Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, once again being attacked

The extreme liberals and political correct crowd continuing their attack upon American culture renewing their sights on Mark Twain’s (Samuel Clemens) novel, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” published in 1884, known as “The Great American Novel.” According to Publishers Weekly, an outfit named NewSouth Books plans to offer a sanitized, politically correct version of this great American classic.

The book is around 380 pages long, and the “N” word appears 214 times, to be replaced with the word “slave.” The slur “injun” appears 12 times to be replaced with “Native American.” The so-called offensive words written by Mr. Twain were not written to illustrate him being a racist, but written to expose America’s racist past. The book was written in the vernacular of the time the novel was written, pre-Civil War (1861) in the South of the United States.

How else could Mark Twain expose racism without accurately illustrating it? The last two sentences of the book are rather prophetic in reference to the sanitizing of the book, which reads as Huck Finn saying:

“But I reckon I got to light out for the Territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it. I been there before.”

The political correct mob is not only attempting to “sivilize” Huck, but the whole book.

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