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The ethnic cleansing was before Columbus. The Mayans killed more "Americans" than the European immigrants did. So to the Native Americans killed more European immigrants than the Immigrants killed natives. And in the centuries before that those peaceful American natives cleansed and enslaved entire tribes of other native groups.
I know that. You know that. She knows that, too.
It's snark because progressive educators and textbook writers blame Columbus for the spread of smallpox, the introduction of firearms to the natives, and the concept of slavery, hemmorrhoids, global warming, and anything else unfavorable.
N. America also had its share of cannibalistic tribes.
The Europeans brought Smallpox and a number of other diseases with them but the American natives had a few diseases for the Europeans as well. Such is the nature of immigration. I believe the death count for Americans who have died from the very recent "childrens" immigration over our Southern border exceeds 100 now. Obama did Americans no favors by integrating these illegal immigrants into our communities and schools. The question is did the Obama administration know that these children, many of who carried exotic diseases, would cause those deaths? I don't see how they could not know this but they choose to send these "typhoid Mary" children amongst our population anyway.
Her ethnic cleansing snark is also directed at the direct connection of Columbus's "discovery" with the immigration of certain religious groups that were being persecuted and ethnically cleansed in Europe.
It was oppurtunistic that there was somewhere for these sects to "escape" to. That isn't an option today.
(and I don't count the invasion of Europe, as that is a mislabelling and deflection of what it really is - invasion and takeover by the political ideology islam)