Radical leftists are tearing apart the country.
They feel justified in doing so because they convinced themselves that Donald Trump was the epitome of evil.
And an anti-Trump NBA coach said something unhinged about one U.S. holiday.
Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016 triggered leftists in an unprecedented way.
All of a sudden, public figures who were actually radicals began spouting off about politics.
One of them was San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, who nowadays sounds like a communist when he talks.
A few years back, Popovich contacted the far-left publication The Nation to rant about politics.
Popovich has also taken countless shots at Trump, once calling him a “soulless coward.”
Now Popovich is jumping on the far-left trend of trashing Columbus Day.
The Left has cast Christopher Columbus as a genocidal maniac largely based on “A People’s History of the United States,” a piece of propaganda written by communist professor and plagiarist Howard Zinn.
Popovich compared the celebration of Columbus to Germans celebrating Hitler.
— JeffGSpursKENS5 (@JeffGSpursZone) October 9, 2021
The Left has completely stripped all context surrounding Columbus.
They ignore his accomplishment in reaching the West Indies and his antipathy toward the inhumane treatment of indigenous people.
Columbus was not perfect, but that’s the impossible standard the Left sets for its ideological opponents.
Other attacks on Columbus are based on the accounts of his chief rival.
From The Daily Wire:
“Anti-Columbus crusaders have in recent years focused most of their attention on a document discovered in 2006 that allegedly exposes the discoverer of the Americas as a monster…[N]ews articles quote the most lurid and damning verses from this uncovered document, but virtually all remain silent on the nature of the document itself. The report’s author is none other than Francisco Bobadilla, Christopher Columbus’s chief political rival and the man who successfully usurped power from him in the West Indies. A modern analog would be to say that a document written by Walter Mondale proves Ronald Reagan was a terrible president. Columbus spent years of his life refuting the document as a vicious libel and turned down as a matter of principle lucrative agreements with the Spanish crown that did not correct for history what he regarded as calumny.”
The Left wants to cancel Columbus Day just like they cancel individuals for wrongthink.
Leftists don’t get to tear down statues of presidents and threaten monuments and eliminate holidays they don’t like.