Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Huck Finn

I went walking the other day. Saw a group of white guys getting ready to play touch football. (Real men don't play touch, but that is another story for another day.) My ears were assaulted by the sounds coming from their car. The voice was black, the so called music rap, and every other word out the fool's mouth was nigger. The white boys' heads were bobbing along to the music like one of these bobble head dolls. Really strange - nigger is now the foundation of a whole form of entertainment, enjoyed by the people who used to hurl the word at us as a weapon, while raping our women or lynching our alpha males.

The news broke yesterday that some idiot is publishing a new edition of Huck Finn that removes the word nigger. What a desecration. What's next, removing every other 'bad word' from literature? Removing every other 'bad image' or 'bad sound' from art, movies or music? The rap idiots have a right to use nigger. To me, so does Mark Twain and writers like me.

Just wanted to get that off my chest. Thanks for listening.

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