In today’s Sunday Times I read that Schools in Duluth Minnesota have withdrawn Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird because of a concern that students could feel humiliated or marginalised. The school is unable or unwilling to distinguish between depicting racism versus endorsing it.
This kind of thinking is part of a global disease spreading rapidly through the Western world and is dimming the lights of civilisation.
Several decades ago the Scopes Monkey Trial into Creation versus Evolution was a deliberate high publicity test case rather than a genuine prosecution. But the pig ignorance - or something more evil that characterises Political Correctness or Neo-Liberal Fascism – is 100% real and has spread well beyond Minnesota.