Here’s a recap, in the odd chance you’ve been busy or in a donut-fueled comatose for the past week. Last Thursday the Trump bestowed upon the Syrians the lovely gift of a few dozen Tomahawk missiles, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians. The entire debacle has been polarizing, even amongst conservatives. Everyone and their trans-mother has an opinion, good and bad, on the attack.
Like this lady, Clara Jeffery, the Editor-in-Chief for leftist rag, Mother Jones. She felt the need to cut through the buffalo feces and tweet about the real issues…
That the missiles are callled tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) April 8, 2017
Mother Jones magazine’s Editor in Chief has accused the “tomahawk” missiles that were fired at Syrian airbase last week of cultural appropriation that “must enrage a lot of Native Americans”.
Clara Jeffery a prominent editor at the liberal magazine tweeted over the weekend that the name “tomahawk” given to missiles is cultural appropriation of Native American culture.
“That the missiles are called tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans [sic],” she tweeted.
Her ill-thought-out tweet invited almost universal mockery on Twitter, some pointing out the actual history behind the name. “The war tomahawk was actually a British invention,” tweeted Sean Gallagher.
@ClaraJeffery Metal tomahawks were based on the British Navy's boarding axes. They're as white as NPR.
— Bob Owens (@bob_owens) April 10, 2017
@ClaraJeffery I asked Elizabeth Warren. She said "how"
— James O'Neil (@Jimoneil359) April 8, 2017
— $37 and a Jap Guitar (@R0cky_T0p) April 8, 2017
@ClaraJeffery The "tomahawk missile" will now be known as ""Gender neutral Unicorn horns"
— House King (@AndrewKing06) April 9, 2017
You know, with a potential war on the horizon and our relationship with Russia on the rocks, it’s good to know the left has a laser-like focus on the most important of things, like projectile nomenclature.
Leftists seem to have this obsession with trying to turn minutiae into racist truth-bombs. Or is that truth-tomahawks, since the
American Indian Indigenous People never invented actual bombs? Digression. Rather than making cogent points, liberals usually making themselves look like pointy-hat dunces relegated to the far corners of insanity (see #NoMoreBlackTargets Group Seeks to Ban Black Silhouette Targets… Because Racism?!) From that corner they continue uttering liberal piffle, like claiming minorities aren’t smart enough to speak English. Or calling for white people to be exterminated.
Remind me, who’re the racists again?
This is just like leftists to kick up a fuss about something inconsequential, while not giving one butt toot about the more important issues. I suppose World War III would be fine and dandy for Clara Jeffery, so long as the military’s gear meets her strict political correctness standards. Translated: no Tomahawk, no Black Hawk, no Apache. We wouldn’t want to be committing heinous micro-aggressions while we’re in the process of blowing our enemies to kingdom come, now would we?
Speaking of those pesky micro-aggressions…