Conservative Anchor Argues Columbus Saved Native Americans With Christianity

Conservative Anchor Argues Columbus Saved Native Americans With Christianity October 15, 2019

Fail: Clueless conservative news anchor Liz Wheeler argues Christopher Columbus did not commit genocide, and actually saved Native Americans by bringing them Christianity.

Raw Story reports:

One America News Network anchor Liz Wheeler took on history this week when she suggested that Christopher Columbus actually ended atrocities against Native Americans by bringing Christianity to America.

In a series of eye-popping tweets on Monday, Wheeler decided to celebrate Columbus Day by whitewashing the explorer’s legacy.

Wheeler tweeted the following in celebration of Columbus Day:

Christopher Columbus didn’t commit genocide.

Within 200 years of Columbus’s arrival, 95% of the 20M Native Americans died… from disease. Smallpox, flu, tuberculosis, malaria, plague, measles, cholera.

Tragic, definitely. But mass murder by Columbus? Not even close.

In fact, mass murder, genocide, slavery, war, conquest, child sacrifice WAS happening in America… before Columbus. At the hands of Native tribes. It could be argued because of the Christian influence Columbus brought to America that those atrocities ended. Happy Columbus Day.

Wheeler is wrong. Columbus was a moral monster who went to the new world looking for gold and slaves. His horrific treatment of the indigenous people he found is well documented. Included in the crimes Columbus and his men committed were mass murder, slavery, rape, and all other manner of abuse.

As one might imagine, reasonable people were quick to reject Wheeler’s simple-minded and Pollyanna attempt to whitewash history. The following is a sample of the reactions:

Bottom line: Citing “mass murder, genocide, slavery,” clueless conservative news anchor Liz Wheeler argues Christopher Columbus actually saved Native Americans by bringing them Christianity, declaring “It could be argued because of the Christian influence Columbus brought to America that those atrocities ended.”

Conservative Anchor Argues Columbus Saved Native Americans With Christianity (Image via YouTube)
Conservative Anchor Argues Columbus Saved Native Americans With Christianity (Image via YouTube)

 

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