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Huckleberry Finn Historically, Politically Correct

January 6, 2011

I read an article online today about some guy who is re-writing the book Huckleberry Finn, because he does not like the use of the “N” word in it.  While he is at it he wants to take out the use of the word “injun”.  It seems he (some self-appointed Politically Correct Gestapo type) doesn’t like what happened or what was said way back then.  So, he’s just going to re-write the whole book and take out what he considers the “bad” words.   Just who is this guy?  Why should I care?  Well, this moron thinks that he can change history by removing words from the pages of books.   

Well, you cannot change history.  But you can change the present and that’s what knowing about history is all about.  You see what was said and done long ago and what you didn’t like about it and then you change those things that still exist by doing so in today’s world.  We learn from our mistakes or those mistakes in the past. 

The man who wrote the piece was pointing out how wrong it is to think one can change history by erasing the facts.  I happen to agree with him. 

Huckleberry Finn and all the other books that were written way back when should be left as they are.  It is time the teachers in school do some teaching.  As painful as hearing words like the “N” word including numerous other words, the events and language of historic times must be taught to our young so that they can learn from it.  It must be taught to our young so they know and learn to understand how these words from the past have affected people over the years.  It is time for students to understand how things use to be and how much they have changed and improved.  It seems that society has come to the point where it is all right to re-word books just because some self appointed, Politically Correct idiot thinks it should be done.  Just who are these Politically Correct, self-appointed police?

 Before we re-write great books about our history, it would be nice, in my opinion, if the Politically Correct people went after the Record companies of Today and stopped the use of the “N” word in the songs that the rappers sing.  These Politically Correct people need to go after the Black comics that think it’s all right for them to use the “N” word because they are black, therefore giving them license to do and say things that are insulting to their own race.  Now, I’m not being racist by saying this but I find that very few White people, comedians etc. have the guts to use the “N” word because they know and you and I know that they will be black balled (no pun intended) from ever working again and that’s only after the Black community publicly chastises them.  Well, the Black community must stand up to it’s own and stop them from using these words and phrases.

 If things are to change then change them in today’s world when and where they are being said, sung and written about.   Leave the letters, books, poems and songs from historic times alone.  It is a fact that they were said and used in those times.  One cannot change what has already happened, it’s history.  Learn from it. 

Stop these same words from being used today, by the young, in their songs and in their stand up comedy routines.  You cannot erase History, once it has happened. 

You can prevent the use of today’s bad language from becoming history in the future by preventing the use of these words in today’s literature, songs, and comedic routines.  This is where the correction should be made.  It is true that one needs to learn from History and many do not.  You can’t learn anything from reading about the past if you are not reading the Truth as to what was said and done so long ago, which is why you can not take the words off the pages of historic literature, which was written at a time when those words were “Politically Correct” and act as though they were never said.   ss

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Aaron Sorkin’s Comments on Palin

December 10, 2010

The following is my response to Aaron Sorkin’s comments on Sarah Palin’s show about Alaska.   I am writing this post because I feel enough is enough, when it comes to blatant, mean and vindictive remarks about the Palins.  No, I would not vote for her (at least as of now, for President).  I am just really tired of seeing so many people willing to deliberately hurt someone just to get their name in print.  I wrote my comments first, Sorkin’s article is posted after mine.

Aaron Sorkin is a fabulous writer.  West Wing was a hit, but I think his comments about Sarah Palin were not only uncalled for, but also showed just what kind of a hypocrite he is.  He rips Palin apart for showing her hunting prowess on her TV show about Alaska.  I would imagine that there are a lot of women in Alaska that know how to hunt.  Sorkin even mentioned the fact that during a close up of Palin’s hands he noticed that she had had a manicure.  Evidently he doesn’t know that she has been out on book tour.  I think his criticism of her is not only immature but is certainly beneath a man of his stature.  The fact that Ms. Palin evidently has a different Political point-of-view than Sorkin was the real basis for his condescending remarks.

As far as trying to criticize her for showing joy at killing a Caribou (which she and her family do eat) I have not yet seen a man who after hunting down his prey, and killing it, has not jumped up and down for joy.  In fact, most men will recount their hunt minute by minute to anyone who will listen and the story of his hunting prowess will be repeated for years to come.  It will start with how he spotted that elk, deer, or bear as he sat there in the bush, and how he held his breath, as he slid across the snow and approached the animal so as not to scare the animal off.   Then he will continue on how he brought his rifle up to his shoulder, ever so slowly and took aim, trying not to touch the branch on the tree he was leaning against, so it wouldn’t break, and make a cracking noise which would certainly scare his prey into running off.  

He will continue on how it only took one shot to the animal’s head and how it gracefully dropped to the ground.  It was a 9-point antelope and none of his  hunting buddies caught anything that weekend, but him.  Then it was a night of celebration as he and his hunting buddies all went into the small one bar town where he and other hunters repeatedly traded stories, with great embellishment, on how they shot their prey.  Of course he traded names and phone numbers of the closet taxidermist so he could hang the stuffed antelope head with all it’s antlers, on his den wall when he got home. 

Of course this story will be repeated for years to come as all visitors to his home will be subjected to the tale of how he shot that deer, yes, that one, as he points to the deer head on the wall.  He continues his tale about how he over took this wild animal in the woods as it ran straight for him, ready to attack, how it was him or this wild deer and that he had no choice, but to  save himself by shooting the deer. 

So, just what the hell is Sorkins point?    There isn’t one.

Here is Sorkins remark on Huffington Post.

I eat meat, chicken and fish, have shoes and furniture made of leather, and PETA is not ever going to put me on the cover of their brochure and for these reasons Palin thinks it’s hypocritical of me to find what she did heart-stoppingly disgusting. I don’t think it is, and here’s why.

Like 95% of the people I know, I don’t have a visceral (look it up) problem eating meat or wearing a belt. But like absolutely everybody I know, I don’t relish the idea of torturing animals. I don’t enjoy the fact that they’re dead and I certainly don’t want to volunteer to be the one to kill them and if I were picked to be the one to kill them in some kind of Lottery-from-Hell, I wouldn’t do a little dance of joy while I was slicing the animal apart.

I’m able to make a distinction between you and me without feeling the least bit hypocritical. I don’t watch snuff films and you make them. You weren’t killing that animal for food or shelter or even fashion, you were killing it for fun. You enjoy killing animals. I can make the distinction between the two of us but I’ve tried and tried and for the life of me, I can’t make a distinction between what you get paid to do and what Michael Vick went to prison for doing. I’m able to make the distinction with no pangs of hypocrisy even though I get happy every time one of you faux-macho shitheads accidentally shoots another one of you in the face.

So I don’t think I will save my condemnation, you phony pioneer girl. (I’m in film and television, Cruella, and there was an insert close-up of your manicure while you were roughing it in God’s country. I know exactly how many feet off camera your hair and make-up trailer was.)

And you didn’t just do it for fun and you didn’t just do it for money. That was the first moose ever murdered for political gain. You knew there’d be a protest from PETA and you knew that would be an opportunity to hate on some people, you witless bully. What a uniter you’d be — bringing the right together with the far right.

(Let me be the first to say that I abused cocaine and was arrested for it in April 2001. I want to be the first to say it so that when Palin’s Army of Arrogant Assholes, bereft of any reasonable rebuttal, write it all over the internet tomorrow they will at best be the second.)

I eat meat, there are leather chairs in my office, Sarah Palin is deranged and The Learning Channel should be ashamed of itself.

Juan Williams and America Have a Great Day!

October 21, 2010

Wow!  What a fantastic day for Juan Williams.  Today Juan Williams should have been out Celebrating the fact that he was fired by a company (NPR)  whose agenda is to take down our Constitutional right to “Freedom of Speech”.   

How unbelievable it is that just a few words, said at the right time and in the right place, can change one’s entire life almost immediately.  In Juan’s case, I’ll bet my last dollar that he never imagined that returning a phone call, would be the one time that his whole world would come tumbling down and that there was nothing he could do about it. 

Yet, within 24 hours of the news going public about his being fired from his job, he went most probably from being shocked, sick to his stomach because he was unemployed suddenly, without any inkling of what he would or could do next, to being the biggest story on TV.  

What a rush it would be to find out that what happens to you is so important to so many strangers and well wishers.  Damn, how lucky can one man be?

Juan should feel ecstatic that Americans;  White, Black, Republican and Democrat alike, have, in mass, whether they agree with his Political views or not, taken his side, and in a Big Way, I might add, to defend his right to express his own opinion. 

This is the first time since Obama has taken office that  there has been so many people  from both sides of the isle who have agreed on anything without being threatened, bribed or worried about taking a stand on something,  for fear that they would not be re-elected.  

America has its good days and it’s bad days.  Today was a really good day, not just for Juan, but for America also.   Finally, Americans  found something  all  could agree on;  they still believe in  “Freedom of Speech”.    ss

Mosque at Ground Zero, Just Say “NO”

July 29, 2010

I recently ran a post with the title “Politically Correct, According to who?”  And a reader responded with this comment:

Is it possible that this is the “blowback” for the US construction of the biggest embassy in the world in a Muslim country (Iraq)? Remember, US embassies built in foreign countries are deemed “American Territories”. If you consider this situation honestly, you can figure out why this issue is being buried under layers of “freedom of religion” and “politically correct” arguments. Americans are going to have to accept that there are consequences for our interventionist foreign policy, and act accordingly.

My Response to his, is as follows:

CJ:  I see your point. All Embassies around the world are considered that particular Embassy’s, country’s Territory.   I think the idea of the US Embassy, in Iraq, which is the largest Embassy in the world, could enter a little into the decision to build a Mosque at Ground Zero, but it would be more of an after thought, if anything.   I don’t think it is the primary reason.  By the way, why is it that we need an Embassy that is 102 acres large?   Normal Embassies around the world have what, maybe 30 employees, if that and are located in one building.  Why is it we need to build a compound with 1500 employees in our Embassy in Iraq?  Something is very fishy here.  I thought we were leaving Iraq?  But I bet no news media network has asked about this. 

As for the reason the ASMA wants to build at Ground Zero, well it’s really not about building bridges between Americans and Muslims.  Like I said in my post, if that was their intention, they had 8 years to build that bridge and did not. 

No, I’m sorry, though your statement has merit, I can’t agree that it’s the reason.  I think if you look back at the Muslim terrorist thinking and the basis of Islamic philosophy, it is hard for Americans to understand the reasoning behind their thinking on just about any subject.   They do not calculate or analyze situations, events, or political actions based on the same line of thought or facts, that we do.  We really don’t understand where they are coming from, which is a very big problem, when trying to deal with them, or respond to anything they say or do.  They on the other hand don’t care where we are coming from because their true belief is that we are “Infidels” (non-believers), and as such we need to change our thinking and religious belief and become believers in Islam or be destroyed.  Bottom-line that’s all it is.    

So, for them to say they want to build bridges within the American community, I say, “Right!”  Because if this were true then why did they wait so long?  Why now?  And why here?   According to our way of thinking, this is not the time or place (Ground Zero) to start building that bridge.  Building a Mosque at Ground Zero is considered a slap in the face to most Americans, and does the opposite of building any bridges.  So, for as much as they think they understand us, they don’t.  Or, my guess is, is that they understand us better than we understand them.

The Muslim community had their chance after 911; and they said nothing.  There was no outcry of outrage against the Islamic terrorists, for what they did.  No, they said nothing and did nothing.  There was no bridge building then.

They want to build a Mosque at Ground Zero to remind American’s, the Infidels, that they can get to us at any time, and anywhere.  That this is an example of how far and how much farther they will go to destroy the Infidels.  The intention is not to build bridges but to always have a visible presence at Ground Zero, so Americans will never forget what they are capable of doing.   They put little messages out there for you to catch on to, but you have not, when the story first showed up, it said that the Mosque would be 13 floors high (considered an unlucky number in America.  And what was unluckier that 911)?   How about the plan to start construction on September 11, 2011 (911), are you getting this yet?  They know what buttons to push.

I’m sorry, CJ, I just look at it in a different way.  I connect the dots, which most Americans are afraid to do.  ss

A Mosque At Ground Zero Is Not Politically Correct!

May 24, 2010

05/23/10 

I thought I would add another post on the subject of “Politically Correct” which just the mention of those words absolutely infuriates me.  This one will not be politically correct, and is just this American’s opinion.

I feel that our government officials have no pride in their country any longer.  Mayor Bloomberg in NY should have stopped the building of this mammoth Mosque project at Ground Zero. 

Now, it was evident to me, when Bush decided to go to war in Iraq, even though the majority of the actual terrorists on 911 were from Saudi Arabia (I believe there were 16 from Saudi Arabia) that Americans in general did not understand the thinking process of the Islamic world.

Believe it or not the average Muslim does understand the radical Islamic thinking and of course most do not all agree with it, but they do know about it, they understand it, it’s part of their old country mentality, and its part of their culture.    So, let me say this, and this is my own point- of- view that I, too  understand their way of thinking.

The Islamic radicals, Al Queda, and the Taliban all understand one another.  These people take revenge on those who they feel are their enemy.   To them the infidels (the Western World) the Christians are their enemy, and believe me when I say, there is nothing we can do about that.    They will hate you until you die and even into the after life.   

That being said, does anyone actually think that the group,  putting up the money, and  buying the property with the intention of building a Mosque chose this land because it was the only land left in NY big enough for their purposes?

Does anyone actually believe that Mayor Bloomberg could not have stopped this project?  Well he didn’t stop it because he is for it.  What a guy!

Does anyone believe (and I hope it’s not Donald Trump, because I do like the guy) that it did not cross the minds of the people selling this property that no American would like this particular transaction?  So, I would think that one hell of a lot of money must have changed hands here.

Allowing this building to go up is almost sacrilegious.

If anyone in this country thinks that this location for the Mosque, was not chosen purposely by this group, no matter what the American Society for Muslim Advancement   (the people who are putting this Mosque up) says, then they are very naive.  If these same people were so concerned about getting along with the Western World and Americans in particular, as they claim is the purpose of this grand Mosque, then I would have thought that there would have been such an outcry from the Arab community in this country, after 911, and after the  attempts to blow up planes over American soil, that it would have been heard like a bell ringing, around the world.  

But no, this location of this Mosque is their way of sticking it to us, for everything they believe Americans, the infidels,  have done wrong over the years, including having Israel as an ally, which also includes the war in Iraq and the Afghan war, as the most recent activities America has been involved in  etc., etc., etc.

The reason for this Mosque to be built in this location is so that we always remember the enemy, who killed so many people on American soil.  So, every time some American goes to pay his respects at Ground Zero he can look up and see the 13 story Mosque over shadowing him and Ground Zero, as a reminder of how vulernable we really are.  

By the way, these radical thinking Muslims, many of who went to college  in our country, also know that Americans are superstitious and therefore the building will have  “13” floors, which symbolizes bad luck, basically they are telling us that we were unlucky on 911 and  we are unlucky now,  because they bought the land near Ground Zero and are putting up a Mosque to remind us on a daily basis, especially during the call in Arabic over the outside loud speakers for daily prayers. 

Now,  to top it off,  the Mosque is scheduled to open on September 11, 2011.   I really don’t agree with the moderate Muslims who say that a Mosque at Ground Zero will allow them to improve interfaith understanding.   They could have tried to improve interfaith understanding anytime in the last 8 years, and especially right after 911 but during the months after 911 these people were  noticeably silent. 

These people are not stupid, they know exactly what they are doing.  It matters not, who is putting up the money or the building.  To the radical Islamist it only matters that it is being built at this location.  It will be said, by the extremist Islamists that this is “Allah’s” will.   The moderate Muslims know that this is true, but will not admit this to us.

We on the other hand have forgotten to stand united for what we believe in.  Our leaders, dishonor those who died on 911, by allowing this Mosque to be built on this site, but this is nothing new, they have been dishonoring the American people for sometime now, and will continue to do so, unless they are stopped.

Do you really need any other evidence that there are  radical Islamic thinking people living right in America, who live and breath revenge? 

Homeland Security should investigate this group.  Even if they are American citizens, they have another agenda, which has nothing to do with bringing Muslims, Christians, and Americans together (as they claim)  so that they will learn to better understand one another.  Please, if anyone believes this then I have some beachfront property on the Louisiana Gulf that I would like to sell you.  It’s beautiful and the white sandy beaches are to die for, at least for another week or so.

Now, tell me, at what point do Americans, and our President say to this group, the American Society for Muslim Advancement that building this mammoth Mosque near Ground Zero, is not  “Politically Correct” and therefore,  No Can Do?   ss

“Politically Correct”, According to Who?

May 24, 2010

Just who are the “Political Correct” Police?  How did they get that job and what are their qualifications?  I want to know, who I have to look out for when I give an opinion. 

I want to know just when do the words “Politically Correct” apply to how Americans feel about a subject?  I made a comment on a friends blog a few days ago, and decided to run the post on my blog.  I feel that strongly about the subject,  so here it is.  

I’m so tired of the words “Politically Correct” that I actually wonder what moron first came up with this phrase. That being said, when does “Politically Correct” apply to what is right or wrong for the normal everyday American or just America in general?

Anyone with, oh, let’s say, the IQ of a 5th grader would tell us that building a Mosque, and one this grand in size, near Ground Zero, is not “Politically Correct” for Americans.

Well, I decided to look up the words “Politically Correct” to see if it actually applies to this situation. A couple of definitions I really liked. In reality, there seems to be many definitions for the phrase, and the words “Politically Correct” go way back in history, but they seemed to have popped up again, back in the 80’s in our country and have been used more and more, as a tool to discredit or fight back against anything and everything one person or group doesn’t like about those in another group.

When arguing, it seem’s once someone accuses another of being “Politically Incorrect” the argument sort of comes to a halt or at least “slows up” somewhat, so everyone can concentrate on whether or not something is “Politically Correct”. What a waist of words and time this phrase really is.

Someone wrote their personal version of this fable on the internet.   I chose to use the original version from Aesop’s Fables as an example of the definition of the words “Politically Correct”.

A Man and his son were once going with their Donkey to market. As they were walking along by its side a countryman passed them and said: “You fools, what is a Donkey for but to ride upon?”

So the Man put the son on the Donkey and they went on their way. But soon they passed a group of men, one of whom said: “See that lazy youngster, he lets his father walk while he rides.”

So the Man ordered his son to get off, and got on himself. But they hadn’t gone far when they passed two women, one of whom said to the other: “Shame on that lazy lout to let his poor little son trudge along.”

Well, the Man didn’t know what to do, but at last he took his son up before him on the Donkey. By this time they had come to the town, and the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The Man stopped and asked what they were scoffing at. The men said: “Aren’t you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey of yours with you and your hulking son?”

The Man and his son got off and tried to think of what to do. They thought and they thought, till at last they cut down a pole, tied the donkey’s feet to it, and raised the pole and the donkey to their shoulders.

They went along amid the laughter of all who met them till they came to Market Bridge, when the Donkey, getting one of his feet loose, kicked out and caused the Boy to drop his end of the pole. In the struggle the Donkey fell over the bridge, and his forefeet being tied together he was drowned.

“That will teach you,” said an old man who had followed them:

“Please all, and you will please none.”

I think this says it all!     ss