Is that a Problem?
It’s a Legal Holiday, a Bank Holiday and there are a few parades.
There’s also a certain amount of controversy.
Is it justified?
Did Columbus actually discover anything? Or was he just lucky? Or did he just have some truly inspired Public Relations?
When it’s all said and done, does ANYbody ever do anything in a state of complete and total isolation?
Not since Genesis…
Thomas Edison didn’t INVENT the incandescent light bulb, he PERFECTED it.
Henry Ford didn’t INVENT the assembly line production process, he ADAPTED it.
Christopher Columbus was possibly the first European explorer to get CLOSE to America… Central America.
He was certainly the first to be promoted for that feat.
But in the end, at that time, he thought he had actually reached India.
Christopher Columbus never knew where he was going.
He never realized where he was when he had arrived there and he died never having understood just exactly what he had actually accomplished.
In at least one sense, the holiday celebrates confusion.
And that’s what Columbus Day truly means to me.