Los Angeles Changes 'Columbus Day' To 'Indigenous Peoples Day'

Tyler Durden's picture

Trump was obliterated by the mainstream media a few weeks back when he spoke out against decisions to dismantle confederate statues all around the country.  While he was branded a racist for his comments, his point was that the logical conclusion of the Left's crusade was the complete destruction of over 500 years worth of history since the Europeans first arrived in the 'New World'.

As it turns, it looks increasingly like Trump was absolutely right.  As just the latest example of the wave of insanity sweeping the nation, the Los Angeles Times points out today that the city of Los Angeles has officially decided to scrap Columbus Day and instead replace it with "Indigenous People Day"... you know, because it's just about time that everyone stop celebrating the "state-sponsored celebration of genocide of indigenous peoples."

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.



Of course, when logic attempted to enter the discussion and suggest that "Indigenous Peoples Day" could just be celebrated on some other day it was quickly shot down because "to make us celebrate on any other day would be a further injustice."

“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.

Meanwhile, Councilman Joe Buscaino, a first-generation Italian American raised in San Pedro, was the only person on the LA city council who publicly aired his 'racist' view that "all of our individual cultures matter."  He was quickly overruled by a 14-1 vote.

Councilman Joe Buscaino, a first-generation Italian American raised in San Pedro, had sought to replace Columbus Day with a different name, one that celebrates “all of the diverse cultures in the city.” Buscaino said many had forgotten the prejudice faced by Italian Americans in the United States — and asked his colleagues not to “cure one offense with another.”


“All of our individual cultures matter,” said Buscaino, who represents neighborhoods from Watts to San Pedro.


The council replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day on a 14-1 vote, with Buscaino opposed. The move followed a fractious hearing, with Italian Americans and Native Americans cheering and jeering at different moments.

Perhaps these moronic members of LA's city council should go one step further and be the first to start the process of officially returning American lands to indigenous people...we hear that Germany is particularly welcoming to migrants.

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corporatewhore's picture

secede and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Send NORK fatty some coordinates. Much faster.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


The Los Angeles City Council has officially voted 14-1 to “dismantle a state-sponsored celebration of genocide of indigenous peoples"


Billy the Poet's picture

Indians killed other Indians. So they ARE celebrating attacks on Indigenous people.

the6thBook's picture

I'm pretty sure Columbus never made it to California!

Hal n back's picture

The inmates have taken over.

theu better not declare it an official holiday for government workers.


ParkAveFlasher's picture

I hereby declare it ERIK THE RED Day.

NidStyles's picture

I think they need to have a dictionary day, so they can learn what indigenous actually means...

tmosley's picture

Can we just call it "Praising Cultures That Practiced Mass Human Sacrifice Day" so the Jews can feel included?

pods's picture

What happens when it comes out that the "indigenous peoples" practiced enslaving conquered tribes?  Do they get their shit taken away?  I mean, if we are going to use today's lens to view history and all.........


knukles's picture

Many years ago when there was a preview of a new movie called "Something or other LA" where asteroids and space ships were landing in LA and killing everybody ....

The whole theater in CenCal went batshit crazy standing cheering waving their hands at the demise of LA
Now, when the crazies on the central coast start on LA, that's pretty damning.

I loved every minute of it.


The_Juggernaut's picture

Because indigenous people never exterminated their neighbors.

toady's picture

They changed it to Ceaser Chavez day in Arizona about twenty years ago.

toady's picture

Why are the Italians upset, wasn't Columbus Spanish?

Agent P's picture

He was Italian, but his expedition was financed by the Spanish kingdom, so he sailed under the Spanish flag.

As for the change in LA, I don't care what they call it, I just want it to return as a stock market holiday.  It was swapped out for MLK Day several years ago...now, I have nothing against Dr. King, but fucking hell, who wants to swap a day off in October for a day off in January? 

MeLurkYouLongTime's picture

just searched idope for "Something or other LA". no dice.

UselessEater's picture

They also owned blacks and whites, until their cruelty got too much:

Blacks and Indians came to own, and abuse, whites in Virginia in such large numbers that in 1670 the House of Burgesses (legislature) proclaimed that " . . . noe negro or Indian though baptyised and enjoyned their own ffreedome shall be capable of any purchase of christians, but yet not debarred from buying any of their own nation." [Original spelling.] "Christian" was a euphemism of the period for Caucasian. Virginia's Slave Code of 1705 provided: "That no negroes, mulattos, Indians, although christians, ore Jew, Moore, Mahometans, or other infidels, shall at any time, purchase any Christian, nor any other, except of their own complexion, or such as are declared slaves by this act." "[73]


alangreedspank's picture

That'll take more than one day.

nonclaim's picture

Let's rename LA to LD. If they want to chear the other side, bring in Los Demonios (sp?).

Stuck on Zero's picture

I'm okay with indigenous people's day as long as we exclude the native Americans who exterminated the neighboring tribes. For example, the plains indians.

Antifaschistische's picture

I remember Columbus because without him....I very well may not be where I am today, probably would have never been born, etc...

I am remember indiginous people because without the I may not have......may not have...................help me out, I can't think of anything.

Billy the Poet's picture

Potatoes, beans, tomatoes, peppers, tobacco, corn, squash...

Mr 9x19's picture




make uruguay in california !

rockstone's picture

That's why the name change. They could do without it forever but no, the other Bolsheviks lose a day on the teat.

So yes, it will be a paid holiday. The real wrangle was what were they going to call it.

jcaz's picture

Ah, the first step towards succession.... Please, moar mental masturbation!

Philthy_Stacker's picture

I'm not American but isn't 'America', named after Amerigo Vespucci.

By 1502, the Florentine merchant and explorer Amerigo Vespucci had figured out that Columbus was wrong, and word of a New World had spread throughout Europe. America was later named for Vespucci. (livescience.com)

Philthy_Stacker's picture

Also, the act of 'discovering' something is completely subjective and only relevant in the context of the entity doing the discovering.|
ie: Chinese discovery of New World (ancient maps)
      Vikings discovery of Canada (found relics)
      Native occupation (earliest appearance in dispute)

Wait 'til they find the ancient settlement, off Oregon's coast, that can clearly be seen here:

Astoria Canyon west of Portland

Billy the Poet's picture

What if we renamed it "I'm diggin' these people" day in celebration of voluntary associations?

Omen IV's picture

was Vespucci a racist then or ...now?

Ghost of Porky's picture

Have a drink of fire-water and celebrate!

pods's picture

He was right, all they had to do was endeavor to persevere!

Good luck L.A. if you are going to continue to look backwards at history with today's lens. You will never get anywhere, because you will continually have to keep rewriting history to match your every shifting morals.

Columbus wasn't a great guy, but most explorers weren't either. That is how they survived in these rough lands. If a bunch of pussies came across the pond, you would never have heard of the USA. The place would still be a tribal preserve, assuming nobody else on earth decided to come and take it from the tribal Indians.


The Cooler King's picture

at least there might have not been 'bitcoins', or, 'central bankers'... & 'sustainable farming' might still exist.


I'd call it a WIN if that were the case

dark pools of soros's picture

please hop off the internet at the next stop... cant be cherry picking the tech you like

The Cooler King's picture

What's 'erroneous' about what I just stated which necessitates hopping off the interenet at the next stop (other than you OBJECT to the fact that I'm NOT a bitcoin 'tout', which is objectionable to you?


Did I cost you, PERSONALLY, a discount on a SUBWAY sandwich or pizza or something? If, so, I guess I could see your POV in a perverse way.


But I'm really trying to go 4 the overall 'humanity' picture here & not a free rental on WORLD OF WARCRAFT.

Animal Cracker's picture

Your arbitrary quotes and capitalization make you look very smart.

Chupacabra-322's picture

SEE WHAT THE SOCIAL ENGINEERS ARE DOING? It's very subtle, but they are trying to condition all people into thinking in terms of GROUPS, group-think, not as individuals. He, she, him, her, etc. refer to single individual people... They, their, them apply mostly to GROUPS, or classes of people. The elites are doing their best to get us to all abandon individual thinking, individual creativity, individual achievements... they want us all to be "Politically Correct", always conforming to popular opinion that they promote in the media, so we can all start assimilating into a singular 'Borg Mind' (like in Star Trek) and censoring and policing each other... basically acting like a bunch of thought Nazis and doing their job for them (see, I even used the word "them", because they like to think in terms of groups) ! LOL... this is rich!! Of course, the elites themselves are laughing at us all, acting like we do not know what is going on. The elites know there is power in unity, in conning people to think in terms of 'groups', classes and races... like "they", "them", "their"... they are using peer pressure to force people into conforming and 'fitting in' with 'popular opinion', so people go along to get along and do not feel like social outcasts or social rejects. Many people will just go along with this without thinking about how their values and attitudes and opinions are being manipulated and twisted to support the agenda of these auspicious and nefarious elites.

chunga's picture

The extraterrestrial anthropologists are gonna trip right the fuck out when they get to earth.

Billy the Poet's picture

I, for one, won't stand for it! Who's with me?

chunga's picture

I'm in. Columbus Day is my new favorite holiday and from now on I'm running the Santa Maria's colors on the porch right next to my Battle Flag.

stormsailor's picture

was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor...........someone must go out and commit a stupid and fruitless act, oh wait

shovelhead's picture

This monstrosity is subtle?

Most doubtful.

stormsailor's picture
Individual Rights

A “right” is a moral principle defining and sanctioning a man’s freedom of action in a social context. There is only one fundamental right (all the others are its consequences or corollaries): a man’s right to his own life. Life is a process of self-sustaining and self-generated action; the right to life means the right to engage in self-sustaining and self-generated action—which means: the freedom to take all the actions required by the nature of a rational being for the support, the furtherance, the fulfillment and the enjoyment of his own life. (Such is the meaning of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.)

The concept of a “right” pertains only to action—specifically, to freedom of action. It means freedom from physical compulsion, coercion or interference by other men.

Thus, for every individual, a right is the moral sanction of a positive—of his freedom to act on his own judgment, for his own goals, by his own voluntary, uncoerced choice. As to his neighbors, his rights impose no obligations on them except of a negative kind: to abstain from violating his rights.

The right to life is the source of all rights—and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product, is a slave.

Bear in mind that the right to property is a right to action, like all the others: it is not the right to an object, but to the action and the consequences of producing or earning that object. It is not a guarantee that a man will earn any property, but only a guarantee that he will own it if he earns it. It is the right to gain, to keep, to use and to dispose of material values.


Ayn Rand

atomic balm's picture

It needs understanding that conservatives have NEVER favored consistent Individual Rights. . .

pynky01's picture

I saw a documentary  that explains your comment in terms of a study that showed people will conform ie change their answer to fit the group when the group's answer is wrong... to get along and not be ostracised ... the study showed that it only took 25 percent of the group to sway the remaining 75 percent to conform...I believe the doc was The Psychology of Power and their was another one about Freud's nephew Bernays who started the PR ..public relations... he was in WWII and saw that people could be manipulated ..so he asked himself if they can be manipulated during war time can the people be manipulated / controlled during peacetime and of course they could... and further that people could be manipulated to buy things based on desire rather than need... and here we are today ... the elites know exactly what they are doing ... plus they have the additional factor of murder, coercion etc to move our thoughts in one direction or another...of course the dumber we are the easier we are to control... if actor so and so said it and he/she is a favorite of mine then he/she must be telling the truth..and everyone else who doesn't believe this must be a nazi... remember the hildogs campaign motto :  More Together ie the group is powerful not the individual ...the collective...these people are marxists and have no quarrels with killing two thirds of us to rule the others ...the zionist jews in name only... I sense this is their big push to overwhelm and conquer without firing a shot... so to speak... each person must agree in his or her own mind that they will not let this happen and that the Constitution will have to be put aside until they are removed... remove the jew remove the problem ...world peace ... in the people's best interest not the zionist globalist jew order...we have little time left... once what's left of our freedoms are compromised .. we will know that the time has come...the only thing that will save us is in the 2nd amendment that is constantly under attack ...once that is gone ... game is over... slaves we are...worse than the debt slaves we are now... to the Fed-ish jews.. does anyone see a pattern here...how did I get so stupid.

Cynicles II's picture

Many tribes were big time into slavery too.

Bastiat's picture

. . . and grabbing pussy too.

Tiwin's picture

Democracy in action folks.

"minority' politics

Two wolves and a lamb voting on what's for dinner.