Posted By POSCA
Left-leaning dingleberries are in a bloody lather over the name of the Washington D.C. football team. Bob Costas, Mike Francesa, some Native Americans, and (of course) the community organizer in chief, among others, are offended by the “Redskins” moniker. And on their planet, giving offense is akin to a capital offense. They have a natural right to go through life free of being offended. If someone’s beliefs offend you, Muzzle him! If someone’s body odor offends you, Off with his arms! To be offended is to be entitled to make change without question. Make no mistake, the effort to change the name of the Redskins is just the beginning. No doubt, the Kansas City Chiefs are next, but the name of just about every NFL team is offensive to someone—either because it causes disgust or because it is not as “inclusive” as it should be.
The New England Patriots, for example, are defined by the logo on the side of their helmets as Revolutionary War soldiers; and when they score a touchdown, some dude in Revolutionary garb fires a musket. But we are constantly told by the loony left that pacifists can be patriots every bit as much as violent people. Thus, to be genuinely inclusive, the New England team should be re-named the Americans.
Even worse is the team in western New York, which is named for a racist white man known for the slaughter of hundreds, if not thousands or tens of thousands of animals unique to North America. What a terrible message to send to our children, and to undo this damage we would do well to change the name to the Buffalo Buffaloes. Likewise, the Wisconsin team no doubt gives offense to the folks from PETA and all vegetarians everywhere. “Packers”—which conjures slabs of meat torn from innocent animals—could be changed to Green Bay Gardeners—both inoffensive and alliterative.
In Houston they call the team the “Texans,” but let’s face it: this name –which refers to white people—consciously excludes large segments of the population. For example, there are all of those Mexicans—both legal and illegal—from whom Texas was stolen. And in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there are the numerous Black Americans who relocated from New Orleans to Houston. Thus, a sensitive renaming of the team would be the Houston Afro-Texicans or something like it. (Thank goodness the Houston team is no longer called the “Oilers” — Can you imagine the screaming from the left for a team named for evil petroleum?)
No less offensive is the name of the team from San Francisco, which seems inoffensive but is far from it. Anyone who has read Dana’s Two Years Before the Mast knows that the despoliation of California began before 1850 (largely because of the need for leather in the Northeast United States). Cattle were free-grazed and slaughtered for their hides on vast tracts of land under the auspices of Mexicans held in thrall to immoral landowners. More specifically, W.T. Sherman tells us in his Memoirs that the 49ers were so crazed with ripping gold and other minerals from the rich soil of California that they abandoned their ships in San Francisco Bay (there were hundreds of them). Sherman himself was tempted to do the same.
The 49ers lived in lawless camps and were notorious for abusing the Chinese and Native American populations. They even used hydrological mining, which caused serious erosion. In short, the 49ers were human locusts. Given that the team is headquartered so far west, a better, more innocuous name for the team would be the San Francisco Sundowners.
Make no mistake: the attempt to change the name of the Redskins is just the beginning in an America where giving offense is a capital offense. No doubt, some cogent left-wing objection will be found to the names for other teams. Cleveland Browns (strange color reference); Miami Dolphins (victim of tuna fishing); New Orleans Saints (attempt to push Christianity); New York Giants (mocks little people); New York Jets (implement of war)?
And so it goes — Posca knows.