In the last couple years or so, leftists who felt they needed yet another front in the culture war attacked the Washington Redskins football team for having a name that white elitist liberal leftist progressives thought was offensive to American Indians (or Amerinds, or Native Americans, or First Nations people, etc.).
A poll conducted last week confirmed what a poll years ago said – only about 1 in 10 are offended. The vast 90% majority don’t care.
If you know who Don Burnstick is, you would already know this. White elitist liberal leftist progressives obviously do not.
Don Burnstick is hilarious. Native friends who’ve seen him live (on a res, no less) said he’s a riot in person. He started parodying Jeff Foxworthy’s “you might be a redneck” jokes and took the jokes one step further into their own thing.
Today from Washington Post (via HotAir), there are white elitist liberal leftist progressives who are mad because:
WaPo: Those dumb Indians don’t even know when they’re being insulted
Just days after the Washington Post revealed that 90% of Native Americans don’t find the term “Redskins” to be offensive, the paper’s own editorial board has proclaimed that they know better about racial slurs than the alleged target of said slur.
In a move that illustrates the height of liberal elite arrogance, the Post proclaimed in their Sunday editorial that “A slur, is a slur,” and despite the findings of the poll, they’re still demanding the name of Washington’s NFL team be changed because, in their enlightened understanding of the world, Redskins is racial slur:
Where does that leave us? We’ve always made clear that we think fans who embrace the name do so without racist feeling or intent. But we also are clear that the term originates in an era when Indians were considered less than human and were often treated accordingly. References to scalping, war whoops and tomahawk chops hark back to that era and perpetuate stereotypes that can be hurtful, especially to Native American children.
Did you get that subtle insinuation that those polled were just too uninformed to know that they’re being insulted? “(M)ore than half of respondents had heard little or nothing about this controversy,” the Post says, knowingly. They left out the implied, “those dumb Indians,” but we all get the picture.
In the grand scope of things, there are better things to be pissed off about if you’re an American Indian. You could be pissed off at how tribal governments are run by corrupt cabals, pissed off at how the feds come in and tell you how to run things, pissed off at all the do-gooders who don’t actually help anything but their own sense of smugness, pissed off at the cycles of alcoholism and drug use that plague reservation communities, pissed off at the economic opportunities lost because of layers of government in the way, or just generally pissed off.
Or you could be pissed off about the name of a football team a thousand miles away because some white elitist liberal leftist progressives told you you should be pissed off about it.