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Liberal magazine editor triggered by culture appropriating 'tomahawk missiles' gets brutal mocking

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A liberal magazine editor suggests Native Americans are offended by the name of a certain U.S. military missile. (U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Clara Jeffery, editor in chief of Mother Jones magazine, suggested over the weekend that the name given to the missiles that struck Syria last week — tomahawk missiles — represents a classic case of cultural appropriation.

Jeffery made the suggestion on Twitter Saturday when she said Native Americans must be "enraged" by the name.

"That the missiles are callled tomahawks must enrage a lot of Native Americans," she wrote.

By definition, cultural appropriation is the use of "elements" from one culture by another. In this case, Jeffery is suggesting that because tomahawks are a classic Native American tool, Native Americans must be upset that the U.S. would name a missile after it.

That idea, most concluded, was just pure ridiculousness:

One person even hit back at Jeffery by making light of Massachusetts liberal Sen. Elizabeth Warren's claim to be part Native American:

While others just pointed out that the U.S. military likes to name things with Native American names:

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