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A Letter To The Perpetually Offended.

Some guy named Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune wrote an op-ed piece concerning how horrible it was that the NFL franchise in Washington DC was still using the team name “Redskins.”

We understand how some people may be offended by the name, but frankly, we don’t care. By that we mean, the name may sound derogatory to those looking to be offended, but who wants to name a team that offends people and that doesn’t portray and admire a fighting spirit? There’s a reason you don’t see many professional teams in contact sports with the name of “Mermaids” or “Unicorns.” People want a franchise name that is honorable.

In response to the letter, some anonymous person wrote this to the paper. It’s spot on.

WARNING: NSFW!

I Dear Mr. Page:

I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive. Gone. It’s offensive to us white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers. Well that goes without saying. Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing Congress loves.

As a diehard Oregon State fan, my wife and I, with all of this in mind, suggest it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers (especially when they play Southern
California. Do we really want the Trojans sticking it to the Beavers???

I always love your articles and I generally agree with them. As for the Redskins name I would suggest they change the name to the “Foreskins” to better represent their community, paying tribute to the dick heads in Congress.

You can always take “being offended” to absurd levels, and there are those who are perpetually offended in this world.



2 Responses to “A Letter To The Perpetually Offended.”

  1. Matthew Wall says:

    Perpetually offended. It must be terrible to be so easily controlled.

    • AAfterwit says:

      Matthew Wall,

      Thanks for the comment.

      Actually, we think it is terrible for the “perpetually offended” who want to control you.

      We see it from the left these days who claim to support freedom of speech, as long as the speech doesn’t offend them and is in agreement with what they believe.

      Years ago we had conversation with a person from an Arab nation and a person from Israel. We offered at the time that there would never be peace in the Middle East because there are too many people who thrive on the hatred and the conflict, and who make money from it. So far we have been right on that. The perpetually offended are the same way. There is no compromise. No “this is the last issue.” No “you be you and I’ll be me.” And certainly no “I disagree with what you say but will defend your right to say it.”

      The perpetually offended couch their manipulating and hateful desire to control in the verbiage of “woe is me….how can you make me sad like that?”

      The really sad thing is that contemporary “town squares” such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc have all jumped on the bandwagon of saying “your words (and ideas) are insulting” because someone was “offended.”

      A. Afterwit.

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