If you ever wonder whether or not the country is really as nuts as the mainstream media would have you believe, rest assured that the public has not gone completely insane. It’s just that Hollywood, New York, and Washington serve as a convenient stand-in for “America” as far as the media is concerned, and so we see politics and pop culture through a very skewed, very liberal window.
That’s not to say that this window doesn’t have an outsized effect on the rest of the public, because it absolutely does. Even so, things are not quite as nutty as they would appear. There are still normal, common-sense-having, right-thinking Americans out there. We are still the majority…if only just so.
Take the Washington Redskins, for example. Do you know anyone, personally, who is offended by that name? We’re not talking about “friends” on your Facebook feed who are putting on a woke performance, we’re talking about people you know and talk to in your real life. The answer, we’re guessing, is no. And a new poll from Politico’s Morning Consult confirms that guess. According to their survey, 49% of Americans want the Redskins to keep the name. A mere 29% of people think they should change it. Another 22% are unsure.
Think about that for a minute. The Redskins are going to give up their billion-dollar name and logo and change it…to satisfy 29% of the public? Huh?
But of course, that’s probably a bigger piece of the pie than the number of Americans who think Mrs. Butterworth needs to go, or who think Uncle Ben is an unforgivable totem to racism, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. For all the yammering the left likes to do about our “democracy,” they certainly don’t seem too concerned about these unpopular, unnecessary moves that cater to a slim minority of the American people.
By the way, you will not be surprised to learn that Generation Z is the one most concerned with getting rid of the name: 45% of young folks want the name to go. Everyone older than that knows that this is a silly gift to Generation Woke and their ridiculous obsession with political correctness.
Can’t wait to see what harmless brand they’ll target next. You’ve got to imagine that Major League Baseball team owners in Atlanta and Cleveland are already thinking over their options…