A baby will grow up. A “modern reader” won’t.
Even the world’s all-time best-selling novelist isn’t safe from today’s censors and rewrite roaches. Yes, they’re even rewriting Agatha Christie (https://deadline.com/2023/03/agatha-christie-hercule-poirot-miss-marple-classic-mysteries-rewritten-modern-readers-1235310224/).
The crawling squid at Harper Collins want to make her mystery novels more–I don’t know what: stupid?–un-scary?–to “modern readers,” whatever they are, have decided to rewrite Agatha Christie’s tales of Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. White out (oops! can I say that?) any word or sentence that might conceivably offend, wound, disturb, or cheese off some nonbinary toadstool out there.
Didn’t we use to despise the old Soviet Union for doing stuff like this? Don’t we laugh at the ancient Egyptians for vandalizing some of their own monuments by chiseling out the names of historical figures that had fallen from favor? For making like history never happened?
Move over, Roald Dahl! Move over, Ian Fleming! Agatha Christie needs her seat on the “Censored” bench.
I don’t believe that any novel ever written and published can do anything like the harm done by self-appointed Far Left censors.
They want to keep us in strollers, sucking on pacifiers, forever.
Don’t forget to say “Yummy!”
Italian food is popular and famous everywhere… and Italy wants to keep it that way.
So they’ve made it against the law to include “insect flour”–yes, made from ground-up insects–as an ingredient in pasta or pizza (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/good-news-italy-bans-insect-flour-from-its-pasta-and-pizza/). Sorry, globalists–the crazy wagon stops here, everybody out, end of the line.
If you really, truly, just gotta eat bugs so you can virtue-signal to your friends and fall in love with your reflection, Italian supermarkets will be allowed to stack the bug food on separate shelves, away from normal people’s food. And the labels will have to tell the consumer if a product contains creepy-crawlies.
You do know the John Kerrys and Barack Obamas of this world are laughing at you, don’t you?
I didn’t know this until I wrote this piece: they’ve tinkered with marijuana and made it ten times stronger than it was in the 1970s. And of course Democrats have fallen in love with it.
Translation: ‘We Wanna Get High’
A lot of my friends were potheads, back when. It made them dull and tedious. I can hardly imagine what potheads are like now, with the drug so much stronger than it was. The 1975 pothead was a dolt. Gov. Murphy’s potheads–well, I don’t know any of them and I’d like to keep it that way.
Premier Justin Trudeau, believe it or not–party time
Years before it caught on in America, Canada brought “gender coaches” into elementary school classrooms to sell kids on the joys of aberrant sex. It seems Canada’s always slightly ahead of us when it comes to culture rot.
Watch Canada, Because We’re Next
A few years ago, Canada came up with two new schemes that must’ve had America’s Democrats drooling with envy. * Make support for abortion a condition for getting a summer job. *Give labor unions absolute power over who works and who doesn’t. These capers have worked out so well in Cuba! And North Korea! Really, what’s the point of even having a government if it can’t force people to violate their conscience?
“I got an A in Me Studies!”
For the first time in 100 years, Americans’ average IQs are down–according to a study by Northwestern University and the University of Oregon (https://campusreform.org/article?id=21483).
Holy moly! People are getting dumber? How can that be? I mean, WTH, ours is the costliest and most intrusive “public education” system the world has ever known!
The overall decrease, the study says, is highest for–want to take a guess? Go ahead, give it a try–18 to 22-year-olds. Experts blame it on “the quality of education” offered at the schools and “grade inflation.” Well, gee, if you’re throwing A’s around like confetti…
Sure looks like “higher education” isn’t doing the job we’re paying for, though.
Average IQ–until now–had been consistently increasing since the 1930s. And now it’s slumping.
Honk if you’re in the least little bit surprised.
The other day I got an email from some jidrool who’s been peppering me with his Far Left Crazy crap for years and years–despite the fact that I have never published a word of it and never, ever answered him.
But later on I did see a couple of headlines that said what he was saying. I refuse to link with them. Here’s the story.
Assorted Far Left loons, especially the LGBTQRSTUetc. contingent, have decided that it constitutes genocide to ban drag queens from kids’ classrooms and other public places, and not let them get their message out.
Once upon a time, “genocide” was ruled a crime against humanity by the Nuremburg Tribunal. It is defined as a purposeful attempt to wipe out, kill off, exterminate a nation or a group of people. No one imagined it would ever mean “not letting intensely perverted people mess around with children.”
It’s a pity that leftids have access to human language. They keep distorting it, turning it into babble. Blah-blah-blah. You have to watch yourself if you’re trying to converse with one of these: the words may not mean what you think they mean.
Here, make a judgment call. Which is more “genocidal”–
*To physically sterilize and psychologically disable as many young children as the teachers’ unions can get their hands on…
*Or to ban anyone from doing that?
Meanwhile, enter into chats with leftids at your own risk.
Bad enough I have to write about this garbage; don’t ask me to post pictures of it. Here’s a nice lizard instead.
[Thanks to “OhioChessFan” for the nooze tip.]
(Author’s note: Dear reader, you have no idea how wearisome it is, covering these outlandishly stupid events day after day.)
Well, well! The (ulp!) “First Lady” and the Secretary of State have given a “Women of Courage” Award to an Argentine government official (ran out of Americans, did they?) who is not even a woman at all, but a man ( https://mustreadalaska.com/international-woman-of-courage-award-goes-to-biological-male/).
No, no, no–a bit of surgery and a lot of drugs do not turn a man into a woman. Who but a complete fool would think it does?
This tranny got honored and “celebrated” by our country’s government for being the driving force behind Argentina’s Transgender Labor Quota Act. Now there’s a law that every country needs!
Our leaders are a never-failing source of shame and embarrassment to us.
If this wave of transgender mania is not the most asinine thing ever coughed up by a civilization on its way out, I don’t know what is. Do they think God doesn’t know? Do they think He doesn’t see?
Those who do these things will someday have to answer for them.
Mustn’t scare the snowflakes!
R.L. Stine is the latest victim of Far Left blue-nosing: that is, liberal prigs rewriting his Goosebumps books without his knowledge or permission (https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/03/childrens-author-r-l-stine-says-publisher-made-woke-edits-without-his-knowledge/). Move over, Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming.
Now who would do a thing like that?
Scholastic Books, that’s who.
Scholastic hovers around out there somewhere to the left of AOC. Somehow they got the rights to Stine’s long-running “scare” series for young readers, and they’re taking the opportunity to castrate his prose. He is reportedly not happy about it!
To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, a liberal is a dindle who deeply fears that somebody, somewhere, is having a good time. Better get all those books rewritten! Wouldn’t want anyone enjoying them!
“Oh, noooooo! Not fried chicken!”
No place on the planet is save from the ravages of whiny liberals. In 2015, American liberals horned in on Australian TV’s cricket broadcasts.
American Whiners Censor Australian TV Commercial
Yes, white liberals decided that black people ought not to like fried chicken. In fact, virtually everybody loves fried chicken! And virtually all normal persons don’t like liberals. I mean, which would you rather do without?
Augustus Caesar called them “Murderers of your own posterity”–and that was just senators who wouldn’t marry or have children. He never could’ve imagined what we get up to.
I don’t know how influential they are, but the American Assn. of Physicians and Surgeons has to be more influential than I am. And they have just come out strongly against “transgender” and “gender-affirming care” (https://aapsonline.org/transgenderism-the-new-medical-standard/).
“Gender-affirming care” is a euphemism for lopping off healthy sexual organs and shooting children full of “puberty blocker” drugs. In almost all cases, says the AAPS, the patient receiving such care will be sterile for the rest of his or her life. The whole business requires “a lifelong need for medical, surgical, and psychological care.” Repeat: “a lifelong need.” You will never stop being a patient. The effects of this, uh, “care” are irreversible. But “doctors” involved in it… get rich! The number of these doctors increased by 400% from 2000 to 2014.
Does anybody really, truly, need to say this? “Changing physical appearance does not change biological sex.”
Hello? How many children can you sterilize before you put your country irrevocably on the road to extinction?
This madness has all bloomed during my own lifetime. I do remember a time when such things were unthinkable. Is this our civilization’s suicide not?
May God in His mercy deliver us.