Thursday, January 06, 2011

Annals of political correctness: Censoring Huckleberry Finn 

The ninnies are re-writing Huckleberry Finn to make it politically correct. The "editors" of this Frankenstein monstrosity have eliminated the word "nigger" and replacing it with "slave," for example, and made countless other revisions to make that spectacular work of art, possibly the greatest American novel, safe for the delicate sensibilities of the modern left.

The left is stealing our history, and now it is stealing our art.

Fortunately, Christopher Chambers, erstwhile TigerHawk roommate and regular lefty comment troll in these parts, stands up eloquently for Mark Twain, art, and using one's brain.

Up next, Gone with the Wind.


By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jan 06, 09:16:00 AM:

I'm growing a third eye because I am agreeing with Chambers as well. I hope that condition ceases soon! Sadly, however, I find myself agreeing with him over radio diva Dr. Laura, who never should have been embraced by conservatives as a standard-bearer when there are others, including J. P. Friere [a regular on that Russkie Network] who do not exploit the buffoonish factor.

I am GRATEFUL that lefty Chambers emphasized what happens when the book is taught--that liberals will degrade the lesson plan into an empty session on race relations rather than "teaching the damn book."  

By Anonymous Mr. Ed, at Thu Jan 06, 10:39:00 AM:

Never felt it was necessary to agree with CC to appreciate or respect him. But I don't here buy the explanation that banning of Huckleberry Finn (probably my favorite book from childhood) is due to laziness. If that were the case people who have advocated banning wouldn't complain if the ban were lifted.

We should call it for what it is: closed minded, coercive, authoritarian, unimaginative, pathetic, intellectually corrupt, child abusing cretinism on a truly clusterfarkian scale.


By Anonymous Boloudo Tejano, at Thu Jan 06, 11:35:00 AM:

When I have read CC's blog, I have found much that he has written that makes sense to me, in contrast to what he posts on TH.

Much of what he posts on TH is a stream of consciousness rant done with the goal of stirring up the wingnuts. [W.A.S.P. nest?]  

By Blogger Don Cox, at Thu Jan 06, 03:21:00 PM:

This is the same as Bowdler's edition of Shakespeare, 200 years ago. It is nothing new, nor is it left wing.

I think it is based on fear of reality.  

By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Jan 06, 03:39:00 PM:

I am a little struck by the hypocrisy of the reporting on this story. The "n-word?" The announcers have no problem saying the word injun, but they can't bear to utter what Twain wrote--nigger? I find it contemptible that anyone feels they have the right to sanitize another's work to fit their own sensibilities or view of political correctness, but isn't this exactly what the networks are doing when they use the phrase the "n-word"?  

By Blogger JPMcT, at Thu Jan 06, 08:12:00 PM:

To quote Twain:

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug"

How DARE anyone change his words!!!

Hell, we shouldn't even change his punctuation!

It's Orwellian.  

By Anonymous Ignoramus, at Fri Jan 07, 11:05:00 AM:

The sheriff is near!  

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