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originally posted by: charles1952
Why? Noosemakers, Nazis, Death Camp, or Gas Chamber, all indicate the group did unspeakably horrible things. By comparing the Redskins to the Nazis, the claim is being made that the Redskins did unspeakably horrible things. Nobody is saying that the Redskins are doing terrible things, the only people who seem to take that position are those coming off with this strange comparison.
Show me that, before the last 6 months, either the American people, or the subset of Indians, were offended by the name. Not the number of leadership groups. The percentage of people. Show me that it was 51%. Heck, show me honest figures saying that 1/3 of either group thought the team should change it's name because it was offensive. You can't. Try for 1/4?
We're dealing with manufactured outrage for two reasons. One, if society thinks you're a victim, you can try for special bonuses (maybe even some cash). Notice that about 1/3 of America is white male (36%). Take away the youth, the Gays, Muslims, and any other group that is a victim and we have, what 4 victims for every one victimizer? Keep this up and everybody will be a victim making claims on everybody else. Ooops! I forgot the poor, they're victims. I haven't run the stats, but it looks like 90% of the country are victims.
Secondly, it is both a convenient distraction and a way to reintroduce the word "Racism" into the national discussion. People have given up defending Obama on the grounds that attacks on him are "Racist." If this keeps up we'll be a people who aren't sweating over race any more. That would put Sharpton, Farrakhan, in short, the whole racism industry out of work and they'd have to find jobs writing for The New York Times, or hosting on MSNBC.