Colombus didn’t discover anything/Colón no descubrio nada

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How can some one discover places that are already inhabited?  Colombus, genocider and enslaver that he was, was lost and didn’t know where he was anyway.  Como se puede describir lugares/puestos cuales ya estan habitados?   De todos modos, Colón, asesino y esclavizador, estaba perdido y no sabia donde estaba. 

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Imagen de la cronica de las invasiónes de norte América and the Caribbean/Recorded image of the invasions of North America and the Caribbean

These maps are from Carl Waldman’s Atlas of the North American Indian, with maps by Molly Braun.  New York:  Facts on File.

As we commemorate another Day of Indigenous People, Dia de la Raza in much of the Spanish-speaking world, it is good to reflect on where we are.  Any one who has been paying attention to history and the various genocidal projects in the Americas and the Caribbean well knows now that there was no meeting, no discovery when Columbus arrived in 1492 after the so-called Reconquista of Spain from the Moors who had controlled it for 700 years.  And that all expansion projects are not equal, though often not not genocidal.  I think those of us who have Spanish blood in our veins, who speak Spanish, and who were nearly but not so conquered by this early European project of conquest, can say alot about what the long history of colonization and its shadow means today in our modern world.

Mientras conmemoramos otro Día de Pueblos Indígenas, Dia de la Raza en mucho del mundo Hispano parlante, es bueno reflejar donde estamos.  Todo el mundo que pone atención a la historia y a los varios proyectos de genocidio en las Americas y en el Caribe sabe bien que no hubo encuentro, ni descubierto cuando Colón llego en 1492 después de la supuesta Reconquista de España de los Moros quien la habian controlado hace 700 años.  Y que todos esos proyectos de expansión no eran iguales, ni tampoco sin genocidio.  Pienso que les que tenemos sangre española en nuestras venas, quienes hablamos español, y quienes fuimos casi conquistades pero no por medio de este proyecto Europeo inicial de conquista, podemos decir mucho que significa actualmente esa larga historia de colonización y su sombra en nuestro mundo moderno.

And just a reminder, genocide did not work. Indigenous people still live!
Y para recordarnos, el genocidio no logro su meta. Raza Aun Vive!Ho

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