by the Left Coast Rebel
I am doing everything I can to claw my country back from the depths of pc-insanity:
(ABC News) The Senate Indian Affairs committee will hold a hearing Thursday on racist Native American stereotypes, a hearing that will now also address the Osama bin Laden mission and the code-name Geronimo.
While the hearing was scheduled before the mission, a committee aide today said the linking of the name Geronimo with the world’s most wanted man is “inappropriate” and can have a “devastating” impact on kids.
“The hearing was scheduled well before the Osama bin Laden operation became news, but the concerns over the linking of the name of Geronimo, one of the greatest Native American heroes, with the most hated enemies of the United States is an example of the kinds of issues we intended to address at Thursday's hearing,” Loretta Tuell, the committee's chief counsel, said in a statement.
“These inappropriate uses of Native American icons and cultures are prevalent throughout our society, and the impacts to Native and non-Native children are devastating,” Tuell said. “We intend to open the forum to talk about them.”
The funny thing about this story is that the instant that I heard that Osama bin Laden's covert-op name was Geronimo, I knew that some segment of our population would get their panties in a bunch over it...
Is it ok that I did a "rain dance" when I heard that Osama bin Laden had been killed?
Image c/o National Archives, cross posted to Proof Positive.
Updated: Code-Name "Where's Waldo?" over at Proof Positive. Funny!