The facts are becoming increasingly plain. The Left elected a man they believed would help them and they were not wrong. While he has tried to present a moderate image, his actions have been to destroy our economy by outrageous programs that have pushed us deeply into debt and his desire to destroy relationships with our allies while kowtowing to the Muslim world has been evident since day one of his reign.
He lied about his desire to make us energy independent and has cancelled programs in oil shale, in which we lead the world, while denying/slowing drill for oil off our coasts. We are now in an energy crisis that could easily force us into a Great Depression of the '29 variety.
In the meantime we continue to see the Left do such things as try and outlaw such things as male circumcision. That this centuries old procedure is both a religious issue for Jews and a health issue for everyone
Self-described "civil rights advocates" say that a ballot proposition to ban circumcision is on track for gathering signatures, meaning that San Franciscans may vote on the measure this November.
The proposed law is being spearheaded by local resident Lloyd Schofield, according to the San Francisco Examiner.
In the meantime the Left does not condemn the practice of female circumcision practiced by many Muslims.
Beyond that we see the imposition of censor by re-publishing old classics with words removed and replaced.
A new US edition of Mark Twain's classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is to be published with a notable language alteration: all instances of the offensive racial term "n...." are to be expunged.
The word occurs more than 200 times in Huckleberry Finn, first published in 1884, and its 1876 precursor, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, which tell the story of the boys' adventures along the Mississippi river in the mid-19th century. In the new edition, the word will be replaced in each instance by "slave". The word "injun" will also be replaced in the text.
The new edition's Alabama-based publisher, NewSouth books, says the development is a "bold move compassionately advocated" by the book's editor, Twain scholar Dr Alan Gribben of Auburn University, Montgomery. It will have the effect, the publisher claims, of replacing "two hurtful epithets" in order to "counter the 'pre-emptive censorship' that Dr Gribben observes has caused these important works of literature to fall off curriculum lists worldwide."
I am totally in agreement that the N word should not be used in today's world. But this book is 131 years old and is a graphic example of what racism was and how blacks were treated. When you remove the language you remove the shock and effect of the book.
Gribben said he had decided on the move because over decades of teaching Twain, and reading sections of the text aloud, he had found himself recoiling from uttering the racial slurs in the words of the young protagonists. "The n-word possessed, then as now, demeaning implications more vile than almost any insult that can be applied to other racial groups," he said. "As a result, with every passing decade this affront appears to gain rather than lose its impact.
Plainer. Our youngsters are too frail to read and understand the true evil of racism. They must be coddled, protected. The all powerful state will see that they aren't disturbed.
Right up until the end.
Pay no attention to the cover, the featured February 1951 story was Bradbury's "The Fireman." He later expanded it into the novel, "Fahrenheit 451," the temperature at which paper burns.
The story became a classic, beloved by the Left as an example of censorship, because firemen in this future world found and burned books because their contents disturbed people. It was waved at the Right every 10 seconds for years as an example of where Reagan was taking us.
But the truth is that it was not and is not only the "Right" it is also the "Left" who wants to control what we read and what we eat and what we say.
They have both become disgusting. The only difference between the Left and the Far Right is what they want to take from us.
BTW - This issue also had the second installment of Asimov's, "Tryann." If you are a scifi fan you know it as "The Stars Like Dust." It was also the first of his Empire Series which followed with "Currents of Space" and "Pebble in the Sky." And these morphed into The Foundation series. There were giants writing back then.
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