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Huck Hushed
IBD Editorials ^ | January 5, 2011 | Staff

Posted on 01/06/2011 7:24:05 AM PST by Kaslin

Free Speech: No one should be surprised that the police of political correctness have finally begun rewriting literary classics. But their double standards of censorship are not about to stop at the racially offensive.

The Montgomery, Ala.-based New South Books has published titles that include 2006's "Ali Dubyiah and the Forty Thieves," described as "the tale of the ruler George W. 'Dubyiah' Fratbush, son of the earlier monarch Wimpbush, and the Fall of the American Empire."

In it, Dubyiah's "lust for power draws him into a gambit to take possession of the world, together with his band of thieves — including Dick Chaingang, Donald Rumsfailed, and Paul Werewolf. But how long can Ali Dubyiah lie, cheat, and steal before his subjects rise up against him?"

Apparently disappointed at that title being down at 1,069,259 on the Amazon best-sellers list, the liberal publisher has turned to the task of improving a timeless American classic. Its new edition of Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn" will substitute more than 200 instances of the N-word with the word "slave," as well as removing all uses of the word "injun."

The sanitization of Huck Finn is actually just the latest chapter in a prolonged and significant controversy over the Twain novel. And it marks a victory for a northern Virginia public school administrator named John Wallace, who nearly three decades ago became a TV celebrity after using his school's "Human Relations Committee" to ban the book from public school curricula because it was "the most grotesque example of racist trash ever written," in Wallace's estimation.

As a result, Huck has fallen off countless school reading lists; consequently, the New South edition is intended largely for youthful readers.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: alangribben; auburnuniversity; huckfinn; huckleberryfinn; marktwain; pages; samclemens; samuelclemens; tomsawyer

1 posted on 01/06/2011 7:24:08 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
...it was "the most grotesque example of racist trash ever written," in Wallace's estimation...

Clearly, Mr. Wallace never read the book.

2 posted on 01/06/2011 7:26:42 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Kaslin

I was so flippin’ mad about this yesterday (as you might imagine.) I’m thinking of recording an album under the pseudonym “Nigger Jim” just because of this story. It’ll be an album about the cleansing of history by pc d-bags.


3 posted on 01/06/2011 7:28:55 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: Kaslin

Louis CK on “The N Word”....very funny bit...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF1NUposXVQ


4 posted on 01/06/2011 7:31:12 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: Huck

ps-—there is some profanity on that louis ck bit, fwiw.


5 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:32 AM PST by Huck (Do talk radio hosts get paid extra when they use the word "impugn"? It sure seems like it.)
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To: WayneS

Yes, I guess the relationship between Huck and Jim that Twain so carefully crafted would be considered racist according to Wallace.

Blacks and whites talking together, oh the humanity!


6 posted on 01/06/2011 7:32:39 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Kaslin
Several years ago one of the local high schools staged Agatha Cristie's Ten Little Indians. Needless to say the PC police made them change the name to "Ten Little Hindu Boys" ...apparently the local population of Hindus wasn't as easily offended as the Native Americans.
7 posted on 01/06/2011 7:33:36 AM PST by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: The Great RJ

The original title wasn’t “indians”. It got politically-corrected to THAT way back when.


8 posted on 01/06/2011 7:35:25 AM PST by nina0113
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To: WayneS

Knew this was coming after they rewrote Catcher in the Rye to mak it PC.


9 posted on 01/06/2011 7:44:31 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: nina0113
You are correct.

The original title was Ten Little Niggers

Shocking, but true.

10 posted on 01/06/2011 7:45:00 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Kaslin

So, are we going to ban most all “rap” songs as well?


11 posted on 01/06/2011 7:48:34 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Kaslin

Buy as many as you can find of the original, so you can teach future generations how the left works.


12 posted on 01/06/2011 7:50:05 AM PST by devistate one four ( jihad is a 2 way street! Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Kaslin

Glad I got my unadulterated copy years ago - before the PC police got hold of it. But the introduction in my copy is written by an ivory-tower lib professor who constantly bemoans the use of “nigger” in the masterpiece. Guess I could just “omit” those intro pages.


13 posted on 01/06/2011 7:52:43 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Kaslin

High tech book burning.


14 posted on 01/06/2011 8:13:02 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: fwdude
I've got a copy of Kipling's Kim like that - an afterword about how great it was that there's no more colonial powers and how awful the whole British Empire was anyway. I need to buy an earlier edition.
15 posted on 01/06/2011 8:20:42 AM PST by nina0113
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To: Islander7

Southern History- kill has been in the hatch for some time now.


16 posted on 01/06/2011 8:29:24 AM PST by magna carta
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To: Islander7

Southern History- kill has been in the hatch for some time now.


17 posted on 01/06/2011 8:29:32 AM PST by magna carta
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To: Huck
That there was funny.

I don't care who you are, that was funny!


Runaway Slave

Apostle Claver tells the world how the real party of racism is the Democrats

18 posted on 01/06/2011 10:23:57 AM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: fwdude

Well, you know what they say: “Every cloud has a silver lining”...


19 posted on 01/06/2011 11:25:49 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Kaslin

The continuing victories of the PC crowd reminds me of the Old Soviet revision on all histories, poems, novels that did not portray history or them in a nice positive light. And the same can be said for the university elites who ban anything Christian, Pub or conservative. All in the name of ...free speech. Rotten hypocrites are the Leftist snobs.


20 posted on 01/06/2011 4:38:51 PM PST by phillyfanatic
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