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October 25, 2007

Even To Kill a Mockingbird Censored by Moonbats

Censorship is so inherent to the moonbat mentality that, like a mad dog biting its own flanks, political correctness is censoring itself.

What book could be more P.C. than To Kill a Mockingbird, the tear-jerking tale of racial heroism that reportedly has been ranked second only to the Bible in terms of social impact? Yet to make her point, author Harper Lee had to use the "N-word," now considered by liberals to be a blasphemy more horrific than the darkest passage in the Necronomicon.

Okaloosa County, Florida educrats ruled that the unspeakable word be censored from a production of Mockingbird at Fort Walton Beach High School, in accordance with local black militants' demands. But there are problems:

Altering the text without permission also is copyright infringement, said David Faux, director of business affairs for the Dramatists Guild, a professional organization for playwrights, composers and lyricists.
"There can be rather large statutory damages," he said.

Not to mention that the censorship ruins the story.

When a similar case came up in Columbus, Indiana, the school ended up canceling the play — thus preventing a story highly sympathetic to the liberal point of view from being told. Talk about biting your own tongue.

to_kill_a_mockingbird.JPG   Why don't we just ban the book, lest someone read the forbidden word?

On a tip from David.

Posted by Van Helsing at October 25, 2007 1:47 PM

Comments

Haha, right now we're reading "Their Eyes Were Watching God" in my AP Lit class in high school. Quite possibly the most patronizing and derogatory novel I've ever read about black people... I wonder if that'll get banned? I mean, it's by a black author, yes, but the ebonics and minstrel-stereotype characters are just too much.

Posted by: Alex at October 25, 2007 1:55 PM

The "n" word is essential to the story because it reflects the mindset of the time, place, and characters involved. It's not a gratuitous insult by the author; it has important literary value. Remove it and you remove much of the outrage involved in the tale.

I doubt the same people would worry about a play production that had the words "hymie" or "cracker" in it.

Posted by: Pam at October 25, 2007 2:11 PM

Yes, it's ironic that the most idiotic and incompetent among us choose to become 'educators.'

Posted by: V the K at October 25, 2007 3:05 PM

I'm amused by liberals reflexively referring to black Africans as "African-Americans" when the people in question have never set foot in this country.

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, but in the case of those liberals, we're not wasting that much.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at October 25, 2007 3:38 PM

I am an active defender of the South, but I saw that all of the offences and sins we are guilty of should not be censored. If it offends someone, well (To paraphrase a famous florida tire dealer), "history aint pretty".

Posted by: KHarn at October 25, 2007 3:42 PM

"...but I saw that..."

Should be "...but I SAY that..."

Posted by: KHarn at October 25, 2007 3:43 PM

The only reason Moonbats maintain a 24/7 vigil for any little slight to Blacks is because

a)they want their vote

b)they're deathly afraid of them in the first place, which is what goaded them from the start into legislating Black Americans into a protected "Master Race".

As the Nigerian lady said years ago in response to the nonsense about "Reparations": "Terrible things have happened to people of ALL races throughout history- but we must continue to MOVE FORWARD!" "Liberals" will not, though, because they're just afraid to.

Posted by: Toa at October 25, 2007 6:10 PM

OT: Ezra Klein: John McCain was on the wrong side of the Vietnam War. Yeah, because he fought against the Communists.

Posted by: V the K at October 25, 2007 6:34 PM

this is required reading for extra credit in our schools here between middle school and high school.

Posted by: nanc at October 25, 2007 9:37 PM

Look, let's just drop the charade & admit the truth. Libs are retarded by choice. End of discussion.

Posted by: Corona at October 26, 2007 3:52 AM

That is a real shame. "To Kill a Mockingbird" was such a good book, and the movie with Gregory Peck was amazing, too. The ironic thing is, unless I'm very much mistaken, almost all of the characters in it who say the "n" word are portrayed in a very negative light, I know you never hear Atticus say it.
It's a lot like all the fuss people, usually libs, make over the book "Huckleberry Finn." Mark Twain (Who I think was kind of the Trey Parker & Matt Stone of his time, minus the toilet humor) was merely trying to demonstrate just how absurd racism was. Almost all the characters in that book who say it are shown to be either dyed- in- the- wool racists, or relatively young children who clearly don't realize how damaging that word is.
It's pathetic that the need to be P.C. is driving so many fine works of literature out of our schools.

Posted by: Adam at October 29, 2007 4:14 AM