Don’t Go to Europe

No one should visit Europe. Certainly, no one from North or South America should go.

You will not become more enlightened. In fact you may become more stupid.

What you will get courtesy of the travel industry is a romanticized sweet tasting milkshake.

What’s that you say? You’re going to Spain next week.

You say that you are from Argentina?

Why are you going?

Don’t you care about your ancestors?

Haven’t you heard about the Spanish conquistadors?

Your ancestors were raped and subjugated by the Spanish.

Not only were your ancestors brutalized, their country was taken away from them and renamed.

Yes, that’s right.

Your country Argentina was named after an element in the periodic table.

So vulgar was Spanish greed that they named your country after an element that was mined with blood – your ancestor’s blood

Argentina means silver.

Aside: Hey, citizens of Nebraska. I am going to move to your state, enslave all of you, rape your women, and rename your state Corn.

Isn’t that fun?

Well that’s what the Spanish must’ve said when they stole silver and shipped it back to those greedy thug-pigs, Ferdinand and Isabella.

Is that why you’re going to Spain?

To rub salt in the wounds of your ancestors?

To laugh in their faces?

Stop.

No one should go to Europe.

The history of Europe is bleak.

Europe’s landmarks need to be incinerated into dust.

The castles and palaces which celebrate the thugs of Europe must go.

The first people who should do that are the citizens of Europe themselves.

They were brutalized also.

That’s what conquest and free imperialism does. It produces centuries of inequity and misery for the conquered and the conquerors.

There is nothing enlightening in Europe.

Oh, I get it, you want to go see the tomb of Columbus in Seville.

I’ve got a better idea. Why not go to the Dominican Republic and say a prayer for the Taino Indians who Columbus subjugated.

Maybe you’re French and you want to visit Versailles and see where Louis brutalized his people.

What for?

To scream “Let’em eat cake” to your ancestors.

Seeing these sites is not going to make you more enlightened, or more tolerant, or a better person.

That’s the myth.

Stop wasting your money. World travel will not make you more cultured.

History is filled with world travelers who became ruthless imperialists.

Cecil Rhodes was a world traveler all right, and what did it do for him?

It only gave him the knowledge with which to enslave indigenous people in Africa.

That’s what will happen to you.

You don’t become a better person by traveling.

You become a better person by becoming a better person.

The Walt Disney history of Europe that the cruise lines serve up is best forgotten and relegated to the waste can of history.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2021 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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