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Monday
Oct092017

The Columbus - Indigenous People Fair Trade Acts

Before everyone tears down or splatters gallons of red paint on every Columbus statue, read these facts - it is Biblical, "He who is without sin, cast the first stone."  Read on...

It's intellectually dicey to judge those who lived hundreds of year ago according to modern norms. After all, doctors who then routinely infected women during childbirth out of ignorance of the germ theory of disease are not reviled today.

"It was a culture clash, obviously," Stephen Prescott, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation president, told the OMRF news site. "But it also launched a clash of infectious diseases."

Of the estimated 250,000 natives in Hispaniola, Columbus' first stop in the Americas in 1492, new infectious diseases wiped out a staggering 236,000 indigenous people by 1517 — nearly 95% of their population.

In Hispaniola, Columbus' first stop in the Americas, the native Taino population (an indigenous Arawak people) had no immunity to new infectious diseases, including smallpox, measles and influenza. There were an estimated 250,000 indigenous people in Hispaniola in 1492.

The indigenous people, in turn, gave Columbus diseases to take back to Europe like the bubonic plague, chickenpox, cholera, the common cold, diphtheria, influenza, malaria, measles, scarlet fever, sexually transmitted diseases like Gonorrhea, typhoid, typhus, tuberculosis, and pertussis (whooping cough).

These infections were disastrous. OMRF reports that their impact was more catastrophic than the Black Death in medieval Europe, which is estimated to have killed 25 million people in just five years, between 1347 and 1352.

I think these history facts prove that the rewriting of history by the liberal, progressives are only showing what everyone has discovered - Americans are getting fed up with the tearing down of our country by destroying our heritage, society and patriotic values! 

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