Why Italian Americans still defend Columbus day?
Christopher Columbus, the lier who deceived the world. He wasn't even the first European to discover the first world, somebody who goes by the name Leif Eriksson did it even before. In fact, he did it hundreds of years before Columbus. Columbus read about the theory that the earth might be smaller than originally thought. Eventually when Columbus sailed to America, he was greeted by niceness. He sailed the west in attempt to find gold. Even back then he wasn't the first one to see land, a sailor saw it before him, yet Columbus lied, he saw it before him apparently. He had them locked up like prisoners, he enslaved them just so he can get his hands on gold. He let the slaves die in the mines, he was nothing more than a greedy invader, yet the Americans and Italians still will support him, and they will celebrate in his honour.