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Every Year They Demote Christopher Columbus

Dear Editor:

Historical distance has always served each generation of “builders,” “thinkers,” and “advancers” to learn from what was once unknown to be discovered, wherein lies the essence of existential progress; but when historical distance is removed because of placing past events on the judgment seat of today, knowledge goes on trial and is unjustly prosecuted and exiled to willful ignorance, thus replaced by hatred and anarchy.
We learn from history — but changing the motivations, sources, facts, and accounts by inserting”politically” derived interpretations, beliefs, not facts, and arbitrarily applying modern day standards is grossly a maladjustment of antiquity. Unless new archival evidence is concrete and more than symbolic — we are left in a chasm of “opinions” and hateful anecdotes.

John Amato

 

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