I love history. Andrew Boston has an excellent history lesson about Columbus and the Spanish battle against the Moors. He puts things into perspective. The Spanish throne was also in need of money – gold. The story about Columbus looking for a way to get to India for the almost mythological riches of the region are not legend, but reality. The Mediterranean was basically controlled by Islamic interests. Deleted from modern history is the devastating effects of Islamic slavers. The riches brought back from the New World helped fuel the power of the Spanish throne, enabling Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, his battle with Henry VIII over the divorce with Katherine. His successor Phillip II married Mary Tudor. More importantly, Charles V’s illegitimate son, Don Juan of Austria to seriously defeat the combined Islamic naval forces at Lepanto in 1571. As an aside, had Don Juan survived, and led Phillip’s Armada in 1588, we would probably all be speaking Spanish, today.
One of the reasons there is so much bad press about Christopher Columbus is quite simple. He was Jewish. The veiled antisemitism of the liberal left, especially intelligentsia never ceases to amaze me. It is the worst I’ve seen in my lifetime. If Columbus were a different religion, he would be treated much kinder by today’s revisionism.