VIA| The motto of the left when it comes to days gone by can best be summed up in a quote that sounds like it came from the lips of former New York Yankees great Yogi Berra.
I don’t care for history, because most of it is in the past.
Liberals attempt to whitewash history in an attempt to make a better future, but what they constantly forget is that they’re doomed to repeat the past if they choose to remain ignorant.
Check out why the NAACP is ready to blow a gasket…
The commissioning of the USS Jackson, a littoral combat ship, has stirred the ire of the NAACP and a leader for the Cherokee Nation.
The ship is named in honor of Mississippi’s capital of Jackson, which in turn was named for the nation’s 7th president, Andrew Jackson. Jackson, like several of the early American presidents including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison was a slave owner.
“This is totally appalling,” Connecticut NAACP President Scot X. Esdaile told CNN, who described Jackson as “a big-time slavemaster, pro slavery, the whole nine yards.”
Esdaile continued, “Amazing how we have an African-American president and the U.S. Navy slipped this thing through. I think it should be reconsidered.”
Chuck Hoskin Jr., secretary of state for the Cherokee Nation, found the name choice equally offensive.
Hoskin said Saturday’s ship commissioning “feels like a step backward,” and wished the government had consulted with Cherokee Nation first, “I think we would have perhaps steered the government to name that ship differently.”
Can we go one day without something not being labeled ‘offensive?’
Does the NAACP honestly think that by naming this ship the USS Jackson that America is somehow sticking it to blacks and American Indians?
This move was made to honor a former United States President, and that’s all there is to it.
In the future, plenty of things will be named after Barack Obama, and while many will disagree with his name on an airport or ship or what have you, the fact is that he was the leader of a nation for eight years. That deserves a certain amount of respect.