July 8, 2015
Will P.C. overtake Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg?
Massachusetts is the Algonquin word for “a big hill place.” Its state flag features a Native American. Minnesota Public Radio reports that political correctness is leading some in the Bay State to reconsider the design of the flag: In Massachusetts the governor has hinted he’d be open to a new design after the Confederate flag protests prompted a little introspection. “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty,” the state motto on the flag says. “The irony of using a Native American on the arms of the political entity that destroyed them is rather like a hunter hanging trophy heads on his wall,” a respondent in a poll said. “It is hard to read it all together as anything but a flag designed by and for the colonial conquerors who made the Bay State, the ones who won the land -- with a short time out for Thanksgiving dinner -- by all but eradicating the people who got here first,” writes Boston...(Read Full Post)