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Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Politically Correct Raping of Huck Finn, Mark Twain and America

The politically correct raping of Huck Finn, Mark Twain and America is now the latest entry into the foray of our intellectual cesspool.  Both the Right and Left fight for the misinterpretation of history and every piece of information in America that you listen to daily. The Right will tell you that the Civil War, or the War of the States as they call it below the Mason Dixon Line, was not really about slavery but really about economics, etc. Yes, they are right it was about economics and the ability of the South to survive by USING SLAVES! But the Left in its usual we can't offend anyone attitude refuses to allow newspapers and other media of actually mentioning the race of  criminals and suspects in most instances no matter how heinous the crime. These are just a couple of the items that are constantly reinforced into our “Psyche” everyday. And this stuff works! Independent studies show that Fox News listeners are some of the most misinformed and stupid people in the country!

It is a constant battle to misinform, change context and control what you see, read, hear or even think! Now from the Mountains of Academic Stupidity comes the latest reincarnation of Mark Twain's Huck Finn. Alan Gribben an Auburn University Professor is editing a new version of Huckleberry Finn which he hopes will be more accepted by the public and schools. In Gribben's version the word Nigger and Injun will be replaced by Slaves and Native Americans. Gribben argues because the book is banned by so many groups (it ranks fourth on the list of Banned Books in America: 1) Impressions edited by Jack Booth 2) Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 3) The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger 4) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain) this would allow more people to access it.

The Censorship Crowd has finally awakened from their long sleep to protest such “Politically Correct Journalistic Sleight of Hand” and immediately realizes that this changes the entire history and context of Twain's work! Of course, these words do offend some people, however everything ever written will offend someone in America (one should actually investigate Twain to find out how he really used these words)! Perhaps Gribben can now reedit Rap Music to remove the millions of N- Words chanted relentlessly under the guise of music!

The editing of Twain's Classic Work is part of the undoing of the fabric of America. Every group, race, ethnic clan or subculture tries to homogenize and pasteurize their group to become some hygienically “Cloned Group of Angels.” The Jews will tell you that they weren't involved in America's Slave Trade but historical records show that they were. The Protestants will tell you they too weren't involved with such ghastly deeds such as slavery but once again the records kept by maritime workers show otherwise. White Europeans are constantly blamed for every ill propagated against every other culture on earth yet when one looks at the history of Native Americans in both North and South America one can see that they were just as violent and brutal as their white counterparts.

This misinformation and disinformation is accepted as truth because it is shown on television, the internet, newspaper, or in a movie. A perfect example of this is in the “Gangster” or “Mob” movies. Almost all of the criminals are Italians! Jews and other groups are usually shown as accountants or non “thug” like creatures! Yet, historically the Mafia used many Jews, Irish and other groups as hit men in Murder Incorporated to take out their enemies and the “Jewish Crime Groups” formed coalitions with the “Italian Mobsters.” Yet, if you ask one-hundred people on the street about the “Mob” almost everyone of them will finger only the Italians!

This is all about context and history. Because if you can remove something from the context and its history than you can isolate it in the political reality that you wish to control! Huck Finn like all texts must be read and studied from the period when it was written. The context and its history must not be changed or taken apart because to do so allows those on either side of the political spectrum to destroy the meaning and truth of Twain's work. Both the Right and the Left in America are constantly trying to isolate content from context to gain their own political victories and to disinform and misinform Americans. The reworking of Twain's Huck Finn is just another example of George Orwell's “Ministry of Truth” coming to a book near you!


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