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Silencing Diversity
Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 06/21/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT by Kaslin

The United States Patent and Trademark Office invalidated several patents belonging to the Washington Redskins. This is not the first attempt by aggrieved parties to have the trademarks revoked.

A recent poll showed more than 70 percent of Redskins fans opposed changing the team name. More so, a majority of Americans have not found the team name to be offensive. Even more telling, there are numerous sports teams on Indian reservations around the United States that use the name Redskins. When the team name and logo were created, Native Americans participated.

But the patent office has ruled that, at creation decades ago, it was commonly understood that the word "redskins" was offensive. This conjuring of convenient facts decades after the fact is a favorite game of professional victims.

An honest person would concede that most Americans do not find the word redskins offensive and an honest person would concede that at its creation the trademarks for the Washington Redskins were not considered offensive. But these are different times. The United States now has a black president. The nation, as older generations pass and newer generations take power, is moving beyond race as an issue. Professional victims must now work even harder to find racist things to get worked up about.

The professional victims teach and preach a shallow diversity that is skin-color deep and intellectually homogenous. This is most easily seen on college campuses that have appropriate and acceptable ratios of gay, black, Hispanic, Asian, female and transgendered tenured professors who all view the world through the same lens with the same politics.

Take the same view of diversity and package it around wealth and ideas such as privilege. Suddenly a most pernicious creature is found. This creature is guilt ridden in skinny jeans and convinced the best way to remove the guilt of a privileged upbringing is to find those who do not sufficiently appreciate their own privilege and punish them. They typically have the power to do it, too.

These guilt-ridden children of privilege and their cousins -- the already rich, white liberal -- could care less to walk a day in someone else's shoes. They could care less to connect a world outside their bubble. They have decided they are the standard bearers of a secular moral code and will punish those who deviate. In their desire for diversity they dress the same, eat the same, read the same and tweet "Game of Thrones" spoilers. When the facts do not suit their demands, they conjure convenient new facts that may fly in the face of reality, but anyone who points that out is labeled a bigot, racist or conservative.

In another age, these people would be called busy bodies. At the end of the 20th century, they were called liberals. Prior to World War II, they were called progressive, but too many of them embraced Hitler's eugenics programs and Stalin's pogroms. They suddenly shifted to being called liberals and only now, having ruined that label at the end of the 20th century, are transitioning back to progressive.

In transitioning back to being progressives, they have worked diligently to create their own echo chambers in large cities and the media. They are convinced everyone agrees with them. Those who may disagree are censored. Because they feel compelled to offer a substitutionary sacrifice for their sins, they find substitutes and crucify them in the press and confiscate their property and trademarks for being offensive.

These people are now, regardless of party, the elite in Washington, D.C. The reality is, were the Redskins not from Washington, but from Cleveland or Atlanta or Tallahassee, its mascot and name would not be issues. Survival in President Barack Obama's America depends on individuals and businesses staying off the radar like a successful black market capitalist from Moscow circa 1980. The moment Washington's elite notice an individual or business that does not conform to the elite's moral code, the regulatory state must be set into motion.

With this elite, anything they deem good will be made mandatory and anything they deem bad will be banned, including a football team's trademarks.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: diversity; patents; washingtonredskins

1 posted on 06/21/2014 4:48:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

A liberal progressive tactic that has nuetered the American public


2 posted on 06/21/2014 4:54:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Kaslin
The nation, as older generations pass and newer generations take power, is moving beyond race as an issue.

Except in DC and on the shout shows where everything is all race, all the time.

3 posted on 06/21/2014 4:57:06 AM PDT by metesky (My investment program is holding steady @ $0.05 cents a can.)
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To: Kaslin

The individual Federal officials who voided this trademark should be sued personally and held accountable for their abuse of power and violating the rights of the owners of these trademarks. Very scary abuse of power.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 4:59:58 AM PDT by allendale
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“In another age, these people would be called busy bodies.”

They are Evil. When The Church rose to power in Europe they positively infested it. Now that centralized govt is the thing they infest THAT. They represent the desire of men to be god.


5 posted on 06/21/2014 5:00:46 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Kaslin
The nation, as older generations pass and newer generations take power, is moving beyond race as an issue.

OMG how I wish that were true.

Unfortunately, the 21st century will be dominated by religion and by blood(lines) - but Western Europeans and their settler populations don't want to play.

You may not be interested in race - but race is most definitely interested in you.

6 posted on 06/21/2014 5:04:12 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Kaslin

I’m sure everyone remembers Chief Illiniwek and how he was gotten rid of at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which happens to be not far from Obama’s old stomping grounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Illiniwek


7 posted on 06/21/2014 5:07:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: TalBlack
“In another age, these people would be called busy bodies.”

In any place where common sense ruled, the discussion would be ended with a blunt object and the name would remain unchanged.

8 posted on 06/21/2014 6:06:49 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: allendale

Agreed. They should be identified and ruined forever.


9 posted on 06/21/2014 6:12:29 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: ronnie raygun

Typical profiling by a police state.

Blacks can use the N word all they want in their organizations.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 6:35:33 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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Jim Thorpe is rolling in his grave!


11 posted on 06/21/2014 7:20:51 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Kaslin

Politically correct - An email I received.

I agree with our Native American population. I am highly insulted by the racially charged name of the Washington Redskins. One might argue that to name a professional football team after Native Americans would exalt them as fine warriors, but nay, nay. We must be careful not to offend, and in the spirit of political correctness and courtesy, we must move forward.

Let’s ditch the Kansas City Chiefs, the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians.

If your shorts are in a wad because of the reference the name Redskins makes to skin color, then we need to get rid of the Cleveland Browns.

The Carolina Panthers obviously were named to keep the memory of militant Blacks from the 60’s alive. Gone. It’s offensive to the white folk.

The New York Yankees offend the Southern population. Do you see a team named for the Confederacy? No! There is no room for any reference to that tragic war that cost this country so many young men’s lives.

I am also offended by the blatant references to the Catholic religion among our sports team names. Totally inappropriate to have the New Orleans Saints, the Los Angeles Angels or the San Diego Padres.

Then there are the team names that glorify criminals who raped and pillaged. We are talking about the horrible Oakland Raiders, the Minnesota Vikings, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Pittsburgh Pirates! Don’t forget the Oklahoma Sooners.

Now, let us address those teams that clearly send the wrong message to our children. The San Diego Chargers promote irresponsible fighting or even spending habits. Wrong message to our children.

The New York Giants and the San Francisco Giants promote obesity, a growing childhood epidemic. Wrong message to our children.

The Cincinnati Reds promote downers/barbiturates. Wrong message to our children.

The Milwaukee Brewers-—well that goes without saying. . . Wrong message to our children.

So, there you go. We need to support any legislation that comes out to rectify this travesty, because the government will likely become involved with this issue, as they should. Just the kind of thing the do-nothing congress loves . . .

With all of this in mind, it might also make some sense to change the name of the Oregon State women’s athletic teams to something other than “the Beavers.”


12 posted on 06/21/2014 7:37:59 AM PDT by dgkb
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To: Kaslin
...professional victims teach and preach a shallow diversity that is skin-color deep ...

Great line...

13 posted on 06/21/2014 9:11:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em.)
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To: dgkb

Oh bull


14 posted on 06/21/2014 9:56:41 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin
FTA:

The United States Patent and Trademark Office invalidated several patents belonging to the Washington Redskins. This is not the first attempt by aggrieved parties to have the trademarks revoked.


I find it infuriating that the presstitutes manage to get it both right and wrong in the first paragraph. Patents are not trademarks. Patents last for 20 years, trademarks last for as long as The Mouse want them to last. Keep it straight!

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15 posted on 06/21/2014 10:04:26 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (The fool is always greater than the proof.)
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To: Kaslin

Diversity = Tolerance + ZeroTolerance


16 posted on 06/21/2014 10:08:07 AM PDT by HandyDandy (Started out with Burgundy but soon hit the harder stuff....)
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