If these people are successful in banning the use of Indian names for football teams, you can bet the rent money that won’t end their agenda. Our military has a number of fighting aircraft named with what busybodies and tyrants might consider racial slights, such as the Apache, Iroquois, Kiowa, Lakota and Mescalero. We also have military aircraft named after animals, such as the Eagle, Falcon, Raptor, Cobra and Dolphin. The people fighting against the Redskins name might form a coalition with the PETA animal rights kooks to ban the use of animal names.
Nothing bolsters your “I’m not really racist, just concerned about the slippery slope” argument like comparing Native Americans to animals.
And God forbid we be less racist everywhere, even in the names of airplanes and shit.
This dipshit points out that we used to be free to smoke on airplanes before “anti-smoking zealots” (you know, people who want to be alive) ruined all the fun. And it’s the same thing with jokes about your secretary’s titties, names of sports teams (in a hundred years nobody will be able to believe this was the thing that ripped our hearts in twain), and everybody not understanding that Jim Crow just enforced real values. It’s so hard, harder in fact than slavery itself, to have to be polite nowadays.
Which I do not get. You are not, in fact, unable to be racist in this society. In fact, you can be as racist as you want. I’ve heard a lot of bullshitting lately about the Paula Deen clusterfuck, about how awful it is that somebody can be publicly reviled for saying something repulsive, and “it’s a free country” and all that crap. Be as racist as you want. But eventually the law of numbers kicks in, and you are espousing an unpopular view. Since martyrdom is what you really love, enjoy being nailed to that cross. Revel in it.
Don’t come to me and be all, “Next you’ll come for the Miami Dolphins, hippie!” because a) nobody cares about the Dolphins and b) just shut up and let the soldiers finish casting lots for your Brooks Brothers, you asshole.