Ohio is one of those states that unfortunately still closes schools and government offices on the second Monday in October to celebrate the mass murderer Christopher Columbus and so today is Columbus Day. The state’s capital city is even named after him.
Joshua Holland in an entertaining article makes the case why Columbus should be considered both a bumbling idiot and a genocidal maniac and no one should be celebrating him. It is encouraging that the movement to celebrate today as Indigenous People’s Day is gaining ground.
The show Last Week Tonight examines the history of the man and why this holiday should be scrapped.