The Writer Forgets We Live in the Benevolent Dictatorship

her magazine[ths corrects] “NEWS”paper facilitated electing and implementing.

The team and NFL should change the Redskins name, not the federal government

Now that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has struck a governmental blow against commodified ethnic insults, I’m nervous, because I may have “disparaged” somebody this morning when I buttered my toast. After I put away the Land O Lakes butter with that Indian maiden logo on the box, I bit off a chew of Red Man tobacco and climbed into a Jeep Cherokee.

The Washington football club ought to ditch its slur of a trademark, voluntarily. It ought to do so on the grounds of basic decency and good taste, and, you’d hope, with an intelligent sense of history, context and place. If they won’t do it willingly, then the rest of us and their colleagues in the NFL ought to embarrass, jeer and cajole them into it.

But the method currently being employed, the mobilization of the U.S. government in favor of a correct sensibility, is wrong.

Welcome to the “New Normal”, chica. Tell the guys in the penthouse office “thanks”.

3 Responses to “The Writer Forgets We Live in the Benevolent Dictatorship”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    I really really hope they grow a set of stones and change their logo to a potato.

  2. Syd B. says:

    The PTO are Indian givers.

    Frankly, if I were the owners, I’d change the name by dropping the “Washington” part. That’s far more offensive than Redskins, in my opinion.

  3. Syd B. says:

    How nervous would you be if you played the position of “Offensive end”?

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