Hail to the Redskins
Political correctness (PC) is destroying our country. Inch by inch it slithers its way into every area of our lives. Now, it has its eye on American sports and particularly Washington D.C. In a town where cut-throats and back stabbers are common, the politically correct, and their made up controversy, are trying to scalp the nickname from Washington’s NFL team.
The few lone voices crying in this wilderness are being bolstered and broadcasted from a mainstream media that is an accomplice in the nannyization of America. Senator Harry Reid said months ago he would not attend a Washington game until the team name was changed. What can we find that will keep him completely and totally out of Washington for good? (Note to Washington owner Dan Snyder: I’ve never been to a Washington game, and I’ll take that seat!)
In July, Hillary “What does it even matter” Clinton declared the name “offensive”. I guess Washington’s team name matters more and is more offensive than the death of four Americans in Benghazi, but I digress.
Super Bowl MVP Phil Simms and former Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy have announced they would not refer to Washington’s team name during their broadcasts of NFL games on CBS and NBC, respectively. I love Dungy, his beliefs and have his books but cannot be on this team with him. Here are some other controversial names they might want to consider deleting from their on-air vocabulary this season.
Aren’t the Giants offensive to the big and tall of the world? They can’t hide behind anything. What about the “terrorist” names like Raiders, Buccaneers and Vikings? Those pillagers have surely turned the hearts and sensitivities of many a child over the last five decades.
I would guess the Saints are offensive to all the sinners out there. The Browns are the only team named for a color. How does that make the other crayons in the Crayola box feel? Eagles, Falcons, Seahawks, and Cardinals create the NFL’s flock while the poor Turkey is presented as a meal on the Thanksgiving Day telecast. Talk about insensitive!
NFL Hall of Famer Mike Ditka (who smokes a cigar like Rush Limbaugh – egregious! Carbon footprints, second-hand smoke, climate change, run for the hills!) said it best:
“What’s all the stink over the Redskin name? It’s so much [expletive] it’s incredible. We’re going to let the liberals of the world run this world. It was said out of reverence, out of pride to the American Indian…It’s all the political correct idiots in America, that’s all it is. It’s got nothing to do with anything else. We’re going to change something because we can. Hey listen, I went through it in the ’60s, too. I mean, come on. Everybody lined up, did this. It’s fine to protest. That’s your right, if you don’t like it, protest. You have a right to do that, but to change the name, that’s ridiculous. Change the Constitution – we’ve got people trying to do that, too, and they’re doing a pretty good job.”
In conclusion, if the team name is going to be changed, how about the lyrics to Washington’s fight song as well. “Hail to the Redskins! Hail victory! Dan Snyder stay on the warpath, continue to fight against PC!”