GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD: Hail Columbia!!
October 9, 2012 10 Comments
OK, I’m back after a lot of yelling and being surly (not really, IT here is in-house and not full-time). Anyway I have nothing prepared, so a quick history reason. Ever wonder why Christopher Columbus was looking for a new way to India? There was a very good reason, and here Great Satan‘s Girlfriend to tell you what it was. And by the way, Courtney’s history is accurate.
Hint: Thomas Jefferson would have understood.
Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue way back in 1492.
This delightful ditty firmly places the date of the discovery of the New World into the minds of saavy kids everywhere in Great Satan.
Later on, CC get’s dissed in crash courses for introducing alien concepts like slavery, STD’s, baby Jesus and advanced weaponry to hapless, childlike human sacrificing races in places from South America all the way to Alaska.
What was the motivation for CC to split sail from Europa and head west?
Find a short cut to India.
The real quiz is quite significant. Why?
After all, Europa was the centre of the world for the tech saavy Europeans – India’s locale was well known since Alexander the Great’s era and thanks to Prince Henry (the cat who put the ‘gator’ in navigator) sealanes and land routes could have sweetly hooked up to provide the fastest transport times circa 1500 anywhere on earth.
Check out a World map from 1500 AD and the answer is prett obvious.
Critical portions of any route to and from India were totally beseiged by totalitarian monarchies like the Ottomans, Safavid Persia and an unhealthy mix of sundry and “…various m”Hammedist states…”
Plus, a newly reconstituted Xian Spain had just fought an expensive, bloody reconquista against 7th century time traveling control freaks and all of Europa wanted to get as far away as possible from said jerks and creeps.
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I should be back on schedule today and/or tomorrow. IBM willing!
- Happy Columbus Day (catnipoflife.wordpress.com)