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Columbus the Villain In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue And when he reached his destination he killed raped and enslaved innocent natives Was Columbus a villain The answer to that question in my opinion would be yes Christopher Columbus was a cruel self-centered delusional man who does not deserve to be praised for the discovery of America First Columbus was a cruel man who enslaved raped and murdered the natives of the countries he sailed to According to an article by John Margolis entitled Goodbye Columbus Columbus oversaw the killings of some Indians and ordered the enslavement of others Margolis goes on to say that Columbus did not prevent his crewmen from raping the innocent natives and even that he himself raped an Indian women after beating her with a piece of rope If these actions do not constitute villainy I dont know what does Also Columbus could be described as a self-centered and delusional man His critics have described him as not a genius but a stubborn ego maniac who convinced himself that the world was about 25 percent smaller than it actually is Columbus believed that he was saving the souls of his captives and granting them eternal life by taking the natives out of their environment and shipping them back to Spain He even went so far as to believe that he was getting personal messages from above Columbus does not deserve to be praised for the discovery of America In short if he didnt do it someone else would have within 10 years He was not the only one who believed that the earth was round and the ideas of similar voyages had been previously proposed Christopher Columbus was a cruel delusional and self-centered man who does not deserve high praises for the discovery of America He allowed the killing rape and enslavement of innocent natives Columbus was an ego-maniac who believed that he
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