Skip to comments.Blackhawk Down — Army Chopper Names Not Racist
Posted on 07/01/2014 5:39:38 PM PDT by raptor22
Political Correctness: Despite the latest example of word-use insanity, naming a helicopter after the Indian nation that handed the U.S. Army one of its most ignominious defeats is a sign of respect, not racism.
In 2012, military blogger Crispin Burke reports, American Indian leaders were on hand to bless two brand-new UH-72 Lakota helicopters, named after the Lakota Sioux, the tribe that gave Col. George Custer a final exam on the proper use of light cavalry in combat at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876.
The two choppers, christened Eagle and Turtle for prominent Indian symbols, have honor feathers in their cockpits, gifts from the tribe to the North Dakota National Guard.
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If they succeed in taking down the Redskins, can the Kansas City Chiefs or the Golden State Warriors be far behind? and of course, the Florida State Seminoles..
Mayday! mayday! We have a Whiteyhawk down a WhiteyHawk down.
Atlanta Braves too. No more tomahawk chop!
“a sign of respect, not racism”
all the names are a sign of respect, its just that the Marxists wouldn’t want to admit it. no one wants to play for a team with a joke name. actually, was just thinking, the Marxists value “chris and steve, home decorators” over athletes, so they don’t realize how much pride they have in their teams.
Can I be on your list?
Of course it’s racist.
The indian chief Black Hawk was delivered to Saint Louis by none other than Jefferson Davis who was (20 years) later the first President of the slave holding Confederacy!
When is the left going to stop disparaging the names of great American Indian warriors ..??
Blackhawk and Apache were great warrior nations. I can’t think of better names for such awesome helicopters.
It’s sickening that the left won’t honor these people.
That’d be Chinegro my man.
“Chopper” - that’s insulting to butchers.
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As the old joke goes.
What did Geronimo yell when he parachuted out of the plane.
How about North Dakota, South Dakota, Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Utah. All are the names of Indian tribes. There are many more that are Indian words, Ohio for example.
>> all the names are a sign of respect, its just that the Marxists wouldnt want to admit it.
That’s right, and the Left is pissed because there are no teams like named:
“Thats right, and the Left is pissed because there are no teams like named:
well, some might argue the Washington senators belong on your list.
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