Calls for the Washington Redskins to change their name have reached new heights of absurdity.
Liberal politicians, in efforts they believe will appease and appeal to a new voting bloc, have piled on this movement in recent months, maintaining the strategy of finding minority groups and telling them why they should be offended.
The preceding video indicates this is a non-issue to many in the Native American community. And remember, the name and logo were designed by Native Americans and the term “Redskins” is a badge of honor to many in this population.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office broke new ground in June when they canceled six trademarks registered by the football franchise. This was clearly a case of politics – and political correctness (in this case, incorrectness) – reversing legal, and decades old, government recognition of this brand. Yet, the Ku Klux Klan, an avowed racial hate group, still holds United States trademark number 73120161. Imagine that. A football team, with a logo designed by a Native American, and supported by many Native Americans, has been stripped of its trademarks, while a white supremacy group, which has killed countless blacks, retains legally registered trademarks. Let that sink in for a minute.
Since we have no more important issues facing our country, let’s examine a few other professional sports franchises that surely cause offense.
In keeping with the Indian theme, we have the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Chicago Blackhaws, the latter of which has a logo strikingly similar to the Washington Redskins. If the Redskins name must go, so must these mascots, as well as the countless minor league and college mascots of similar nomenclature.
Then we have the religious mascots: the New Orleans Saints, San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Angels. For the sake of extremist Islamists everywhere, let’s please change these names immediately so we do not offend and prompt our own beheading.
Likewise with the patriotic mascots: New England Patriots, Philadelphia 76ers, New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. They must all be changed to unpatriotic mascots so as not to offend the rapidly increasing illegal immigrant population in this country.
For the vertically challenged population, the Giants of New York (football) and San Francisco (baseball), and the Tennessee Titans must all change their names to something like the “Aggressive Athletes of Average Stature.”
For those who are offended by the practice of witchcraft, black magic, etc, the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards will have to be renamed as the “Tricksters” or the “Illusionists.”
I personally am terrified by the thuggish image portrayed by the Oakland Raiders mascot and am planning a media campaign to change their name to the “Urban Aggressors.” That should modify and accurately describe their image and fan base appropriately.
Perhaps most offensive of all are the Vancouver Canucks of the NHL. Who in Canada wants to be called a Canuck? Sounds pretty offensive to me. Are all Canadians Canucks? Are all Americans Yankees? What an awful stereotype!
Finally, we have the generally offensive mascots: the Golden State Warriors (why must they advocate war?) and the Milwaukee Brewers (promotes alcohol consumption and the general decay of society). These too must change or people will drink in excess and start needless wars.
Maybe once we resolve these pressing issues, we can move on to less important matters like ISIS, Russia/Ukraine and the many failings of President Obama’s appointed leaders of departments like the VA, the IRS and the Justice Department.