Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Of Twain, Free Speech, And Censorship

The unreasonable decision to ban the "N" word from the classic works of author Mark Twain is not only a clear violation of freedom of speech and expression, but censorship. It is a denial of American History as Twain recorded it for his generation. "Huckleberry Finn" and "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" reflect the mindset of a different time and different cultural practices. How are we suppose to teach our children to think for themselves if we deny them the right to freedom of thought and expression?
Freedom of Speech is guaranteed to every American citizen under the Constitution. Liberal politicians and the news media have sought to bend the rules of this right to speak one's mind freely and unhindered by imposing on our society the virulent institution of political correctness. This has emboldened those living among us who use their race and ethnic origin as a weapon to silence and intimidate their critics. These people, and you know who you are, have been allowed to get away with establishing a rather lucrative career stirring up the masses in order to uncover the alleged latent bigotry and racism lurking just beneath the surface of every white face in America.
Furthermore, if the dreaded "N" word is to be removed from Twain's works than it should be removed from all black rap songs, black movies, black literature, etc. It was black idiomatic speech that first coined this word in the first place. So, if it is deemed offensive for a white man to use it than it should be deemed offensive for a black man to use it too.

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