Politically correct liberals got some bad news last week in the form of a poll that showed that Native Americans were not offended by the Washington Redskins. After years of telling us that, even after cleaning up our litter, we were still making Indians cry, they are being forced to face the cold, hard truth. That being: No one care about this issue other than guilty liberals.
To his credit, Washington Post writer Robert McCartney seemed willing to acknowledge the fact that he was wrong. “It’s unsettling to learn now that I vented all that energy and passion on behalf of such a small fraction of the Native American population,” he wrote.
Isn’t it, though? Maybe you should take a look at some of the other minority causes you’re supporting. You might just find a repeating pattern.
McCartney could have provided his fellow liberals a path out of the wilderness on this one, but everyone else would rather dig their heels in. Okay, so 90% of Native Americans see nothing wrong with the “Redskins.” Um…um…well, we’re still gonna fight it!
From the New York Times:
Suddenly, the poll seems to suggest, “redskin” is not so bad after all, raising the question of how society should decide what constitutes a slur. After all, if the would-be victims of the term are not offended, then…
Come on NY Times, you can do this. Then…
Well, let’s just look at how they chose to conclude their article. This is a quote from Tara Houska, a member of Canada’s Couchiching tribe:
“It’s a straight-up slur,” she said. “It’s a dictionary-defined racial slur. It should be a no-brainer — but somehow, it’s not.”
Buzzz. Good try, NY Times, but you missed the mark. We were looking for “…then it’s not a slur.” So sorry. Please try again soon.
It doesn’t matter how many dictionaries call “Redskins” a derogatory slur – it doesn’t change anything. Our society is what we make of it. Our opinions are what they are. And if there is something we’re calling “offensive” that really isn’t, then that should be a very clear indication that we’re on the wrong track. That someone is calling the shots that has an ulterior motive.
So no, this probably won’t be the last we’ll hear about the Redskins. These liberals don’t care if even one Native American is actually offended. That’s not the point. The point is to push Christians, whites, conservatives, and southerners further and further to the margins of society. Anything that can help them do that will be used.