Friday, December 09, 2016 by Mary Wilder
Political correctness will be the end of the great American society that we have all come to know and love. By appeasing those who demand that we completely change our way of life, we ensure that it is only a matter of time before all of our freedoms are systematically stolen.
This is why what recently happened in Virginia is so terrifying for the future. It has been reported that the Accomack County Public Schools have banned To Kill a Mockingbird from reading lists due to the fact that there are racial slurs used by characters in the novel. Yes, now even one of the greatest pieces of literature in history is under attack by the Regressive Left.
What is most frustrating about this story isn’t even the overt political correctness; it’s that those protesting To Kill a Mockingbird obviously missed the entire point of the novel. It is about as anti-racist as stories get. In fact, the entire point of the book is that racism and prejudices can destroy the lives of innocent people. Unfortunately, the Regressive Left have never been the brightest bunch and missed this very obvious point.
Adrienne Ross of Breitbart reports, “Harper Lee uses the N-word in its historical context. Students understand that. Do we expect the people in Alabama in the thirties to speak in glowing terms of this man, under these circumstances? Would we bother reading if reality were sacrificed for the sake of feel-good fiction? No, we actually feel good when we read a story that is historically accurate, as ugly as it may be, and we can learn from that hi(s)tory.”
Of course, there is always the chance that those complaining about children being assigned to read the book are completely aware that it is not even slightly racist and merely want to cause a fuss in order to fill their deep-seated need to fell as though they matter. Nothing is off limits for these people. Nothing is too sacred to attack and try to ban. They have gotten away with this for so long that they are incredibly confident that they will be able to get everything they want.
It’s time for the rest of us to stand up and call these people out for their awfulness. We have to defend art and knowledge against those who want to destroy them. For the future of our country, we cannot give up on this war.