Sunday, March 29, 2015

Running with Flyrod

Unless you've been living under a rock or don't pay attention to sports or current events you're at least somewhat aware of the hubbub over the name Washington Redskins.  As usual, our government feels the need to stick its our 2 cents into the fray.  Of course a government, of the people, for the people and by the people aren't being asked our opinions.  Political correctness rules the day in 2015.

Meanwhile, here in Colorado, land of many proud Native American tribes, a legislator had promoted forming a committee to decide for us what names are acceptable.  The fact that many of these "offensive"  names have been in use for many years and actually a source of pride for school kids apparently doesn't matter. Check this link for more information.  I understand that in this world spinning past the point of good sense, things seem to be taking us to that place George Orwell wrote about in 1984.

As a protest against government overreach, lack of common sense and too much political correctness I am starting the process of changing my name.  Wait for it...

I will now be known as Running with Flyrod, a proud member of the Flyfisher tribe.  I need to make it clear that this is no way disparaging the ancestry of our Native American brothers and sisters.  Rather, I like to think it as the best compliment I can offer; a way to celebrate the wise, athletic and spiritual people they are.