I think it is great that we celebrate Columbus Day. I work for a bank and as such I will get the day off to celebrate. I am not just thankful for the day off, though I am thankful for it, but because I believe Columbus and his achievement should be celebrated. I know that is not a popular opinion in this day and age, and that is something to be regretted.
Have you ever been electrocuted? I have - twice. Hey, if at first you don’t succeed… Persistence is key to discovery I suppose.
In our modern society it has become a writ of passage for the moral police to dictate what to believe about the past. A wise English novelist once noted: “Though God cannot alter the past, historians can.” (Erewhon Revisited, The Works of Samuel Butler, 1925)