Ninety percent of Native Americans aren’t offended by the Washington Redskins name, underscoring how the “issue” has been hyped up by both the perpetually offended media and politicians trying to control free speech.
The Washington Post – a liberal newspaper – conducted a poll of over 500 Native Americans across the country and found that the general population is more concerned about the so-called “racist” Redskins than the group the team is supposedly offending.
Even more, of the Native Americans who identified as being liberal, 80% of them called the name “inoffensive.”
And, giving the poll more credibility, a 2014 ESPN poll found that only 23% of the population supported a name change, and it’s likely only a small percentage of that 23% were Native American.
“The Washington Redskins team, our fans and community have always believed our name represents honor, respect and pride. Today’s Washington Post polling shows Native Americans agree,” team owner Dan Snyder said in a statement. “We are gratified by this overwhelming support from the Native American community, and the team will proudly carry the Redskins name.”
The mainstream media – and politicians such as President Obama – artificially fueled the “outrage” over the name to make racism seem more commonplace than it actually is so the public would be more likely to believe a lie that someone, such as opposition to the status quo, is racist.
And it also served as a chilling effect on free speech because “political correctness” encourages self-censorship by exploiting the human fear of social rejection.
“When a free society falls under the sway of these manufactured cascades, many people stop behaving as free thinkers,” former intelligence insider Stella Morabito said. “People become less focused on truth and more focused on their social survival, and once people perceive the PC view as dominant, many with opposing views remain silent out of fear of social isolation.”
In other words, people will fear sharing their views and opinions out of fear they’ll be socially outcast like a leper due to not being “politically correct.”
This, of course, suppresses civil debate that awakens reason and causes people to challenge the current political system.