Only the Tip of The Iceberg
As everyone probably knows, the issue of whether or not to change the name of the NFL team The Washington Redskins has been up in the air for a while now. There’s a lot of support on both sides of the argument. For instance one man that is in favor of keeping the name was quoted as saying, “The Redskins’ nickname, neither in intent, nor use was the name ever meant to denigrate Native Americans, or offend any group. For the teams’ millions of fans and customers, who represent one of America’s most ethnically and geographically diverse fan basis, the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.” In reply to this statement of support this quote came from an opposing individual, “The name Redskins is a racial slur, and for anyone to embrace the twisted logic that Redskin actually stands for strength, courage, pride and respect is a statement of absurdity.”
How did we get to a place where a simple name is causing so much conflict? All we hear about these days is how we need to embrace diversity, accept everyone. After all we are all different colors on the same rainbow, etc. The government is slowly but surely putting the false idea into American’s heads that we are all being equal and accepting by encouraging and involving ourselves in gay and lesbian relationships, because love is love and because it’s the new fad. Also by becoming so touchy and easily offended and sensitive that others recognize color, and nationality to the ridiculous extreme that even calling yourself white or black or any other color has become a racial slur. I believe this is being done to instill a false sense of equality so that American’s will believe that they are moving towards creating a Utopian Society, when in fact what is happening is that we are being lulled into a certain state of numbness. Because rather than accepting and acknowledging that we all are in fact different, our differences are supposed to be something ignored and not seen. There is nothing to distinguish us if we refuse to see color, nationality, religion, etc. This type of behavior is in reality turning us all into brainwashed robots. How long before it’s frowned upon to have different names? What will make us any different from a bunch of numbered machines?
This is what government is really aiming for. Rather than creating a Utopic, perfect society, we are going to wake up and find ourselves instead in the middle of a dystopic society. There is good news though! We don’t have to let this happen! Stop being afraid to make people mad. So what if you lose a few friends? Recognize diversity for what it really is, defend and protect your heritage and stand up for what makes you different. Truly embrace diversity, see difference and be different!