Today, the US Patent office ruled 2-1 that the Washington Redskins’ trademarks are patently offensive.
What his means is that folks can make legally make Redskins memorabilia without paying royalties to Dan Snyder, the Redskins and the NFL. The Redskins, of course can appeal.
While one cannot point fingers directly at the president, or the senate, or anyone else in our government beyond the two who ruled, it is clear that the government is so full of fellow travelers who know what to do, they might as well be hugging and saying Hail Hydra to each other!
But Dr. J.’s for equal protection under the law, so why stop with the Redskins. There are a whole host of Native American mascotted teams. Why not revoke their trademark status.
We have the Cleveland Indians whose mascot, Chief Wahoo is at least as offensive as liberal cartoonist caricatures of Secretary Conde Rice. He’s still safe for now!
Why not go after the Chiefs. They’ve been historically such a mediocre team that their mediocrity should be offensive to Native Americans, or at least to liberals who want everything ending in a tie. 0-0-16 much?
And then there’s the Gormogons’ beloved Blackhawks? Why not take a run at the Native American team in the Obama’s hometown?
Heck, all of these professional sports teams are making too much money! It’s not fair to the little guy who has to pay licensing fees to make sports memorabilia? Why not make all mascots and logos fair game?
Why stop there? Why not go after Disney? After all, that whole Indian Pow-Wow in Peter Pan, yeesh! Let’s ban every unflattering ethnic stereotype from every cartoon ever made in the 20th century.
Let offense be stricken from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument if Egypt!
So let it be written! So let it be done!