The American Left hates Christopher Columbus so much that it got its military wing — Antifa and Only Black Lives Matter (OBLM) to destroy as many Columbus statues and monuments as they could get their hands on last year. They hate him because he is associated with Western civilization (Christianity, The Enlightenment, constitutionalism, rule of law, free enterprise, freedom of speech, economic freedom, tolerance, just war theory . . . you know that thing (as Senile Joe would put it).
No, Giuseppi Garibaldi, Abe Lincoln’s first choice as commander of the U.S. Army, would be a more acceptable Italian Catholic icon to the establishment Left (and especially to the neocons). (Lincoln made the offer and Garibaldi said he would accept as long as the abolition of slavery was a stated purpose of the war. That was unacceptable to Lincoln so the deal was off).7:16 am on October 11, 2021 Email Thomas DiLorenzo