The politically correct folk in the United States of America are really obsessed with the issue of what to call those whose ancestors were living in this country before the arrival of Europeans. I am told that employing the term, “Indian” is not correct and those people should be called, “Native Americans.” The word, “American” comes from Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian explorer who never stepped foot in what we term the United States of America. So, why the hell should I call someone whose ancestors were Cherokee or Iroquois after some Italian?? Anyway, these days, the politically correct cops are on the lookout for any manifestation of insult to Native Americans. Ms. Loretta Sanchez is seeking the nomination for US Senator from the state of California and she let out an Indian whoop on her cell phone that somehow was heard across the state of California.
Frankly, I don’t give a damn if someone whoops for joy or just shouts “Geronimo” while departing a plane as US paratroopers shouted during World War II. Sanchez now stands accused of insulting all those who are either Indians or Native Americans or whatever.