The political correctness language-cleansing white citified left liberal do-gooding “social justice” hate speech whiners are still obsessed with dictating which words everyone is required to resent, find intolerant, take offense to and be insulted by – even if they’re not a member of the groups supposedly being disrespected.
Once again it’s all about that NFL Washington Redskins team. With the stroke of his dogmatically authoritarian pen, a recent article tells us, California’s Governor Jerry Brown has turned any public school child who utters the word “redskin” into a criminal.
But if “redskin” is racist because “red” clearly refers to skin color – the sine qua non of racism – then African-Americans cannot be called “black” and Caucasian people cannot be called “white,” “white people” or “whitey” for the same reason. And don’t call light-skinned European-descended people “Caucasian” either, as that’s even more racist.
According to a Wikipedia entry German philosopher Christoph Meiners first used “Caucasian” to refer to all pale skin toned peoples of Europe and other regions to differentiate them from “Mongolians.” The article states “He considered Caucasians to be more physically attractive” and “more sensitive and more morally virtuous than Mongolians” and, being German himself, concluded that “the Germans were the most attractive and virtuous people on earth.”
Since we can’t have “redskins” or a “yellow race” (another headline screams about “Asians” being “angered by Apple’s ‘racist’ yellow emoji”) certainly we must ban “black people” and “white folks” as well.
The California article further asks whether banning Columbus is next since Christopher Columbus “discovered” what is now “America,” opening the door to European conquest of the land and centuries of genocide against the “redskin” peoples who occupied it.
The same article makes no mention whatsoever of Franciscan Friar Junípero Serra , the Spanish Priest who founded several California missions and, with the eager connivance of the Spanish government and its bloodthirsty conquistadors, offered every native “redskin” the choice of converting to the Spanish version of Christianity and working as slaves for the missionaries or instant death. Yet Pope Francis on his recent visit to the US inducted this monster into the Catholic Hall of Fame, i.e. “sainthood.”
Some want the statue of Columbus removed from California’s state capitol rotunda. What about removing the statue of Serra from the National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol? What about removing ethnicity and race requirements from government forms?
With interracial, inter-ethnic and inter-cultural marriages becoming ever more common we’ll need ever more words to describe their offspring so those words can be banned too, thereby keeping the Linguistic Loons happy. These same language elitists spuriously accuse libertarians of being “all upper class white males.” By strict PC standards that’s racist too.
Maybe “Noble Savage” will recycle back around into politically correct respectability like “socialism” seems to be doing now.