Happy Columbus Day, boys and girls!
One would think it was Hitler’s birthday or something, the way that Dr. J.’s Facebook feed was filled with venom for the first Dead White Guy™to be found in our history books. Two minutes of hate were provided for Dr. J. from both the radical left, and a number of libertarian chums. Most of them discussed Columbus as a genocidal maniac, and that perhaps recognizing a kinder, gentler explorer would be better.
Normally, Dr. J. doesn’t feel the need to respond to such pablum, but something else stuck in Dr. J.’s craw that is related, this item from our friend Bob Costas.
Bob felt the need, last night to call for the renaming of the Redskins to something less offensive to 10% of polled Native Americans and 100% of polled white liberals. This is totally stupid because the Redskins were named the Sioux football coach William Henry Dietz.
Given that it was Columbus Day, Dr. J. jokingly mused to himself, and perhaps more clumsily to the twittersphere that the Washington Columbus’s might be more apt when he realized something…Washington D.C., the District of Columbia, our nation’s capital, is named after the genocidal hegemon, Christopher Columbus.
Perhaps the President can celebrate today by calling our attention to the insensitivities of our forefathers and propose to Congress we rename the District of Columbia something more in fitting with its values.
Dr. J. humbly suggests the District of Wilsonia!*
He has nothing regarding an appropriate new name for the Redskins. Readers?†
* Not really, but you get his point
† Suck it Czar! (‘Puter asked Dr. J. to pass that along!)