Hail to the Redskins And Their Awesome Logo!!! (5-22-14)
This story was originally posted in October of 2013, and its been updated several times on my old blog, including May 22, 2014. So, I decided to include the whole thing as a new post here.
Its the story that won't go away. Every couple years, various extreme minority groups challenge the Washington Redskins about changing their name. It is ridiculous, and it goes to ridiculous lengths. These groups accuse the Redskins name of being racist, offensive, bigoted, insulting, insensitive, and a myriad of other metaphors. These groups say that Native Americans are offended by the name, and the media is cheering them on. It happens, and everybody laughs at them, and they go away for a few years because they know their position is a lie. But they come back again later, and the cycle repeats itself.
At the end of this blog post, I will BUST the myth that Native American team and college names are offensive!
It has to be mentioned that these people are not including other teams that have Indians in their names:
Another team in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs.No problem with that? I mean, I have heard people in arguments call their opponent 'Chief' in a negative way. Can't have that, now can we?
Florida State Seminoles. How offensive is it to name not only your university but your football team after a whole proud nation of Native Americans? And, something has to be done about that stereotypical war chant the fans do in the stadium! Its RUDE, and whenever the team loses, it conjures up imagery of the great injustice inflicted upon them by the white man!
I guess you could say the same thing about the Atlanta Braves, the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago Blackhawks, and I'm sure there are even more when you get into the smaller universities, and leagues such as the Arena Football League.
So, why do they only go after the Redskins? Do they want to take their time, and nag these organizations one by one? Its because the Redskins are in Washington DC. The most pathetic cesspool of liberal driven political correctness...Well, next to Chicago...which has the Blackhawks. But, the US capitol is in Washington DC, and they figure if they can get the Redskins to cave, it will be easy to go after the other pro and major universities I mentioned. They have already gotten some of the smaller colleges to cave. Read this Wikipedia page about Newberry College in Newberry, SC. They were the Newberry Indians, and were declared unable to participate in post season activities unless they changed their name from Indians to something else. They caved, and are now the Newberry Wolves.
But this story usually only lasts a week or two, or maybe a month tops. What is different about it this time? Well, wh
at do you think? Its because our grand dictator, Barack Hussein 0bama said that he thought the Redskins should consider changing it. And following suit like the little sheep that she is, House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (The Wicked Witch of the West) chimed in, saying they should change it. And since the rest of the liberals do whatever 0bama and Pelosi do, these representatives jumped
right on the bandwagon:
Reps. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) and Dels. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) and Eni Faleomavaega (D-American Samoa) Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.)
But, the timing is suspect to me. What story is running at the same time as this? Its the rollout of 0bamacare, and all the embarrassment it is causing the administration as lie after lie comes out about what is going to happen to people's insurance, and what they knew and when they knew it.
The Redskins are the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula of the 0bamacare story. If you don't want to click the link, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula is the man who made that anti muslim video that the 0bama administration blamed for supposedly inciting the Benghazi attacks that killed 4 Americans. He was arrested and held for almost a year on a minor charge. The difference here is that 0bama cannot put Washington Redskins owner, Daniel Snyder in jail, although I'm sure he would if he could. Why? A smokescreen. A way to distract from the real story which is yet another example of the sheer incompetence of his administration.
DANIEL SNYDER HAS VOWED TO NEVER CHANGE THE REDSKINS NAME and for that I say "HAIL to Daniel Snyder!!!" He is sticking to his guns, and that can be hard to do with everyone in the government and media pouncing on you.
Redskins quarterback, Robert Griffin III has also come out and supported the name...Kind of. He tweeted "In a land of freedom, we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness." And, I say "HAIL to RGIII!!!" Do NOT cave to the pressure. Keep the Redskins name and to the fans, I say to wear it loud and proud!
But, there are other reasons why these groups and the government are trying to pressure these institutions into changing their names. If they can successfully do it time and time again, people will get more and more used to being state controlled, and having the government gradually strip liberty after liberty away from all of us. That is what is behind this nonsense, and every single one of the people who are coming out against the Redskins know damn well what they are doing.
That is part of it, another part of it is that people just want to go out of their way to be offended by anything, and raise a fuss about it. They feel that just because something offends them, they are absolutely right, and will not be denied their soap box. But they rarely even care about the issues they are spouting off about. Those people have no friends, and their families hate them. Can you imagine a family dinner with someone babbling on and on about whatever they happen to be offended about that particular day??
Personally, I would rather give myself a root canal with a hammer and a railroad spike.
Now, as promised, I will bust the myth that Native American team names and mascots are racist, insulting, etc etc etc.
I am sure there is a very small number of Native Americans who are offended by the Redskins name. To them, I would respectfully ask them to consider this: The bottom line here is that the names of these teams and schools is there to HONOR the Native Americans. People want to say that having a team called the Washington Redskins like having a team called the Washington Ni***rs. The last time I checked, nobody, and I mean nobody names their team after something or someone they hate. So, that blows holes in that theory. Can you imagine a KKK member saying "You know, I think I will buy a football team, and I'll call it the Washington Ni***rs???" No. You can't because it would never happen. You choose a team name based on something you respect and admire. Something that promotes power and intensity. You want your team to succeed and be great. Can a KKK person say they feel that way about African Americans? Honestly? That's what I thought.
I mentioned the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Blackhawks, and Cleveland Indians earlier, and as I got deeper into the writing of this post, I felt compelled to post their logos too just for solidarity.
PS: For the record, I am not a fan of any of these teams other than Florida State. I don't watch baseball or hockey, and my NFL team is the Miami Dolphins. So, the names of those teams don't affect me from a fan's standpoint. However, they DO 100% affect me from the standpoint of being a FREE AMERICAN CITIZEN!!!
Here's a thought for the Redskins...Maybe they should change the name. Just drop 'Washington' from it, and be the Maryland Redskins or the Virginia Redskins, whichever the stadium is closest to.
UPDATE 11-20-2013: Nancy Pelosi has suggested having a contest for the naming. Quote: "I think WE should have a contest for naming." WE as if she somehow has any authority on the subject. She then suggested the Red Brews. Great. Lets say they change the name to her suggestion, and it becomes the Washington Red Brews. 10 years down the road, Nancy herself will be heading up a coalition of liberals and media elite to change the name again because Red Brews can give the idea that binge drinking is ok.
But, I do like her idea about a contest for naming. Let's have it. That way, the winning name can and will be REDSKINS!!!!!
UPDATE 11-30-2013:Apparently the Navajo Code Talkers,who in WWII relayed secret messages into Germany from the US in their native language endorsed the name Redskins. Recently, as part of the tribute to the military, several of these heroes showed up and were honored at a Redskins game, wearing jackets with the logo, and all said they were proud and honored to be part of the tribute.
From the Washington Post: As a joint celebration of the NFL’s Salute to Service month and Native American Heritage month, the Washington Redskins recognized four members of the Navajo Code Talkers Association.