Political Correctness Absurdity
The story last week about the new Utah high school that rejected its student’ choice of the cougar for the school mascot because it might offend middle aged women offended me because of the sheer absurdity involved. This has to be political correctness at its most obtuse. At this rate we will have to do away with all school mascots, and or team monikers. When you think about it, all names, all words might offend someone, somewhere at any given time. The Wichita State University mascot known as the WuShock, a giant stock of wheat with eyes and a big nose might offend wheat farmers. Duke University’s Blue Devil mascot might offend religious leaders, Georgia Tech’s Ramblin’ Wreck, a 1930 Ford Model A Coupe might offend Ford lovers, and we won’t even go into who might be offended over Purdue University’s mascot Rowdy. The list could be endless. What this school now needs to worry about are the number of parents who will be finding a different school for their kids, oops, children, oops, teenagers, or is it that now young adults? If this report has possibly offended anyone, how better to make my point?