Instead of naming your weapons after a minority of martial* Native Americans, you should name your agricultural programs and areas after Native American farmers, and educational programs after their sages and so on.
The military tends to give things militaristic names. I don't see why this is a surprise.
Instead, you have a romanticized version that mostly omits the fact that the Native Americans were victims.
No, our history textbooks are pretty clear that there were people living here and we crushed and killed most of them. Mine covered King Philips War, the Trail of Tears, the Indian Wars and the BIA. You do realize many places in the US are named after natives? About half of our states come from native words.
I'm not sure where you are getting the idea the idea that Americans view natives purely as warriors.
Yes, that's pretty much the way Native Americans are portrayed, if you swap them with "Jew" and the white Settlers with "Germans".
No, a good comparison would be half your states are given yiddish names and your missile and helicopter programs and assult phrase are named the Błyskawica, Związek Walki Zbrojnej and the Bielski respectively. Naming something jew would be like the US having a weapon named Indian.
That seems like a nitpick then, as Chomsky's point still stands.Hawkwings wrote:It wasn't "Operation Geronimo", it was "Operation Neptune's Spear". "Geronimo" was the codename for Bin Laden, yes.Stas Bush wrote:Isn't he making a point by quoting Obama that Geronimo was, indeed, the codeword for OBL? Or is he misquoting?
That seems like a nitpick then, as Chomsky's point still stands.
And Saddam Hussein's code name was Elvis. Obviously he was the king of rock, right
Or code names are randomly assigned. In which case Chomsky's point is bullshit, as usual.