Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year. Watch what you read or in this case cannot.

People fighting to censor Mark Twain are unaware and misinformed. The point of reading is to become awakened and made aware of the greater world at large. Especially from someone with Twain's talent. Changing the word "Nigger" to "Slave" as well as the others; "Injun Joe" to "Indian Joe" and "Half-Breed" to "Half-Blood" only weakens the experiences and lessons the books drive home to the reader.

It's amazing and worrisome just how easily history can be altered to meet the comfort level of the present. "I'd rather be ignorant and comfortable than to be aware and answer for life's responsibilites." Should be the mantra for those in rally for censorship. It really makes me perturbed.

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