Celebrate the first Feast of Nations this 14 October!
In fourteen hundred ninety-two
Although I realise that Christopher Columbus was far from being a perfect human being, I do not hate or foster the hate of Christopher Columbus.
If you let hate rule your life, that kind of hate can become hate for all Italians, and the truth is that Oscan-speaking Italians were they themselves colonised early on, in the 4th century BC, by Latin-speaking Italians:
If you let hate rule your life, that kind of hate can become hate for all white people, and the truth is that while Columbus has caused a great deal of pain to Native Americans, the slave trade between Europe and Africa actually began about 50 years before Columbus came to America, started by Portugal and Spain, with the Dutch joining in soon after; England was the last to join in this trade. Slaves were sent to west coast ports in Africa, and shipped to other countries, mostly to Spain and Portugal:
If you let hate rule your life, that kind of hate can become hate for all Christians or Catholics, yet the truth is that not all Christians or Catholics accepted the cruelty that was inflicted on Native Americans as inevitable. For example, Bartolomé de las Casas, a priest, founder of a Utopian community, and first Bishop of Chiapas, was the scholar, historian, and 16th century human rights advocate who has been called the "Father of anti-imperialism and anti-racism":
Not only I do not hate Christopher Columbus, but I've named a month in the Cesidian calendar after him. The 14 Cesidian calendar months are named after 14 historical people, and while most of these people are European, simply because of the strong contributions to history by Europeans, there is also Thomas Edison in the mix, an American; Mahatma Gandhi, Katsushika Hokusai, and Akira Kurosawa, all Asians; Isaiah, a Jew; and finally Maria Montessori, a woman.
If you want love and kindness to rule your life, the best way to do so is by accepting values that are not imperialistic, nor foster imperialism, and by accepting values that honour the self-determination of all peoples, not just some.
This 14 October do not celebrate "Columbus Day".
Columbus is so significant in human history that there already is a Columbus Month, not a Columbus Day in the Cesidian calendar, but he is not significant as a Saint, and perhaps not even Mahatma Gandhi was a perfect Saint. Let's be honest: you can't teach children valuable lessons about history only concentrating on positive or mainly positive contributions. Real education needs to mention both the good and the bad, so that pupils can see the difference. Anything less is not history, but propaganda.
This 14 October follow my lead and celebrate the first Feast of Nations! Even if you are a Jew, don't just build your Sukkah, but build your parish or nation, village or state as well!
Between 14 and 20 October, Cesidians celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot), and this Feast ends with an 8th Day Epiphany, a Cesidian festival held in honor of the coming of the three kings to the infant Jesus of Nazareth (Yeshua Ha'Notzri). However, a prophecy which can be found in Zechariah 14:16-17 predicts that the survivors from all the nations that have attacked Jerusalem will go to Jerusalem, year after year, to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot).
I do not believe that this will come about because everyone will become Jewish or Cesidian, but because the remnant of humanity, those who shall inherit the earth, will celebrate a kind of Feast of Tabernacles turned into Feast of Nations. To those who will not come to this yearly gathering, this kind of yearly pow wow, the Lord will bring no rain.
This 14 October, therefore, follow my lead and celebrate the first Feast of Nations, between 14 and 20 October! Use religion not to oppress peoples and nations, but like Bartolomé de las Casas, to spread the dignity of human rights for all, and begin to fulfil the prophecy of Zechariah!
HMRD Cesidio Tallini [2, 3]