Columbus Day poll: Indoctrination succeeding wonderfully

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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Chris Woodward, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

Christopher Columbus portraitNot surprised but it needs to stop: That's the reaction to a poll showing most college students favor replacing Columbus Day with a more PC-friendly holiday.

A poll conducted by College Pulse found a whopping 79 percent of 1,500 students surveyed support dropping the famous Spanish discoverer in favor of “Indigenous People’s Day.”

"I don't think this poll is really that surprising when you consider what young people are being taught today in their classrooms," Spencer Brown, representing Young America's Foundation, told Fox & Friends First.

For generations school children have learned about Columbus’s discovery of North America, and his three ships that sailed the ocean blue in 1492, but generations of college students have also been subjected to “progressive” professors who claim America was founded out of greed, skipping right past its religious foundation. Those same twisted history lessons, which criticize capitalism, our Founders and the West itself, also accuse Columbus and the settlers who followed him of committing horrendous violence against the native Indians.

Columbus Day celebrates “colonialism, oppression, and injustice inflicted on Indigenous peoples,” the president of Navajo Nation said of the holiday, Newweek reported in a story about the college poll.

The same Newsweek story noted, however, that not all students are buying what their professor is selling. Only 22 percent of students who identified as Republicans agreed with swapping the holidays while 88 percent of Democrats on campus supported it. 

According to Newsweek, states that have opted to celebrate those who were here before Columbus include South Dakota, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Vermont.

Brown told the Fox News program the poll numbers show students are not getting a “complete education” or the “full history” of historical figures such as Christopher Columbus.

“And, I think, what we see,” he warned, “is just this ongoing push, you know, with cancel culture and other things, to sort of demonize western civilization and its founders."

He also predicted the twisting of U.S. history will continue, and worsen, until enough people stand up and force it to change.

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