Was Christopher Columbus a Good Man?
Out of all the famous people throughout history, only few can earn the title “good man”. I think Christopher Columbus was not a good man, but he is the “good man” that changed the world.
Columbus was aiming to find a route to the Indies. Stumbling upon the islands in the Caribbean, the welcoming natives he met seemed like the ideal people to use as servants and teach Christianity to. Spices and gold were Columbus’ real ambitions. The greed he gained can change any man into an entirely different person. The diseases brought by the Europeans easily dropped the native population. He smuggled slaves, which some died along the journey. That can be circumstantial, because we can agree that slaves were not pampered on ships.
Many can say Columbus is evil because of genocide. He didn’t care for the people, he just wanted the gold. What do you think, was Christopher a good man?