It’s time for the NFL Washington Redskins organization to stand up to all the politically correct BULLIES in America. You know, those gutless politicians and hair-brained, activists who can’t find anything productive to do for society – except to force an NFL football team to change its alleged, “disparaging” name.
Opening Day in the NFL is almost upon us, and while American journalists are getting beheaded by barbarians, politically correct gestapos are getting ready to spearhead another attack on one of America’s beloved, sports teams.
Aren’t there any real enemies at home or abroad that they should be attacking?
People in America are getting sick and tired of all the politically correct crap. They are sick and tired of being spied on and being told what is proper to say or not to say in public.
People are frustrated with having their mouths zipped and being told how to think, act and react by a select few who think that the mindless drivel of the minority should have control over the majority.
The people who have appointed themselves as the official “word police” are, sadly, nothing but a bunch of bored, idealists trying to convince themselves that they are the liberators of modern-day oppression.
They attack religion, songs, holidays, marriages, health care, education and anything else where they can use semantics as a weapon to further their unjustified war on adjectives.
Anti-free speech is the politically correct warrior’s initiative and a tool to control the entire population.
Why do these people care what Washington, D.C. calls their football team? Why should the name “Redskins” offend them when it doesn’t even offend the Native American Indians themselves?
Does that make sense to anyone?
Why are they now only complaining about the name when the Washington Redskins have been using the name for the last 70 years?
Didn’t any of them notice the name “The Washington Redskins” before the small group of 5 Oneida Indians filed a lawsuit way back in 2006?
Was that a wake up call to them for something that the rest of Americans have known about Indians since General George Custer’s “Last Stand” at Little Bighorn?
Probably not, and that’s because they claim this is a new world, and to be on the “right” side of history you have to bully someone or attack the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
If you aren’t doing that, then you are a fanatical, extremist who supports only the archaic, and traditional, American way of life.
In a recent, 1World Online social poll, 83% of respondents said that the Redskins should NOT change their name to a politically correct term.
Even a 100% Navajo Indian High School in Arizona (Red Mesa High School) has just selected the name “Redskins” as their official school mascot and logo.
And they all live on an Indian reservation in Arizona and attend school there.
Isn’t that ironic?
But Senate Majority Leader (D) Harry Reid doesn’t think so. The pesky “nanny” senator from Colorado and others feel that the Native American Indian needs to be rescued from a “slur” that the Indians themselves revere.
Harry Reid and a bunch of other senators who do not understand their job descriptions have railroaded the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. They have done this by convincing them to cancel the team’s trademark for the use of the name “Redskins,” claiming that it is insulting to the Native American Indian.
That ruling is now under appeal in the U.S. District Court in Virginia and will be heard by a federal judge. A similar ruling was vacated in an earlier case and will probably be reversed in this one also, according to many legal experts.
Politically correct bullies like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and left-wing extremists who try to censor and police free speech, and registered trademarks are the real danger to society and the 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.
They need to be put into their place and stop being allowed to trample upon the liberties of average citizens and private organizations. The agitation of trivial matters, like changing the Redskins name, only proves that their priorities are misplaced and blatantly, misdirected.
Politically correct gestapos need to stay out of professional football. Football fans across America do not want them there. It is “out-of-bounds” and not where the word police should be waging their trifling, literary battles.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Research Engine.