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Why Celebrated Autobiographer Laura Ingalls Wilder is Now Considered Politically Incorrect

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When it comes to celebrated American children’s literature, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s classic Little House on the Prarie series are the cream of the crop.

The autobiographical series have graced the reading lists of young people in the US for decades, and for good reason. They’re fun, engaging, and the first-hand accounts of frontier life Wilder wrote to document her own fascinating childhood are an invaluable account of a definitive time in our nation’s history.

Along with Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the Little House series give a snapshot of American life from the perspective of those who lived it that provide rich insight into our history.

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But it appears Mrs. Wilder’s books may be going the way of “Huckleberry Finn”…they’ve been slapped with the scarlet letter: they’re politically incorrect. 

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In my humble opinion, this is nothing short of a downright outrage.

Fox News has the story:

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name is set to be removed from a major children’s book award after concerns were raised about the “Little House on the Prairie” author’s depiction of certain races in the early-to-mid 20th century.

The Association of Library Service to Children’s (ALSC) board voted unanimously on Saturday to rename the “Laura Ingalls Wilder Award” as the “Children’s Literature Legacy Award.”

The association, which took the vote at its board meeting in New Orleans, said the vote “was greeted by a standing ovation by the audience in attendance.”

Wilder is best known for her “Little House on the Prairie” novels, which the ALSC has stated “includes expressions of stereotypical attitudes inconsistent with ALSC’s core values” based on Wilder’s portrayal of black people and Native Americans.

Huckleberry Finn has been battling it out with political correctness for decades now, largely due to the fact that one of the principal characters, a runaway slave, is named N—- Jim. This definitely makes for some awkward read-alouds in today’s classrooms, but the novel is nonetheless one of the most significant in the canon of American literature and Jim himself is portrayed in far from a derogatory light by Mr. Twain.

To add Wilder to the list of politically incorrect authors though, is almost beyond comprehension.  Huckleberry Finn is at least fiction, and the Little House books are autobiographical. 

When you hear people call those on the left ‘fascist’, this is why. To try to cover up or downplay celebrated autobiographical works that contain language we now, in our desperate attempt to reverse past racism, consider uncomfortable and inappropriate, is to try to rewrite history to better suit the narrative.

And it the progress we’ve made to arrive at today’s current standards is to be properly understood, shouldn’t we be able to keep these snapshots of what life once looked like?

It seems that in the fight for political correctness, there are far too many babies being thrown out with the bathwater.

 

 

 

 

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Powerful Moment As Hundreds of Jews Take to NYC Streets & Demand ‘OMAR MUST GO!’ (Watch)

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To say Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is a friend of the Jews is like admitting Alec Baldwin does a good Trump impersonation on “Saturday Night Live.” It’s just not true, no matter how anyone attempts to spin it. In New York City, hundreds of Jews took to the streets to protest the embattled Congresswoman. Here’s the scoop… From Daily Wire: Hundreds of Jews gathered in Times Square in New York City on Monday evening to protest anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and chanted, “Omar must go!” “Following the highly-publicized allegations of the Minnesotan congresswoman’s antisemitism and her statement downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York native and activist Joe Diamond organized a rally and billboard launch calling for her removal,” The Jerusalem Post reported. “Speakers at the event included former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind and award-winning advocate of Christian Zionism Laurie Cardoza-Moore.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/HikindDov/status/1130940516810526720?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130940516810526720&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F47516%2Fomar-must-go-hundreds-jews-gather-protest-ilhan-ryan-saavedra ANOTHER: https://twitter.com/HikindDov/status/1130583678545944577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130583678545944577&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailywire.com%2Fnews%2F47516%2Fomar-must-go-hundreds-jews-gather-protest-ilhan-ryan-saavedra Apparently, Omar has been holding secret fundraisers with Islamic groups that are tied to terror. Makes you wonder, was Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro right when she said Omar wasn’t “America first?” Food for thought, at the very least. From Free Beacon: Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) has been holding a series of secret fundraisers with groups that have been tied to the support of terrorism, appearances that have been closed to the press and hidden from public view. […] Omar recently spoke in Florida at a private event hosted by Islamic Relief, a charity organization long said to have deep ties to groups that advocate terrorism against Israel. Over the weekend, she will appear at another private event in California that is hosted by CAIR-CA PAC, a political action committee affiliated with the Council on American Islamic Relations, or CAIR a group that was named as an…

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Cruz Calls Out Carrey For Vile Abortion Painting, So Jim Reveals Another Painting Aimed At Ted

Jim Carrey must have A LOT of free time, these days.

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After Republican Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama’s strict new abortion bill into law, far-left radical Jim Carrey went berserk. He chooses, these days, to lash out via his paintings. Maybe he’s still upset he hasn’t had a hit film in years? Here’s the painting featuring Ivey being aborted from a tube sucking out her brain: I think If you’re going to terminate a pregnancy, it should be done sometime before the fetus becomes Governor of Alabama. https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1129796511611490304?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1129796511611490304&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitchy.com%2Fbrettt-3136%2F2019%2F05%2F18%2Fpeople-are-loving-jim-carreys-graphic-painting-of-alabama-gov-kay-ivey-being-aborted%2F Texas Senator Ted Cruz let Jim know how he felt about the painting… This is not OK. Today’s Left: vicious, angry & consumed by hate. Instead of insults & dehumanizing rage, we should return to civility. I disagree w/ Carrey’s politics, but believe we should respect his humanity nonetheless. I wish he could reciprocate. #LoveIsStrongerThanHate https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1130515866712518656?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130515866712518656&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fjim-carrey-has-unhinged-response-to-ted-cruz-after-insane-abortion-post%2F Carrey fired back at Ted with a new painting: https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1130943200426745856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1130943200426745856&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fjim-carrey-has-unhinged-response-to-ted-cruz-after-insane-abortion-post%2F Here’s what it says: “Some greasy Joe McCarthy wanna-be, who is shameless and will remain nameless, was lecturing me in the press about morality and civility after spending years in the Senate defending the rights of mass murderers to own AR-15s with which they massacre innocent children in their classrooms.” “I thought I must be dreaming, but I haven’t woken up yet,” Carrey continued. “I guess this hypocrisy is the new American Dream.” Jim must have a lot of free time these days. Back in November 2018, Carrey sent a tweet featuring one of his paintings showing support for then-Texas Democrat Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke (D). It was meant to disparage Cruz. Carrey failed in his attempt and Cruz fired back with the kill shot. Enter Jim: https://twitter.com/JimCarrey/status/1059309649642512384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1059309649642512384&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fjim-carrey-attacks-ted-cruz-with-a-dumb-beto-painting-but-cruz-hits-back-like-a-boss%2F Cruz’s response: https://twitter.com/tedcruz/status/1059516954841673729?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1059516954841673729&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fjim-carrey-attacks-ted-cruz-with-a-dumb-beto-painting-but-cruz-hits-back-like-a-boss%2F Months back, Carrey appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and told America to embrace socialism. “We have to say yes to socialism, to the…

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