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San Diego State Changing Mascot from ‘Aztec Warrior’ to ‘Spirit Leader’

San Diego State Changing Mascot from ‘Aztec Warrior’ to ‘Spirit Leader’

“There will be immediate and visible changes in demeanor to achieve a respectful portrayal”

Political correctness almost caused the school to ditch this mascot completely but a task force came up with the change in title.

The Washington Examiner reports:

San Diego State to transition mascot from ‘Aztec Warrior’ to ‘Spirit Leader’ for sensitivity purposes

Administrators at a public university in California have announced that they will be transitioning their “Aztec Warrior” mascot into a “Spirit Warrior” after conducting a “task force” about the cultural identity of the mascot.

According to a report provided to the San Diego State University Senate, university officials have decided that the school’s mascot will retain the name “Aztec Warrior,” but will undergo substantial changes in both demeanor and behavior in an effort to avoid offending Aztec culture.

“The Aztec Warrior, similarly a source of pride for the collective majority, will be retained, but as Spirit Leader, not mascot,” said SDSU President Sally Roush. “There will be immediate and visible changes in demeanor to achieve a respectful portrayal of a powerful figure from Aztec culture.”

Here’s a video report:

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Instead of the San Diego State Aztecs, they will now be the San Diego State Snowflakes.

“There will be immediate and visible changes in demeanor to achieve a respectful portrayal of a powerful figure from Aztec culture”

Blood sacrifice?

Perhaps, they should be named the SDSU Border Jumpers

I agree with getting rid of this mascot. Who ever thought it was a good idea to honor the Aztec warriors in this way? They were the MS-13 of their day, cruel, vicious conquerors and murderers; how is it appropriate to hold them up as the objects of admiration and role models in some sense? That is what the choice of a school mascot is about isn’t it? You choose some animal or people with some admirable quality and exhort the students to emulate that quality. What admirable quality did the Aztec warriors have?

I’m not so impressed with “an effort to avoid offending Aztec culture”, and “to achieve a respectful portrayal of a powerful figure from Aztec culture”. The Aztecs had one of the the most degenerate and evil cultures in human history. It deserved to be destroyed and wiped off the face of the earth. It was so bad that one can say in all seriousness that the Aztecs and their many conquered subjects were actually better off under the cruel Spaniards than under what they had before. The Spaniards actually did them a favor by conquering and subjugating them, and that’s saying a lot. So that culture ought to be despised and degraded, not respected and treated with sensitivity.

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