Mark Twain, Shakespeare, and Dr. Seuss?
Books are leaving our schools like never before. Yes, schools have banned book before but they were usually (not always) for a good reason. For example sexual or drug related issues. But as we all know today they are banning books that not long ago were considered just fine.
But these are not evil books with sexual content or anything like that. What they are now saying is that these books are racist. How could Dr. Seuss be a racist book? How could Mark Twain who was considered one of the giants in literature be evil or a racist? Mark Twain once said “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Could that be more on point. They are trying to erase our history, and now we are all racists.
Who is White?
Really, who the white people who are all racists. I am American Indian, well part of me is. My ancestral tribe is Cherokee. My great grand mother was full blooded Cherokee, and I am proud of that fact. All of the United States of America is made up of people from all around the world. It does not matter what color there skin is. What matters is what is in their head. All those people calling everyone who opposes them a racist are the ones with the issues. It would appear that their positions are so week they can not discuss them rationally with words. So they just call you a racist. Or they resort to violence, like the riots in Portland, or in Washington when they made their own little country in the middle of the town.
I just wonder if they include me in there dilutions of a racist. Or is it just plain white people, which is who? Just what is a white person anyway? I am white, not red skinned like my ancestors were. As it turns out my ancestors were actually Hebrews. I will be writing about that soon. But today anyone who appears to be white is called a racist. That is the quintessential definition of a racist. Why is this happening today.
Toss out God?
Well, we tossed God out of the our schools so God said ok, do it yourself. So hows that going? It is not the first time we did this kind of stupid thing in history. Oh that’s right we are to destroy our history because it is bad. How can you learn from your mistakes when you erase them from the minds of young people growing up. They will not know the trials and tribulations we went through to get to this point. This is a huge issue with our children. This covid-19 thing did not help at all.
It was the vehicle that allowed people to take control and turn that wheel to the far left. I am wondering if that wheel will ever good to the center ever again? The USA government does not work with one side in total control, left or right. Everything must be balanced for it to function properly. If you get in the way of that vehicle you will be run over. I am afraid things may never be the same again. I
Banned and not just books!
Are you wondering how long we will still be able to even buy books? It is getting kinda scary how fast things are changing. They are trying to kill many books today. Apparently a lot of publishers will not publish with their old clients now for fear of being shunned by the far left. If they can take down the opposition as fast as they did that App Parler.com no one is safe! They stopped them from Banking, took their credit cards away and left them with nothing. Parler did not do anything. The only thing they did was to get lots of people wanting to use their App because Twitter was taking down people that were not on the far Left. So if you are on the right, apparently you are a racists too?
Here is what it says on Parler.com right now:
Now seems like the right time to remind you all — both lovers and haters — why we started this platform. We believe privacy is paramount and free speech essential, especially on social media. Our aim has always been to provide a nonpartisan public square where individuals can enjoy and exercise their rights to both. We will resolve any challenge before us and plan to welcome all of you back soon. We will not let civil discourse perish!
“Despite the threats and harassment not one Parler employee has quit. We are becoming closer and stronger as a team.”
John Matze – Parler chief executive officer as of 1-28-2021
Thinking for yourself?
What exactly are they afraid of? Just how far is this going to go? I am reminded that Mark Twain once said “The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” That it seems is the point of all this. They do not want you to think for yourself. If everyone knew the truth they would loose there hold on you. That is why the news does not report the truth anymore. This kind of hypocrisy has to stop. How these people sleep at night I will never know.
Here is what Wikipedia says about Samuel Clemens, (I wonder how long they will allow this to be online before they ban it too?)
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced,” and William Faulkner called him “the father of American literature“
I wonder what Mark Twain or should I say Samuel Clemons would say “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.“
Short list of Banned books
- 1984, BY GEORGE ORWELL
- THE CALL OF THE WILD BY JACK LONDON
- TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD BY HARPER LEE
- GONE WITH THE WIND BY MARGARET MITCHELL
- CATCH-22 BY JOSEPH HELLER
- INVISIBLE MAN BY RALPH ELLISON
- ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST BY KEN KESEY
- FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY
- THE SUN ALSO RISES, BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY
- FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS, BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY
- And many more.
Catch-22 (1961) – Joseph Heller
Banned in several USA states (Strongsville Ohio, Dallas Texas and in Snoqualmie Washington) because it has several references to women as “whores”
Books – Green Eggs and Ham (1960) – Dr. Seuss
So now we are starting down the road just like China, they banned Dr. Seuss or should I say the People’s Republic of China did in 1965 for its ‘portrayal of early Marxism’. Do you see the same problem starting here in the united states? Yes they are afraid that you will see this is Marxism just like China. Wow are we getting close to that type of Government. Right here in the united states, and if we go down this path there will be no coming back.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) – Lewis Carroll
Banned in China in 1931 as General Ho Chien (the censor) believed that attributing human language to animals was an insult to humans. He feared that the book would teach children to regard animals on the same level, so to him that would be “disastrous”! Could you imagine them not eating anything that moves would be bad for them. Now you know why they get all these crazy diseases all the time like covid-19.
If they would stop eating bats and anything that moves they would be a lot safer. I am sure that the Christians in China who obey Gods eating laws are just fine. Well except the ones put into camps etc. are not. But I do understand when the Government owns everything and starves you into compliance they probably did not have a choice in the past. Some still do not have a choice even today, how sad is that. My problem is that the United State seems to be headed in that direction today.
What is Next?
So what is next, a one spherical government? I know God will make it that way when he comes back. But then God will be in charge and I am thrilled about that. But I also know that is not what he wants right now. God separated all of us for a reason. God does not change his mind like people do. Have you read “Who is the God of this world?” It will open your eyes to what is happening today all around the world.
I know all this might seem a little crazy, or maybe a lot of crazy, but when you start to kill history and businesses and schools, nothing is out of bounds anymore, apparently including all the books. I truly believe we all must get books and in print, not electronic those can be taken away. Anything that has to do with God will go bye bye if the god of this world stays in charge.
Good luck, may God bless you and your family
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Thank you for your insightful writing. GOD bless and keep you and yours. Truth and light will win out. Be patient and take it one day at a time. “There’s nothing hidden that won’t be revealed.” And what’s whispered will, be shouted from the rooftops. And the ones racing down to the “valley of decision” are going to their own judgment.
Read The Book Of Joel, our handbook for what to do in these times: weep, fast, pray.