President Barack Obama mustered up some fine rhetoric Wednesday to give the good people of Greater Columbus, Ohio, a sense of security in these, our shaky times. And he did so in, literally, a local family’s backyard.
Read historian Howard Zinn’s account of that genocidal, gold-crazed maniac Christopher Columbus, and it’s impossible to think this man deserves a holiday. Upon meeting the Indians, for example, his first thought was “They would make fine servants. ... With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.”