First it was the Redskins, now the PC cops complain about the ‘Apache’ helicopter

Apache

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When it canceled six federal trademarks for the Washington Redskins name, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office effectively declared open season on any and all references to Native Americans.

The Cleveland Indians baseball team may soon face a $9 billion federal lawsuit, and even the U.S. military is being called out for names assigned to its aircraft.

The Washington Times reported:

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.

Simon Waxman of the Boston Review wrote in the editorial titled, “The U.S. military’s ongoing slur of Native Americans,” that “a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians — an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government.”

Waxman zeroed in on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter.

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“It is worse than denial; it is propaganda,” he said. “The message carried by the word Apache emblazoned on one of history’s great fighting machines is that the Americans overcame an opponent so powerful and true that we are proud to adopt its name. They tested our mettle, and we proved stronger, so don’t mess with us.”

According to GlobalSecurity.org, the habit of naming Army aircraft after Indians tribes, chiefs or terms was made official by authority of AR 70-28, dated 4 April 1969 — although the regulation is said to have been rescinded.

The names remain popular because they are uniquely American and signify an aggressive spirit — names that depict mobility, firepower and endurance.

Traits seldom associated with a slur.

But then, as a reader was quoted in the Times article: “…for the most part, it isn’t American Indians who are offended. It is guilt-ridden white liberals being offended on their behalf.”

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  • ATOMICDEEPSEA

    Round up all the Indians,Blacks,White communist and put them in chains!

    • Rabid

      Learn to read,they’re not the problem”

      ” But then, as a reader was quoted in the Times article: “…for the most part, it isn’t American Indians who are offended. It is guilt-ridden white liberals being offended on their behalf.”

      • Alison Lindstrom

        I never would’ve thought it was Indians who were upset.

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      • Estella Bunny Howe

        There is no such thing as a “guilt ridden white liberal”—-they could give a rat’s ass about this. It is just a distraction to take away from all their scandals and failures. This is just plain nuts!!! (hope the squirrels aren’t offended!!!)

        • bburg70

          @Estella…but there are. Without the guilt-ridden white liberal, Obama wouldn’t have been elected TWICE. Not withstanding the voter fraud…..

          • Estella Bunny Howe

            Again I say there is no such thing as a “guilt ridden white liberal”. Liberals are Democrats and they vote for Democrats regardless of anything, even if they are being screwed by their own party. They are too stupid to do otherwise. It is not about “guilt”—-it is about “ignorance”. And, if all the “illegal votes/voters/voter fraud” could be found, I am willing to bet that Obama did not win. Also, the third party issue is what really screwed up the race. Having a third party on the ballot is an automatic vote for Democrats. That plus “sheeple Dems” are why obama got elected.

          • carolskey

            …a long way of saying liberals are mentally ill…and should be locked up!

            God bless!

          • Estella Bunny Howe

            was trying to avoid accusing them of being “mentally ill”——but you are correct. Actually they are just plain “nuts”.

          • Kenneth M. Fisher

            Estella,

            At one time, the Republicans were a Third Party to the Whigs, or do you even know enough history to know that?

            May God have mercy on an amoral
            Amerika!
            Viva Cristo Rey!

            Yours in
            Their Hearts,

            Kenneth M.
            Fisher, Founding Director

            Concerned
            Roman Catholics of America, Inc

      • cmjay

        It is not Guilt ridden – it’s more like EMPTY HEAD LIBERALS .This is all a distraction from the never ending SCANDALS that Obama created.

    • John1963

      ATOMICDEEPSEA, You are a disgrace to the human race!

      • http://buzzc.proboards.com/ Julius B. Carey

        I beg to differ there JohnnyBoy. You are the scum based upon being a sissified liberal NoBamanite…

        • John1963

          Oh You don’t have to beg. EVERYBODY is entitled to their own opinion. Even You!! I won’t get into the name calling games that you post, to try and make your words more powerful. I’ll just let your words speak for themselves. Have a nice day!

        • Doug

          Beggars can’t be choosers.

      • andre

        actually I find her thoughts enlightening and more of the truth then what you have been spewing there Johnny

        • John1963

          Then YOU andre, are part of the problem…

      • raffaelecafagna

        atomicdeepshe…has been …deleted

        • Jerry

          All of a sudden many comments are being deleted. there is a new moderator. I wonder where loving spoonful went.

    • Aaron Mason

      You don’t run anything but your mouth, chump.

  • Alison Lindstrom

    What the ___ is wrong with some people? What drives idiots like them?

    • ooddballz

      What drives idiots like them?
      Power, they don’t care how they use it, as long as they DO use it!

  • James Bennett

    Ask the native Americans, I’ve yet to see one interview of a native American. Does the average native American care? Have they interviewed some average old Joes in Oklahoma?

    • andre

      I did ask a few natives what they thought about the name Redskins and Apaches. they loved it. they felt it honored their past relatives and their heritage.

      • EdWatts

        My maternal grandfather’s mother was Chippewa (Don’t give me this “Ojibwe” nonsense!), and you are right — having one’s relatives honored as brave warriors is a great compliment, as my granddad told me many times.

    • http://www.facebook.com/don.meaker Don Meaker

      You can ask the Navajos in Arizona what they think about the name “Redskins”. That is the name of one of their high school football teams.

    • Ozark_Sunshine

      I have many who are of Indian heritage, and they see nothing wrong with the nicknames, only with the politically correct libtards. They have left the reservations and see how it is the liberals who have helped enslave and impoverish the Indian nation.

  • Eric G

    I say pass a new law that changes the names of all of our attack aircraft to designations such as, “Creampuff”, “Kumbaya-Maker”, “Jellybean”, and “Not so Loud-I’m Trying to Nap”.

    • Anthony

      Well, our AC-47 Spooky is already called Puff the Magic Dragon… I guess Spooky will have to be changed soon because it’s too “racist” toward black people, and you can’t use spooky in movies anymore because it’s a racial slur…

      • Eric G

        The “Puff” designation I can live with since it was the soldiers on the ground that gave it the name (and with a lot of affection, I might add). “Spooky” can stay in film as long as it is directed by Spike Lee.

      • http://www.facebook.com/don.meaker Don Meaker

        Spooky was the AC-47, Spectre was the AC-119 and Shadow is the AC-130.

        Spook, when I grew up was a term for members of the CIA.

        • Anthony

          It was also a name for black people back in the 50s or so. Aren’t CIA operatives still referenced as spooks?

        • Eric G

          Shadow rocks the house! Imagine flying around in the dead of night and firing off an artillery piece out of the side of a plane with deadly accuracy.

      • Cuda

        I would associate spooky first with a spy before a black, where did you get spooky can’t be used in a movie ?

        • Anthony

          I’m making fun of liberals and their stupid-ass logic.

    • Kibber_SF

      Don’t forget S’Mores…

    • Speak2Truth

      And how many Cities, Counties and States have Indian names?

      Here come the PC idiots.

      • ADM

        I hope you guys get that fraud Obama to pull his head in and resign soon with all that he is, before someone blows his assz off… because I would hate Australia to copy USA again, and start removing Aborigine names from everything… It is the STYLE of names that makes a nation interesting to visit… BUT on the other hand… interesting that you guys have a FOREIGNER running the country, pretending to be Afro-American, while we know that Obama is actually an ASIAN aborigine from INDONESIA! That is comical to think that you actually VOTED for a FRAUD! Yep, the place is a comedy to watch, I wonder if there is any more funny stuff BO is going to pull before he is assassinated?

      • Anthony

        Goodbye Milwaukee?

  • lcuvillier

    This nation is full of pansies and cry babies….suck it up and deal with your little hurt feelings somewhere else. I’m tired of appeasing these idiots.

  • Anthony

    What’s next, the Tomahawk cruise missile?

    • John1963

      Very good point! It will probably be next.

    • George Spatz

      yea it will be axed !!!!!!

      • Clearanceman2 .

        But not tomahawked, you can’t have any references to Indian culture ever again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/don.meaker Don Meaker

      It was mentioned in the referenced article, and yes, he wanted to change the name of that. I would suggest the name “Socialist Economy” to replace it.

    • Doug

      Perfect solution. Change the Redskins to the Apaches and the Apache to the Redskins. Everybody wins!

    • Thomas

      Yep

  • yaki534

    This political correctness is getting very out of hand. It is total horse pucky.

  • John Craig

    If we are going too change everything then lets call Florida state the FSU Beaches!

    • Doug

      Watch that talk, I’m a Gator fan.

  • ScotWarrior1066

    The AmericanIndians are too proud a people to stoop to the lowness of the white man. The hypocrisy of this administration is unbelievebale. After what the government has done to the American Indians over the past five hundred years and this bunch of pinheads uses them as a reason to rule every aspect of our lives is simply rediculess. In many cases the names for the helicopters were given by the manufacturer, but even if they were named by the military, should we change everything named after the great warriors of the American tribes? Towns, cities, states, people’s last names, rivers, mountains and cars will all have to be changed because of one jerkoff dipwad. Unfreaking believable!

    • http://www.facebook.com/don.meaker Don Meaker

      We know what government paternal care did to the Indians. That is why we would like to avoid government paternal care for ourselves, and yes, it would be nice if we could withdraw government paternal care from the Indians too. How about some more capitalism, such as the millions that are made from Indian Gaming?

  • George Spatz

    “for the most part, it isn’t American Indians who are offended. It is guilt-ridden white liberals being offended on their behalf.” could not be said better