Thursday, October 11, 2007

Chris Columbus: Bad Dude


Christopher Columbus was a despot who ruled his subjects with an iron fist, according to documents which have emerged 500 years after his death.

The man who discovered America for Europe routinely tortured slaves and starved his subjects in colonies on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

Columbus was known to have mistreated native people when he was viceroy in Santo Domingo, the capital of today's Dominican Republic, at the end of the 15th century. But until now it had been put down to his lack of political sensitivity.more independenent

Dedicated website Rethinking Columbus.


Anonymous said...

Pregnant teen with cancer stirs abortion debate in Dominican Republic.

Himself said...

Thanks Chuck, tweeted.

Back to feathers for an hour methinks.

Perchance to dream.