Rudy Giuliani shrugs off Columbus's atrocities: He didn't do anything that others wouldn't have done

  

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Via:  john-russell  •  2 weeks ago  •  7 comments

By:   David Edwards (Raw Story - Celebrating Years of Independent Journalism)

Rudy Giuliani shrugs off Columbus's atrocities: He didn't do anything that others wouldn't have done
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday insisted that any "hero" would have done what explorer Christopher Columbus did when he allowed the rape, enslavement and genocide of indigenous peoples.Giuliani made the remarks during an appearance on Real America's Voice with host Steve Bannon."Did he...

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday insisted that any "hero" would have done what explorer Christopher Columbus did when he allowed the rape, enslavement and genocide of indigenous peoples.

Giuliani made the remarks during an appearance on Real America's Voice with host Steve Bannon.

"Did he engage in some immoral acts himself?" Giuliani asked. "Did he allow his crew to do it? There seems to be evidence that he did. But we don't know that for sure. It's hundreds of years ago."

"Did he do anything that other men and women of his age would have done? No," he continued. "And have all of our other heroes done that? I mean, John F. Kennedy -- now it's a different age, but now we know things about John F. Kennedy that make him considerably less than perfect."

Giuliani said that other liberal icons like President Franklin D. Roosevelt were also similar to Columbus.

"I can find every single one of their heroes on the left and on the right," he insisted.

Watch the video below from Real America's Voice.

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JohnRussell
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1  seeder  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

All they can do is claim victimhood. Forget what Columbus did wrong, he's just a victim of cancel culture. 

 
 
 
SteevieGee
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2  SteevieGee    2 weeks ago

Colombus did some pretty bad stuff to the Native Americans.  Pretty much, all of the conquistadores (and all the other Europeans) were horrible to the NAs.  Let's let the Italians have their day.  I'll continue to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.  Don't let the right wing turn Colombus day into yet another distraction to rile their troops.  This is getting to be just another war on Christmas victim crybaby meme.

 
 
 
al Jizzerror
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3  al Jizzerror    2 weeks ago

"Did he engage in some immoral acts himself?" Giuliani asked. "Did he allow his crew to do it? There seems to be evidence that he did. But we don't know that for sure. It's hundreds of years ago."

Columbus himself provided some of the incriminating "evidence".  He admitted that he was the first person to traffic children in the New World.  

This one he 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."

 
 
 
Tacos!
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4  Tacos!    2 weeks ago

There is much truth in what he says. Historical people are shaped by their times, and it is hubris for modern people to imagine that they would have made wildly different choices if they had lived in those times and circumstances.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4.1  seeder  JohnRussell  replied to  Tacos! @4    2 weeks ago
Historical people are shaped by their times, and it is hubris for modern people to imagine that they would have made wildly different choices if they had lived in those times and circumstances.

I dont doubt Columbus was a man of his times.  The problem is that doesnt mean that we have to continue honoring him when we now know better. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  JohnRussell @4.1    2 weeks ago

Trouble is that you don't know better. No reliable evidence at all. Where's all the outrage about the Spanish conquistadors back then, or the crimes and atrocities committed by today's Mexican and Central  American gangs and drug cartels.

 
 
 
Texan1211
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4.2  Texan1211  replied to  Tacos! @4    2 weeks ago
There is much truth in what he says. Historical people are shaped by their times, and it is hubris for modern people to imagine that they would have made wildly different choices if they had lived in those times and circumstances.

Yeah, some people sure are getting all worked up about events which occurred over five hundred YEARS ago.

Hey, it takes up bandwidth and distracts from the failings of the Biden/Harris Admin. mess.

 
 
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