An anomaly is something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. For example Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, the rapid appearance of aging in childhood, is an example of a medical anomaly. So just for fun I thought I take a look at a few anomalies in the PC world.
For years the Washington Post has been trying to get the name of the Washington Redskins changed; and vis-à-vis the BLM movement it looks like they may have finally succeeded—although I don’t really see the connection between defunding the police and renaming the Redskins. And from a personal perspective I could not care less about what a football team calls itself, because if the NFL plays anything before the National Anthem on opening day, I’m done with pro football, which is a shame because I really enjoy watching the game. But BLM has ruined this for me and I suspect for millions of other clear thinking Americans a well.
Meanwhile, did you know the name Oklahoma is derived from the Choctaw words okla and humma, meaning “red people.” The Oklahoma Territory and Indian Territory were merged into the State of Oklahoma in 1907 when it became the 46th state, but for the life of me I cannot figure out why the name Redskins is bad but Oklahoma is OK (pun intended J)
And speaking of names, why hasn’t the cancel culture demanded that the cities named after saints, i.e., St Louis, St Petersburg, San Diego San Antonio, San Francisco and certainly Corpus Christi also be changed?
I wonder if the PC crowd has ever taken a look at the state flag of Massachusetts. My guess is they haven’t otherwise there would be an uproar over the fact if you look at the State Seal you’ll note that the dominant feature of the flag and seal is that of a Native American holding a bow and arrow, which must be very hurtful to Native Americans because it furthers the stereotype that they were a warlike people.
Oh wait; Minnesota, the land of a thousand lakes and home of Saint George the Floyd also has an interesting state flag that the cancel culture hasn’t seen fit to demand be changed. Minnesota’s State Seal depicts a pioneer tilling a field, an obvious sop to the industriousness and stability of white settlers. But it depicts a Native American riding away from the scene on horseback while carrying a spear, which can only be interpreted as evidence of the violent, warlike and nomadic nature of America’s indigenous people.
~ Black Lives Matter ~
Nearly three quarters of black school aged children are being raised in single parent homes, so do the math – no school means the mothers of those children can’t go to work, making black inner city kids & their mothers the real losers. But I guess that doesn’t matter to the teacher’s unions or the Democrat Part; both of which want to keep the schools closed. But black lives matter!
The primary responsibility of any government is the safety of its citizens. And there’s a growing concern in black communities that subsequent to the BLM movement to defund the police, they no longer feel protected, nonetheless, BLM wants even more budget cuts and fewer cops. One needn’t be a rocket scientist to see this will result in more dead young blacks, the destruction of minority communities, and flight out of these cities by taxpayers. It also means increased fear for young people and stunted academic growth for them. But black lives matter!
Four American servicemen have been killed in combat in Afghanistan this year. Meanwhile in Chicago, 2240 people have been shot and 440 killed, the majority of whom were black since January 1st—But black lives matter!
~ COVID ~
Remember CNN and MSNBC blasting the president about the lack of ventilators. Now we’re learning that many doctors are saying these ventilators probably killed people and now are used only infrequently. And for all the carping about tests, roughly 60 million Americans have been tested – far outstripping any other country on earth—but Trump is doing a lousy job.
As a wise man once said, “You can test all you want, but if young people are intent on partying and continue to frequent bars and intermingle at will, the virus will spread.” Tests are good, but they are not a panacea. And lest we forget, we live in the third most populous nation and the most mobile society on earth and people need to make their own decisions re: the Corona virus – so it’s patently dishonest to compare ours to other countries, where in some cases like in China many of its citizens were forcibly locked in their own homes as if they were prisons.