At the rate liberals and the politically correct (PC) brigade in Washington, D.C., are going, it won’t be long until they force a name change on the White House.
“How can such an ethnocentric color be used in describing what should be an inclusive house for all,” they’ll claim.
Our liberal friends only have so many more targets to go after once they force the Washington Redskins organization to change the name of the franchise.
With the news breaking that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six of the federal trademarks the Redskins organization held as “disparaging” to Indians, you can bet your life savings those participating in the PC inquisition are looking for fresh targets.
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid inadvertently let slip the totalitarian nature of the PC inquisition that’s taken over America when he said:
“Daniel Snyder [the owner of the Washington Redskins] might be the last person in the world to realize this, but it is just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name.”
Read the smug quote one more time:
“… but it is just a matter of time until he is forced to do the right thing and change the name.”
“Do the right thing and change the name.”
The left in America is now the exclusive arbiter of what is right or wrong, as Sen. Reid’s quote makes clear; for all those troglodytes unaware of this, the PC Gestapo will drag you into the future of their design.
Whether it’s by inducing white guilt or using the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to make it happen, you’ll be dragged into the liberal future where offensive professional sports franchise names such as “Redskins” are relegated to – thankfully – the past.
Having played for both the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians, how much longer will the PC police keep their guns holstered and pointed away from targeting these two Major League Baseball franchises for the same type of violation of the Redskins?
Using Sen. Reid’s rationale, isn’t it time all these franchises “do the right thing”?
So, to celebrate the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office action (thereby potentially cutting off the incredibly lucrative merchandise pipeline, allowing counterfeit Redskins jerseys and shirts to be marketed), why not look at other National Football League franchises and evaluate whether or not they should be coerced into a name change as well?
Team names based on a creature from the animal kingdom are obviously exempt from this experiment in thought crime analysis, so go forth, Jacksonville Jaguars, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Seattle Seahawks and peddle your merchandise knowing full well the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will never determine your logo or trademark is “disparaging.”
It’s a well-known fact none of these animal team names have a lobbying organization on their behalf.
But there’s an awful lot of money in both the lobbying and grievance industry, so you can easily ascertain someone is already thinking of a way to represent one of these aggrieved animals for some form of financial restitution.
Let’s start with the San Diego Chargers. I’m sure some representative from the Environment Protection Agency is just salivating at the opportunity to use the U.S. Patent Office strategy deployed against the Redskins to force a green, “eco” friendly name on the franchise.
In our age of climate change hysteria, the “Chargers” nickname is not sustainable.
The Houston Texans and the Dallas Cowboys? Not inclusive enough. Judging by the endless wave of illegal immigrants crossing a seemingly unguarded U.S./Mexico border, just call the Houston team the “Reconquistas” and the Dallas franchise the “Federales.”
That’s much more in line with proper, PC-approved language for our enlightened 21st century gatekeepers of tolerance and acceptance.
The Minnesota Vikings? Do we even need to bring this one up? Ethnocentrism has no place in an NFL where the Redskins name is deemed “disparaging.” How about the Minnesota Humans, where universal brotherhood and the rights of every man is what this franchise represents?
Makes sense to me.
Which brings us to the two New York franchises, the Jets and Giants. Neither seems to violate any liberal shibboleths, so both can stay.
Though “Giants” does seem to be discriminatory to
midgets little people the vertically challenged, so let’s just go with the New York Normals.
Height is a social construct, after all.
Pittsburgh Steelers falls into the same category as the Chargers. A more primitive form of America tolerated both the Redskins name and pollution, so the Pittsburgh franchise must be renamed as well.
Let’s make it the Pittsburgh Recyclers, with Waste Management Inc. becoming the key sponsor for the team.
Green Bay Packers? How does this name fly in our anti-meat time period, where the vegan diet is the new norm? The Green Bay Gluten-Free sounds a lot better, doesn’t it?
A few teams exempt from the name change are the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans, but the Oakland Raiders don’t share the same fate.
Oakland Humanitarians has a far less bellicose ring to it.
The Buccaneers of Tampa Bay can stay put.
But like the Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs have to change their name as well. No responsible professional franchise can dare be associated with such blatant hate and disrespect.
In a prior column, I made my thoughts clear on the New England Patriots name: You can’t celebrate a bunch of dead white guys in 21st-century America. Call them the New England Abolitionists or Enlightened, because being a patriot and proud of America’s heritage is almost as “disparaging” as defending the Redskins name.
And the New Orleans Saints team name has to go as well, being too Catholic-centric and intolerant of other religious viewpoints.
I’m sure some indigenous animal to the state of Louisiana would be a more politically correct and acceptable name than the Saints.
As the Redskins situation makes clear, the left will use whatever strategy is necessary to break down America’s past, thereby ensuring the future is only of their design.
I only have four words for those PC tyrants who are intent on dragging America into their future, where dissent is no longer an option.
“Hail to the Redskins.”
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