Thought Police Denounce Apache Helicopters as Racist


The reason you can never give an inch to progressives is that if you do they will take another inch, then another and another. They will never stop, because there is always another word to ban, another freedom to take away. The campaign to ban references to Indians is illustrative.

First liberal Jacobins insisted that the Washington Redskins change their name, going so far as to undermine rule of law by refusing to enforce their trademark. Then they demanded an end to Chief Wahoo. Even before accomplishing either objective, already they are moving on to the next extreme of militant lunacy. Now Apache helicopters are supposedly racist:

Veterans aren’t happy with a recent op-ed by the Washington Post, which charged that the Apache, Comanche, Chinook, Lakota, Cheyenne and Kiowa military vehicles were a “greater symbolic injustice” than the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ name.

“Even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians – an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government,” Simon Waxman of the Boston Review wrote for the Post on Thursday.

Apache helicopters were most likely named in acknowledgment of the tribe’s ferocious fighting spirit. I don’t know of an attack helicopter named “The Frenchman.”

Obviously naming military vehicles after Indians is an honor, not an insult, just as with sports teams. But liberals don’t care. In their desperate need to find racial oppression where there is none, they have decreed that virtually any reference to Indians is racist.

After our culture has been incrementally wiped clean of references to Indians, the liberal locust swarm will launch another initiative, no less self-righteous, no less totalitarian, no less pernicious, no less certifiably insane.

Apache
Ferocious, like an Apache warrior.

On tips from Bodhisattva, Henry, and Dean D. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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