Skip to comments.PC Police Blast RGIII for "Tyranny" Tweet
Posted on 05/01/2013 8:43:55 AM PDT by WXRGina
Amid pressure to change the nickname of his team, Washington Redskins star quarterback Robert Griffin III has ignited a digital firestorm from the left by pushing back against the tyranny of political correctness.
In a Twitter message, he declared: In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness.
The controversy arose as Washington, D.C., Council member David Grosso prepared to introduce a non-binding resolution calling on the citys beloved team to change its derogatory, racist name.
Griffin followed his original tweet a short time later with a definition of tyranny, calling it a condition imposed by some outside agency or force, such as living under the tyranny of the clock or political correctness.
Twitter followers erupted:
Loyalty to local racist named team fading fading, wrote Bryan Weaver.
Josh Wheeler said: Tyranny? Do we share a common reality? Get real. RT.
@lalndonmccool wrote, God you make it so easy to hate you
Said Aaron Nagler: Oh shut up. RT.
But Griffin also received considerable support: As a Seahawks fan, I gained a lot of respect for @RGIII today, said one in the conversation.
Continuing the provocative Twitter dialogue, Griffin added: If we speak we say it the wrong way If we do not speak we are cowards.
He later concluded: Hate is strong. But love is even stronger. Appreciate the support people. Im out for the night.
At Hot Air, blogger Allahpundit said: I wonder what theyll do if Hillary gets elected in 2016 and the big-government gravy train keeps on rolling. Frankly, its long past time that the Washington Capitals became the Washington Socialists.
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I’d suggest to these critics of RG3’s comments to consider today’s increasing intrusiveness and aggressive attitude of the government while pretending GW Bush is still president.
The reaction proves his point!!!!!!!!
I’ll wait to hear exactly what RG3 leaves on the record once he “clarifies” his tweets (as they often do), but if he was really rejecting leftist political correctness - well I’ve gained a lot of respect for him. And this is coming from a Dallas fan (living in DC). RG3 is an impressive individual and if he stands up against this PC nonsense, whether it’s the liberal wailing to rename the team or the fact that Christians are condemned for speaking their beliefs, then it will be hard for me to not cheer for this guy.
Old Japanese saying -
“Loose nails are pounded down”
It is the ultimate irony of the PC Crowd!
What is wrong with that guy? Everybody knows left-wing tyranny is good!
Mr Griffen (who has talent) says something.
The politically correct crowd (possessing no talent whatsoever) yells and screams.
Why not just tell the crowd to shove it up their very smelly collective Obamas?
I can’t wait for RGIII to tweet: Old, doughy, white political pundits that constantly cry “racism” don’t speak for me.
Wait...is that 140?
Redskins is racist, because everybody knows if your skin is reddish in color, you are inferior, and therefore pointing that out is bad.
That appears to be what liberals think. So much of what we call “racist” is really the result of liberals thinking everybody else is inferior, and therefore thinking is isn’t nice to insult the inferior species by pointing out their inferiority.
In the real world, a name which honors a class of people by associating something loved to that name should not be considered an “insult”.
Oh, perfect! What a creepy movie/story that was! Now, they walk among us.
RGIII is a true man, a thinking man, and a true American.
I'll be pulling for the Redskins to win a lot more this year; maybe even take another trip to FedEx Stadium as well.
Perhaps they should just change their mascot to a big, redskin potato.
Hurrah for anyone in sports saying such truth!!!
It’s funny when people get upset about the Redskins, but not the Ravens.
The raven is from the Crow family and is a black bird.
One of the derisive words for blacks is Crow. Guess they haven’t figured that out yet.
Not really relevant, just pointing out the stupidity of PC.
You can make almost anything offensive.
What would you expect from white liberal racists?
RGIII is another slave who escaped the plantation, and will be tracked down and dragged back by any means necessary.
RGIII can have any opinion, as long as it’s politically correct.
Are Native Americans really damaged by the name of a football team?
Nobody hates homosexuals. That’s the false charge they raise. This man can play football and do whatever he wants.
However, don’t expect people to applaud. Sodomy is still a disgusting thing and from a religious view, sinful.
I won’t inhibit anyone, but I won’t approve either as I wouldn’t for adultery, theft, or pedophilia, lying, gossip or any other ugly act.
(The exception that proves the rule is Ohio State naming itself after a nut.)
As a Cowboys fan, I learned to hate everything Redskin. However, in this case, I’ll make an exception. RG III has gained my respect. If this is true then he needs our support and respect. He’s standing up to the PC Nazis in the most PCM city on earth. His parents raised him right.
Oh, btw, screw renaming the Redskins. Leave them alone. Personally, I like the name.
As a Scandinavian, I’m not offended by the use of name Vikings. I’m sure that it was selected to honor their seamanship and political innovation. (/sarcasm).