Monday, April 14, 2014

Volume 85 - 'My 'Tribe' - The Cleveland Indians and Chief Wahoo

The world today is simply a mess. The Government is out of control from a foreign policy that is so weak it has similiarities to a third world country from a predicted taken over of Ukraine (the first step in the rebuilding of the Soviet Union - see excerpts in Volume 82-83 & 84) to 'acceptible' provocative fly-overs by Russian SU-24 warplane over the USS Donald Cook (a guided-missle destroyer partolling in the western Black Sea), a National Health program that has taken over one-sixth of the economy with its so appropriate farewell speech of Kathleen Sebelius memorable "Unfortunately, a page is missing," to the IRS confiscation of family members tax rebates, to the U.S. Bureau of Land management standoff with a Nevada Rancher to a predicable Earthquake that will kill millions in California and the list goes on and on without even touching social bullet points such as Columnist Burt Prelutshy's recent quote "Even if I were to bang my head on something, knock myself out and wake up thinking I was a Democrat, I'd like to think I would question how it is that Barack Obama can keep taking multi-million dollar vactions, only to come back in time to lecture his guests at $35,000-a-plate fund-raisers about the horrors of income inequality. When you get right down to it, if poor people didn't exist, the Democrats would have had to invent them. In that respect, as well as others, they resemble drug dealers who are costantly turning dummies into addicts."

However, even with all of the 'bullshit' we have now reached the pinnicle of 'Political Correctness'...... There is serious talk of doing away with Chief Wahoo -The Cleveland Indians iconic logo!!! I'm a Cleveland Indians Fan always and forever for as long as my memory will permit me to consider, good times and bad; and, believe me, to be a Cleveland anything sports fan we endure more bad than good.

So lets get to the point. College and Professional Teams have exalted organizations so named as warriors and heros, the same as one would eat 'comfort food' for it feels good in a world increasingly deteriorating; We have OUR TEAMS. But now, we must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward. So let's simply get rid of Chief Wahoo, Cleveland Indians, as well as the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves, the Washington Redskins, the Florida Seminoles, et al. We should even think about changing the name of the Carolina Panthers since somewhere deep in the hidden agenda of people this name came from the Black Panthers of the 60's and are offensive to us 'White folks.'

But, let's don't stop there for I also think that my very dear friends in the South are offended by the name New York Yankees, for I don't see a team named after the Confederacy (and if we are real lucky someday the South will rise again). Having also discussed this 'Chief Wahoo issue' with friends of mine who are Atheists they too are offended with names as the New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Angels and the San Diego Padres as well as the St Louis Cardinals (hiding Catholicism behind a bird; how dare they!). We now also glorify the criminal aspect of our socialism that simply must change for we cannot back teams named Raiders, Viking, Buccaneers or Pirates who raped and pillaged their way through history and God forbid a name after 'downers/barbiturates' as in the Cincinnati Reds nor less I forget Oregon States women's athletic teams "the Beavers."

As they say on a popular NFL pre-game show "COM'ON MAN"....... Really? No wonder we are ready to give in to 11 million ILLEGAL immegrants. My grandparents walked thorugh Ellis Island, acquired names given after their cities of origin because they couldn't speak English and struggled through the late 19th century and early 20th century working at whatever was needed to support their families. Its no wonder we give trophies to teams that come in fourth, fifth, and last; simply because they participated. "COM'ON MAN"!!!