Since it's a holiday and we're starting out late, let's kick off the day with an open thread.
Columbus Day is somewhat controversial in some regards. While the explorer simply wanted to establish a trade route, his discovery led to the enslavement, robbery, forced religious conversions, and deaths of thousands of people native to the Americas.
Some not-for-profit social justice organizations don't take the day off while others do. The Task Force doesn't; National Stonewall Democrats does. It's a federal holiday, but should it be?
Do you see anything wrong with celebrating Columbus Day as a national holiday? Or should we change ti to something else - maybe "Discoverer's Day" to honor the Vikings and Africans as well (who were making the trip long before the Spanish "found" the western continents). Perhaps we should just think outside the box and come up with an entirely different holiday.
Got any suggestions?