in the name of “social justice.” Never forget that, like most feminists, SJW’s find a good time and ruin the hell out of it.
The decimation to Native American populations that occurred after his arrival was real. But today is not the day to be reminded of that. Instead, consider the incredible trek that Christopher Columbus made and the risks that he took to make it here. If he missed the mark, history would have been altered incredibly. It is safe to say that most of us would not be here, enjoying the incredible liberties that we do in the United States. So tell someone Happy Columbus Day. And do so without apology.