In a ludicrous act of ignorance and stupidity, once again the Senators are wasting their time and our tax money on the names and mascots of football teams around the nation. Would it hurt anyone to make the Savages Politically Correct and change the mascot to some cute little prairie dog? No, but then the next team of idiotic political wanna-bes will be complaining about the illegal use of the prairie dog image.
Can we get real for a moment?
There are serious ILLS in the world that need to be repaired. Our senators and congressmen, governors and presidents have better things to do with their time than be offended by the name of some high school football team. If they don’t, they’re wasting our time and money and should find themselves a real job. The article in the Denver Post portrays the teams as the offender when in reality, there’s a different problem going on here.
Those wonderful Native American peoples who assume representation by the name “Savages” have missed out on the positive views of the Savages. The mascot view of a Savage is that of a warrior, strong, sure and bold, taking in his hand the ability to overcome limitations and difficulties to make life better for himself and his people. He’s a fighter for what he believes. He’s a winner.
When Crystal Sallee Terrell brought to my attention this incredible act of selfish insecurities, I realized that there are bigger issues here than what a football team calls or recognizes as their mascot. These misinformed persons lack the initiative to pursue the whole perspective, instead they choose to take personal offense at the use of a name and mascot. Are the insecure and lacking self esteem or personal integrity? Do they really NOT understand that the SAVAGE Lamarites relate to has a power and strength, inner integrity and resourcefulness that reflects the priorities of the Indians who first settled the area, the Spaniards who claim to have conquered the land, and the Pioneers who later took advantage of the prosperity available here in Southern Colorado.
There is nothing defamatory or derogatory about the Savage name or mascot. There is however, something wrong with political representatives of the people of this fair community and state, wasting our tax dollars barking up the politically correct tree to bite themselves in the butt during a political election year to ridicule such a fine upstanding brand as the SAVAGES has become for the Lamar School District. Not only should the people of Lamar be standing up, voicing their dislike of politicians wasting our tax dollars, but they should be fighting mad or Flippin PISSED as Crystal stated on her facebook page, that our elected officials are wasting their time on such insignificant and ludicrous stupidity as changing the name of our community ICON.
If every time an individual feels offended, the rest of the world has to become so politically correct as to not offend that person, there will never be peace or rest in the world. We’ll all be too busy trying not to offend anyone to get anything of real importance accomplished. What ever happened to people taking some serious responsibility for their own emotional reactions to life?
IF Ben Nighthorse Campbell chooses to be offended by the name of our football team or the team mascot, that would be HIS problem, not mine.