A mayor in Maine defended Columbus Day and the College Republicans thanked him. They also noted the brutality of the Aztecs and other indigenous peoples. The school publicly shamed them for this.

Campus Reform reports:

UMaine PUBLICLY SHAMES College Republicans for Columbus Day comments in CAMPUS-WIDE EMAIL

The University of Maine publicly shamed the school’s College Republicans chapter in a campus-wide email after the group expressed its opinion about the Columbus Day vs. Indigenous Peoples’ Day controversy.

Earlier this year, Maine Democrat Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that officially changed Columbus Day to “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” Monday will be the first official observation of the newly named holiday in the state of Maine.

After Waterville, Maine Republican Mayor Nick Isgro publicly announced his disapproval of the change at an Oct. 1 city council meeting, the University of Maine College Republicans made a Facebook post, thanking Isgro for his comments and for “standing up to the Radical Left-Wing agenda,” as reported by News Center Maine.

“The most successful tactic of Communists is rewriting history and destroying our heritage,” the group wrote. “WE must not forget the brutal societies that Christopher Columbus and other explorers discovered in America. These societies were corrupted by rampant ritual sacrifice and cannibalism.”

After the group voiced its opinion, UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy and Dean of Students and Vice President for Student Life Robert Dana sent an email to the student body to “provide the University of Maine position on recent Facebook posts by the UMaine College Republicans on their private Facebook page.”

“The positions reflected and reposted on that page are neither supported by nor reflective of the University of Maine’s values and principles of inclusivity and equity,” Ferrini-Mundy and Dana, who accused the College Republicans of using “15th-century Spanish war propaganda to dehumanize indigenous peoples, implying all indigenous peoples of the Americas are brutal savages,” wrote.


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