August 11, 2015

WATCH: First Nations people who love "controversial" Washington Redskins logo

David MenziesMission Specialist

Back when I was just starting out as a budding reporter, whenever I covered stories on Alberta reserves, I was intrigued at how many people wore Cleveland Indians, Chicago Blackhawks and Kansas City Chiefs apparel.

Fast forward to 2015, and the controversy of the "racist" NFL Washington Redskins logo is starting up again.

So I decided to ask some First Nations people in Toronto what they thought of this "racist" logo.

Their answers might surprise you.

Ontario will end up like Greece unless the reckless spending and borrowing stops!
SIGN THE PETITION to restore fiscal sanity:

You cannot just decide to ignore the law -- and yet this is happening in "sanctuary" cities Hamilton and Toronto.
SIGN THE PETITION to end "sanctuary" cities for criminals.

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commented 2015-08-12 00:07:16 -0400
in reality the only people whom are complaining about the name Washington redskins are all the typical left wing nutballs that would complain if one cut a kosher sandwich with a protesent owned knife or just agitaters that cry about anything just to cause problems
commented 2015-08-11 22:35:15 -0400
The ‘activists’ are a symptom. The ‘activism’, directed, or engineered, as in social engineering. The problem is the puppet masters and what their real agenda is.
I see this made-up cultural offense – these so-called racist sports logos – and a myriad of other made-up crises and problems – taken up so readily by the low-information-voter and useful idiot dupes – as a manifestation of Cloward-Piven strategies to overwhelm and collapse the system.
Along with the mindsets and strategies promulgated in books like ‘Rules For Radicals’ and ‘The Communist Manifesto’ – Obama’s and Mulchair’s bedside books, Justine prefers ‘The Little Red Book’ – the ‘puppets’ are leading us down the road to a ‘hopey-changey’ intended destruction.
In spite of attempts like the Menzoid’s jarring imagery of uninterested or confused Indians wondering what all the fuss is about, the stupid silliness is still eaten up by a whack of mentally disordered lefties.
We’re toast…
This rant is pertinent:
commented 2015-08-11 19:56:41 -0400
The book “How the Redskins Got Their Name” by M. Andre Billeaudeaux explains that “redskins” originated as a reference to Algonquian-speaking Abnaki warriors of New England who would cover themselves head to toe with red warpaint. Hence, “redskins” is a cultural reference — not a racial one. This warpaint was red dye derived from the bloodroot plant indigenous to the eastern woodlands from Nova Scotia to Florida and westward to the Mississippi. It was widely used and highly prized and has been found in burial sites in powder form.

The Redskins team was originally based in Boston, where the Sons of Liberty were from, who were also known as the Society of Red Men, implying an exclusive warrior society. When the Sons of Liberty dressed as Mohawk warriors at the Boston Tea Party it wasn’t meant as a disguise: it was revolutionary propaganda. It could be argued that the Redskins name was meant to honor the revolutionary patriots (or disloyal subjects, depending) first and foremost, and not necessarily any native peoples at all.
commented 2015-08-11 18:15:43 -0400
Neat art in the background.

Someone should do a survey of all FN on the issue. Get an accurate idea of the real offence.
commented 2015-08-11 14:50:07 -0400
Political Correctness. The following is supposed to be an exchange by telegram between President H S Truman and General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz on September 1, 1945.
The President had told them that their ‘comments’ regarding the signing of surrender documents with the Japanese were “fundamentally not politically correct”. Their reply was that they were confused and asked “what does the term politically correct mean?”
President Truman’s answer was as follows: “Political Correctness is a doctrine, recently fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and promoted by a sick mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a piece of shit by the clean end!”
commented 2015-08-11 14:24:29 -0400
…and when there’s no real controversy or racism, something has to be made up. This is what “activists” do. Note that until the last couple months, nobody really said anything about the Confederate Battle Flag. All of a sudden, it’s a symbol of racism. If that really were the case, why didn’t Martin Luther King decry it?

I’m beginning to really despise “activists”, whether they be social, political, or environmental…
commented 2015-08-11 14:21:51 -0400
I think the name Atlanta braves is meant to honor the natives. If they are forced to change it I think a suitable replacement might be the Atlanta wimps only they would need to replace the picture on the logo with the owner’s picture.
commented 2015-08-11 13:51:21 -0400
I think I’ll still fall back to my original suggestion to the team’s owner which was; Keep the team’s name, but change the logo to a potato, at least until the whiners shut up.
commented 2015-08-11 13:19:54 -0400
it’s not as if a sports team would name itself, milk toasts, scaredy cats or pusillanimouses. No, they give themselves the names of opponents you should fear for their fierce courage and ability.
commented 2015-08-11 12:38:14 -0400
David, critics of your article will probably say that you went out of your way to only interview the “apples”.
commented 2015-08-11 12:35:20 -0400
blame it on the white man..oops “white person” guilt, take up the banner, even when there was no banner to be made