Why was Christopher Columbus a villain?


Why was Christopher Columbus a villain?

Christopher Columbus was a known explorer, colonizer and navigator. A native of Genoa, Italy, many attest that Columbus never wrote in his native language. His intelligence and ambitious attitude led him to learning different languages as well as studying various sciences such as astronomy, history and geography. Aside from that, his interest in the Bible and biblical prophecies was said to proliferate throughout his life time. He earned the titles Admiral of the Ocean Sea as well as Viceroy and Governor of the Indies as he set out to discover places, colonize countries and explore the world.

Many people, especially most Americans, perceive Christopher Columbus as a hero, as a great explorer and as an inspiration to all. All praises are attributed to him whenever a topic is focused on him. On the other hand, there are people who criticize Christopher Columbus’ heroism. These people see America’s hero as the villain, despite his wonderful achievements and discoveries. Many people deem America’s discoverer as villain because of the facts provided as to his cruelty, deceitfulness, self-centeredness and inhumane acts. Historical findings showed that despite his greatness, he was also showing excellence in letting other people suffer. Christopher Columbus was found to be a cruel man who enjoys seeing the natives die and suffer. For every land he colonized, he tolerated the killings of the people in the place and sold people to be slaves to other countries. Not just that, Christopher Columbus was proven to be self-centered man when he allowed all the violence to happen just to gain all the possession he desires and to overpower the land he wished to colonize and rule over.

Today, a Columbus Day is still celebrated in the U.S. but not all people believe of his said greatness.

Author: plaza

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7 Responses

  1. Aishah Bowron

    May 25, 2012 2:31 am

    Christopher Columbus is a genocidal murderer and slave trafficker who enslaved killed and butchered Native Americans !. So why is there a holiday for an Indian-killing slave trader ?. Chris is the guy who brought death and destruction to the Americas !. I want that dreadful holiday abolished more than ever !. So end it now !.

  2. Emilee

    December 13, 2012 2:12 pm

    This may sound harsh but this website needs to have much more information to be helpful to me. And you may need to reread what you have written, just because you might have missed out on something, or you might have just spelled something wrong. Thank you for reading this comment, hope it help you at least a little. BYE!!!

  3. S

    September 24, 2016 3:33 pm

    He’s not the best man, but there were pros that came out of this situation, for example communication and trade with Europe, and food and animals that also came such as apples, coffee, rice, cattle, horses and sheep.

  4. al royce

    October 9, 2017 6:40 pm

    Columbus was a great man and a jerk. Seems great men tend to be jerks. Columbus, Magellan, Newton, Caesar, Alexander, you name them.


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