Liberals have truly lost their minds. Instead of enjoying the freedoms of this wonderful country, they are constantly on the look out searching for reasons to be offended or upset. The latest targets of their ire are the names of our military helicopters.
You see, since the 1950’s we’ve named our military helicopters after Native American Indian tribes. No one’s quite sure how that’s racist except the liberals, but they’re outraged anyway. Fortunately, one Army Major who knows the history of the names has stepped up to the plate and set them straight.
The Major in question is Army Major Crispin Burke, he was curious about the history of the helicopter names, so, unlike ignorant liberals who see “racism” around every corner, he set out to get some answers. He reached out to the employees of the U.S. Army Aviation Museum in Fort Rucker, Alabama and learned the fascinating story behind their names.
From Conservative Fighters:
Three years ago Maj. Crispin Burke, an active duty U.S. Army aviator, spoke with the museum’s employees, who explained that the tradition started with Army Gen. Hamilton Howze, a military figure of the 20th-century and a huge force in the development of the U.S. copter strategy.
“According to the museum director, early Army helicopters had relatively benign names like Hoverfly,” Burke reported. “That apparently didn’t sit well with Gen. Hamilton Howze, one of the pioneers of air-mobile warfare.”
Bob Mitchell, the museum’s curator, said Howze “envisioned the helicopter as a fast, mobile, stealthy machine on the field of battle using terrain and vegetation to an advantage similar to the Warrior Tribes” that fought the U.S. Army in the Plains and mountains of the West.
“The rest is history,” Mitchell added.
“Piston-powered whirlybirds like the Shawnee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw soon followed,” Burke wrote. “In 1959, the Army christened its first turbine-powered helicopter the UH-1 Iroquois, although aircrews would universally refer to their beloved ride as the Huey.”
Anyhow, in the 60s the military ended the new tradition and named a new helicopter after a snake, the HueyCobra.
Burke wrote: “Nevertheless, some Native American leaders were actually taken aback that the new aircraft wasn’t named for a Native American tribe. Indeed, though Army officials broke with tradition in an effort to not offend Native American tribes, the gesture actually backfired.”
But due to the criticism, the military ended up returning to the tradition of giving the helicopters names after Native Americans.
And till this day the military has been following the tradition and naming the new helicopters after “tribes that historians have noted for their martial prowess,” Burke wrote.
So, now liberals will probably scream that it’s “cultural appropriation,” like when a white family makes tacos for dinner. It seems that, at this point, the best thing we can do is ignore these liberal cries of outrage all together. Like all two year-olds throwing tantrums, they’ll eventually tire themselves out and curl up in a ball in the corner.
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