August 31, 2007

Rob vs. mascot apologist

In which I grind a University of Illinois student's arguments for Chief Illiniwek into dust:

"[P]erhaps if you'd been spending your time tackling actual problems, the Native Americans you claim to care so much about might be doing a little better."

Long but interesting (to me, at least).

1 comment:

russell said...

Writerfella here --
Holy Moley! The dude actually believes that, if his university had kept the Native mascot so cherished, Native Americans would have BENEFITTED from the circumstance! He truly does not realize that it would have been comparable to Dachau or Bergen-Belsen being kept active with hired Jews playing concentration camp prisoners for tourists. He likely also would wish to keep 'the Hanoi Hilton' going, just so his fellow students could wear the pajamas and re-enact such memories at his football games. What a maroon!
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'