But it would be nice
Hundred Flowers Toxic Sludge Factory #125, sometimes known for mysterious reasons as "Seattle", has decided to get rid of Columbus Day and replace it with "Firstses Nationseses Indigenouseses Peopleseseses Days." (Yous gots to haves lotses ofs excessesese pluralseses for Authenticity.)
One forlorn representative of Italians tried to make a point: "Would you get rid of Martin Luther King Day? No, you wouldn't."
That's right. And the reason is perfectly obvious. Blacks riot. Italians don't.
Back in 1937 when Columbus Day was made official, the balance of power was opposite.
You might call it Alphonse vs Alphonse. In 1937 Alphonse Capone had the guns, so Columbus Day. In 2014 Alphonse Sharpton has the guns, so MLK Boulevard Day.
Seriously, even thinking within a purely White European perspective and a specifically Northern perspective, there's no reason to defend Columbus. He never touched North America. He found some Caribbean islands and thought they were part of Indonesia.
Since 1937, history has verified the vastly earlier and deeper
Euro connection made by the Norsemen, which is wildly unsurprising.
If you look at the world from the North Pole, you can see that America, Asia, Europe and Greenland have always been linked by ice and linked by the Northern tribes. No need for epic journeys of exploration. The longest land-to-land jump is Faeroes to Iceland, about 200 miles. Many of the jumps are a short walk on ice or an easy day of rowing. Eskimos to Yakuts to Lapps, all pretty much the same people, and they've been migrating and trading forever.
The Danes settled Greenland by 1000 AD, and from the west side of Greenland it's overland
to either side of Hudson's Bay. River crossings, not ocean crossings. Here, for instance, is Ellesmere Island as seen from Greenland.
Plain fact: There wasn't any discovery
of this hemisphere. It's a null concept. As long as people have been wandering the world, they've been circling through both sides of the globe.
So, aside from the commie ratshit, a recognition of the Northern tribes is perfectly appropriate, but it would be nice to have a little credit to the Scandinavian tribe as well.