By Max Kolonko | July 26, 2015
A newly published book is drawing national attention in the US. The book is already a bestseller but at the same time it’s a book that politically correct establishment would already like to ban.It’s about Go Set a Watchman -a segue to Harper Lee’s “To Kill Mockingbird”.
We all remember the 1962 movie with Gregory Peck who plays an attorney defending a black man accused of raping a white woman. Unfortunately Poland’s liberal media translated the title literally as: “To Kill a Thrush”. (Polish: Zabic Drozda) as in literal translation a Mocking Bird is “Drozd- Przedziezniacz” in Polish and lacks the “mocking” part . The proper translation should therefore be “Zabic Ptaszka” – Lit. – “Kill that Birdie!”- as in: that Birdie who committed that awful crime who in the end turned out to be innocent as a dove. Harper Lee used the word Mockingbird as it contains another word – “mocking” as the whole story is about a mockery of the system of the life in 1930s Alabama when a black man was considered guilty until proven innocent.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” then – Go set a Watchman – now published over 50 years after it was written – why?
They got to organize Lee’s belonging in an attic of her house. She’s in her 90s – still as sharp as a needle. They found the manuscript and went ahead to publish it. There was a growing anxiety – would it be another masterpiece?
Everyone wanted to buy the book – now it’s on bookstores – people began to read it and…
The NYT summed it up in one word – SHOCKING! Why shocking? It turned out the brave white attorney – Atticus Finch is now a racist. not only that – he is a segregationist and a KKK member who says to his daughter – Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools churches and theaters? You want them in our world?
Liberal media went crazy cause of that – they said – Mrs Harper has gone mad. She must have gotten insane in her older years. Or maybe she doesn’t know the book got published so they asked her did you know your book got published? Of course – I’m glad it did! The book is now a bestseller – the establishment’s wants to kill it.
My take is this: There’s no difference between those Taliban barbarians who were firing artillery shells at Bamiyan Buddhas to eradicate another culture and those who eradicate traces of Polish culture by eliminating the word Murzynek (a traditional Polish word for: a Negro) from a Polish literary classic “Murzynek Bambo” (Bambo the Negro) Since they discovered that liberal Europe prefers a politically correct word “African”. They now eliminate the word and a poem set in Polish culture. Murzynek (A Negro) is a beautiful word and it should be used.
There’s no difference between those Caliphate barbarians who smash Syrian historic statues with sledgehammers just because they represent a different culture – than their own if they got one at tall – and those barbarians of political correctness –
who smash Mark Twain with PC sledgehammers just because he used a word Negro – in his books The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer the word was commonly in use in the language of Mississippi of 1850 when the books were written.
Now we have Mrs Harper Lee’s novel. One author, one plot basically moved 20 years ahead, one book is a masterpiece and the other should be banned just because it’s politically incorrect? Taliban has lost – Caliphate will be defeated and you – cultural Marxist – will lose too. Since at the end of the day it is us who decide what we want to read and watch and it is us who decide like it is
I’m Max Kolonko and I tell it like it is – New York.
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