Cartoonist Compares Redskins to Nazi’s and Confederates [PHOTO]
Last week I wrote an article stating that I believed that the Redskins name could be considered racist, that it has been used in the same breath as other racist names throughout history and should not be compared to other Indian names such as Braves, Blackhawks, or Indians because those names honor the proud American Indian heritage.
First of all, I realize that I may have sounded a bit liberal in that article, something I am far and few between from.
Now this whole Redskins name hoopla has gotten way out of hand as cartoonist Tom Stiglist of the highly liberal New York Daily News had the gall to compare the team name to the Nazi’s and the southern Confederates with a cartoon showing the Nazi swastika flag, the Rebel flag and the Redskins logo.
This guy has absolutely no idea what he is talking about in this cartoon and neither affiliation has anything to do with the Redskins name. The Nazi’s wanted to take over the world and while the Rebel flag is usually associated with racism, slavery was only part of the confederate cause. They only wanted their own country. Hell, even their main General, Robert E. Lee, was against slavery.
If you want to be politically correct than the old Stars and Stripes should be the flag most compared in this scenario because it was all of our white ancestors in this country that drove the Indians from their land and used the term “Redskins” as a racial slur in the first place.