Skip to comments.Army vets blast PC police for attacking Apache, Chinook helicopters as racist
Posted on 06/27/2014 6:32:50 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
Veterans arent 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 NFLs Washington Redskins name. Even if the NFL and Redskins brass come to their senses and rename the team, a greater symbolic injustice would continue to afflict Indians an injustice perpetuated not by a football club but by our federal government, Simon Waxman of the Boston Review wrote for the Post on Thursday.
He added that the helicopter names were propaganda that needed to end, because Native American life expectancy statistics indicate the violence is ongoing, even if the guns are silent. Readers at the popular military news gathering website Doctrine Man reacted Friday. I suspect that the author is less unhappy that our choppers have Indian names, and more unhappy that there is a U.S. military, wrote Alex Kuhns. Kevin Schooler wrote: What floors me is that for the most part, it isnt American Indians who are offended. It is guilt-ridden white liberals being offended on their behalf. Hows that for paternalism?
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Evidently Lefties don't admire or respect Apaches and Chinooks.
I really thought this was semi-news satire. Damn.
Maybe Daniel Schnyder should start using an Apache when he flies out to see his football team lose.
So where does this leave the Apache web server? Bill Gates is probably behind this...
Most likely their great great grandfathers killed them.
At this point, lets do it. Lets erase all reference to minorities/their culture from America. And as each refrence is removed from the public lexicon, make an official speech saying that because liberals were offended, the minority previously being honored can take their eradication from the public square up with the folks responsible for making them meaningless. For making them non persons unworthy of honor or recognition.
I’d be willing to let them rename the Apache after me so the liberals aren’t being offended.
Then, they can use the new AH-64 Bryan to reach out to liberals. You know, find them where they are and conduct outreach using the time-tested means that the old Apache helicopter was so well-known for but with the new, friendlier name since names are so important to them.
We can rename the Hellfire the Peace-Love-Tofu and send liberals some Peace-Love-Tofu wherever they congregate.
The chain gun can be renamed Fairness and they always want more Fairness, don’t they. Give em Fairness until they just can’t take any more!
Then we can rename the B-52 the Good Vibes and send some Good Vibes to the big liberal cities and colleges.
I’m sick of those people!
I always took it for granted that sports teams and military hardware were named after great indian tribes and leaders out of respect.
Why would someone name something they were very proud of after something they disrespected?! -—> THEY WOULDN’T!
only a fool would think otherwise.
You just don’t know how to talk to liberals. Here allow me to give you one that always works..
Guaranteed to end the immediate conversation with a lib and make them go away complaining.
Who is Simon Waxman?
My ancestors belonged to a tribe. Our tribal name is hard to write, but it roughly translates out to “Rotten, Thieving, Whoring, Drunken Bast**ds”.
Yeah, give your helicopter that name.
Simon Waxman, now there is an authentic Native American, or Indian, or whatever the politically correct term is.
The simple fact is no one is offended by these names. Liberal phonies just falsely say they are offended to advance some agenda.
I wonder if George H.W. Bush is offended that the Navy named an Aircraft Carrier after him? Dr. Savage is right, Liberalism IS a Mental Disorder.
Let’s start with Black history Month since we’ve been told calling someone black is offensive.
I always the uss George h w bush was too waspy.
LOL! I always think of Mark Twain: “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.”
I guess they forgot about the [racist] Jeep Cherokee too. [/s]
I guess Chrysler will have to change the name of the Jeep Cherokee and Grand Cherokee.
I suggest a couple of new names:
I’m sure these names would be passable.
Too bad the A-10 is going to be retired. The term ‘Hog Driver’ would be celebrated.
All kidding aside, I do not understand why people ALLOW liberals to spout crap like in this article. Politeness?
We are talking about people that think killing babies is a holy sacrament. People that think the right of a man to pack another man’s fudge trumps the right of another man to bake a cake or pray. People that want soldiers to stand and be shot at so as not to offend the shooter and think your personal income belongs to the local crackhead.
As soon as we give them the same respect they earn, life gets better. And yes actually I do deal with liberals in real life that way. Which is why I don’t get out much. ;)
Powderpuff, teddybear, Tinkerbell, Boo Boo, & binkie.
Obama: If attacked, we will rain down on the enemy hundreds of Tinkerbells, Boo Boos & binkies.
Special forces can be called smurfs.
Attack helos can be called Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Conflict Calmers.
> You just dont know how to talk to liberals. Here allow me to give you one that always works..
Guaranteed to end the immediate conversation with a lib and make them go away complaining.
Why are we even considering this stupidity when there are much more important things to take care of? So stop giving a damn what liberals think. Just grab their underwear, yank it, and give them a wedgie. Embrace the bully inside and tell them to grow some balls and grow up to be real men, not those effiminate butt pirates...: )
I think I flew in that one in Nam.
Are whites ever going to tell them all to GFT?
I always thought Chinook meant a dry hot wind that melted snow in a heartbeat. Didn’t know it was a tribe.
In Vietnam when a CH-47 came to a hover over our firebase, it “dusted us off” with a dry hot wind you could hardly stand up in.
Anyway, this Indian names PC is pure garbage. Indian names of military assets celebrate the courage of the warrior and his ability to be “the finest light cavalry in the world”.
Eat the facts, you PC WaPo nerd.
As a half-breed (Cherokee), I am not the least offended, and I know my deceased dad was not offended either. These white liberals want to find the weakest, most pathetic thing and name that after us?
This makes me so mad I can’t say anything else on this issue on this forum.
Maybe they’d prefer the A-10 Fudgepacker and similar.
I am deeply offended by the Ford Thunderbird.
How about “Blueeyed Skydeath”. or “Whitey’s Skydeath”, or the “Anglo Arrow”?
Don’t forget the proper name designation for the Bell UH-1... what everyone calls a “Huey”, is really an Iroquois.
I am all for renaming the B-52s from Stratofortress to Rock Lobster.
Not nearly as offended as I am about San Francisco. It insults hispanics and forces christianity on people while offending christian hispanics with homosexuality.
Day by day it becomes clearer that Orwell was indeed a propher.
Why defend your position? Does it matter? Will anything good be a result? Frankly, that type of person doesn't deserve to be engaged in intellectual conversation. Engaging her in sexual congress is about the most you can hope for. Expect an STD, however.
Active Duty ping.
Therefore, so is North DAKOTA, and South DAKOTA, and OHIO, and Kansas and Arkansas, and probably 25% of city and town and state names in the entire nation.
I truly don’t think I can take much more of this nonsense.
America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!
We need to go after Waxman first, because his name is offensive to car wax, floor wax, surfboard wax and candle wax, not to speak of bikini wax. Second the last part of his name is “man” which should immediately be offensive to any real man, girlie man, wo(man), he-man, hey man, man caves, man-nipulators, and on and on and on.
Why don’t we just turn this PC crap around and shove it back in the face of those that are pushing it? It has gotten so ludicrous, it’s hard no to laugh at how far these people stretch credibility to try and justify their prejudices.
My favorite response to the political correctness junkies, is that it doesn’t apply to me because I am not in politics. Go harass your own kind.
I agree with Norm in post 11. Now that you tried to do the right thing, and use reason and logic, next time, just ask her if she knows where the sun don't shine?
It's not. It was saved.
Let me temper my last post with: it has a better chance of being saved, now. It’s future is more certain than it was.
Well then, let me be the first to welcome you into our tribe! Your official tribe name is “Mighty Warrior Of The Glistening Glade Who Flew In The Rusty Sky Bird And Who Runs Like The Deer And Has The Courage Of The Mountain Lion And The Wisdom Of The Muskrat” or “Bud”, for short.
As a tribal member, you’re entitled to a 25% discount on insurance from AARP (Association of American Rum Drinkers). Yeah, I don’t know how you come up with a “P” for “Drinkers”, either. They tell me it’s a tribal secret.
Our tribe has a long and glorious history. We know this because the prisons keep such good records. Our tribal headdress is three chicken feathers and an extra crispy drumstick. We used to wear loincloths, but we were in Chicago one time and the wind kept blowing up our loincloths and all the women in Chicago started following us around.
And so I close with our tribe’s traditional farewell.
“Who’s buying the next round?”
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