See this sort of crap is getting completely out of hand. And were very much to blame.
Heres the protocol when this sort of thing happens in America:
1) Dipshits find a way to gin up outrage over some innocuous thing a company or organization did.
2) Company or organization goes into full-on crisis mode and does everything it can to appease the social justice warriors.
3) Whatever other fallout occurs, the complainers get their vindication. At the very least, their being taken seriously and the offending groups efforts to put out the fire puts the outraged in the right in the court of public opinion. And sets things up for another outrage party.
They dont play that **** as much over there.
I love Norway.wrote:In many countries a national ski teams woolen sweater design would not be a major issue, but Norwegians take their knitting seriously.
Way to go.wrote:The manufacturer, Dale of Norway, expressed frustration and disappointment over the whole situation. Hilde Midthjell, the companys chief executive, vowed to face down any attempts by white supremacists to co-opt symbols that belonged to a shared Norwegian heritage. She decided not to remove the sweaters from the production line.
Neo-Nazis have marched with Norwegian flags, she said. That does not mean we stop using that, does it?
At least theyre not completely lying down for this crap.wrote:The design is still the downhill ski teams official sweater this season.
It took decades after World War II before we could start using Viking symbols with pride again, he said.