Obviously this lead everyone to chime in with names like the “Hollywood Stars of Los Angeles” and the collective lulz of renaming them the L.A. Redskins or L.A. [Racial Slur], immediately forcing the NBA’s hand into another short sale for 3 or 4 billion dollars. (Franchise Flippers is going to be a HUGE hit for HGTV.) The point is something needs re-branding, but it’s not necessarily The Clippers.
Good intentions aside, including the word ‘Political’ in Political Correctness makes it, like everything political, up for debate. That’s the first problem. Being an idiot can’t be debatable like rezoning a few city blocks or a House Farm Bill. People can’t just throw around Amendment rights or claim that it’s “Just my politics.” We need to re-name it to something along the lines of ‘Intellectual Awareness.’ It’s broad enough to cover a wide range of stupidity and it rolls off the tongue quite nicely. Mainly though not having any intellectual awareness is a much more effective stigma than not being politically correct.
This re-brand will hopefully end cable news debates about which slur is worse, i.e. the white one vs. the black one (we’re side-eyeing at your lack of intellectual awareness CNN), and it puts the onus on the unenlighted jackasses to hopefully get their crap together instead of just mob shaming them off the interwebs.
That’s problem number two, The Politically Correct Gestapo’s knee-jerk mob mentality. (At least Grammar Nazis are somewhat self-deprecating about their, NOT THEY’RE, obsession with the written language.) This was specifically noticeable during “L’Affaire Subban” that happened during the Habs – Bruins series. Montreal’s PK Subban, a brash, talented, pain in the ass provocateur, who happens to be black scored an over-time goal and of course Bruins fans offered up some “Eff this guy!” & “I effing hate this a-hole!” Fine. We’ve all been there.
Ideally though, the racially tinged hashtag line in the sand for fans should have been set somewhere around calling him “Metta World PK” or getting cheeky and saying “This Tyler Perry version of Rocket Richard is sh!t,” but a some knuckleheads went full “N-word” or noose picture on Instagram.