Monday, October 08, 2007

A Columbus Day Historical Flashback

Thom Hartmann brings us this special Columbus Day message from ol' Christopher himself:

Columbus and his men also used the Taino as sex slaves: it was a common reward for Columbus’ men for him to present them with local women to rape. As he began exporting Taino as slaves to other parts of the world, the sex-slave trade became an important part of the business, as Columbus wrote to a friend in 1500: "A hundred castellanoes (a Spanish coin) are as easily obtained for a woman as for a farm, and it is very general and there are plenty of dealers who go about looking for girls; those from nine to ten (years old) are now in demand.”

Happy Columbus Day!



Friday, October 05, 2007

Conspiracy Theory Rock

This is kind of old but, since I'm seeing it for the first time, it's not old to me.

A little civics lesson for the chirrens, because they are the future.