Mike Rocket Wurtele | In 1492

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In 1492

by Mike Rocket Wurtele

"in 1492" is a basic history and philosophy lesson that hopefully will help increase people's interest in learning from history.
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"In 1492" is a song inspired by true objective historians like the late Howard Zinn who strongly believed that history should be studied from the point of view of the common people and victims, rather than by the powerful, wealthy men who conquered and subjected those with less power. The year 1492, in reality, was the height of the Inquisition; Jews were expelled from Spain. Columbus and his sailors reached land that had been new to them but that had already been inhabited by natives for thousands of years. Columbus admits in his journal entries how easy it would be to subjugate these people. As Columbus and other "explorers" "discovered" lands in the Western Hemisphere, millions were enslaved, tortured, and killed.
Teaching children that explorers were "great" is harmful. It could very well contribute to a future of even less tolerance and understanding of history, as well as more lives lost in unnecessary wars.


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