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Letter: What happened to the buffalo?

What has happened with our buffalo? The American buffalo? Oh, we read and hear about "bison." Seems to be plenty of them around, but it's getting rare to read of a buffalo nowadays since some over-educated pinhead discovered that the technical cl...

What has happened with our buffalo? The American buffalo? Oh, we read and hear about “bison.” Seems to be plenty of them around, but it’s getting rare to read of a buffalo nowadays since some over-educated pinhead discovered that the technical classification in the animal kingdom is “Bison bison.” That would be the Latin words indicating their Genus species; hence they really aren’t buffalo as we all thought, as well as the tribal peoples who for years depended on them for food and shelter, also called them Tatanka, or “buffalo.”
Well hello there! Maybe we are not really “people” or “persons” either, rather technically by our Latin classification we are really “homo sapiens.” Like in “150 sapiens attended the concert in the city park last evening.” And as for Rover, he is not really a “dog,” but is a “Canis,” so stop treating him like a dog.
My point is where is all this political correctness taking us? Are we being trained as lemmings to be blind led off a cliff? Are the “elite and enlightened” going to dictate to we the people – oops, “sapiens” – what we are to say and think? What is really troubling is not these so-called experts defining what is politically correct, but rather how quickly we fall in line and play their games, especially those who write and report in the media.
No thanks! I can still think for myself and believe in a little common sense! And I still know a buffalo when I see one.
P.S. This is just one example of politically correctness being dictated to us. There are plenty more that stick in my craw as well, but don’t get me started on that.

Jim Lowman,
Fairfield

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