Think about it. This weird Italian guy has gone to every place of power in the Western World with his “crazy” idea to find another route to China, same as if today a nobody opens a GoFundMe requesting you send him money so he could go to Mars.
In this 15th Century search for investors, he finally bumps into one woman, a queen from a country that just finished several centuries worth of warfare and expelled the Islamic Assholes who invaded and subjugated her people for over seven centuries. Now, the country is plum broke, debts are sky-high and officially the kingdom cannot afford two quarters rubbed together for insane exploration when the scientific consensus of the day is that there is nothing out there and that those who take the trip, will face death,
The Spanish Queen, she has ‘nads the size of Miura bulls and something tells her this deranged Eye-talian might be on to something. She collects whatever jewelry she has left and tell the Crazy Man from Genoa “I’ll put money on your GoFundMe and we will split the profits of whatever you found.” HOLY SHIT BATMAN! PURE BRUTAL INVESTMENT CAPITALISM!.
Columbus ten proceeds to find ships equivalent of mounting a space program with the leftovers of the 1960s Russian and American Space Program and a bunch of rejects that failed shop in High School. He takes to the seas…and damn! he actually was right and hits the biggest jackpot in the history of humanity. He is proven right and becomes rich, Queen Isabella’s gamble and investment also is proven right (And she gets to tell her King Hubby “I told you so”) and she becomes richer than Oprah.
And you still wonder why the Left hates Christopher Columbus much? He embodies what they hate: Self Determination and will power.
PS: And stop whining about Leif Garret Erickson and those who “may” have come before: They were too drunk or stupid to understand what was in front of their faces. They were losers.