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Los Angeles City Council Officially Dumps Columbus Day

Delivering yet another blow to sanity, the city of Los Angeles has officially ended Columbus Day by changing the government holiday to a day to honor indigenous peoples.

The liberal-packed L.A. City Council moved the ball downfield in the war on statues and since the city has no Confederate monuments, why not take the lead in striking a blow against the next target: Christopher Columbus.

Radical leftists are already vandalizing Columbus statues across the country and the man who got credit for discovering America has come to represent all that is wrong with it by many on the left.

According to the Los Angeles Times “L.A. City Council replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on city calendar”:

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to eliminate Columbus Day from the city calendar, siding with activists who view the explorer as a symbol of genocide for native peoples in North America and elsewhere.

Over the objections of Italian American civic groups, the council made the second Monday in October a day in L.A. to commemorate “indigenous, aboriginal and native people.” It replaces a holiday that served as a touchstone for Italian Americans, marking the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Caribbean.

Italian Americans voiced anguish over the proposal, telling council members it would erase a portion of their heritage. Some said they supported the creation of Indigenous Peoples Day as long as it is held on a different date.

“On behalf of the Italian community, we want to celebrate with you,” said Ann Potenza, president of Federated Italo-Americans of Southern California, speaking in a room packed with Native American activists. “We just don’t want it to be at the expense of Columbus Day.”

That idea was unacceptable to Chrissie Castro, vice chairwoman of the Los Angeles City-County Native American Indian Commission. She argued that city lawmakers needed to “dismantle a state-sponsored celebration of genocide of indigenous peoples.”

“To make us celebrate on any other day would be a further injustice,” Castro said.

Regardless of the name, it still be a paid holiday for city officials whose dictatorship of the minority has just acted in the name of divisiveness and totalitarianism. Even though the city is packed with liberals, the decision can’t sit well with many who are watching their history be erased before their eyes by far-left zealots.

As George Orwell once wrote “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

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Donn Marten is a fearless truth teller who calls it like he sees it despite the prevailing establishment narrative. The opinions expressed belong solely to this author and not do not necessarily reflect those of CDN itself.

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