In Defense of Christopher Columbus: An Exaggerated Evil

Christopher Columbus is a controversial historical figure who is widely viewed as terrible. Every year we question whether we should continue to have a day to celebrate his discovery. But, as this video points out, his bad deeds as highlighted by Leftists have been exaggerated to make him fit the role of a villain.

The hatred directed at Columbus could be the result of centuries of mistreatment against natives by Europeans and Americans that might continue to this day and should not be downplayed nor ignored. In the case of the Left and what Knowing Better exposes brilliantly, is that Columbus is the convenient scapegoat to blame misfortunes on rather than to have to explain the true nuanced nature of history.

PHOTO CREDIT: Christopher Columbus on Santa Maria 1492 By Emanuel Leutze –, Public Domain,