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    Columbus Day or Viking Day?

    We know today the Vikings made it first to the Americas. The name has never been changed to reflect that. What are your opinions?
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    Instead of being "America" after the wrong explorer, we should be Vinland. But in todays "promote the minority" attitude in the US, it would never happen. At least we should have a day to recognize our true roots, instead of Columbus Day, or even if they would never give up Columbus Day, we should still have a Leif Erikson Day

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    It was Columbus whose voyages ultimately led to the British colonizing North America and the subsequent founding of our nation. The Norse settlement of North America has nothing to do with our legacy and is simply an interesting side note.

    Honestly though, whining over trivialities like this is something I expect from minorities.

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    And their whining gains them ground on the political field everyday. Squeeky wheel...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    It was Columbus whose voyages ultimately led to the British colonizing North America and the subsequent founding of our nation. The Norse settlement of North America has nothing to do with our legacy and is simply an interesting side note.
    Then they should change it to how Columbus opened the doors for Europeans
    instead of lies. The Norse settlement has allot to do with our legacy as it shows who was first and brave.

    Just because the Norse didn't spread the word in a time period were there was much more isolation in communication doesn't mean they don't deserve the honor. Columbus was a product of his environment. If it wasn't for "the age of exploration" when everyone and their mom wanted to see the world
    Columbus probably wouldn't have been financed. It was Marco Polo that helped gain Columbus his momentum.

    The Norse just needed themselves.


    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    Honestly though, whining over trivialities like this is something I expect from minorities.
    Not when the truth needs to be heard. We live in a society that doesn't know its Germanic roots. Germanic heritage and respect for them is a necessity.

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    If what you care about is who was here first, then your attention should go to the Amerindians, who crossed the Bering land bridge to the Americas well before the Norse settled here.

    But who was here first is not the point. Columbus' "discovery", not the others, catalyzed the formation of the New World nations.


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    Not when the truth needs to be heard. We live in a society that doesn't know its Germanic roots. Germanic heritage and respect for them is a necessity.
    The Norse settlement of North America is not (directly) part of our Germanic heritage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    If what you care about is who was here first, then your attention should go to the Amerindians, who crossed the Bering land bridge to the Americas well before the Norse settled here.

    But who was here first is not the point. Columbus' "discovery", not the others, catalyzed the formation of the New World nations.




    The Norse settlement of North America is not (directly) part of our Germanic heritage.
    We are talking about the first Europeans and the Norse settlement is a part of Germanic heritage. How is it not? are you saying that the Vikings re not Germanic?

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    Leif Erikson Day

    Conveniently, it coincides with Columbus Day.
    Most people think as they are trained to think, and most people make a majority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huginn ok Muninn View Post
    Leif Erikson Day

    Conveniently, it coincides with Columbus Day.
    yeah but the vast majority of people don't know or care about it.

    its an invisible holiday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley View Post
    It was Columbus whose voyages ultimately led to the British colonizing North America and the subsequent founding of our nation. The Norse settlement of North America has nothing to do with our legacy and is simply an interesting side note.

    Honestly though, whining over trivialities like this is something I expect from minorities.
    But Columbus never set foot on the mainland, so should we celebrate the Spanish explorers who did? Since we shouldn't care about who was first. Whining over trivialities? I don't find it trivial that yet again Northwestern Europeans have to take a backseat to people who did somethingafter them. And it would be one thing if they credit Columbus with what led to the colonization here, however, they credit him with "discovering" it. May be trivial to some, but history is important, and to fill it with lies will have effects on the future.

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