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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Intellectual freedom: The reformed Huckleberry Finn - all whine all the time, I guess

Ruben Bolling - the cartoonist who draws Tom the Dancing Bug - gives the new revised [politically correct] edition of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comic book treatment. Political correctness is easier mocked than blocked, and mockery is the best strategy in the long run.

Hey, it works. People of my 60-ish generation retired the chronic “I cam from a broken home” whine, not so much because many of us also came from broken homes, but because it was a sacrosanct whine. Getting whining out of earshot was easier than getting whinemeisters out of their jobs.

Curiously: Where I grew up, the N-word was treated as a sign of low class upbringing. An "in" person knew that other people could come from different places and look different.

Hat tip: Franklin Carter at the Book and Periodical Council's Freedom of Expression Committee


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