The Nation Hates Thanksgiving More Than Ever This Year

<em>The Nation</em> Hates Thanksgiving More Than Ever This Year

The NFL has driven a large percentage of its fans away by encouraging the showy anti-American antics of players motivated by far-left Black Lives Matter ideology. You might think Roger Goodell & Co. would at least get a pat on the head from radical leftism’s flagship publication. But no. The Nation is enraged because the Redskins are playing on Thanksgiving:

That means as we finish our food, slip into sweatpants, and to gather around the television to watch NFL football, a tradition only slightly less ubiquitous than pumpkin pie, the R*dskins slur— a name that exists only because of genocide and displacement—will have center stage.

They spell it “R*dskins” because according to the Thought Police, the term is an obscenity now that it has joined “squaw” and “Chinaman” on the growing list of innocuous words they forbid us to utter.

Refer to George Orwell’s 1984 for details on how totalitarians control thought by limiting vocabulary. The main objective here is simply to demonstrate their dominance. Forbidding the word “Redskins” is like the power rituals that take place in prison. Later they might declare that all words beginning with the letter “R” are racist — just to demonstrate that they could make us stop using them.

The idea that naming a team after Indians insults them is preposterous. It is an honor. You don’t name a sports team after something you despise. Imagine a team named the Washington Moonbats.

The Redskins playing on Thanksgiving is particularly galling to progressives because the holiday not only celebrates America, which they hate, and God, whom they hate, but also references friendly relations between settlers and Indians. True, the Stone Age savages who inhabited the Western Hemisphere before civilization arrived often inflicted horrific, pointless violence on settlers — raping, mutilating, murdering, and enslaving the innocent, looting and burning down settlements — but according to tradition, on the original Thanksgiving there was no savagery but only thanks and brotherhood.

This conflicts with the liberal narrative, according to which the pilgrims were evil, destroying Eden by poisoning the noble savages with Christianity, property rights, manufacturing, medicine, representative democracy, advanced agriculture, horse-riding, and so forth. Thus was America born in sin.

On a tip from Varla. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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