08 October 2007

Italians or Vikings?

Today in History: A double whammy. It is the anniversary of the Great Chicago fire and also, Columbus Day.

Columbus' discovery has now been refuted since more and more evidence points to the Vikings as being the first to land on America's shores.



On a related note, just to show how far these noble nordic peoples have fallen - Danish Cultural Minister Brian Mikkelson, visited Dublin and apologized to the Irish people for his predecessors's bad behavior; all of 1,200 years ago.

I guess we're all in the habit now of apologizing for everything. But why stop 1,200 years ago - let's go back even farther. I wonder if we'll ever see Israel apologize to the Canaanites for putting all their men, women and children to the sword circa 3,500 bc.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Discover America? How do you discover a place which already has residents? More European history nonsense?

Coldtype said...

"Discover America? How do you discover a place which already has residents?"

Very good point. By the way I like to think of this day as Genocide Appreciation Day.