Dealing With Columbus Day

Should we or shouldn’t we celebrate Columbus day? Every year the debate rages around this time whether the expansion of European civilization into the western hemisphere was a positive or negative development in human history.

Of course Columbus himself was a complex figure, and there is  much to love or hate about him depending on one’s point of view. The leftward side of the debate points out Columbus’s greed, ambition, pride and at times cruelty.

And yet on the other side , one must admire the bravery, tenacity, and Columbus’ willingness to venture at great risk. Columbus also had a pious side to him, for he felt he was part of a greater purpose than his own ambition. He believed he was fulfilling the Words of the Hebrew prophets of the Bible in his voyages.

But obviously Columbus day isn’t merely about Columbus ,its really about western civilisation, and it’s expansion among the native peoples of the western hemisphere. That historical fact can either be seen as a breakthrough or as an appalling injustice.

All of this annual back and forth has come to us courtesy of multiculturalism, the philosophy that has flourished in our education system for at least forty years.

This post-modern doctrine holds that all cultures are equally valid, and that one culture’s ‘narrative’ is as good as the other. Worldviews are  just ‘narratives’, viewpoints, all equally valid, because MultiCulturalism is radical relativism.

The idea that all cultures are equal sounds good to the naive idealist, but it couldn’t be true. All cultures are not equal, some are positively toxic and a good many have been wiped out because they were unsustainable,(Sodom and Gomorrah come to mind).

Multiculturalism is a dangerous fantasy, because it is in reality a veiled assault on Western civilization, relentlessly working to invalidate the incredible accomplishments of the West, scientifically,socially, culturally and otherwise.

The latest standard bearer of Western Civilization has primarily been the United States of America, for the last eighty years at least.

Therefore the history of the USA has to be ‘deconstructed’, through a toxic process of revisionist history , exaggerating the flaws and sins of the past, minimising the accomplishments, and holding our ancestors to modern-day standards of thought and behaviour.

The real beef the Multi-culturists have is with Christianity. The west was the flourishing place for at least the last thousand years for the development of Christianity, therefore Western civilisation is the ‘perpetual bad guy’ in the retelling of world history.

To the Devotees of MC, the West’s astonishing progress and the elevation in standards of living she has brought to the rest of the world, must have come at the expense of the third World, or the Moslem world.

Multiculturalism is really an Expression of AntiChrist, and it’s  problem is with God himself. It is AntiChrist because it retells the story of the Garden of Eden and the fall.

The Third world was Eden, until the evil Europeans came to colonize . Never mind that the Tribes of the world have slaughtered, subjugated and enslaved and exploited each other ever since Adam and Eve fell.

To those raised on relentless propaganda such as Disney’s Pocahantas, or the recent fantasy, Avatar, the third world , and pre-Columbian North and South America, was a giant, peace-loving Eden, until  the Europeans came to despoil it.

In the final analysis Multi-Culturalists are resenting the Sovereignty of God.God moves in the affairs of nations, Power belongs to Him, he gives and takes away,raises and elevates for his own good purpose.

And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?(Daniel 4:34-35)

The same God who raised up the United States of America, and used Columbus to discover it, allowed Europeans to colonize it, and drive the Indians further west, Is now judging the United States and the rest of the European nations, in short the West for their sins.

It’s about God, and his Lordship over History. Those who cry loud and long about Slavery, (abolished 150 years ago, after the bloodiest War the USA ever had),never seem to mention that Slavery was the rule in Africa, Asia, the Muslim world, and the rest of the world for Millenia. Only the West, Britain and America insisted on its demise and that at great cost.

As good Multiculturists, they are selective about History, rarely mentioning that at the height of the slave trade there were European slaves in Africa, 3000 black slave holders in the South, and that Muslim slave traders have been bartering with tribal chieftains in Africa for centuries , trading in human lives!

Resenting history is big business now, it is being used to divide people, to stop the healing of ancient wounds and to deny the accomplishments of decent and well-meaning people, for with people of conscience and decency, Guilt is a great tool of manipulation.But that same God of history sees and is taking note. Happy Columbus day everybody!

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5 Responses to Dealing With Columbus Day

  1. Mike says:

    Excellent article and true, guilt is being used to manipulate.

  2. julie says:

    Very good points, indeed. I would like to add that even later than Sodom and Gomorrah we have an example of the nation of Vanatu (once called the New Hebrides). Missionaries went there in the 1800’s risking their very lives (and some were killed by the natives) to bring Christ to the people. There, in their Pacific Island paradise, the people had become so degraded that they were cannibals. They lived in dread fear of one another, for the the various tribes scattered around the island were in constant war with one another. There was daily bloodshed. They believed that if you ate someone after killing them that you gained their power. Women and children were ill-treated, and killed if they got in the way. They worshipped rocks, they had their witch doctors who basically performed voodoo, after inducing a drug high. Thankfully we have the diaries of men of God (like John Paton) for the truth about such societies for with the political correctness that is going on now, histories have been changed.

    So much for the so-called eden that man can have without Christ. For we in the West must attribute all that to Him. It’s not that we are better than anyone else, it’s all because of God’s grace and mercy upon us that we have these blessings.

  3. The empires of the Incas and the Aztecs and Mayas were written in the blood of people–even in human sacrifice which God abhorrs!

    Many of those peoples died as a result of not having immunity to the common cold and other such viral infections. They would have died even if there had been peaceful coexistance with the Spanish.

  4. Karen Wilson says:

    Great article! I appreciate the insight – the roots of the debate are really the issue and many times the roots are covered up and unseen – there really is a reason why the prevailing thought process is there and why it incessantly militates against God and His will – Praise be to our Sovereign God – who always has been and always will be in control!

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