Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Gov. Bush Blasts NCAA on Mascot Issue

From the Red State University blog:

Sports Illustrated reports that Florida’s Governor Jeb Bush has strongly criticized the NCAA for outlawing the Florida State Seminole mascot and nickname in post-season play:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Gov. Jeb Bush criticized NCAA officials on Tuesday for their decision to penalize Florida State for using an American Indian nickname and symbols, saying they instead insulted the university and a proud Seminole Tribe of Florida.

“I think it’s offensive to native Americans ... the Seminole Indian tribe who support the traditions of FSU,” Bush said on his way into a Cabinet meeting. “I think they insult those people by telling them, ‘No, no, you’re not smart enough to understand this. You should be feeling really horrible about this.’ It’s ridiculous.”
It’s inevitable. Politically correct people always end up demeaning the victim groups they supposedly are protecting and defending.

This is the case when black race hustlers claim that young blacks can’t be expected to avoid crime or succeed in school because they are victims of racism. It’s the case with those who apologize for terrorism on the grounds that Moslems have been victims of Western imperialism.

From the standpoint of politically correct liberals and leftists, victim groups just aren’t capable for acting like normal decent people. Indeed, they aren’t even smart enough to know what is best for them.

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