Sunday, November 23, 2008

Political Correctness Run Amok

  • To those who have contested it since 1945, the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk has been a source of pride, a symbol of their passion for college football.

    To the NCAA, though, the tomahawk is, like Chief Illiniwek, an objectionable use of an Indian symbol.

    As a result, Illinois and Northwestern have agreed to bury the hatchet. After today’s game, the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk will be retired.

    Regardless of the outcome, the trophy will remain in Evanston. Unlike Illinois, which was ordered to curtail the use of Indian imagery or lose the right to host postseason sports events, Northwestern is not under NCAA scrutiny for politically incorrect imagery.

A hatchet is an "objectionable" symbol? To whom? It would appear that the supposed "Sweet Sioux Tomahawk" is actually a European forged metal axe head wedded to a stick. How is that remotely offensive to a Native American? Perhaps to the helpless settlers scalped by the Sioux during the push westward, but anyone with half a brain?

The next trophy they'll do battle over will be an inanimate carbon rod painted dull gray.

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16 Comments:

Anonymous Screw said...

Political correctness - Pleasing the few at the expense of the many.

Everything is offensive if it's directed at anyone other than a white-hetero-Christian-male.

11/23/2008 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think they'd need to paint the rod. Seeing as it's carbon and all.

11/23/2008 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all the people protesting it were white liberals....i didnt see one indian out there.....

11/23/2008 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC SAID:

A hatchet is an "objectionable" symbol? To whom?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Come on, SCC!

Do you know what next Thursday is? I'm guessing every turkey in the world has to find this symbolism at least a little bit objectionable!!!!! ;)



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11/23/2008 01:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It just shows how biased the papers in this town are when reporting the news. I remember when there was a pro gun rally in the loop awhile back. Not a word in any of the papers about it. But let a couple of idiot kids protest the arming of the police with high power rifles (which I am for) and it is all over the papers.

11/23/2008 06:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MIGHT AS WELL GET RID OF THANKSGIVING

11/23/2008 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Easy to fix....call it "The Sweet European Tomahawk"

11/23/2008 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were an Indian I would want the public to remember the Proud Warriors, and Hunters of the Race. The Men who provided for the families the Strong Women who raised and carried their children from hunting ground to hunting ground.
The dancing,to me, was Strength, Grace, and Courage. Why would those people not want to display that heritage? How do they want the race remembered?

11/23/2008 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, let's remove all references to native peoples in sports, and everything else. They should not be a source of pride, there should not be a Chief Illiniewk, there should not be teams called the Indians, the Braves, the Redskins or the Blackhawks.

Make like they never existed, when the Europeans got here this area, in fact all of America was uninhabited. We should erase all history, good and bad of everything of native peoples.

We should change the names of all things named after native peoples, like Illinois should now be the state of Lincoln, the Mississippi should be called the Grand American River, and Chicago should be renamed ___fill in the blank__.

11/23/2008 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thought I read somewhere the Chief is coming back?

11/23/2008 01:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the purpose of protesting & successfully banning tomahawks or any other harmless item is to get the sheep accustomed to doing what they are told.

You aren't paranoid if they really are after you.

11/23/2008 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well then I think that they should get rid of the old Oaken bucket as well. It is an insult to trees.

11/23/2008 02:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tonto says---

I could use a new tomahawk. That rat Kemosabe stole mine.

11/24/2008 03:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now if only we can get Notre Dame to change their offensive "Fighting Irish" team name to something more acceptable

11/25/2008 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Now if only we can get Notre Dame to change their offensive "Fighting Irish" team name to something more acceptable

11/25/2008 12:13:00 PM"


How about the "Drunken, Brawling Micks"?


Is that better?

11/30/2008 12:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Is that better?

11/30/2008 12:59:00 AM"


No.

12/01/2008 04:04:00 PM  

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