One of Columbus' first observations of the Arawak men and women who greeted him peacefully in the Caribbean was that "[t]hey would make fine servants....With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want." He also believed that the Indians would be able to provide him with the immense quantities of gold he was seeking. When he returned to Spain, he promised the Spanish royals that he would return from his next vogage with "as much gold as they need...and as many slaves as they ask."
Although Columbus made good on his word to send back many slaves, most of the Arawaks perished on the transatlantic journey or soon after their arrival in Spain. So he threw his energy into collecting gold. In Haiti, he ordered that all Indians over age 14 surrender a quota of gold every three months. The quota was unattainable--gold did not exist in the quantities that Columbus imagined. Nevertheless, Indians who did not meet the quota had their hands cut off and bled to death.
When Arawaks began to resist in large numbers, the Spanish easily defeated them with their superior weaponry. Prisoners were hanged or burned to death. The rest of the Indians were rounded up for use as slave labor, some on estates and some in mines. They were worked so mercilessly that one-third died from exhaustion within eight months. In desperation, many Arawaks began to commit suicide, and some mothers even killed their own children in desperation. Those who ran away were hunted down and killed.
Much of the information on Columbus' brutality was recorded by Bartoleme de las Cases, a Spanish priest who witnessed the conquest firsthand. He wrote that the Spanish "thought nothing of knifing Indians by tens and twenties and of cutting slices off them to test the sharpness of their blades." He recorded a story of two Spaniards who met two Arawak boys carrying parrots; the parrots were seized and the boys were beheaded "for fun." He also wrote: "[O]ur work was to exasperate, ravaage, kill, mangle and destroy...[Columbus] was so anxious to please the King that he committed irreparable crimes against the Indians...."
Source : [The Harvard Crimson](https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1996/10/12/celebrating-genocide-pit-seems-that-everyone/)
Bhai source dede iska... I got some asses to burn
This is beyond messed up
Don't even think for a second that India only needs to win with muslims, you have competition elsewhere as well. There are brits widespread on internet who say they're proud of civilising India and the world, calling India a shite country with ugly languages, happy with stolen artifacts, happy with britain betraying people and breaking promises. I was stunned when I was introduced to this. Now I make them seethe with anger after reminding them how the Romans and Norman French gave them everything they have after ruling them for centuries, including their language pretty much. 😌
Very true bhai. Well observed. While we are busy being distracted with Muslims etc, the real villains are having a field day looting the world and gaslighting us and other countries.
Does anyone know what Christianity even is their stories sound extremely made up with no moral ending. Atleast the most popular ones are like this.
Our planet has seen nothing but sorrow ever since Abrahamics faiths showed up
The planet (or rather humans) have seen sorrow before that. Read the Mahabharat or Ramayana. It's part of the human condition.
Western European countries during the colonial era have committed crimes beyond imagination
u/LowStandards1234 pray that I find faith like this guy? Or the indigenous children graves being discovered across Canada where I'm living now? Go shove your Abrahamic Desert Genie nonsense where the sun don't shine
I pray you find faith.
Do South Americans really even learn their history?
Or are they too busy defending themselves from American bullshit?
I feel they face similar problems to Indians.
They are quite familiar with their history except that in many cases descendants of Europeans have wiped out the local natives or still subjugate them. Racial issues are complex in South America and not really talked about much.
We share similarities in Neo-colonialism, but they are much more aware of how US has subverted their governments and installed dictatorships as they have done in Pakistan.
[Check out this visual story about Colombus](https://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day)
As long as there are self righteous hypocrites like the abrahmics in this world who think of human life as only a soul to be harvested, and think that they are "saving" said person by burning them alive or something, the world will never be at peace. They are small people with an evil ideology that turns good men and women into monsters, and these European colonisers were monsters to begin with.
This is just a tip of scandals done by Jebus followers. Just ask Canada.
Maja आगया , aise logo k karan hi hindutwa jinda hai
He was an American native...
Spanish never set foot in India