It’s October 12th, traditionally known as Columbus Day (celebrated on the second Monday in October) but now designated in some parts of the country as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Which “indigenous people” do these historical revisionists “have in mind? Is it the Kalinago people, who ate roasted human flesh, with a particular affinity for the remains of babies and fetuses? Is it the Aztecs, who killed an estimated 84,000 people in four days in their consecration of the Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan?” (Source)
Supposedly Christopher Columbus was a blood-thirsty genocidal maniac while the peoples of the Americas were peace-loving guardians of Mother Earth. Much of this craziness comes from Howard Zinn’s book A People’s History of the United States. For readable refutations, see Mary Grabar’s Debunking Howard Zinn and Debunking the 1619 Project. It’s telling that Wikipedia’s page on Howard Zinn does not mention Grabar’s book in its “Controversies and Critiques” category.