If a story ever perfectly encapsulated the insanity of political correctness, this is it:
An Oklahoma college student visiting Washington D.C. on a school trip, says he was beat up for wearing a Redskins Jersey. And the person he got into a fight with was a White House official in charge of American Indian education.
Hold on, it gets better:
Barrett Dahl is Native American and a member of both the Choctaw and Sac and Fox Nations. He is also autistic. He says he wore the Redskins shirt because he was in Washington D.C. and because he sees it as a sense of cultural pride. However, when he showed up wearing it at a Pow Wow that’s when the trouble started.
He says within seconds of sitting down he was approached by William Mendoza.
“He comes to me and calls me the name weetard not retard, weetard. ‘You’re a weetard for not understanding Redskins is offensive’,” said Dahl on Wednesday. The incident happened back on October 30 of last year.
Honoring Indians by naming a team the Redskins is offensive. Calling people with autism “weetards” is not offensive. These are the rules as laid down by William Mendoza, who is in a position to impose them because he is the Executive Director of the White House Initiative of American Indian and Alaska Native Education.
Why don’t they name the DC football team the Bureaucrats? After all, there are far more William Mendoza types within the Beltway than genuine Indians. The answer of course is that naming a team is a gesture of respect, and no one respects bureauweenies.
Both Dahl and Mendoza claim it was the other guy who started swinging. The fight has cost Dahl $thousands in medical expenses, in part due to multiple surgeries being required for his injured hand. He should know better than to punch skulls full of rocks.
If Dahl came to Washington hoping to learn about modern politics, the trip was a success.
Barrett Dahl persists in his thought crime.
On tips from Torcer, Steve T, and Bodhisattva.