Thursday, August 24, 2017
This is where we are going
This is where we are going
I just read this.
There is an ESPN football announcer, I’ve never heard of him I guess he mostly does college games, name of Robert Lee. He was to do a game this week in Virginia, but his name was deemed too controversial due to the recent hoo-ha over Confederate Statues. He is being moved to announce at a game in a less controversial location.
All because his name is Robert Lee.
I think he is Asian or at least part Asian, and Lee is a fairly common Asian name. Apparently the football listening audience is deemed too stupid to listen to a person named Robert Lee and not assume he is a descendant from the confederate General, Robert E. Lee.
I don’t blame ESPN for this decision, it is probably a correct decision given the wack-a-doodles these days that find offense under every rock they turn over.
You know what; lets censure anyone or anything with a name that might remind us of a sorry time in history. I won’t buy “Arnolds” bread, I will not definitely not use Adolph’s to tenderize my meat.
We need to take down all the statues that anyone finds offensive, eventually that will be every statue. I have no idea why, but I’m quite sure eventually the Statue of Liberty will be pissing people off.
I don’t care, take them all down.
Change the name of any street that offends you. We have Elm, and Sycamore, and Pine, there must be enough trees to name all the streets we need named, unless you are offended by trees. There is no need to name streets after anyone who it may be found offensive to some people.
There are quite a few towns we will need to rename, Washington comes to mind as wasn’t he a slave owner? Lynchburg? You have got to be kidding me…change that right now. I live in Sayreville N.J. I have to look into Mr. Sayre, I’ll bet he was a bit of a prick 220 years ago, if so I am offended.
We need to change our money. Quite a few bills have pictures of slave owners and nasty people. Maybe we could put Mr. Rodgers on the $100 bill, and Bob Hope on a twenty…oh wait, was Bob Hope a misogynist? I’m not sure, he did ogle women a lot in his act, maybe not a good choice. Oh well, it doesn’t matter, I’m sure we could have a committee to decide which names are appropriate to name all our streets and states and towns, and what face can be shown on our money or statues.
We can change our history text books, most of them don’t tell the real story.
History has left out a lot of bad stuff. I think it needs to be rewritten.
Who should rewrite it?
I don’t care; I’m old, not my problem.
I sure as hell do not want to listen to a football game announced by someone named Robert Lee.