Hopefully, we’ve already hit the peak of this terrible practice and are on our way down the other side of it…but that might be hoping for too much.
The lives that are being damaged (some irreparably) by out-of-context videos, public outrage, and rampant doxing is not only sad but also counter-productive. Some of these instances do nothing but solidify hate or anger in people unnecessarily.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen the cancel culture at work both in business and on the personal side of life…
And the truth be told, it’s gone beyond being out of hand—it’s now reached ludicrous levels.
The cancel culture is going after Goya, for Pete’s sake…
GOYA!! A Latino-owned food company that works to benefit the Hispanic community, and they’re taking flack for simply praising the sitting president. The Liberals want to take them down, and yet they still pretend like they care about minorities.
Luckily, that particular plan has backfired, as the sales of the company have gone through the roof…
Making Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her sycophantic followers look even dumber than they already did.
So, it’s good to see that things are working out for Goya…
Too bad the same can’t be said for the Washington Redskins.
Down Go The Redskins
Now, I’ll admit that, for years, I’ve thought the name of this team was pretty racist.
They were named after Native Americans, after all, and calling them “Redskins” just seemed to be a little too over-the-top for my liking.
However, after digging a little deeper, I found out that warriors of certain tribes used to actually paint their skin red to show that they were fearless and ready for battle.
So, really, the team’s name wasn’t as much a racial slur as much as it was cultural appropriation…
But it’s totally understandable why people would think that this name is racist, especially to those who are of Native American descent.
A name change in DC is probably welcome by most—even though many on the Right would refuse to admit this because it gives the Liberals and Leftists a “win.”
But we SHOULD be doing what we can to defeat racism in all its forms wherever we find it.
Cancel culture isn’t content with just bringing down racist symbols – they now want to tear down anything that they think might be racist – which includes the very country that gives them all the freedoms they enjoy so much.
One of those things they want to destroy/cancel next?
The Texas Rangers.
Down Go The Cowboys
Karen Attiah, a writer for the Washington Post, had this to say: “I grew up in Dallas, raised on myths about Texas Rangers as brave and wholesome guardians of the Texas frontier, helping protect innocent settlers from violent Indians. At church, boys could sign up to be Royal Rangers, the Christian equivalent of the Boy Scouts. I still remember the excitement when Chuck Norris himself, star of the television show ‘Walker, Texas Ranger,’ came to visit my elementary school class.”
Sounds about right…
But that’s where the whimsical love affair dies. Attiah goes on to say, “What we didn’t realize at the time was that the Rangers were a cruel, racist force when it came to the nonwhites who inhabited the beautiful and untamed Texas territory. The first job of the Rangers, formed in 1835 after Texas declared independence from Mexico, was to clear the land of Indian for white settlers.”
See, that’s just not historically accurate.
The Rangers’ job was to protect the Texas citizens from attacks – to keep them safe.
In fact, Sam Houston, the first president of the Republic of Texas, had lived with the Cherokee for years, married a Cherokee woman, and actually favored peaceful coexistence with Native Americans…
If the Rangers were about removing Indians, they would have been disbanded.
Attiah keeps going though: “That was just the start, they oppressed black people, helping capture runaway slaves trying to escape to Mexico” and “in the aftermath of the Civil War, they killed free blacks with impunity.”
While there is a history of Rangers helping capturing runaways—it was, after all, the law and they were sworn to uphold it—the claim that they killed with impunity is unfounded.
But that hasn’t stopped Attiah from making her point.
“It’s time to pay attention. ‘It may be argued that the team name honors the current agency, not the worst elements of its history,’ Chicago Tribune columnist Steve Chapman, a native Texan, wrote last month, referencing the Rangers’ modern incarnation as an elite force. ‘But without the history and the legends, the franchise would not have adopted the name. No one would name a major league team, ‘The Police’ or ‘The Highway Patrol.’ If the team ownership, as it proclaims, condemns ‘racism, bigotry, and discrimination in all forms,’ there is an easy way for it to prove that. The Texas Rangers’ team name must go.”
And there it is…
Anything that could possibly be perceived at racist is now in the crosshairs.
Watch out Buffalo, your Bills may be next. Buffalo Bill Cody fought in the American Indian Wars, after all.
We shouldn’t put anything past Liberals these days. They never fail to disappoint.
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley