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Washington Commanders Face Controversy Over Redskins Name Revisited

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The Washington Commanders, formerly known as the Redskins, find themselves in the midst of a cultural clash over their historical team name and logo, reigniting a long-standing debate under new ownership.

Leading this charge is the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), a prominent Native American rights organization, which has advocated for the removal of the Redskins name for decades. However, the NCAI’s recent partnership with the NFL team and its funding sources have stirred controversy.

Backed by funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and other left-leaning groups, the NCAI has been diligently working to eradicate Native American imagery and history from the national narrative. The organization claims to receive financial support from multiple federal departments, including Agriculture, Defense, Health and Human Services, and Justice.

Critics argue that the NCAI promotes a woke ideology, fosters racial division, and presents a simplified version of American history. In response, a different faction of Native Americans is determined to preserve their heritage and emphasize their significant contributions to American history.

According to reports from Fox News, The Native American Guardians Association (NAGA), based in North Dakota, is at the forefront of the movement to reclaim the Redskins legacy. Their petition, calling for the restoration of the Redskins name and logo, has garnered over 130,000 signatures this summer.

However, the Commanders’ leadership has categorically rejected the idea of returning to the old name. Team President Jason Wright firmly stated, “Going back to the old name is not being considered. Period.”

This stance was reinforced after a team representative labeled NAGA as a “fake group,” though the Commanders later clarified that this individual did not represent the team.

Critics contend that the NCAI does not accurately represent the majority opinion among Native Americans. NAGA’s 2013 report, “Ending the Legacy Of Racism in Sports & the Era of Harmful ‘Indian’ Sports Mascots,” reveals that the NCAI’s efforts to eliminate Native American imagery began in 1968.

The report also connects the use of such mascots to negative social consequences, including suicide, violence, and low self-esteem among Native American youth. Critics argue that widely consumed stereotypes in commercial and educational environments perpetuate harm and slander Native peoples.

Eunice Davidson, President of NAGA, asserts that the new owners of the Washington NFL franchise have declined to engage with her group, despite their formal request to rekindle the team’s relationship with the Native American community.

The Redskins name and logo have a deep historical connection to the United States, with supporters emphasizing the narrative of pride and diversity they represent

The controversy surrounding the Washington Commanders and their historic name underscores the ongoing debate over cultural sensitivity, heritage preservation, and the interpretation of history.

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Adviser to Fauci bragged about helping him evade FOIA, ‘he is too smart’ to get caught

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The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic published evidence ahead of a hearing that explains the senior scientific adviser to then-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci actually bragged about helping Fauci evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The adviser, David Morens, admitted in his own communications to intentionally evading FOIA by using a Fauci’s private Gmail address or just handing him documents in person, according to the newly disclosed emails.

The 35-page report on Morens includes previously unreleased emails including:

An April 21, 2021 email shows Morens contacted EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak, whom Morens has described as his “best friend” and a U.S. taxpayer conduit for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, as well as Boston University and New England Biolabs researchers.

The subject line references “CoV research in China, GoF, etc.,” referring to EcoHealth-facilitated coronavirus research at WIV that could make a virus more transmissible or dangerous. The National Institutes of Health recently admitted it funded gain-of-function research under that definition but not a stricter regulatory definition.

“PS, i forgot to say there is no worry about FOIAs,” Morens wrote. “I can either send stuff to Tony on his private gmail, or hand it to him at work or at his house. He is too smart to let colleagues send him stuff that could cause trouble.”

A May 13, 2021 email to the same recipients referred to “our ‘secret’ back channel” by which Morens connected Fauci to a journalist named “Arthur,” apparently to discuss the feds’ preferred narrative that SARS-CoV-2 emerged naturally rather than via lab leak. The email cited an article on the message board Virological.

Gerald Keusch, associate director of the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Institute at BU, emailed Daszak Oct. 25, 2021 to relay a phone conversation with “David,” who is “concerned about the privacy of text” and email sent and received on his “government phone” because they “could be FOIA’able.”

“Tony has told him not to be in touch with you and EHA for the time being,” Keusch wrote. Morens relayed that Daszak should get his story straight on EcoHealth’s claim that NIH locked it out of the system when it tried to file its year-five progress report that disclosed an arguable gain-of-function experiment.

Earlier in the day, Morens told Daszak “i will be meeting with Tony about this later on.” The subject line of the thread was “Draft response to Michael Lauer,” deputy director for extramural research at NIH.

Morens also told Daszak that Fauci and then-NIH Director Francis Collins are “trying to protect you, which also protects their own reputations,” apparently meaning against allegations that U.S. tax dollars passed through EcoHealth funded research that may have led to SARS-CoV-2’s emergence.

The subcommittee said it found emails that revealed “likely illegal” practices, including an April 2020 email in which Morens shared a “new NIAID implementation plan” with Daszak and an August 2020 email in which Daszak mentioned a “kick-back” to Morens after NIH awarded $7.5 million to EcoHealth.

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