On Wednesday, the U.S. Trademark Office removed the Washington Redskins’ trademark on their name. Now I have no idea whether they had the legal authority to do this, that is up to the courts to decide. But here are a few things I saw immediately in comment threads on the Facebook pages of my friends who mentioned it:
1. This “political correctness” is “one of the greatest tyrannies of our age.”
Yes, the Greatest Tyranny of Our Age! Way worse than — oh I don’t know, I’m just spitballing here — tens of millions of Native Americans slaughtered in the name of manifest destiny. It’s just so unfair to white people if we can’t continue to marginalize them on top of that. JUST. SO. UNFAIR. What’s next, kicking us off our land so they can get the resources and herding us into reservations?
2. “How long will people suffer at the alter of political correctness?”
People are “suffering”! Suffering, people! Won’t someone please think of the privileged white people and their sacred right to oppress and marginalize non-white people?
3. “What else is the government going to force on us, where does this all stop. The government is out of control and all of the PC bull shit is annoying. Shit I get called all kinds of names because I am short. I really don’t fn give two shits. I don’t go start a committee and try and have short jokes banned. People are idiots anymore and have no more common. since. What about the Cleveland Browns is that a racist remark against Hispanic’s Who are the PC police anyway?”
I’m sure that read much better in its original form, scrawled in crayon on a Piggly Wiggly bag.