Two of the basic tenets of the leftist religion are that:
A) Members of minority ethnic groups are inferior to whites and as such are unable to succeed in America without the benevolent assistance of white liberals
B) Assisting these minority ethnic groups by implementing white liberal policies upon them demonstrates the superiority and charitable nature of white liberals.
Of course, that’s really just a smoke screen for keeping members of minority ethnic groups “in their place”. How plausible is it that liberals really believe that providing the catalyst for the destruction of black families and forcing blacks to become dependent on the government for their survival is actually good for them?
How many believe that enabling Hispanics in this country illegally to work “under the table” for cash at extremely low wages is actually good for the Hispanics (and the American workers they’re displacing) rather than for the corporations who hire them?
How many believe that pushing “Native Americans” out of the public eye and suppressing all recognition of them and their role in US history is going to be good for the tribes?
There are plenty more examples I could cite, but you get the idea. Liberal elitists tend to be highly educated, you can’t tell me they don’t understand how damaging their policies really are. They’re not stupid.
The last one I mentioned is actually the subject of this post.
When I was in the Navy, one of my best friends was an American Indian. I believe he was Pomo but I’m not sure my memory serves. He HATED the term “Native American”. He referred to his wife as “the squaw” and his kids as “the three little Indians”.
He grew up on a reservation in California. The schools were horrible, he ended up being pulled out by his parents and homeschooled until he got his GED. He scored well on the mechanical aptitude part of the ASVAB and, although his score was low overall, was enlisted as a Jet Engine Mechanic. The fact that his education was a bit lacking (to say the least) notwithstanding, he was very intelligent and was an absolute genius with troubleshooting and repairing jet engines.
At any rate, he hated all the politically correct BS and wouldn’t tolerate it around him. He was proud of his Indian heritage and didn’t feel any need to be “protected” by liberal busybodies. According to him, the majority of Indians he knew felt the same way.
That brings us to Colorado today.
Colorado has fallen prey to the spreading of the liberal virus. Liberals turn their home states into a high tax, ultra-regulated, crime ridden hell hole that’s intolerable to live in, so many middle class liberals flee to places with a better environment to raise their families. Incapable of understanding exactly what it was that went so horribly wrong in their home state, as soon as they get settled, they immediately start trying to turn their adopted home into a clone of the place they just escaped.
Virginia is the latest to succumb to the disease (the recent elections, in my opinion, were an outlier having to do with outrage over the school board nonsense, the current Republican Governor is a temporary glitch, not a return to norms). Colorado has been in its grip for years.
The liberal government in Colorado decided they needed to spare the Indians from the indignity of being honored and remembered through school mascots and passed a low requiring any school in the state with an Indian related mascot to change it by early next year.
The benefactors of this liberal benevolence were so thankful to the liberals for looking out for their interests that they…filed a lawsuit to stop implementation of the law.
All of this is to bring us to the current news…the benevolent Colorado courts have decided to honor the heritage of Colorado American Indians, by refusing to grant an injunction halting implementation of the law.
Not because there’s no chance of the lawsuit succeeding, but because the implementation date isn’t until next year so it must not be an “emergency” right? Except…
“Recently Arickaree School District R-2 received a letter from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs (the “CCIA Letter”). Notwithstanding the deadlines for compliance set forth in SB 21-116, the CCIA Letter demanded that “All districts and charter schools must notify BEST of their intent to apply by November 30, 2021.”
Basically, although the schools don’t have to change their mascots until early next year, they have to commit to doing so and begin the process now.
The Indians’ point is that the injunction is necessary because after the schools commit to the change and start spending money to implement it, there’s little chance they’ll change it back if the lawsuit is successful in a year or two.
So, in a nutshell, the benevolent and charitable liberals in Colorado want to erase Indians from public view to spare those poor Indians from the indignity of being honored and memorialized in mascots, despite the Indians themselves filing a lawsuit to stop it. Isn’t that nice of them?
I wonder if their next move will be to start changing Indian place names. Starting at the state level: Connecticut, the Dakotas, Ohio, Iowa, Massachusetts, Mississippi, etc etc etc. They’ve all gotta go. Then we can start in on the city names, rivers, parks, mountain ranges.
If we’re thorough, we could completely eliminate “Native Americans” from public recollection and the only thing they’ll be remembered for is places like the Potawatomi Bingo Casino. That will be great for their self-esteem won’t it?
It’s a feature, not a bug.