FROM LAND OF THE BRAVE TO NATION OF SHEEP!
How many people get tricked into a cult or business because of group pressure and manufactured positivity to influence you to take the plunge?
If we human beings were such an intelligent independent being we would see through all the scams and use our common sense, right? Sadly, we are not as intelligent and independent as we would like to think we are. Yes we have potential and there’s the few anomalies. However, the majority of us are like sheep and act according to our herd.
This is the reality of our society. From uptown classy people to the downtown hipsters. They are basically the same. We are herd animals. That’s why we are so predictable. That’s why big corporate businesses can make billions upon billions of dollars, selling the same stuff over and over again.
Yet many of us are unaware of this. Plugged in the matrix as we call it. Once you see what is really going on, you can never go back. Strive to become an anomaly. Be a leader. Be independent. Don’t be part of the herd.
Hail to the Redskins!
Braves on the warpath!
Fight for Old D.C.!
We have to recognize the basic fact that this name and its logo have been used for over seventy years. As a football team it is logical that the owners wanted to use a name that represented a positive image, not a demeaning one. The “Redskins” name was intended to symbolize courage, bravery in battle, and a desire to win.
Indeed, the name Redskin dates back to the 17th century and applied to natives inhabiting the northeast of our country, referring not to a skin color, but to paints used by the group to demonstrate valor in battle. In fact, a positive meaning for the original inhabitants that had that custom. To this day, the majority of Native Americans as well as the rest of us does not feel that Washington’s logo has a demeaning connotation.
The opposition comes from scholarly groups, the press, and the “politically correct” crowd. Mr. Snyder, the principal owner, was adamant in his refusal to change the name, and the free market seemed to support him. Unfortunately he caved to the big corporations like Federal Express which threatened to cease supporting the team’s stadium. In my opinion the most important aspect of this news is the increasing intervention of the so called “elite” supported by the main stream media and the fascist mob that claim to know what is best for our lives, choices, and behavior.
If individuals consider any name to be demeaning, vulgar and/or offensive it should behoove them as part of their education, moral and good manners to avoid the term, and can make their displeasure felt by not attending or sponsoring any activity that promotes or uses the name. The political correct group claims that the use of some words is purposely used by society to marginalize minorities. Their efforts to, as judge and jury, to ban these words and of our government to decide what is appropriate remind us of Orwell’s 1984 classic book.
This dangerous trend of eliminating words that make some uncomfortable, has the opposite of the desired effect, as it perpetuates the prejudice and makes the goal of integration more difficult to achieve. Fact is that native Americans in the immense majority are not offended by the term, and if we continue to behave like sheep we will be enslaved by a minority that will decide every aspect of our lives. I quote Phillip Atkinson, author of the book Study of our Decline;
..is the communal tyranny that erupted in the 1980s. It was a spontaneous declaration that particular ideas, expressions and behavior, which were then legal, should be forbidden by law, and people who transgressed should be punished. It started with a few voices but grew in popularity until it became unwritten and written law within the community. With those who were publicly declared as being not politically correct becoming the object of persecution by the mob, if not prosecution by the state.
Fernando J Milanes MD