The American cultural revolution moves forward! The Cleveland Indians, an American MLB team, is the second major sports team to announce the changing of its name following the Washington Football Team dropping the Redskins nickname. It’s no surprise that the Indians’ management caved to the growing trend of the left’s push to get rid of pro-sports’ Native American branding.
I’m not much of a baseball guy, but sure do love ball caps. When the Indians announced they were dropping their Chief Wahoo mascot before abandoning the Indians name entirely, I made sure to buy a Chief Wahoo hat out of spite. I’ve gotten more compliments on the hat than I have grief so I’m going to assume that the majority of Americans never cared in the first place. What’s my take on all this? Beyond the realm of pro-sports, some Native Americans and their white liberal handlers are trying to justify the removal of Native American branding for “cultural” reasons. Give me a break.
I spent a lot of time in Flagstaff, Arizona. A town located less than an hour from the Navajo Hopi Reservation. Might I add, Flagstaff itself has a sizable Native American population. I bounced at a native bar, roped with native cowboys, and was very much exposed to the true culture of the modern Native American man. From the bar scene to the roping arena, natives have a lot in common and that is they love white America. Yes, they LOVE white America and their culture.
From Wrangler jeans, Ariat boots, Stetson hats, to Bud Light, Native Americans are the utmost purveyors of the white man's goods. From my observations they prefer Dodge trucks to riding horseback and their preferred method of self-defense is the more proficient AR-15 opposed to the bow & arrow. They enjoy two-stepping to George Strait instead of high-kicking around a fire and live in craftsman style homes with central air instead of the campfire-heated tipi. They head to the store for their meat rather than nomadically hunting for food, and like white America, they suffer from obesity.
On top of all of that, young Natives in the town of Flagstaff can be seen culturally appropriating the sagged-pants look from Black America whilst riding a white man’s skateboard and smoking Marlboro cigarettes. Not to mention they traded the feather for a ball cap and prefer Jordans to moccasin slippers. The modern Native American can also be seen getting a tuition-free college education at a white man’s institution of learning while collecting welfare from a government created by white men. To top it all off, while taking tax money from the white man, they sell them overpriced turquoise and collect billions in casino revenue that even the white man is not allowed to earn due to the law differences on the reservations.
All of this, and I’m supposed to believe that natives are offended by the name ‘Indians’ or ‘Redskins’? Like the Jews after the holocaust, Native America has been paid back tenfold since the removal of some of their people. Not to mention, a poll done by the Washington Post regarding the Washington Redskins before the name change found almost 90 percent of natives were not offended by the Redskin mascot. Of those 90 percent, over 80 percent were registered tribe members, 80 percent were college educated, and 91 percent were between the ages of 18-39.
A wise man once told me, “They (Native Americans) traded their way of life for blue jeans and light beer”. While it sounds bad, I can assure you none of this is an indictment on the native population in the United States. It’s only an honest observation of how there is little to no cultural appropriation or disrespect considering the fact that for the most part, natives have almost completely abandoned an old way of life adjusting to the consumer-oriented way of modern America.
On the other hand, you can find old, white, blue-eyed hippies telling the world how they’re somehow Native American. Hailing from the plains of Southern California and The Pacific Northwest, these blonde, ponytail-clad idiots have been ripping off and stereotyping Native Americans for decades. Beating old drums and playing a flute, they are the ones truly exploiting Native American culture and trying to make it their own. Send a white liberal to a pow-wow or anything of cultural significance that’s not American, and all of the sudden they’re ethnic make-up changes. These self-idolizing, bleeding heart liberals have been controlling the narrative and getting offended on behalf of others for years.
For as stupid as these people are and how easy it is to pick them apart, we should be wary of them in any institution. It infuriates me how they victimize others, do nothing for them, and then ask for loyalty in return. It’s how democrats create new voting blocks. It’s part of the cancer that is turning America into a victim hood state by turning her people against each other.
While I can’t ever stop watching sports at the professional or collegiate level, I cannot bear to listen to the Disney-owned ESPN or even Fox Sports because they have a political spin on everything. Do you know the mental gymnastics you have to do to spin sports? Only a trained Marxist has the ability to make sports political. Jamele Hill, the disgraced ESPN journalist, had the gall to ask Logan Paul if it was “racist” for knocking out Nate Robinson in his last bout. Need I say more?
I can tell you one thing. Skip Bayless, Stephen A. Smith, and Max Kellerman are not going to turn the tides and stop this mess that the networks and some players are making of their leagues and sports in general. Like the idiots on the corporate cable news channels, they’re already paid off and given a script. It’s why LeBron, one of my childhood heroes, called Daryl Morey an idiot for calling out China’s unjust behavior towards the Hong Kong protesters. LeBron and Nike’s bottom line depend on China’s cheap or even sometimes forced labor.
It’s a damn shame to see America’s greatest pastimes succumb to the mob and the shameless propaganda of the left’s war on America and information. Just think, if sports has now been subverted, it means every other institution that has real power has already been taken over.